The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) released the following statement today regarding preventing electrocutions in and around pools or spas.

According to a presentation given by the Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association at the 2014 National Fire Protection Association Conference, most swimming or aquatic related electrical shock incidents happen in public and private marinas and docks rather than pools. A recent Today Show broadcast stated that most of these incidents occur in pools, which is inaccurate and is not supported by any known data.