Electric Wiring for Your Swimming Pool: What You Need to Know
You’ve finally decided to take the plunge and install that backyard swimming pool you’ve been dreaming of! There’s a lot that goes into getting your pool ready for use, and you might be able to complete some of these tasks on your own. However, when it comes to the electrical work, you’re going to want to find a licensed electrician with specific experience in electric wiring for swimming pools, and here’s why:
Wiring your swimming pool for electricity is dangerous.
Some work is best left to the professionals, and wiring your swimming pool for electricity is one of them! Even if you have a basic understanding of electrical work, it can be dangerous. WIthout the proper tools, safety equipment, knowledge, and experience, you could be putting your life at risk! Of course, this risk is multiplied when working around water.
You want to protect your family.
Obviously, you wouldn’t want to put anyone at risk from using a swimming pool that isn’t wired properly.
Your want your pool to pass inspection.
Even if you think you’re capable of managing the electric wiring yourself, your pool won’t pass inspection if you’re not a state-licensed electrician.
Pool electric wiring must meet higher safety requirements.
Because of the potential for contact between electricity and water, your pool’s electric wiring must meet the specific safety requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC), Article 680. This includes, but is not limited to how your pool is grounded, the type of materials used, and the placement of your sub-panel and pool equipment.
Electric Wiring for Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Fountains in Greater Concord, NH
Irish Electric is a local contractor with an in-depth knowledge of NEC codes, and extensive experience installing electric wiring for swimming pools, hot tubs, and water fountains. Contact us to get a free quote. We serve customers in Concord, Webster, Hillsboro, Weare, Penacook, Boscawen, Warner, Hooksett, Hopkinton, Henniker, Bow, Manchester and others throughout New Hampshire.