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Jun 3, 2020
Middletown NY-211
I dug a trench around the pool for a ground wire. It’s an above ground , round pool. The electrician is coming today to do his thing and he mentioned that he’s going to drill a hole into my skimmer box because the code says it has to be grounded their as well. Has anyone heard of this ? I can’t believe that’s what he’s going to do. He mentioned it seals with a rubber gasket or something but it makes me uncomfortable and I want to be sure this is a thing you guys heard of . Please let
Me know what you think


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Jul 7, 2014
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The water in the pool has to be connected to the bonding system somewhere.. Most pools use a metal plate inside the light fixture or a plate inside the skimmer.

Sounds normal to me and I don't think you have anything to worry about.


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A skimmer bonding plate is pretty common, but they make other ways of doing it that doesn't require drilling a hole in the skimmer. The Perma-Cast - Water Bonding Fitting comes to mind. You just pit a threaded branch tee in the plumbing and it screws in there.
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