When it comes to pool safety, there’s more to it than life jackets and waiting thirty minutes after eating. Electrical professionals don’t think they’re the problem, but there are some poor practices that can place swimmers at risk.
There are a few things you can do yourself to keep things safe:
- Keep all outdoor electric receptacles covered;
- Don’t install your pool under power lines;
- Don’t handle electrical equipment when you’re wet.
These are pretty common sense things. What about the things that we might forget about? Here are some things that should be left to the professionals.
Bonding and Grounding are the most important safeguards against electrocution in pools and spas. The problem is that some professionals don’t know the difference between these processes. If your contractor or electrical professional believe they are the same thing, they may be putting you and your family at risk.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) should be installed outside. They help prevent electric shock injuries and using portable GFCIs also helps increase electrical safety around pools and spas.
Trust Netco Electric to keep your family safe by having one of our experts verify that your electrical system for your pool or spa was installed correctly. In addition, we recommend that you have your pool’s electrical systems verified once a year to safeguard and keep your loved ones from harm. Our long winters and cold weather wreak havoc on outdoor equipment.