Common Pool and Hot Tub Electrical Installation Considerations

What Are Common Pool and Hot Tub Electrical Installation Considerations?

Some of our clients really enjoy the premium service we provide through the pool and hot tub electrical installation. Nothing’s more exciting than getting a new hot tub, but it can be a costly outdoor remodeling project, requiring careful preparation. Of course, when you do anything with water and electricity in close proximity, you better pay attention to safety considerations.

These are some of the things you should know about putting together the electrical components for luxury items like pools and hot tubs.

Budget Concerns for Pool and Hot Tub Installation

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to buying and installing pools and hot tubs. We generally focus on three important factors: budget, location, and capacity.

How much are you willing to spend on a new hot tub or luxury item? It’s a lot like buying a car. You begin by looking at the sticker price, but don’t ignore the fees and other expenses that come with it.

The salesperson for the hot tub company can show you everything you need to know about the cost of the hot tub and peripheral items. He probably won’t mention installation costs, which are substantial. Hot tubs require a pretty significant electrical capacity (usually a 240-volt circuit) to keep the jets, pumps, and heaters operating. This means it will have a serious impact on your utility bill.

Swimming pools, on the other hand, do not consume as much energy, but installing everything is even more labor-intensive. You would usually locate a swimming pool farther away from the home, which means it takes more time and effort to equip it with lights, pumps, GFCI protection, and so forth.

Aesthetic Concerns with Electrical Equipment

You wouldn’t want to buy a beautiful swimming pool for your backyard, only to ruin the aesthetic with lots of sloppy electrical equipment all around it. If you’re going to have friends and family over to enjoy a dip in the hot tub, you don’t want to rest your head against an electrical conduit. Therefore, the landscaping and positioning of the equipment matter a lot.

Teague Electric has many trained and certified technicians who know how to hide electrical gear without compromising safety or functionality.

Safety Concerns for Pool and Hot Tub Electrical Installation

So, almost everybody knows that you need to be mindful of water around electricity. It’s a big safety concern, but so are other materials like wood and concrete. You probably have one or the other on your patio and those conduct electricity as well. They require you to have all the appropriate surge protection, emergency disconnects, and wire grounding.

When buying/installing a hot tub, you have to keep all these in mind, and it helps to have a service technician who knows what they’re doing. In other words, they know the local electrical codes/ordinances, and how to install everything safely, and still maintain a nice ambiance.

Outstanding Pool and Hot Tub Electrical Installation Service with Teague Electric

Teague Electric is your go-to source for safe and effective pool or hot tub electrical work in the Kansas City area. We encourage you to do your homework before buying luxury items, which includes knowing a few things about electrical requirements. You can learn more by checking out these four questions you should ask your electrician before they begin any installation project.

Teague Electric is fully licensed and insured to do virtually any kind of electrical work for residential and commercial purposes. We have more than four decades of experience installing lights, security systems, and more for many happy customers in the Kansas City area.

If you need professional help with pool and hot tub electrical installation, don’t hesitate to call us soon for a service quote.