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If you are putting in a new pool, hot tub, or spa, be surethe wiring is performed by an electrician experienced inthe special safety requirements for these types of installations.
• Outdoor receptacles must have covers that keep themdry even when appliances are plugged into them.
• Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are specialdevices designed to protect against electric shockand electrocution. They are required for most pool, spa,or hot tub equipment. They may be in the form of anoutlet or a circuit breaker. Test the GFCIs monthlyaccording to the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Electrical appliances, equipment, and cords should bekept at least 6 feet away from the water. When possible,use battery operated appliances and equipment, such astelevisions, radios, and stereos.
• Avoid handling electrical devices when you are wet.
• Make sure that any overhead lines maintain the properdistance over a pool and other structures, such as adiving board. If unsure, contact a qualified electrician oryour local utility company to make sure power lines are asafe distance away.
• Do not swim during a thunderstorm.
• Have a qualified electrician periodically inspect and—where necessary—replace or upgrade the electricaldevices or equipment that keep your pool, spa, or hottub electrically safe.
• Have a qualified electrician show you how to turn off allpower in case of an emergency
Check out more safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
COVID-19 Safety Tips
Follow these easy steps; to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Stay home if you can and avoid gatherings of more than ten people.
- Practice social distancing by keeping a distance of about six feet from others if you must go out in public.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; throw used tissues in the trash. If a tissue isn't available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toilets, faucets, and countertops.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them - use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. Full information on how to disinfect found here.
- Wear a face mask if you are sick. You should wear a face mask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider's office.