okay, withpout digging too far into the good book here,let's dwell on the concept(s)
we're suppose to bond the living daylights outta a pool for the benifit of an equopotential plane, which greatly enhances the efficy of gfci protection right?
so here is this 220V gas fired pool heater, comes with a #8 externally mounted ground lug , says zip about gfci protection, and states in bold letters Do Not Bond to Pool Motor, ground to 'approved earth ground only'
excuse me? are we talking G-rods? what?
I've installed two 2p-gfci breakers (inside) feeding out to the pump motor and heater respectively here, with an outside disco for each, just in case....
i've also bonded it all together back to the pool's bond because that's what's been drilled into me (as well as the '08 nec)
if the infernal thing can't live on a gfci i'm not sure i'd be comfortable deleting it here...