So I have noticed lately that when I have a cut on my hand or something and I reach down in the skimmer, I feel a small shock. At first, I didn't worry about it thinking it was the chemicals getting into the cut. But my wife has mentioned it too. So I started searching and reading and figured out that it's not the cut. I don't remember noticing this after the pool was first installed, so I can't say if it's been happening the whole time or not.
I did notice that if I have shoes on and stick my hand in there, I feel nothing. If I am barefoot standing on the concrete and stick my hand in there I feel it. So far this year, my pool light has been acting up. I have to jiggle the switch to get it to come on. So I figured that could be the issue. The switch is on a breaker so I turned it off and did my skimmer test again, and I still felt it. I still need to fix the switch though...
My next thought was to remove the ladder and see if I still feel it. I have checked the ground at the pump and it is tight. I know for sure that I remember seeing them putting the ground loop around the pool during installation and I remember as we were doing the dirt work, seeing those grounds connecting to the ladder. I called a friend that works at the local electric company and he explained some things to me. He said he will come check it out if these few tests didn't isolate the issue.
Any other suggestions? I'm not well versed in electrical work.
Okay guys, I just wanted to update this thread. This morning I finished replacing my pump and also found that there was an issue with the pool lite switch, so I replaced that as well. It seems that this fixed the "shock" issue so far. I am going to obviously keep an eye on it, but I'm hoping this resolves it. It will sure make me feel better!