Equipotential Bonding Requirements for Permanently Installed Pools

An 8 AWG or larger solid copper equipotential bonding conductor shall be extended to service equipment to eliminate voltage gradients in the pool area.

a) True
b) False

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: b) False

The provisions of Art. 680 apply to the construction and installation of electrical wiring for swimming pools, fountains, and similar installations. Part II of this Article covers permanently installed pools. As noted in Sec. 680.26(B), "The parts specified in 680.26(B)(1) through (B)(7) shall be bonded together using solid copper conductors, insulated covered, or bare, not smaller than 8 AWG or with rigid metal conduit of brass or other identified corrosion-resistant metal. Connections to bonded parts shall be made in accordance with 250.8. An 8 AWG or larger solid copper bonding conductor provided to reduce voltage gradients in the pool area shall not be required to be extended or attached to remote panelboards, service equipment, or electrodes."

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