Shock and electrocution risks - how you can be safe in your Gold Coast swimming pool

Shock and electrocution risks – how you can be safe in your Gold Coast swimming pool

Swimming pool safety is important on the Gold Coast, so you need to be sure that your pool area is safe so no one gets injured. Swimming pool Fencing is a fundamental part, and if you need to have one installed or upgrade, please give Absolut a call on 1300 937 902 but remember, making a safe area is not simple, and is so much more than just putting in a swimming pool fence. That is why here Absolut wishes to talk to people about shock and electrocution risks in your swimming pool, and how people can stay safe.
We should all be very aware that electricity and water does not mix very well for people in the water! When in the bath or shower, we know not to use electronic devices, and this care has to be had for the swimming pool. This, at its most basic level, means not using any electronics, and keeping them at a safe distance– for example, if you are having a party outside, do not put the radio or speakers in the pool area.
We highly recommend that you take further precautions and any electric devices, including external entertainment equipment, should be connected to safe electronic outlets, like Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (known as GFCI) you can find these at most electronic stores– just ask for a waterproof power board and cables and these people should steer you in the right direction. These steps will be sure that if anything occurs with the water the circuit will be broken and there will be no swimming pool shock or electrocution risk.
Should you swim in the middle of a thunderstorm?
Short answer, No.
As a recent article stated

” About 10 people die each year from lightning strikes in Australia, with a further 100 injured. That means it’s more likely you will be hit by lightning in your lifetime than win the lottery.”

Most public pool operate with a ’30-30 rule’– 30 seconds unsafe, 30 minutes until safety. This means that when there is less than 30 seconds between the Lightning flash and the Thunder roar then the lightning is near and you must not be in the pool. You will then know it is safe if you delay at the very least 30 minutes from the last 30-second-close Lightning strike. If you really want to check the distance of thunder and lightning in Australia then the Beureu of Meterology has a thunderstorm tracker  which can really help show you about how close the lightning strikes are, and what direction it may be traveling.
You can always contact Absolut Pool Fencing on 1300 937 902 for all of your pool safety and swimming pool fencing issues

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