- Apr 17, 2017
- Reaction score
- Vestavia Hills, Alabama
- Hardiness Zone
- Zone 8a 10°F to 15°F
Dead fish in the pond, obviously that's a red flag not to wade on in there without figuring out the cause or at a minimum, turn off the pump. But life is not always going to give you signs like that. What happens if the pump shorts out while you are in it?Really? I've never worried about it. I figure if there's live current, the fish would show signs of it.
Ounce of prevention, pound of cure. All of the above...
After all, how often are you in your pond? I don't plan on being there often enough where pulling a plug is going to be an issue.
This is fresh on my mind since we just learned of at least two tragic incidents in the news, both involving young teen girls who drown due to electrocution in water. In one instance, a young teen girl was taking a bath and reached for her cell phone which was plugged into a charger cable connected to the wall outlet. She dropped the phone, it fell into the water and she died instantly.
In another instance, in my state, a young teen girl was going to go for a swim at her parent's lake house, as she climbed down the ladder into the water, she had no idea that a tiny wire nut connecting the dock lights had come loose and was dangling in the water inches from the ladder. The result was there was a live electric field in the water surrounding the dock. Her muscles seized as soon as she stepped into the electrified water and she drown.