I have a Sofpool-it is an above ground, vinyl pool. I am buying a replacement motor
and noticed a red tip, which they say is a bonding lug. I now see the bonding lug on the old motor but it was never used and my pool is since 2007! Reading another post here, I think maybe it is not needed because the pool is all vinyl. Plastic ladder. Pleas make it simple, I am female, but took physics. I know about electricity theory, but couldn't do anything practical!
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Like I said, I have had this pool since 2007.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: No, my husband is a millwright, and can install the motor, it is simple. But he won't do electrical work. The old motor(I have had two) has a bonding lug, which was never used. I am just noticing this, since the new motor has it in a different place with a red cover, so I asked what it was. Now I am concerned about it, but since I have had pool since 2007, with 2 motors, and no bonding, it must be Ok. I also saw answer about bonding on site and it was saying all metal parts had to be bonded. My pool has NO metal parts.
JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?
Customer: You don't seem to be listening or understanding. I have a new motor. I am trying to install it. No, I have never consulted an electrician. The vendor I bought the pool from installed it years ago-2007, and I have already changed the motor once without problems. now I have a new motor.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I have told you everything I can.