looking for your pool bonding wire connection and i can't find it

Feneche

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Jun 21, 2019
40
Las Vegas
Hi,
I bought a house a year ago I replace the pool equipment (pool pump,spa pump and water heater) and I dont remember ithe old quwepment was connected to ground
How can I was connected to the pool pumps to pool ground

I dig around the pool equipment and I cant find the copper wire

Any suggestions?
 
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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Just to be clear you are looking for your pool bonding wire connection, not the electrical ground connection.

Knowing the type of pool and equipment you have by you creating your signature and posting pics of your equipment and pool may give us ideas where to direct you in your hunt.
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
If you are looking for your bonding wire then you are looking for a #8 bare copper wire, about 1/8" in diameter.

This is what it looks like connected to the back of a pump.

Look to identify the bonding lugs on your pumps, heater, and automation panel.

There is no way to see a wire like that with the pics you posted.


 

Feneche

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Jun 21, 2019
40
Las Vegas
Oh yeah, i did the research what it look like and the area that it supposed to come from (the pipes that come and go to the pool )
I even looked the side and dig all around but didnt find any metal or copper wire,
Is it dangerous that it without the boding wire
Can you give me advise what is my options ?
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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What type of pool lights do you have?

Find your light junction box cause that should be connected to your bonding loop.
 

Feneche

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Jun 21, 2019
40
Las Vegas
I dont know what pool type they are but I have 2 light, 1 light at the spa and one for the pool, if i remmber correctly
There is 3 electric going tk the ground
1 of them is electiric coming from the main electric box to the aqua plus
And the remaining 2 are the lights(pool/spa)
 

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crusemm

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I think what he's saying is, he replaced all of that stuff and never connected it to a bonding wire. Either it wasn't there when he replaced those parts, or it was and has been removed and now he can't find the part it was connected to.
 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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It might be there. Let's get a good look.

Check the bonding lug on each piece of equipment to see if there is a bond wire.
 

JamesW

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It looks like there's a green insulated wire connected to one of the pump bonding lugs. Where does that go?
 

Feneche

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Jun 21, 2019
40
Las Vegas
I think what he's saying is, he replaced all of that stuff and never connected it to a bonding wire. Either it wasn't there when he replaced those parts, or it was and has been removed and now he can't find the part it was connected to.
I change the pool aquepment a year ago and i didnt find the bonding wire to conect the quepment so i install it all but just keeped it wothout the bonding
(Each pump and heater have a place to connect the bonding - but i cant find the bonding wire that coming from the pool in order to conncet it to the aquepment)
 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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Ok. In any case, the bonding wire is probably somewhere. It really shouldn't be too hard to find. Dig around and see what you can find.