Pool and Hot Tub Wiring
Even pools and hot tubs have special electrical considerations, and Nipper Electric can help you meet them. Our licensed electricians can safely install pool lights, place ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) near water, and wire hot tubs, allowing you to take a nice long swim after a hard day. Our team can:
- Install a hot tub perfect for your space
- Wire underwater lighting for nighttime swimming
- Install safety equipment like GFCI outlets to prevent shocks
- Install 220v hot tub wiring cables safely underground
- Replace outdated outlets with GFCI outlets to meet hot tub wiring code
- Dig trenches and install all wiring safely and quickly
In just a few days, our professionals will have your hot tub or pool all ready to go.
Nipper Electric Specializes in Pool & Hot Tub Wiring Services
Remember, water and electricity don’t play well together. When wiring up a hot tub, it’s best to have a professional on hand, and Nipper Electric is a highly trusted electrician in the Virginia Beach area. A badly set wire can give a tiny shock, which can result in unconsciousness and drowning. So when picking a hot tub or pool, always consider the following precautions:
- A hot tub or pool should not be placed under power lines under any circumstances. Although this is mentioned in the wiring schematics, the warning is often ignored.
- The panel the hot tub is wired to must support the hot tub wiring.
- Low voltage lighting must not be installed within ten feet of the hot tub or pool.
- Wires must always be placed at least eighteen inches beneath the ground.
- Wiring cannot be placed directly underneath the hot tub or pool, as the wires could become damaged and cause electrical shocks to the occupants.
- There must be an emergency shut off within five feet of any hot tub.
- GFCI outlets should be near any pool, so that currents can be halted in the event a stray current is detected.
Hot Tub Wiring Schematics
CPSC advises all consumers to get a professional electrician to perform any hot tub or pool wiring job. This is for your safety, as professionals have more than just general knowledge of the wiring process. The schematics call for specific wiring sizes that depend on the style of the hot tub, such as using 6 gauge copper wire for a 220-volt hot tub. However, even with the proper diagrams, the process is dangerous and best left to someone that knows what they’re doing.
Nipper Electric realizes how important safety is to you and your family. We want you to be able to enjoy your hot tub with full peace of mind. If you are ready to start relaxing, call us today at 757-296-7176 or schedule an appointment online to start your hot tub wiring.