SPA, JACUZZI, HOT TUBS & POOL WIRING in Seattle area
Electrical DIY work and repairs can be dangerous, especially around water. There is a risk of shock or electrocution, which could result in serious injury or death. We strongly advise that hot tub electrical wiring be assigned to a licensed electrician.
Spa and Hot Tub Outdoor Wiring
To feed the spas and hot tubs, the power requirements vary from unit to unit. The smaller units simply plug into a 15-amp, 120-volt ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet. Other larger units may require a 50-amp, 240-volt feed to power the pump motors and associated heaters that may be installed. These larger units are hardwired to a junction box within the access panel mounted in a side access panel under the unit. On some models, an easily removable panel or door gains you access to the pump, wiring, and control for easy maintenance.
Pools and Spas Code Requirements
Any electrical wiring run over a pool or spa must be at least 22 ½ feet above the water level. This includes power lines and broadband wiring communications systems. Clearance height above diving boards is not less than 14 ½ feet above the platform or diving board, whichever is the highest. You see, it is likely that with pools, you’ll have one of these handy bug-catching nets. These are mounted on a long, aluminum handle and could easily be lifted into the air. A 10-foot handle and the height of the person using it could be deadly to the user if the lines were lower.
Contact us if you need any electrical work in Seattle area, all our electricians are licensed.