Quote Originally Posted by cknight View Post
even if the bond is bad wouldn't the NEV be the same on both sides of the pool? Or at least close. The east side and the water read the same. Disconnect the bond and everything reads the same. Usually the NEV is the same all the way around the pool right? At least in the earth. Probably overthinking this. What is safer? No bond connected back to pool pump and all at the same reading or bonding it and having 3 volts present.
NEV will remain same if ground resistance is zero. In your case it is not so. So you see different NEV's at different measurement points.You cannot dispense with bonding. It is a code violation. Apparently, with bonding you are getting shocked. The solution may be as I suggested earlier: Provide (additional) loop with a metal strip around the pool bonding all the nearby metal objects.