Well looking at the picture, there is separation from any metal piping that may connect the filter from the motor but there are signs of puddling in the area around the filter that head right over to the motor on the ground. I would mention, but not sure which direction I would head.
It’s not about “caring” what they think. I’m trying to understand where their logic comes from.
I had been doing a “phase” inspection on a large custom home. After the pool and equipment was in (before the city inspector showed up), I inspected the installation - not for compliance, but for quality.
The owner questioned my “qualifications” when the AHJ said the filter needed bonding and I hadn’t mentioned it.
The same type of issue came up again recently where the AHJ required bonding of the filter when some “other” work was being done on the property.
The real question would be “how”. Drilling a hole in the can would void the warranty and would need a gasket that would insulate the lug. You certainly couldn’t connect a solid wire to a part that moves like the band or cover.
There is no code article that requires it
I tend to agree. This is not electrical equipment.
UNless it’s along side the pool, I also agree that proximity has nothing to do with it. Anyone who has wired a large expansive pool can attest to this. If it’s required to be bonded then it get’s bonded, no matter how far it is.
I don’t see a reason to not bond it, but at the same time I also see no compelling code reason TO bond it.
Sure, it’s easy to just say “bond it”, but sometimes there are other circumstances that need more than an opinion to prove something is required to be done.