Swimming Pools

Is there risk of electrocution while swimming in a pool with the pump on?

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2008-09-21 20:24:07

No, not from the pump. The pump (what moves the water) and the

filter (usually ~24 inch diameter tank filled with sand) will be

located away from the pool. The electrical connection is at the

pump, but there is no electricity from the pump near the pool; the

lines for the circulation system only carry water. If the pool and

equipment are not grounded and bonded there may be a possibility of

shock or tingly sensation. There is much more of a danger if the

above applies and you stand in damp ground and touch the pump


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