Is bonding a pool necessary?
Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the purpose of bonding a pool?
Bonding is the process by which the electrical and metallic components of the pool are joined together with a wire to form a non-resistive path between the components. The goal of bonding is to connect, contain and prevent the transmission of any harmful electrical voltage to pool equipment, people and pets.
Subsequently, question is, do Intex pools need bonding? Intex pools are sold as portable pools and that's the reason bonding isn't required. There's also a requirement that you unplug all electrical equipment before anyone entering the pool.
Keeping this in view, is it necessary to bond an above ground pool?
2 Answers. You need to BOND the pool structure and any equipment (motors, etc) or metal parts associated with the water circulation system. You also need to bond the water itself. Ground rods are NOT required other than for a sub-panel (if installed outside the house).
How do I test my pool bonding?
Using an alligator clip, attach one end of the roll of wire to an exposed bonding wire at the equipment pad. Unroll the amount of wire necessary to reach the furthest component to be tested. Connect the other alligator clip end of the wire to one of the ohmmeter test leads.