Need your swimming pool wired?
L-Train Electric specializes in the wiring of swimming pools, hot tubs, and other home improvements.
L-Train Electric is the electrical contractor to call if you need swimming pools wired. We will wire you swimming pools quickly and easily. Swimming pool wiring can be tricky for an electrical contractor that doesn’t do them very often. Code requirements for swimming pools are very specific and the building inspectors are very strict when it comes to swimming pools because if not done properly dangerous electrical hazards can develop. Wiring swimming pools focuses highly on grounding, bonding, and ground fault protection.
Sub-Panel Wiring & Installation
A sub-panel is a small breaker box installed to power your pool’s equipment. It’s usually branched off of your main breaker box. You can expect to run into additional costs based on the size of your main breaker and its location.
Typically, your main panel has enough power to spare, but location needs to be a careful consideration. When installing a pool keep in mind that the pool’s equipment must be located certain distances from the edge of the pool. Based on the distance from the house to the pool, there may be extra expenses for a trench to bring power from the main panel to the sub-panel.
L-Train Electric can install a sub-panel for your pool and make sure everything is within safe distances and up to code.
Bonding is a form of grounding that uses a #8 solid copper wire to connect the metal components of the pool. It’s important that all metal parts of the pool be bonded together to carry away any stray voltage.
The bonding wire is attached to the pool wall panels, pool lights, pool ladders, and any other metal equipment. In some cases, the pool deck may require bonding, as well.
Since electricity and water definitely don’t mix, hiring L-Train Electric will give you the peace of mind that everything was done with your safety in mind. We will review all aspects of your pool for bonding needs and ensure it passes inspection.
Additional Electrical Pool Components
- Pool Pumps: When it comes to wiring a pool pump, you’ll need a dedicated GFCI outlet with a weatherproof cover that can be closed when the pump is plugged in. You’ll also need a continuous line going directly to the panel box.
- Heaters: Heaters are typically wired at 110V do not need their own time clock or their own breaker, meaning they draw less power than other pool components. Pool heaters are wired by drawing off of the pool pump time clock using two wires and a ground.
- Salt Generators: A salt generator needs to be plugged into a GFCI outlet that is grounded to ensure safety. Salt generators draw power the way gas heaters are wired, tapping into the pool pump time clock. Not only will this provide sufficient power, but the timer will ensure the salt generator isn’t powered on while the pool pump is switched off.
- Pool Lighting: The skilled electricians at L-Train Electric will ensure that your pool’s lighting is installed correctly. Pool lights need to be connected to a dedicated GFCI breaker. Even low-voltage lights need dedicated GFCI breakers and to be connected to power from the sub-panel inside of a junction box.
Why Involve A Licensed Electrician?
Installing an inground or above ground pool is a great way to bring the family together in the summer, but keeping their safety is mind needs to come first. The electricians at L-Train Electric have years of experience installing, repairing and maintaining pool electrical systems.
Our qualified electricians have extensive experience working on new pool construction, so we can handle all of the electrical permits and ensure a passing inspection.
We are fully licensed and insured, meaning you’re fully protected when we service your electrical needs. No matter what you need for your pool’s electrical system.
All the metal components of swimming pools need to be properly grounded and bonded so if any energized components come in contact with the water the circuit turns off immediately. This is for the protection of your loved ones. L-Train Electric has been wiring swimming pools for years and has always kept up on the latest codes. Give us a call today.