I invented Bond Safe 680 in order to bond pool water in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC) 680.26(C) which states "Pool water shall have an electrical connection to one or more of the bonded parts described in 680.26(B). Where none of the bonded parts is in direct connection with the pool water, the pool water shall be in direct contact with an approved corrosion-resistant conductive surface that exposes not less than 5800 mm2 (9 in.2) of surface area to the pool water at all times. The conductive surface shall be located where it is not exposed to physical damage or dislodgement during usual pool activities, and it shall be bonded in accordance with 680.26(B)."
This is the NEC 2008 code which will eventually be adopted by almost every state.
Bond Safe 680 adheres to this code by bonding the pool water. As the code reads, the product must be placed somewhere out of harms way and made of non-corrosive material. Because Bond Safe 680 is made of stainless steel and placed on the side wall of the skimmer, below the skimmer basket it is both non-corrosive and out of the way.
There are two Bond Safe 680 models for both above ground (Model # BS680AG) and inground (Model # BS680IG) pools.
I would also like to stress the ease of installation with this product. The instructions for both above ground and inground pools contain only 5 easy to follow steps. The product can be installed in a matter of minutes. Bond Safe 680 is packaged with all the hardware necessary to mount the plate. Upon mounting, the electrician will only need to attach the bonding wire for the pool to be bonded.
I would also like to point out that this product is patent pending and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed. The UL approval process is one of the more rigorous programs for new products to the market. UL will perform a litany of tests to verify that the product adheres to the NEC 2008 electrical code and is safe for use thus proving it is a product that will stand the test of time and will safely bond the pool water.
Bond Safe 680 will create a safer environment for swimmers and will not interfere with normal pool activity and operation.
This product was created out of necessity for the pool industry because of the strict regulations put in place by the National Electrical Code. Bond Safe 680 is one of the few and certainly the most user friendly products on the market that adheres to this code.