• Is it time to replace your swimming pool lights?  Before you answer right off the bat, there are few things that you should know.

    Replace Swimming Pool Lighting: Avoid Electrical Injury

    Replace Your Swimming Pool Lighting in Gilbert | (480) 926-1033

    Swimming pool lighting should be checked and replaced if necessary.  Why?  Well according to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission website: “As the weather warms up, swimmers across the country are heading out to backyard, community and public pools, hot tubs and spas. When it comes to pool safety, drowning is the first concern that comes to mind; but today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the American Red Cross are warning of another hidden danger to swimmers: electrocution. There have been 60 deaths and nearly 50 serious shocks reported over the past 13 years involving electrical hazards in and around swimming pools. The CPSC is most concerned about faulty underwater lighting; aging electrical wiring that hasn’t been inspected in years; the use of sump pumps, power washers, and vacuums that are not grounded; and electrical appliances (such as radios and TVs) and extension cords falling or being pulled into the water. All of these hazards present an even greater risk if the lighting, circuits, and nearby receptacles are not protected by Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters (GFCIs) – the best safety device to prevent electrocution. The best protection for families is inspection, detection, and correction of electrical hazards in and around swimming pools, hot tubs and spas,” says CPSC Chairman Hal Stratton. “CPSC strongly encourages residential and commercial pool owners and operators to upgrade protection of the lights, receptacles, and switches with GFCIs. Older pools are the biggest concern, as underwater lighting fixtures may have degraded with age and may not be protected by GFCIs.” [READ MORE]

    A lot of people watch their children around water, which is a good idea, however, the dangers that people don’t realize is that all it takes is a cracked light to cause an electrical discharge in the water.  As water is an excellent conductor of electricity it’s a good idea to replace your swimming pool lights, particularly if it has been a while.

    Swimming Pool Light Replacement: Just One Job for an Electrician

    An electrician can also help you with other things that are electrical around your pool such as your pumps and filtering system.  Going indoors, an electrical contractor can also help you with things like accent lighting, or putting in a ceiling fan.

    We can’t stress this enough.  If you need to replace the lights in your pool, do not try this yourself.  For your sake and the sake of your family, call an electrician in Gilbert instead.

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