Lightning and Power Surges

Rpolland

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Aug 28, 2018
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Oakland, FL
I have been in my house for 19 years and have had the pool equipment hit about as many times, I live on a lake in Florida with a two story pool cage, I have an Hayward Ecostar with Hayward Oncommand controller and solar heat, I have sunk additional grounding rods doubled up to get extra deep, surge protector on main panel and one on pool panel I have even had the pool panel breaker off and still managed to get zapped so thinking maybe coming from ground somewhere somehow, I have not been able to find a fix for this so hoping someone on this forum has had this experience and found a solution. Thank you in advance for any help and advice.
Rick
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Welcome to TFP.

I think you have done all you can short of disconnecting every wire from all equipment before every storm.

The problem is sensitive integrated circuits used in electronic equipment can get zapped by voltage created by the lightning strike and picked up by wires. One member here had various wifi equipment zapped during lightning from Dorian.

I think your extra deep ground rods may hurt you, not help you, and pickup stray voltage.
 

Rpolland

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Aug 28, 2018
3
Oakland, FL
Welcome to TFP.

I think you have done all you can short of disconnecting every wire from all equipment before every storm.

The problem is sensitive integrated circuits used in electronic equipment can get zapped by voltage created by the lightning strike and picked up by wires. One member here had various wifi equipment zapped during lightning from Dorian.

I think your extra deep ground rods may hurt you, not help you, and pickup stray voltage.
Thank you.
 

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I have been in my house for 19 years and have had the pool equipment hit about as many times,
Sorry........I can't help but conjur up Charlie Brown and that ever present rain cloud over his head!
 
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