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Hot Tub, Sauna Wiring in Red Deer

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Wiring your pool, hot tub, or sauna is a serious business. Well, electricity is always serious business but improper wiring has more of a risk with these items due to the presence of water. Water and electricity are not a good combination.

Hot tub Installation

You always need to be extra careful and use the proper equipment, parts, hardware, connections, and techniques when wiring something that will hold water or moisture. Mistakes can be deadly.

That‘s why it is important to have your new pool, hot tub, or sauna wired by one of our licensed electricians. 

Our trustworthy electricians will assess your situation and offer straightforward solutions. The solutions will take into account the following:

  • All the required codes, regulations, and best practices
  • If your house’s electrical system has the available capacity or not
  • If your electrical panel has enough space for another circuit breaker or not
  • If you need underground wiring or not
  • All other electrical factors specific to your needs and wants

 

We take pride in doing meticulous work and having happy clients. We work hard to keep the process as stress-free as possible for you. We are licensed electrical contractors with the City of Red Deer, well versed in everything to do with pool, hot tub, and sauna electrical, and we will:

  • Apply for the appropriate electrical permits from the City of Red Deer including determining the load calculation that must be submitted with a hot tub permit application 
  • Arrange and be in attendance at any needed inspections
  • Use the appropriate materials (wet-rated, damp-rated, for outdoor use, etc.)
  • Skillfully complete all the electrical work needed
  • Ensure the electrical work meets all appropriate national, provincial, and local codes and regulations
  • Test the components to make sure everything is in good working order
  • Clean up after ourselves

If you’re ready to go ahead with your project, please reach out. Our friendly customer service reps would love to help. 

To speak with us immediately call (403) 755-4914 or select the Chat With Us icon at the bottom of the page. 

You can also fill out our online form and we will get back to you straight away.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pools, Hot Tubs, and Saunas - Part 3

For more answers to your questions, please check out Part 1 and Part 2.

Do I need a permit to install my pool, hot tub, or sauna?

Whether you need to pull permits or not will be determined by where you live. In Canada, you will most likely need an electrical permit and possibly a building or development permit. There could be other permit requirements as well.

The requirements will probably also require you to use a master electrician to apply for the permits and use a licensed electrician to do the work

Please check with a licensed electrician in your area or contact your local government (municipality, county, regional district, etc.) to find out the exact requirements for your region.

How many outlets will I need?

The number of outlets you will need will vary from model to model. 

It will depend on the equipment used in your new pool, hot tub, or sauna and any extra features you get. For example, if you get a lighting or sound system package, you may need more outlets.

Please check your owner’s manual and consult with a licensed electrician for the number of outlets needed.

What voltage is a full-sized hot tub and how many amps does it need?

Full-sized hot tubs usually need 240 V and either a 40, 50, or 60 amp service on a dedicated circuit. A dedicated circuit has its own circuit breaker and only provides electricity to one outlet.

Please check your owner’s manual for the requirements specific to your hot tub.

What is a “plug and play” hot tub?

A “plug and play” hot tub has a smaller pump and fewer jets than a standard hot tub. They require a smaller electrical service to run. They usually need 120 V service compared to the 240 V service a full-sized hot tub needs.

They don’t need to be hard-wired into your electrical system. They come with a factory-installed electrical cord that plugs into a 120 V outlet. Hence the name “plug and play”. 

They can’t be plugged into any ole 120 V outlet, they need to be plugged into one on a dedicated circuit. 

Some models have GFCI protection built right into the electrical cord.

They take longer to heat up and have a longer recovery time than full-sized hot tubs.

What are pumps?

Both hot tubs and swimming pools use pumps. They serve similar purposes in both environments and are important in keeping the water clean and healthy.

Hot tubs have one or two pumps and they move the water through the filter (removing debris) and the heater (heating the water) and they power the jets.

Pools usually have one pump, though they can have more depending on the features. For example, a pool that comes with a hot tub or a waterfall feature may need additional pumps.

In a pool, the pumps keep the water moving and move the water through the pool’s filter and heater. It is important to keep the water circulating because moving water helps keep the pool chemicals mixed. Plus, algae and bacteria can grow in stagnant water.

How many volts and amps does a swimming pool need?

The voltage and amperage needs of your swimming pool depend on the type of swimming pool, its equipment, and its features.

Please consult the owner’s manual for the specific electrical needs of your pool.

What is a salt chlorine generator?

Also called a salt chlorinator, a saltwater pool uses it to convert salt into chlorine.

The generator uses electrolysis to electrically charge the salt water. This splits the salt molecules and creates chlorine.

What is a manual disconnect and do I need one for my pool, hot tub, or sauna?

A manual disconnect is a safety switch on its own or in a small breaker box that when engaged immediately stops the flow of electricity to the item it is powering.

Please consult with a journeyperson electrician to see if a manual disconnect is a requirement in your jurisdiction for your new sauna, hot tub, or pool in your jurisdiction.

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