Q. Do we still have to bond the deck of an outdoor swimming pool if the deck is constructed of pavers?

A. Yes, an equipotential bonding grid must extend 3 ft horizon┬Čtally beyond the inside walls of a pool, outdoor spa, or outdoor hot tub, including unpaved, paved, and poured concrete surfaces [680.26(B)(2)]. The bonding grid must comply with 680.26(B)(2)(a) or (b) and be at┬Čtached to the conductive pool reinforcing steel at a minimum of four points uniformly spaced around the perimeter of the walls of a pool, outdoor spa, or outdoor hot tub.