Swimming pool safety is crucial on the Gold Coast, so you will need to be sure that your swimming pool area is safe so no one gets injured. Swimming pool Fencing is a vital 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 installing a pool fence. That is why here Absolut would like 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 well for people in the water! When in the bath or shower, we know not to use electronics, and this care needs to be had for the pool. This, at its most simple level, means not using any electronic devices, and keeping all of them at a safe distance– such as, if you are having an event outside, do not put the radio or speakers in the swimming pool area.
We highly recommend that you take additional safety measures and any electric 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 steer you in the best direction. These steps will guarantee that if anything occurs with the water the circuit will be broken and there will be no swimming pool shock or electrocution threat.
Should you swim in a thunderstorm?
Simply, No.
As a recent article put it
” 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 work 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 nearby and you really should not be in the swimming pool. You will then know it is safe if you wait a minimum of 30 minutes from the last 30-second-close Lightning strike. If you would like 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 approximately 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 swimming pool safety and pool fencing issues