Electrician for Hot Tub Installation
Our Abbotsford hot tub electrician at Premium Electric not only offers professional hot tub installation but also hot tub repair and servicing.
If you are uncomfortable working with electricity or hooking up a 220v hot tub then it’s best to contact our Abbotsford or Chilliwack electricians and have us service your hot tub for you. If necessary, we can even do wiring upgrades.
Hot Tub Parts and Components
The hot tubs of today include a whole host of hot tub parts and filtration systems, plus complex electrical components. In order to work efficiently, everything must work in 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
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 wiring 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 installing your hot tub 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 wiring your hot tub, 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 an indoor hot tub Installation (inside your home) may also require a room with specific ventilation and humidity controls, which will increase the overall cost of having the hot tub installed. 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 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, and 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.
About Premium Electric
Premium Electric would be happy to answer your hot tub questions and address any concerns you may have about your hot tub installation, hot tub parts, or upgrading your wiring and electrical panel requirements. For additional information, see our Electrical FAQs page.
Our hot tub electricians service the entire Fraser Valley area including Abbotsford, 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, please: