Hi All -
So I had a new 30x15 pool installed earlier this month and I'm in the process of running the electrical for it. Everything should be straightforward except for the bonding wire. The pool is sitting directly adjacent to a poured slab about 18" away from the pool. I know code requires an 8 AWG bare copper wire buried 18-24" from the pool, about 4 - 6" deep. The slab is 4" deep and sits on grade, and the space between the slab and pool is filled with crushed stone. I assume crushed stone wouldn't be considered proper buried substrate, so i'll have to dig into the soil below for the wire.
Now I imagine anyone tall enough and outside of the pool that wants to stick their hand in the water will most likely be standing on the slab and not the crushed stone. Do I need to bond the slab, too? If so, how? There is wire mesh below the slab but I don't think i'll be able to tap into it without breaking the concrete. Would this be considered the same as an IG pool with a concrete deck?
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.