Swimming pool and spa safety

Summer Is Coming In Hot!

And That Means It's Pool Time!

Before diving in, it’s good to take some safety measures making sure you have a safe and fun pool season. Proper pool maintenance should be a priority and not overlooked. Here are pool and spa safety tips from The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)

  • All outdoor receptacles should be covered to keep them dry. This is especially important around pools, spas and other summer water activities.
  • Use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) for electrical devices used outside to help prevent electrocutions and electric shock injuries.
  • Make sure all electrical equipment used for swimming pools (even the cleaning equipment) is grounded.
  • Electrical devices and cords should be kept at least 10 feet away from water sources such as pools and spas. When possible, use battery operated electrical devices outside.
  • Never handle electrical devices when you are wet – either from water activities or from perspiration.
  • Make sure there are no power lines over a swimming pool.
  • Do not swim during a thunderstorm.
  • To avoid electric shock, have an electrician inspect and upgrade your pool, spa or hot tub in accordance with applicable local codes and the National Electrical Code® (NEC).

Get the summer pool season off to a good start, schedule an electrical inspection with a trusted and experienced Genesis technician today and discover the Genesis Electric 5 Star Service.

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