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As the temperature heats up, your pool beckons. A refreshing dip on a hot day sounds inviting, but before you dive in, keep in mind that water and electricity do not mix. Electricity is what keeps your pool running — the pumps, underwater lights, heater, and the lights in the pool area — and it’s important to ensure that all elements of your home pool are working properly to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your guests. Before you open your home pool for the season, it’s a good idea to hire a licensed electrician to conduct a safety inspection and to make sure everything is up to code.

During a pool wiring inspection, an electrician will examine the following: 

The electrician will check to see that there are no damaged or disconnected wires or broken lights, and make sure that all wiring is properly secured and grounded.

Some practices you can follow include:

  • Staying out of the pool area during storms
  • Drying off completely when leaving the pool
  • Knowing how to shut off all the power around the pool
  • Keeping all electrical appliances and devices away from the pool deck
  • Using portable GFCIs 
  • Understanding how to quickly and clearly communicate your pool’s location to first responders

Maintaining the electrical system of your swimming pool isn’t a DIY project and should be left to the professionals. The licensed electricians at Safe Electric can inspect your pool and surrounding area to make sure all electrical elements are operating properly. Call us at 614-267-4111 to schedule a service call. If we find any problems, we’ll give you an estimate for repair or replacement. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you and your family and friends can safely use the pool throughout the upcoming summer season.