Today, we’re going to talk about the importance of having a grounded pool in your backyard instead of an ungrounded pool. It’s an important safety feature for any pool owner, but it’s especially important if you have kids or pets that like to swim in your pool. That’s because grounding creates a pathway back to the earth that allows stray electricity to be carried away safely, so no one gets shocked while they’re swimming.
In this blog, our team of professional electricians will explain why grounding is such an important part of aquatic safety and how it works alongside other safety features like GFCIs (ground fault circuit interrupters) and metal ladders on pools!
Having a grounded pool is a safety feature to help prevent electrocutions, especially for those who have kids or pets.
Electrocution is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Electrocutions are a common cause of accidental death by drowning. Any time you’re near water and electricity, you run the risk of getting shocked by both. Grounding ensures that if something happens to your pool’s wiring system, it won’t send dangerous electrical currents into the water—potentially killing anyone who happens to be swimming at the time.
Electric shock drownings occur when a person comes into contact with an electrical current in the water and is unable to swim away.
These accidental electrocutions can happen when a person is in the water and a stray current is present, either from a faulty pool light or another safety device. Grounding devices are an effective way to prevent this kind of accident from occurring, because they provide an alternative path for electricity to travel safely into the ground if it finds its way into your pool.
Grounding your pool also helps prevent drowning accidents by creating an electric barrier around your pool. This barrier prevents children from wandering out onto wet concrete surfaces after swimming, or wading in shallow water without shoes on (which makes them more likely to slip). Children who fall into deep water often panic when their feet touch something that feels like concrete instead of sand or soil underneath them—making it difficult for anyone else around at the time to help pull them back up onto solid footing again.
If you’re worried about the cost of having a grounded pool, there are ways to save money. You can install it yourself or use the services of an electrician to help out with the wiring and installation process. In any event, grounding is an essential safety feature for your pool and should not be overlooked.
Whether you have more questions about grounded pools, or you need assistance with your home’s wiring system, the experts at Professional Electric have you covered! Visit https://proelectricusa.com/ to learn more.