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Electrical Wiring for Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

Outdoor hot tub made of wood with steps leading into it

Glue and fingers. T-shirts and cold weather. Some things just don’t mix well. Electricity and water are bad together. Really bad. This is why it’s so important to hire a professional to handle the wiring in your hot tub or pool.

Why You Need to Hire a Professional

Think you can handle the wiring in your hot tub or pool? It’s no big deal, right? You might think of yourself as an amateur swimming pool electrician, but not hiring a professional could be extremely dangerous.

There were 14 deaths related to electrocutions in swimming pools from 2003-2014, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Broken underwater lighting, old swimming pool electrical wiring, ungrounded power washers, and vacuums — these are just some of the hazards you can find around swimming pools.

Hot tubs come with the same safety hazards as swimming pools. Old wires, for example, could cause an electrical spark.

If you own a swimming pool or hot tub, you can see why hiring a professional is essential.

How to Choose an Electrician to Wire Your Hot Tub or Pool

Not all electricians are the same, however. You need to choose one that provides you with excellent customer service and value for your money. Here are some other tips:

  • Look for an electrician’s credentials. UWIN-endorsed contractors, for example, have been drug tested, background checked and trained properly.
  • Look for experience. The best electricians serve their local community and have worked with various clients in different industries.
  • Look for knowledge. Good electricians understand how to wire new hot tubs and pools, as well as maintain them.

Regular Maintenance

After an electrician has wired your new hot tub or pool, you will need to maintain these items. Regular electrical maintenance will prevent electrical shocks from damaged or old wires and ineffective electrical equipment.

Taking out a protection plan could save you money on regular electric maintenance. You pay a small monthly fee and receive an annual check-up, as well as other perks.

Mister Sparky® of Lancaster can wire your new hot tub or pool and provide you with regular maintenance for the future. Plus, you can take out a protection plan and save money. Contact Mister Sparky now and find out more.