We know, from experience, that many people get extremely nervous working with electricity around any water source. Now that Spring is in full effect here in Albany, many people are just about ready to open up their pools for Memorial Day. It is likely there are preparations that need to be made to ensure everything is working properly.
If you are in a situation where you need to install new electrical wiring, we would recommend having a certified, licensed electrician do the work. But, if you are confident in your abilities and want to take on the task, below is information for you to use as a good guideline to get the job done properly.
The National Electric Code has specific guidelines for electrical wiring of pool, spa and hot tub installations. Check more about the pool installations here. A majority of the electrical contractors in Albany are aware of the regulation requirements, and you should do your due diligence if you are considering hiring one. If you are taking the job on yourself, see below.
Installing electrical wiring in close proximity of water for your pool is a tricky affair. Professionals should take on these jobs, companies like McCauley Electrical have 12 years of electrical practicing experience plus another 20 years on employment experience.
Ensure that your pool is properly wired by following the following tips and requirements.
Despite the fact that majority of the work in respect to pool installation or building can be done by you, it is always safest to leave the work to a professional. It is critical to have a licensed electrician do the work to certify it done correctly and safely. This will ensure you have peace of mind as you enjoy your pool for the Summer in Albany...
Example of grounding the swimming pool electrical wiring: