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

Shock and electrocution risks – the best ways to be safe in your Gold Coast pool

Pool safety is crucial on the Gold Coast, therefore you have to make certain that your swimming pool area is safe so no one gets injured. Swimming pool Fencing is an important 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 a lot more than just putting in a pool fence. That is why here Absolut wants to talk to people about shock and electrocution risks in your pool, and how people can stay safe.
We need to 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 understand not to use electronic devices, and this care must be had for the swimming pool. This, at its most simple level, means not using any electronics, and keeping them at a safe distance– as an example, if you are having an event outside, do not place the radio or speakers in the swimming pool area.
We strongly recommend that you take additional precautions and any electrical devices, including outside entertainment equipment, should be connected to safe electronic outlets, for example, Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (known as GFCI) you can find these at the majority of electronic stores– just ask for a waterproof power board and cables and these people should guide you in the best direction. These steps will make certain that if anything occurs with the water the circuit will be broken and there will be no pool shock or electrocution danger.
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 swimming pools operate with a ’30-30 rule’– 30 seconds unsafe, 30 minutes until safety. This means that if ever there is less than 30 seconds between the Lightning flash and the Thunder roar then the lightning is too close and you should really not be in the swimming pool. You will then know it is safe if you delay at 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 that can really help show you roughly how close the lightning strikes are, and what direction it may be traveling.
You can always call Absolut Pool Fencing on 1300 937 902 for all of your pool safety and pool fencing issues

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