Hot Tub Electricians - Blue Collar Electric

Hot Tub Wiring

When it is time to relax in your hot tub, pool, or spa, electrical concerns should be the last thing on your mind. The qualified electrical professionals at Blue Collar Electric are here to wash away your worries. Our team will help you with new or existing pools, spas, or hot tubs. We pull permits, run power, and thoroughly understand the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), including local electric requirements.

Our Hot Tub, Pool, and Spa Services:

The Blue Collar Electric Team is well versed in the scope of hot tub, pool, and spa installation and maintenance, including:
  • Circuits and Connections
  • Controllers
  • Electrical Code
  • Ground Fault Interrupt
  • Grounding & Bonding
  • Local Regulations
  • Heaters And Pumps
  • Lighting & Pool Lights
  • Panels
  • Permits
  • Pumps
  • Safety Inspections
  • Surge Protectors
  • Timers
  • Wiring, Receptacles, & Conduit

Canadian Electrical Code:

The Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code or CSA C22. 1) is a standard published by the Canadian Standards Association affecting the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment in Canada. A permit must be pulled for hot tubs and pool installation. Hot tubs, spas, and pool equipment usually require a hard-wired circuit with a ‘Class A’ GFCI-protected 230volt circuit with circuit breakers up to 60 amps. A manual disconnect must be installed at least 10 feet away, and no receptacle closer than 1.5m away from a pool. The receptacles must be suitable for wet locations.

Electrical equipment such as heaters, saltwater chlorinators, pumps, and control panels are not required to be protected by GFCI if they are located further than 3m from the pool. However, many manufacturers still require a ‘Class A” GFCI to warrant their components.

 Most importantly, a licensed electrician should wire all permanent structures, above-ground or in-ground swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas. This includes metal wall frame and concrete-style pools, pool pumps, heaters, chlorinators and other items that must be hardwired. Always consult one of the licensed electricians at Blue Collar Electric for all electrical requirements and your hot tub installation.

Electrical Safety Precautions:

While all hot tubs, pools, and spas should conform to the Canadian Electrical Code, the risk of electrical shock can still be a concern as electrical problems can still occur. Below are safety tips for your pool, spa, or hot tub:
  1. GFCI Breaker Issues– A breaker that trip frequently is likely worn and requires replacement. But there are several other more dangerous possibilities if a worn breaker is not the problem. Contact Blue Collar Electric to investigate and repair your GFCI breaker problems.
  2. Electrical Inspection – Schedule an annual inspection for your pool, spa, and hot tub wiring.
  3. Electronic Devices –These items should also be located well away from water. Consider battery-operated devices.
  4. Extension Cords – Extension cords should be kept well away from hot tubs, pools and spas due to the danger of electrical shock. If you have damaged cords, discard them. Do not try to repair damaged cords and keep cords away from walkways.
  5. GFCI Outlets and Breakers – Regularly test your GFCI outlets and breakers.
  6. Overhead Power Lines – Consider overhead lines when cleaning your pool or other outdoor activities. You don’t necessarily need to touch the wire with a pole; it can arc several feet and electrocute.
  7. Surge Protection – Whole surge protection should be a consideration to protect your electrical system, appliances, and devices.
  8. Thunder & Lightening – Never swim during severe weather, especially lightning.
  9. Underground Wiring – While some exceptions exist, underground wiring should not be run under a hot tub, pool, or spa.
  10. Weatherproof Covers – GFCI receptacles must be protected from the elements, including electrical outlets close to a pool, spa, or hot tub.

Importance Of This Service:

Water is deadly around electricity, and our team is here to protect you and your loved ones. Wiring pumps, lights, and heaters for spas, hot tubs, and swimming pools require strict protocols to ensure safety and reliability. Pool, spa, and hot tub installations are our forte, so give us a call and let us earn your business.

Why Blue Collar Electric?

Blue Collar Electric employees are among the most trusted professionals in the country. We have partnered with contractors and homeowners all over Canada for more than 16 years. We provide a full complement of electrical services, including hot tub, pool, and spa installation and maintenance.  

We are deeply committed to the highest safety, quality, and efficiency standards. Blue Collar Electric takes pride in delivering the best electrical solutions to your home and business. We have a rigorous quality inspection process to guarantee your safety, and we guarantee 100% satisfaction. We proudly serve Edmonton, Alberta, Montreal, Quebec, and the surrounding areas. 

 Please schedule a consultation with our technicians today for more information about our wide variety of services.