When I had a pool installed in NY (years ago), part of the electrical code
stated that the contractor had to bind the rebar around the entire pool with
one continuous length of wire and then ground that (I have long forgetten
the rules behind the actual grounding itself). There were specially
designed clips/fasteners that assured good contact with this continuous wire
and the rebar, which was under the path around the pool, and the pool metal
Your questions might have answers in the electrical codes.
| -----Original Message-----
| From: firstname.lastname@example.org
| [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Milcarsky
| Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2001 3:40 PM
| To: TowerTalk
| Subject: [TowerTalk] Simming pool Ufer ground
| I am currently building a new home and I plan to place a perimeter ground
| around the house and this will also encircle the pool. The pool
| is adjacent
| to the house.
| My contractor raised the question of whether I should connect the
| ground to the rebar that forms the pool structure. He says the rebar will
| be tied together with wire. ( I doubt that I will be able to get in and
| assure these are good electrical contacts though.) Any thoughts?
| Also, should we drive a ground rod or two into the ground at the bottom of
| the pool and tie these into the rebar cage?
| The QTH is Florida east coast, 3 miles from the ocean. The
| ground is sandy,
| fairly dry, and the water table is 30 to 40 feet deep.
| Comments and suggestions will be appreciated.
| Thanks, Ed KG4ARN
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