The purpose of our pool inspection is not only to make sure the system is functional, but to ensure that your pool is safe to swim in. The risk associated with swimming pools is that of electric shock.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that since 1990 there have been 60 electrocutions and nearly 50 serious electrical shocks involving electrical hazards in and around swimming pools.
The risk associated with swimming pools is that of electric shock, due to a reduction of body resistance because a person is wet, and also the possibility that a person is in contact with earth potential.
Too many people (most of them children) are getting killed in swimming pools. Having laws and Code rules is important, but if they are not respected and followed, they will not keep your pool safe. The answer lies in understanding and knowing how to recognize and fix the hazardous wiring errors and ground faults that exist in older pools, and even in newer installations.
Before you consider jumping into your new pool without having it inspected, please ensure that you understand electrical fundamentals, grounding versus bonding, NEC requirements related to swimming pool bonding, Neutral-to-Earth (NEV) voltage related to utility wiring, and how to troubleshoot to ensure your swimming pool is properly bonded.
A REVIEW OF THE FOLLOWING:
•Verify the pool is properly wired in compliance with the NEC as it relates to bonding
•Lighting, Receptacles and Equipment
•Filter Circulation Pump
•Pool Sweep Pump
•Time Clock for Circulation Pump or Sweep Pump
•Visible Plumbing System
•Deck and Deck Drains
•Level of Pool - length and width wise
•Spa or Hot Tub
•Pool Light with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
•Automatic Cleaning System
•Visible Water Condition
•Slide - if applicable
•Waterfall / Fountain - if applicable
•Jump / Diving Board - if applicable
•Ladder or Grab Rail - if applicable
•Visible Signs of Leaks in Circulation System