Electrician for Hot Tub Wiring & Installation
Our hot tub electrician in Abbotsford not only offers professional hot tub wiring and installation but also hot tub repair and servicing.
Hot tub electrical requirements are complicated and dealing with 220v power can be quite dangerous. Always hire a licensed electrician to ensure the safety of your home, your family, and yourself.
At Premium Electric, our hot tub wiring electricians have a lot of experience installing and servicing hot tubs. In some cases, a hot tub installation may even require a wiring upgrade.
Hot Tub Parts and Components
The hot tubs of today include a whole host of parts and filtration systems, plus complex hot tub electrical requirements. In order to work efficiently, everything must work together correctly, all while maintaining the safety of the end-users.
- Hot tub filtration systems are required to help cleanse and purify the water
- Hot tub jets are fed by pressurized water systems
- Water is returned to the pump through a suction-based system
- Ozonation in some hot tub systems require separate plumbing
- Water heating can be created by natural gas, electricity, and even solar energy
- Hot tub air jets use forced air to create massaging jets
Hot Tub Electrical Requirements
Your hot tub electrician will understand the electrical requirements necessary to power your hot tub's unique accessories. A 110-v hot tub won't need any special wiring since your existing electrical panel is sufficient to run it properly. However, special hot tub electrical cable will be needed to install a 220-v hot tub plus, it will also need a separate breaker...a GFCI ground fault circuit interrupter.
Some of today’s hot tubs may even have additional add-ons that could require separate (or even larger) circuit breakers and subsequent wiring upgrades. See also, our page on electrical panel upgrades, if required, or check out our page on electrical code upgrades.
Whether you are having your hot tub installed indoors or outdoors, many hot tub units come with a GFCI spa pack. Essentially this is a sub-panel specifically designed for use with home spas. While the GFCI packs themselves contain the essentials needed for hot tub electrical safety, you should be aware that powering these panels means that the existing circuitry of your electrical panel and power supply to your home must be sufficient enough to handle the task, without creating electrical safety issues.
If you have any questions or concerns about your hot tub electrical requirements, please call and talk to our hot tub electrician at 604-308-6195.
Choosing Your Hot Tub
Indoor Hot Tub Installation - Please be aware that installing a hot tub indoors (inside your home) may also require a room with specific ventilation and humidity controls, which will increase the overall hot tub installation cost. These upgrades will also boost the operating expenditure for the hot tub. You may also need a permit before installation.
Outdoor Hot Tub Installation – Overall, installing a hot tub outdoors is safer and more cost-effective. Once you have decided on the make and model of the hot tub you want to purchase:
- Gather together all the specific power requirement information
- Note the place where you have decided to install the hot tub
- Contact a certified hot tub electrician to have your hot tub installed professionally
Have our hot tub electricians make an initial visit to your home to determine if your existing electrical panel is suitable for powering the GFCI spa pack. They will also determine whether or not additional wiring upgrades (or panel upgrades) may have to be made to meet today’s electrical standards, as well as the hot tub’s electrical needs.
Hot Tub Wiring Pitfalls to Avoid
Hiring a hot tub electrician to professionally install your hot tub will ensure that your installation is safe and help you avoid the following common wiring pitfalls that many DIYers experience:
- Hot tub wiring not properly grounded
- Failure to install or correctly install the right GFCI outlet
- Hot tub electrical cable inadequate for the power load
- Circuit breaker trips after installation
- Current carrying cables not properly bonded creating an electrical hazard
About Premium Electric
Premium Electric would be happy to answer your hot tub questions and address any concerns you may have about hot tub electrical requirements, hot tub parts, or upgrading your wiring or electrical panel. For additional information, see our Electrical FAQs page.
Our hot tub electricians in Abbotsford also service the entire Fraser Valley area including Chilliwack, Mission, and Maple Ridge BC. We can also provide you with a hot tub quote that specifically addresses the type of hot tub you have purchased and the status of your current electrical panel and wiring.
If you need an electrician for hot tub installation or service, please: