Risk of electrick shock

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sparkwatercleaner

Risk of electrick shock

Postby sparkwatercleaner » Mon 14 May, 2007 21:06

Hi
I've got a new pool since 2 months now, and here is my question.
Is there any risk of electrocution if I swim with the pumps on?
The electricitian told us tha we have to turn it off every time we dived in, as to prevent any injury, although the pump is grounded and has a GFCI.
This is a problem to me as my pump has a timer, which I have to set so as to turn early in the morning and late at night, so the dirt that comes in during the day isn't skimmed and goes to the bottom.
Thanks for reading


sparkwatercleaner

Risk of electric shock

Postby sparkwatercleaner » Mon 14 May, 2007 21:13

Sorry I made a mistake and put electrick instead of ELECTRIC.
Buggsw
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Risk of electric shock

Postby Buggsw » Mon 14 May, 2007 23:07

We have ours on when we are swimming.
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Risk of electric shock

Postby all4him » Tue 15 May, 2007 11:20

Mine runs when we swim. If its wired by a certified electrician to code and grounded it shouldn't be a hazard to you while you swim.

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sparkwatercleaner

Risk of electric shock

Postby sparkwatercleaner » Tue 15 May, 2007 13:58

Thanks but the funny thing is that the electricitian was the one who told us not to swim with the pump on.
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Risk of electric shock

Postby geeman » Tue 15 May, 2007 17:31

your electricians probably not the brightest bulb in the circuit

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