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Pool & Spa

Electrical repair and maintenance for pools and spas
Water-based electrical system repair and maintenance

Pool Electrical Service

Electricians for Pools, Spas, and Jacuzzis

If you are considering installing an in-ground or above-ground pool, consult a professional residential electrician like Ideal Electric for reliability and safety. Electrical systems are used for more than illuminating your pool or spa at night. Heating and cleaning systems are all electrically-powered and require specific installation techniques to provide safe function. Ideal Electric offers installation, repairs, and maintenance for the following water-based systems:

  • Heat pumps
  • Lighting
  • Remote control functions
  • Waterfalls and water features

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Electricians Repair Water-Based Appliances

Electronics for pools and water features are far more hazardous than interior fixtures. If you suspect a problem with the electrical system in your pool or spa, call the professionals at Ideal Electric immediately. Our team of highly trained electrical contractors offers long-lasting home electrical repairs at affordable prices. Regardless of your pool’s brand, age, or style, we have the knowledge and the tools to provide a safe solution. Never attempt to troubleshoot a problem with a water-based electrical system yourself as this can create a tragedy.

Pool Electrical Installation Cost

How much it costs to install electrical systems around your pool will vary based on the type of pool, how many water-based systems need electricity, and if your existing electrical panel can handle the pool electrical additions. A standard electrical hook-up service (basic installation) will cost between $3,500 and $4,500. Other factors that may increase the price are if you have to locate the pool equipment away from the house and if you have a basement or concrete slab foundation. 


Hot Tub and Pool Wiring

After having your pool or hot tub installed, electrical wiring will need to be installed to provide power to your pool pump, heat pump, timers, automatic covers, chlorinators and any lights inside or around the pool. All in-ground pools, above-ground pools and spas require ground fault circuit interrupter protection by code. If your pool does not have GFCI installed, it’s a huge safety risk. GFCI will detect leakage so you don’t get electrocuted.

An experienced electrician will be familiar with the essential pool and hot tub electrical requirements so your emergency switches and outlets are reliable and safe. Ideal Electric will provide you with a quote to determine the best way to get electrical wiring to your pool and spa equipment. We’ll also need to evaluate the current power around your home to see if the electrical panel is capable of powering the new additions. If the current power isn’t sufficient, you’ll have to have a subpanel installed or a separate electrical upgrade.

Pool Electrical Code Requirements

Electrical installations to maintain water quality, power lights, run pumps, etc. must be done according to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and performed by a licensed electrician. Local rules will vary, but they generally follow the NEC closely.

Pool and Spa Lighting Installation

From inground to all around, Ideal Electric will install pool and spa lighting to brighten up your outdoor space during those summer night dips. To add some pizzaz, you can choose from color-changing pool light options (white, blue, green, red, etc.) Outdoor lighting doesn’t just add to the aesthetic appeal of your backyard utopia, it’s also essential for lighting walkways to prevent slip and fall accidents. No matter what type of lights you need installed, our electricians can conquer it all.

Types of pool light options:
  1. Flush-mounted underwater halogen light - Halogen is significantly cheaper to install but uses more power and needs more maintenance than LED options.
  2. Flush-mounted underwater LED lights - They are mounted inside the pool wall and are great for new pool builds.
  3. Surface-mounted underwater LED lights - Easy installation and retro-fitting but more easily broken as they stick out of the pool wall.
  4. Surface-mounted underwater halogen lights - The standard underwater pool light; provides ample lighting and is much cheaper than other options.
  5. Pool garden lighting - Used around the exterior of the pool in the landscape. Brings life to your garden.
  6. LED flood lights - Lights large areas and are more energy efficient than halogen. You might cause over illumination without an electrician's help.
  7. Feature lighting - Highlight a feature of your pool such as waterfalls, trees or other landscaping.
  8. Submersible and floating LED lighting - Best for parties; come in different shapes, colors and sizes and float on the surface of the pool or are submerged.

Signs Your Pool or Spa Needs Electrical Service 

Don’t take a chance with a faulty electrical system in your pool or spa. The master electricians at Ideal Electric are licensed to repair all types of water-based electrical systems. When you choose Ideal Electric, you can rest assured that you will be receiving a safe repair at a reasonable price. If you notice any of the following symptoms, call an electrical professional immediately:

  • Faulty lights
  • Nonfunctioning heater
  • Malfunctioning control panel
  • Water inside the pool lights
  • GFCI breakers tripped
  • Exposed wiring      

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