Make Sure You Are Not Swimming With Shocks This Summer!

In North Texas we are seeing local thermometers rising to the 100 degree mark and it is summer as usual.

With this in mind I want to remind everyone that water and electricity do not mix.  It’s easy to forget just how much and where a swimming pool uses electricity.  There are the pool lights, the pool equipment, water features, and exterior sound and entertainment areas.  Each of these areas needs to be GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) protected.  This GFCI protection will interrupt the flow of electricity should moisture/water be detected in the circuit and protect people in and around the swimming pool from electrical shock.  Another important electrical safety necessity is proper bonding and grounding of your swimming pool and swimming pool equipment.

If anyone in or around the pool ever feel any tingling sensation, no matter how slight, evacuate the swimming pool and area immediately and turn off the electrical power.  Then contact a licensed electrical contractor to have your swimming pool inspected and receive an all clear or have electrical repairs made. The American Red Cross and the US Consumer Product  Safety Commission recommend a licensed electrical inspection of your swimming pool each year to ensure everything is safe and in good working order.  TLC Electrical offers these electrical safety inspections year round for just $79, call and schedule yours today.

Next to safety, the cost to run your swimming pool equipment is high on the list.  We can help you with a new energy efficient system.  TLC Electrical is an Authorized Pentair Installer and we can help you with all of your swimming pool equipment and lighting installation and repair needs.

This blog is made available by TLC Electrical for informational purposes to give general information. Note this blog should not be used as a substitute for a licensed electrical professional in your state. If you have questions please feel free to allow us to help. Your safety is always important. Also always check with city and state laws before performing any household project.