Posted: June 6, 2017
New Jersey’s hottest summer days are quickly approaching, so it’s time to get your pool prepared for family, friends and fun. Ensuring your pool meets the state’s required safety standards is an important way to safeguard swimmers, bystanders, children and pets.
While drownings are the leading cause of pool fatalities in the U.S., some drownings are directly attributed to electric shock—causing the victim to become paralyzed and unable to swim. As of July 2016, the Electric Shock Drowning Association had compiled a list of 77 fatalities due to the dangerous combination of water and electricity.
Has your pool been properly inspected to ensure that electrical dangers are corrected? If your pool has older electrical equipment like underwater lighting and pumps, it’s time to switch to newer, secure upgrades.
Converting to ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) is also important to avoid serious shock or electrocution. A GFCI is a device that shuts off an electrical source when it detects a current flowing along an unintended path, such as through water or people.
Does your pool’s electrical system require a GFCI upgrade? The licensed experts at Maglio Electric can inspect your pool to determine equipment condition and proper code compliance.
As you safeguard your pool for the months ahead, keep medical supplies on hand for any emergency that may arise. A fully stocked first aid kit should always be near your pool, and include the following:
Additionally, always keep a safety floatation device nearby. These investments can keep a small problem from turning into a big one, and you can find everything you need at drugstores, discount retailers and online.
Have fun and stay safe all summer long by partnering with Maglio residential electrical services for your pool compliance and upgrade needs. Call 908.735.6218 today or click here to request an estimate or schedule an outdoor electrical upgrade. For more information on pool safety, check out more on the blog to ensure your pool is ready for the season ahead.
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