Electrical – Do I need to ground the pool


I am have a concrete pool installed and the builder attached a ground cable to the rebar before spraying the concrete. He told me it is up to us whether we want to ground it or not. Given the lights are 12V, I don't really see any point in this. Any thoughts on this?

Best Answer

I never knew that pool rebar was grounded or bonded, so I did a search and found what looks to be a pretty good article on the subject: http://www.poolspanews.com/2009/051/051grid.html

The lights in the pool may be 12V, but you've certainly got a transformer for those lights, a pump, and possibly other stuff in the pool area that is at line voltage, and you want all of these things and the pool itself to be bonded together and grounded.