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Created On: 28 September 2013 08:43 AM
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 28 September 2013 08:43 AM
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Good Morning

Went to look at a job yesterday and a customer of mine has imported a
11 ft by 8ft by 4ft surface standing pool from the good old U S of A
Try to picture a large kids paddling pool with a pump and heater about 15 foot away in another room

Before any one bothers to reply " the electric components will not work on our grid"
it is converted in the states for the UK market

Website if anyone interested is

It is an aluminum frame and is a plastic liner hanging from it

The liner sits on insulation and the metal frame supporting it on concrete
The building it is in is a new built industrial unit, portal steel frame with block work
A metal demountable wall will be installed around the pool about 3 feet away
There are no electrics in the pool and the plant is a 3kw filtration/circulation pump and a 4 kW heater all 230 volts
The pool is this new swimming concept of swimming against a current and the machine which creates the current is hydraulic and fits onto the side rail of the pool

At this moment I haven't read the big green book as that's in the office
And was after any tips on bonding etc
double pole RCD for instance or RCBO
Like I say not read the regs as yet but if any of you guys have experience of pool work especially bonding?

No electrics are near the pool

Oh yea
Supply is TN-S

 28 September 2013 11:58 AM
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Bonding between the pump housings and the pool frame is usually part of it as built in the factory, so you normally just have to pick up on it at the supply terminals.
TNS is good. These normally come with a pre built control box with all the parts already there, unless you spot something that the americans like and we do not.

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine....

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