I just had my pool resurfaced from a fiberglass surface to plaster and my old copper pump discharge and suction piping replaced with PVC. The pool deck was cut to remove the pipes and to put my copper fill line into the side of the pool (it was above ground). While the concrete was removed, I noticed a wire or cable connected to my copper fill pipe but had no idea what it was for. However i believe they cut the piece of copper piping that had the wire on it to shorten the fill pipe. The contractor also installed a new pentair intelliflo pump. My old pump had a wire on the outside of it and it was connected to the pump timer box. Again I had no idea what the wire was until I noticed my new pump didn't have a wire connected to the lug. I discovered it was the bonding wire. My contractor said its no big deal and the 90% of the older pools aren't bonded. I think my pool was built in the 60's. I believe my copper fill pipe was bonded until they cut the piece off with the bonding wire attached. He also covered the old concrete decking with an nice concrete overlay that looks like flagstone.
From what I read, my old pump was probably never properly bonded. I do feel the contractor should have brought the issue to my attention, but he didn't or he didn't realize it as he wasn't around during most of the work.
After talking to him about the bondong issue a few different times, his fix is to drive a rod into the ground and connect the pump bonding wire to it. I also read that may not be a good fix, but he said he got the advice from a pool electrician. I really don't even know of my pool was ever bonded, since its so old. I've been using it for 10 years with no issues.
Should I be worry about using my pool? Any suggestions on how to tell if my pool is bonded?