Pool Shock Peril Resurfaces

Pool Shock Peril Resurfaces

Push for low-voltage lighting and more careful inspection/maintenance of bonding and grounding systems follows electrocutions, shocking incidents.

A stew of knotty issues is sparking fresh debate over whether swimming pools adequately protect users from the menace of electric shock. Leading the way is a flurry of publicity about deadly and injurious encounters with stray electricity around the structures, rekindling a fear that seems to bubble to the surface with clocklike regularity.

Aging pools — and the risks they carry in the form of degraded or outdated infrastructures — compound those concerns. Add in lingering quest

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