I am in the midst of a new gunite in-ground pool install. I have the electrical background to tackle this job but I want to know I have it right, particularly around the bonding and grounding. I got the homeowners one time electrical permit.
I successfully obtained the initial bond permit after the rebar was laid out. I ran #8 bare copper around and left my 4 tails above the pool. I also ran a #8 bare copper from the bonding lugs on the 3 pool lights I have installed and left them tailed out. I have now laid out the 3ft wide copper grid to go under my pavers. I will connect my tails(4 rebar bonds and 3 lights) to the grid and then run a solid bare #8 from the grid back to my equipment pad. Does this #8 go to one or all pumps I have at the pad and their ground lugs? Ill have a sub panel outside. Will I still need another grounding stick for this subpanel?
I have also read I need to run a solid, insulted #8 from each light, in addition to the ground wire that comes with the light. Is that right? Do I need to bond the inside of the light too? This is where I am confused.