Hot Tips for Wiring Pools and Spas

by Pool Builders on 12-26-2010 in Articles

Who hasn't dreamed of owning their own swimming pool or hot tub? I know I have and still do! Not only do they add value to your home but they bring comfort, relaxation and wonderful memories for years to come.

However, in order to get your pool or hot tub to run smoothly (and to avoid electrical shock or electrocution to your family and friends) you need to ensure the electrical wiring is done properly). Here's your hot pool and spa wiring checklist:

  1. Hire a reputable company to do all the electrical work. As much as we all like to believe we're the jack of all trades if you don't have the technical training you could put your family and friends in serious danger.
  2. Once you've found a professional technician or electrical company verify that they'll install and configure all the wire, conduit and hardware necessary to make the proper electrical connections.
  3. Invest in electrical codes that will provide extra protection for anyone near the pool and hot tub areas.
  4. Make sure the technician you hire is licensed and aware of the appropriate electrical code regulations and requirements.

Lighting

If you already own a pool or spa and it's in need of a new wiring system or maybe just new lighting most electrical companies can fix both. They can add lighting or outlets around your pool and tub area and even add waterfalls that will greatly enhance your experience. Also, keep in mind that the only safe lighting option for pools or hot tubs is fiber optic lighting.

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