MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -

A South Florida boy who was electrocuted by the light in his family's swimming pool was laid to rest Friday.

Calder Sloan was supposed to be spending the first day of his spring break at Legoland, but instead hundreds of family and friends packed Temple Beth Shalom in Miami Beach to pay their respects to the 7-year-old boy.

As the half-sized casket was guided out of the temple, Calder's father gave the wooden box a kiss before it was pushed into the hearse.

Chris Sloan said his son's nickname was "Mr. Awesome." He described him as a joyful, loving child, a soccer freak and a protective big brother.

"At 7 years old he was a champion for other people," Chris Sloan told Local 10. "If his little brother got in trouble, he'd be the first (to say), 'He's just a baby. He's just a baby.' Like he had an emotional moral compass of, I admit it, I've texted while I'm driving and he (would say), 'Daddy, you should not be texting while you're driving. That is not safe.'"

While the family says goodbye, investigators still working to determine how Calder was electrocuted by the light in the family's pool.

After the incident, a contractor found an important ground wire to the pool light wasn't connected and may have sent a full 120 volts to the fixture, instead of just 12. The heavy current appears to have accelerated the steel casing of the light which allowed water to seep into the fixture.

Local 10 also obtained the report from that inspection and it shows the electrician made another discovery that he found troubling; the entire house isn't grounded. The report shows it's missing two copper ground rods. It's unclear who removed the rods, why and how long ago.

News of how Calder died has spread like wildfire. It even made headlines in the United Kingdom. The story has been shared thousands of times on Facebook.

Chris Sloan's Facebook page is filled with messages of condolences and promises to heed his warning to pool owners about having their equipment checked.

Important lesson in pool safety

NOW TO A VERY IMPORTANT SAFETY ALERT FOR PARENTS AND A HIDDEN DANGER INVOLVING YOUR BACKYARD SWIMMING POOL. OFF THE TOP AT 6:00 WE BROUGHT YOU TRAGIC STORY OF ONE FAMILY WHOSE SEVEN-YEAR-OLD SON WAS ELECTROCUTED WHILE SWIMMING IN THEIR BACKYARD POOL. THE LITTLE BOY WAS ELECTROTOUTED CUTE BY THE POOL LIGHT, AND THE FAMILY IS HOPING THEIR STORY WILL BE AN IMPORTANT LESS OP FOR YOU. LOCAL10'S ROGER LOHSE JOINS US LIVE WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Reporter: FIRST YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT THIS FAMILY, THEY RECENTLY HAD THEIR POOL LIGHT WORKED ON. THIS IS A SWITCH RIGHT HERE THAT CONTROLLED THE LIGHT, AND IT APPEARS THAT PERHAPS IT WAS NOT TIRED,, WAS RE WIRED INAPPROPRIATELY. SOME EXPERTS WE TALKED TO SAID ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT IN OUR HOUSES ARE DONELL STANLEY BEING WORKED ON BY THE ENVIRONMENT. ACCORDING TO THE ELECTRICIAN TO INSPECTED THE EQUIPMENT AFTER THE INCIDENT, AN IMPORTANT GROUND WIRE DENT POOL SWITCH TO THE TRANSFORMER THAT STEPS DOWN THE ELECTRICAL CURRENT FROM THE HOUSE WASN'T ATTACHED, SENDING THE FULL 120 VOLTS TO THE POOL LIGHT. IT APPEARS THAT STRONG CURRENT ACCELERATED THE CORROSION OF THE STEEL THAT ENCASED THE LIGHT, EVENTUALLY WATER SEEPED IN AND TURNED THE POOL INTO AN ELECTRICALLY CHARGED BODY OF WATER. THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO SOMEBODY HERE, AND IT HAPPENED TO -- KINT HAPPEN -- THAT'S NOT WHO IT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO. ED IS THE CHIEF ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR FOR THE CITY OF HOLLYWOOD. HE COULDN'T SPEAK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THIS INCIDENT BUT SAID GENERALLY CORROSION FROM SOUTH FLORIDA'S SETTLE ENVIRONMENT CAN WREAK HAVOC ON ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS. HE SAID IT'S IMPORTANT THAT POOL OWNERS ROUTINELY CHECK THEIR EQUIPMENT. I WOULD SAY LARGE AMOUNTS OF CORROSION OR BROKEN CONDUITS, LOOSE FITTINGS, ANYTHING THAT WOULD PERTAIN TO THE AGE OF A POOL. Reporter: HE SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT THAT HOMEOWNERS ONLY LOOK AT THEIR EQUIPMENT, DO NOT TRY TO DO ANY ELECTRICAL REPAIRS YOURSELF. THE CURRENT FLOWING THROUGH YOUR HOME'S ELECTRICAL BREAKERS AND POOL EQUIPMENT IS DANGEROUS, SHOULD ONLY BE WORKED ON BY A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN AND SHOULD NOT COWS A FORTUNE TO HIRE ONE. I WOULDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE UNDER $300 OR $400 AND LET'S FACE IT, LIFE SAFETY IS YOUR PRIMARY CONCERN. $400? HOW ABOUT $400 MILLION. I WOULD GIVE $400 MILLION, I'M SURE ANYBODY WOULD, TO BE ABLE TO HOLD THIS BOY AGAIN. Reporter: AND BACK LIVE HERE WE HAVE TO SAY IT AGAIN, DO NOT TRY TO DO ANY SORT OF ELECTRICAL REPAIRS YOURSELF. LEAVE THAT TO THE PROFESSIONALS. THE SLOAN FAMILY, THEY HAVE SET UP A MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND AT THE LEARNER ACADEMY WHERE CALDER WENT TO SCHOOL. FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE DONATIONS. IF YOU'D LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE YOU CAN FIND OUT THAT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE, THAT'S LOCAL10.COM. WE ARE LIVE IN NORTH MIAMI TONIGHT. I'M ROGER LOHSE, LOCAL10 NEWS. ROGER, JUST SO SAD FOR THAT FATHER AND THAT FAMILY, TOO. MY COSH GOSH. YOU SAY THIS WAS LIKE A PERFECT STORM IN TERMS OF THE WIRING AND THE CORROSION THAT TOOK PLACE WITH THAT SWIMMING POOL, JUST TO REEMPHASIZE THAT. THAT'S WHAT IT APPEARS. THE LIGHT WAS WORKED ON RECENTLY AND IT APPEARS THAT THERE WAS ONE WIRE THAT WAS NOT CONNECTED. THE NOW, OF COURSE, THIS STILL HAS TO BE THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED. YOU CAN GUARANTEE THERE'S GOING TO BE CIVIL ATTORNEYS INVOLVED. THEY WILL CERTAINLY GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE THIS. PUT UP A LOOSE WIRE, A DISCONNECTED WIRE, BAD

The family has established a memorial fund at the Lehrman Community Day School where Calder attended school.

To make a donation to the Calder Jacob Sloan Legacy Fund:

Make checks out to:
Lehrman Community Day School
memo: Calder J Sloan Legacy Fund

Address:
Lehrman Community Day School
727 77th St
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Attn: Jodi Bruce, Head of School