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#67155 - 06/27/06 06:01 PM Bonding of pool pump
steve ancient apprentice Offline

Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 170
Loc: west springfield,mass
We installed wireing for a pool the other week. Everything passed but how exactley is a non-double insulated pool pump motor bonded. I know its a # 8 Bare but what is the exact procedure. The more I read the code book the more confused I get. Any and all help would be greatley appreciated. If you dont have enough room in this forum please e-mail me at I live in massachuttes. Wish school was still open. My boss isnt even sure of the answer. HELP

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#67156 - 06/27/06 06:09 PM Re: Bonding of pool pump
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Short & sweet, lug on motor to pool frame.
IF any other pool equipment, continue #8 accordingly. Anything within zone over 4Sq in. has to be bonded.

IG pool is rebar, niche shell, cups, filter, heater etc.

Basically, if in doubt, bond it.

Do not go to a grd rod, panel, sub-panel, EGC etc.

NOTE: Be very careful if it's inground in areas that adopted 2005 regarding bonding around perimeter decking. I don't have Article handy now, but read!


#67157 - 06/27/06 06:21 PM Re: Bonding of pool pump
Peter Salegna Offline

Registered: 05/10/06
Posts: 19
Loc: norwich,conn, USA
If above ground every stantion must be bonded, holes in stantions must be drilled and taped and the lug must be suitable for direct burial. the #8 min must be connected @ every stantion then go to the pump motor with no break.

#67158 - 06/27/06 08:12 PM Re: Bonding of pool pump
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Peter, is that a metal pool with significant metal to metal contact between members? If so I say it goes beyond 680.26
With that thinking we would be looping our screen cages with #8.
Greg Fretwell


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