My family is seeing a few shocks. I did a search here on shocking pools and got lots of threads which I have read in their entirety.
I'm seeing Around a volt from a railing pocket at our stairs to the water. No Amps measurable. Not mili not micro, nothing.
I see about .3 to .4 volts from a stair pocket with stairs in the water to the water.
My wife has called and talked with the pool builder and he seemed to recall the details of the pool. He was sure that everything was bonded at the time of install which was 98. They didn't do rebar in the concrete...they did a mesh under the concrete, but swear the pockets and light niche are bonded together with the rest of the equipment.
I don't see any way they have the water bonded though. The pump is bonded, but is that enough?
Pool builder did mention that they have the paddle?? that goes in the skimmer, but that means cutting concrete and digging up 150ish feet of lawn to run wire back to where everything else is bonded.
Now I saw the http://www.waterbonder.com/products.html and it looks like it would work to bond the water (and be right where everything else is bonded).
At $120 however I wonder if there is another type of metal that would stand up to pool water??
I can go to a local supply store and get something similar for under $10 made out of black steel or galvanized steel.
I have tried turning off all the power (main breaker) that I have control of.
I have called the power company since in my investigation I have noticed that the ground for our electric service is loose. I will ask them about the stray voltage in the area, but who knows how helpful they'll be.
So I guess my main question today is what type of metal is suitable to be used as a "waterbonder"?