Swimming pool inspection

  • 17 Apr 2011 8:10 PM
    Message # 572503
    Deleted user

    I am inspecting an existing swimming pool.

    The concrete perimeter surface immediately surrounding the pool has been removed in order to expose a trench with a leaky gas line to be repaired. The gas supplies the pool's water heater.

    In the ground around and near to the pool are several #8 AWG stranded wires. I imagine one end of these wires bond to the structural reinforcing steel of the pool shell further below ground. The visible ends most likely were connected to the rebar or the welded wire mesh of the perimeter surface. The perimeter surface will be poured in concrete soon.

    Because solid wire only is permitted by existing code to bond pool to grid, how can this bonding issue be easily resolved?

    Thanks

  • 19 Apr 2011 4:16 PM
    Reply # 573651 on 572503
    Robert France wrote:

    I am inspecting an existing swimming pool.

    The concrete perimeter surface immediately surrounding the pool has been removed in order to expose a trench with a leaky gas line to be repaired. The gas supplies the pool's water heater.

    In the ground around and near to the pool are several #8 AWG stranded wires. I imagine one end of these wires bond to the structural reinforcing steel of the pool shell further below ground. The visible ends most likely were connected to the rebar or the welded wire mesh of the perimeter surface. The perimeter surface will be poured in concrete soon.

    Because solid wire only is permitted by existing code to bond pool to grid, how can this bonding issue be easily resolved?

    Thanks


    I would try and see if the job had a permit when installed. Assuming that it did and was approved I would have them install the proper grid around the deck and connect the #8 stranded wires to the #8 solid with approved clamps. If it is posable to follow the stranded to at least one rebar from the pool structure and/ or the niche light that would be a plus. Then if I had any other doubt I would have them run the #8 solid to the pool pump and heater.

    Good luck on your decision.

    Steve Losacco

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