Electrified Water is a Matter of
Life or Death
3 Children Rescued from Pool with Electrified Water
This video depicts the frightening occurrence when electric voltage is introduced into water. If you prefer not to watch, here is the timeline of the video:
0:06 – Child 1 is electrocuted
0:13 – The father’s heroic response rescues his daughter (not advised)
0:15 – Another child is still in the pool
0:27 – Another man heroically rescues his granddaughter (not advised)
Did You Know?
WATER CAN CONDUCT ELECTRICITY
Improperly installed lighting, improper grounding, or faulty wiring are only a few ways electrical voltage can be introduced to the water where your family swims.
THERE ARE NO VISIBLE WARNING SIGNS
Swimming in electrified water can cause paralysis, leading to the inability to swim or tread water. As such, most Electric Shock Drowning deaths are incorrectly recorded as “drownings.”
EACH YEAR AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DROWNING DEATHS OCCUR
Dangerous or even deadly voltage in water is completely invisible…and once you jump or fall in it’s too late.
WATER CAN BECOME ELECTRIFIED INSTANTLY
Stray voltage in the ground; a boat with faulty wiring that plugs into shore power – if there is electricity in the area there is always a risk.
What Is Electric Shock Drowning?
Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) occurs when AC voltage present in water passes through your body. Even a low-level of voltage can cause skeletal muscular paralysis, rendering the victim helpless and eventually resulting in drowning.
Electricity may be introduced to water in a variety of ways, including improperly wired pumps, boats, or lighting, improperly grounded wires, or stray current in the ground. This presence of electrical voltage in water is invisible, so it is crucial that water always be checked for voltage prior to swimming.
Each year we are made aware of more incidents where victims die or are severely injured due to electrical voltage present in water.
Children are especially vulnerable due to their smaller body mass, but men, women, children and even pets have been affected by Electric Shock Drowning.
It is impossible to know how many “drownings” occur each year as the result of electricity in water. Unfortunately many of these incidents are incorrectly recorded as a drowning rather than an Electric Shock Drowning.
How to Prevent Electric Shock Drowning
DO NOT SWIM IN MARINAS
A boat with faulty wiring could enter the water near a marina at any time. Heed warning signs in these areas and do not swim.
HAVE POOLS INSPECTED
Pools and docks with electricity nearby (lighting, boat lifts, pumps, etc.) should be inspected twice a year.
LEAVE ELECTRICAL WORK TO THE PROFESSIONALS
Always use a Certified Electrician for inspections and electrical work near water.
USE SHOCK ALERT TO TEST WATER FOR VOLTAGE
Shock Alert will notify you of electricity present in water. If it beeps and flashes red, DO NOT SWIM. If it flashes green, no voltage is detected.
Due to the tragic nature of these injuries and deaths, Shock Alert was created to detect the presence of electrical voltage in water.
Shock Alert can save lives!
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"We trusted our pool installers, and you always have the “it will never happen to us” mentality. Not only was the Shock Alert able to detect voltage in our pool, it was also able to help us locate the source. My husband and I are so thankful that we used the device before we allowed our children or grandchildren to swim in that pool!"
|Size (HxWxL)||5.25 in x 8.5 in x 9.5 in|
|Weight||1.9 lbs (862 grams)|
|Battery Type||Three (3) AA Batteries|
– Shock Alert (1)
– 12’ Rope Tether (1)
*Customers outside of the United States please contact customer service at (844) NO-SHOCK or firstname.lastname@example.org to get a shipping quote.
FLASHING WARNING INDICATORS
If there is voltage present in the water, the Shock Alert will flash red LED warning lights.
AUDIBLE WARNING INDICATORS
The Shock Alert is equipped with audible warning indicators that beep loudly when electricity is detected in the water.
Increasing Warning Intensity
As you move closer to the voltage source, the intensity of visible and audible warnings will increase.
30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
If for any reason you aren’t completely satisfied with your Shock Alert device, we will issue you a complete merchandise refund. Simply give us a call at 1-844-667-4625 within 30 days of your purchase to obtain a return authorization number. Returns without an authorization number may require additional time for processing.
We stand behind our product 100%, and your family’s safety is of the utmost importance to us.