Anyone that grew up with a backyard swimming pool knows just how wonderful that one item can be when it comes to creating lifelong memories. When you have a pool in your yard, there is never any reason to venture off your own property in the heat of summer. Every day can be like a vacation.
When it comes to swimming pools, there is a wide range of shapes, styles, and sizes to consider to best meet your needs. When you work with a reputable company to help design and construct your pool, you can look forward to years of safe and memorable “vacation” time in your own backyard.
Why Get a New Swimming Pool?
There are many reasons to get a new swimming pool, including health, social activity, and even long-term money savings.
If you’ve been on the fence, here are several reasons to consider:
- Swimming is great for your health, with benefits to your heart, muscles, flexibility and as an aid to weight control
- Swimming is great for reducing stress and alleviating anxiety and depression
- Getting a pool keeps the kids busy during the summer and makes your house a destination for family and friends
- Getting a pool will save you money because you’ll spend more time at home and spend less money traveling to other places
Finding a Reputable Company for Safe Pool Construction
After the decision has been made, you need to find a company to build and install your pool. Safety is of paramount importance when it comes to pool construction, both for using the pool and to prevent the potential for electric shock. There is always going to be the possibility of stray voltage entering the water if your pool has not been bonded and grounded correctly.
Stray voltage can happen if there has been an issue that has caused electricity to travel through the ground, attempting to dissipate. This may be from a cut in a buried electrical line, faulty drops from overhead lines, or damaged pads underneath transformers.
Whatever the cause, the stray voltage may pass through your pool deck, ladder, diving board, or the water on its way to the ground. This could happen if the pool hasn’t been properly bonded and grounded.
Grounding refers to connecting different parts of a circuit to ground, which will cause any buildup of voltage to go into the ground. Bonding connects different materials, so electricity flows freely between all of the various components in the system. The goal is to provide the shortest, safest path for the electricity to travel to the earth without risking the safety of anyone in or around the pool.
At Consolidated Manufacturing International, we offer equipotential bonding grids to mitigate stray voltage and keep everyone safe. We have designed and created equipotential bonding products and safety solutions that have been used by pool builders around the globe. Get in touch with us today to learn more.