What is Equipotential Bonding for swimming pools?
Establishing an electrically safe environment in and around permanently installed swimming pools requires the creation of an equipotential grid. The sole purpose of an equipotential grid is to create an area where there is no significant difference in voltage between objects that can be touched simultaneously. Examples of objects at a pool that can be touched simultaneously include the concrete decking, ladders, hand rails, light fixtures, drains, and the pool water. An equipotential grid is created by intentionally connecting all these objects together electrically, otherwise known as bonding them together.