1. Keep all electrical wires at the minimum distance from your pool or hot tub.
If possible, do not install a pool or hot tub underneath electrical wires. If not possible, visit the Hydro-Québec website to find out what constitutes a safe distance.
2. Choose a fibreglass pole.
Accessories, even in wood, can cause electrocution if used too close to electrical lines. The typical pole used to clean a pool is often made of aluminum—a metal conductor. They are generally 4.8 metres (16 feet) long and therefore represent a dangerous risk. Choose a non-conducting pole available from pool retailers. Even if there are no electrical wires present, a fibreglass pole will protect against all possible risks of electrocution.
3. Have a master electrician install your pool’s electrical system.
4. Make sure the outside socket on your house that faces your pool is equipped with a breaker.
5. Check your filtration system cord.
It must be in good condition and connected to a breaker. It is recommended that the socket be in a place where water cannot reach it and the round pin of the grounding plug cannot be bent or split.