While cars receive electrical maintenance, home pools often don’t, despite being one of the largest purchases people make. Although there is never any question about the need to maintain a car and ensure it is safe to use, homeowners need to take the same vigilant approach with their pools.
Pools have electrical wiring and pipe systems that need to be regularly serviced. Many home owners only contact an electrician when something has gone wrong but this reactive approach places lives at risk.
Electrical faults in pool pumps or heaters can be fatal to people using the pool. There have been several close calls recently involving faulty pool equipment.
An electrician is required by law to make sure that the electrical equipment used in the pool has been installed and repaired in a safe way. They are also obliged to test equipment after installing it to ensure it meets key safety standards.