Not much is more relaxing than taking a refreshing dip in the pool on a hot summer’s day or lounging in the hot tub while the sun winds down. While water is central to a pool or hot tub’s appeal, you’ll need electrical services, too, in order to warm the water and install safety lights. The skilled electricians at Wenbrooke Services can make your dreams come true. Our certified residential electricians specialize in all things hot tub and pool wiring, and we’ll provide prompt and efficient service so you can spend more time taking advantage of your swimming setup.
Get the hot tub or pool layout you’ve always wanted. Call Wenbrooke Services today at (240) 394-1500 or reach out online to schedule a wiring service with us!
Hot Tub Wiring
Before an electrician touches the first wire, your first step is to choose a safe place for your hot tub ― by which we mean not under power lines. Remember that electricity and water don’t mix! Hot tubs can be powered by a 110- to 220-volt outlet, with the latter being the more efficient option. When installing a 220-volt hot tub, you need a 6-gauge copper wire, though other hot tub models that involve lights and heat require additional wires. Wiring must always be supported by an adequate electrical panel. Your Wenbrooke Services technician can help you determine if you need a panel upgrade.
Low-voltage lighting should never be installed less than 10 feet from your hot tub, and wires must be at least 18 inches underground and not directly below the hot tub, as it could result in shorting out or even potentially causing shocks. Codes require an emergency shutoff by a GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) outlet within 10 feet of the hot tub.
If you hope to use your pool in spring or fall, you’ll need a plan to heat the water. Pumps, lighting, and some filters also require power. We never recommend DIY electrical work, but especially not for a pool, where wiring is in such close proximity to water. Wiring must be connected to GFCI breakers to ensure an automatic shutoff should wires come in contact with water. If these are improperly installed, they could fail and result in electrocution, so always ensure a professional is handling the job.
Why You Should Hire a Professional Over Doing It Yourself
It can be extremely dangerous to perform pool and hot tub wiring on your own. When electrical currents come in contact with water, the results can be hazardous and even deadly. Even if you’re met with a “small” 120-volt shock, it can be powerful enough to stun you to the point of drowning. It is also difficult to save someone drowning due to an electrical shock, as the rescuer could be shocked as well. While there are guides on how to DIY pool or hot tub wiring, sticking with a professional is always your best bet at ensuring your wiring is both accurately installed and safe. Reach out to an expert at Wenbrooke Services to tackle the project for you.
Why Choose Wenbrooke Services for Pool & Hot Tub Wiring?
Since our inception in 2015, our family-owned and -operated company has been delivering detailed wiring services to our Maryland community, though the Wenbrooke Services team has roughly three decades of experience under our belt. We utilize industry-leading tools and methods to get each job done quickly and efficiently, always prioritizing our customers and operating on a 100% satisfaction guarantee with warranties for added peace of mind. Count on us to deliver the pool and hot tub setup of your dreams!
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