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Did you know drowning is not the only common risk associated with swimming pools and hot tubs?
One of the biggest risks associated with pools, spas, and hot tubs in homes is electrocution!
Faulty underwater lighting, aging electrical wiring, sump pumps, power washers and ungrounded vacuums are among the most prevalent causes, in addition to electrical appliances and extension cords that fall into the water. (Source: CPSC)
Solution? Keep your pool in excellent working condition - maintenance is key. According to Hal Stratton of Consumer Product Safety Commission, "The best protection for families is inspection, detection, and correction of electrical hazards in and around swimming pools, hot tubs and spas. Older pools are the biggest concern, as underwater lighting fixtures may have degraded with age and may not be protected by GFCIs."
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