Hot Tubs and Pools
Pools and hot tubs can be so relaxing and fun addition to a backyard. If you plan to install a new pool or hot tub this season you will need a licensed electrician to install electrical wiring for things such as a pump, a heater, and lighting.
An Electrician Needs to Take Care of the Hot Tub Wiring
Once a homeowner has decided on the hot tub or swimming pool of their dreams, there are a few things an electrician will need to carry out on the property. Homeowners should never rely on a DIY approach to a pool or hot tub wiring because it could lead to serious injuries and even death. GB Electrical Services will take care of the following services for a new pool or hot tub owners.
In Mecklenburg County, two permits will need to be pulled by the electrician. An electrical permit will allow the inspector to review the project to ensure that the electrical is up to code and is safe. A building permit will allow for the inspector to confirm that all other required code is met for residential hot tub and swimming pool installations. A member of our team will communicate with you the homeowner and the inspector to be sure that all code requirements and safety is being adhered to.
An electrical technician will install a required weatherproof GFCI disconnect a few feet from the hot tub or pool to meet the code. An outdoor convenience outlet is also required to be accessible at a range of 10-20 feet from the tank. Additionally, backyard pools require grounding and bonding. The technician will need to assess all areas that need grounding around the pool and attach to it. This is a safety feature in code requirements to minimize the risk of electric shock.
Sometimes a trench will need to be dug in the yard in order to run wiring for these necessities. The GB Electrical Services technician will determine the location of the digging and communicate that to you before any work is done. First, we call 811 to have the ground surveyed for underground wiring and utilities. We also hire the trenches and work with them to complete the job efficiently. It is always our goal to disturb as little as possible so that the final result meets your expectations. One of our favorite trenching landscaping companies is Garcia Lawn Services – www.garcialawnservicesnc.com
Your electrician will discuss a few requirements for your hot tub and pool install that GB Electrical Services is not able to provide. The building permit will require that your new backyard feature will need to be enclosed by a fence. There are some specifics and conditions that will need to be met based on your location. Also, special gates and even alarms are necessary to be able to meet code and keep your family safe. This may all sound overwhelming at first but have no fear our team here at GBES has it all figured out. We have a relationship with many inspectors and a working knowledge of code to be able to facilitate any questions and ease concerns you have.
Our certified electricians provide an array of electrical services for our customers. In addition to hot tub and pool services, we can also wire your new pool house or the deck. Allow our certified technicians to meet with you and go over all your needs. It is our goal to provide the highest level of customer service, and we stand behind all the work we do for our customers.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are planning a new pool or hot tub install, we are the professionals to call. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a technician to plan out this project. We are the electricians you can rely on for all electrical needs. We will make sure your setup meets the code and gets approval upon inspection. We have been taking care of communities in Mint Hill and the Charlotte Area of North Carolina for over a decade and look forward to serving you.
GB Electrical Services LLC is dedicated to providing its customers with electrical services since 2008. No job is too big or too small for our professional team of electricians.
A little history of swimming pools in the US.
First “Modern Day” Pools
One of the first in-ground swimming pools in the United States is the oldest pool in Texas—Deep Eddy Pool in Austin. Deep Eddy has a bathhouse built during the Depression-era, by the Works Progress Administration. The pool began as a swimming hole in the Colorado River, became a resort in the 1920s, and is today a popular swimming pool operated by the City of Austin.
Swimming Pools Go Mainstream
Swimming pools became mainstreamed in America after World War II, and with the advent of Hollywood movies, became a status symbol. Swimming pools evolved as a viable consumer purchase as more and more people began to realize that part of the American dream was being able to take a backyard vacation in their very own swimming pool.
Read more about the history of swimming pools at swimmingpool.com.
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