First let me say that I have been reading this forum for the past week and it has been a God send! Pool school was awesome! I just converted to a SWG system and with reading the posts here, my pool finally looks great. No more Baqaucil… This is so much cheaper and cleaner. I am so glad to be free of the local pool store people telling me to add this and that and it will only cost you $134 and it still doesn't work!!!
Anyway, on to my issue. I have had an above ground pool for 3 years. Finally made the switch over. Did the switch myself since that way I was sure it would get done right. The SWG is an AquaRite. Hook up was fairly strait forward, but I am lost in the grounding issues. Prior to the SWG, the pump was simply plugged into a heavy duty extension cord (I have been meaning to run an separate line out there). The extension cord is than plugged into an outlet with an external GFI unit.
There is a lug for connecting the AqauRite to the pools bonding system. The pool does not have any bonding system installed and has no metal in it other than a few screws around the skimmer.
I have a grounding rod and #6 wire, I was initially thinking about using, but than I realized the SWG would be grounded to it’s own source, but the pump wouldn’t be, causing a difference in potential?
My questions are:
1) What do I need to do? Should I just go as is, put in a rod and ground the SWG and pump (if possible), put in an outlet and ground that with the rod (since both will be plugged into it) or do I need to do something else?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
p.s. While I await any help I am goign to go and check on the pools "carbonation level" with and adult beverage!