December 1, 2016 Electrocutions in Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Lakes
Last modified on November 6th, 2018
At least four (4) electrocution incidents have been documented during 2016 – two were fatal, two were not.
NBC News published a story in 2014. We encourage our readers to view that story on line.
According to Aquatics International magazine, “with so many incidents occurring this year, and an especially high-profile fatality occurring in 2014, the public is becoming more aware that the aging of pools is on the upswing.”
Lifesaving Resources advocates the need to require periodic electrical inspections for home and commercial swimming pools and spas.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission advocates, “Don’t Swim with Shocks”, as they, along with the American Red Cross warn of electrocution risks in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.
For other news stories on this subject, please see the following: