Building a new pool and not sure where to start? Here’s how to get your pool ready for summer!
When you are planning to build a new pool, one of the first things you need to do is figure out the electrical work that will be required.
This can be a bit tricky, as there can be slightly different wiring requirements for different types of pools and spas depending on their size and the materials used!
In general, however, you will need:
- Earthing of pool fence and any railings
- Pool light installation
- Pool equipment electrics (chlorinator, pumps/filters/cleaners)
- Pool heater (optional)
Did you know? Most pool builders ask homeowners to organise their own electrician.
It’s a no brainer that water and electricity is not a good mix, so it’s crucial that you get a professional electrician to complete your pool wiring.
So, if you’re looking for a North Brisbane electrical team who understand exactly what is required to ensure your pool is compliant, speak to Armitage Electrical. We will be able to assess your needs and make sure that everything is up to code.
This article will outline what you need to know to get your new pool ready for summer, including all the electrical wiring requirements that you may (or may not) be aware of.
Pool electrics to power your pool equipment
Having a professional electrician handle the wiring for your pool equipment for your new swimming pool is the best way to ensure that everything is installed correctly and safely.
An electrician will also be able to troubleshoot any problems that you may be having with your pool equipment including your pool’s chlorinator, pumps, filters, and cleaners.
Having a qualified Electrician install your pool’s wiring can help prevent major problems from occurring in the future.
Importance of pool earthing
Most homeowners planning to add a pool are unaware of what pool fence earthing is and why it’s important. Pool earthing is essential in order to prevent electrocution and shocks.
The type of pool fencing (aluminium vs glass fencing) will also determine how the pool fence earthing must be done.
The cost of earthing a pool fence can vary quite dramatically so we encourage homeowners to reach out early in the planning stages so we can discuss your options.
Pool heater electrical
A pool heater is a great way to extend your swim ‘season’ and help you make the most of your new pool year round.
If you’re thinking of installing a pool heater, there are a few things you need to know. First, you’ll need to make sure your home’s power circuit can handle the additional load.
You’ll also need to factor in the cost of running the heater (solar can be a great way to offset this!) Depending on the size of your pool and the climate you live in; a pool heater can add quite a bit to your electricity bill.
Finally, you’ll need to decide what type of heater is right for you. There are several different types of pool heaters on the market, each with its own set of pros and cons. Doing your research ahead of time will help you make the best decision for your needs.
And yes, we’ve got plenty of customers in South East Queensland who swear by their pool heater, even using it in the summer months!
Pool light installation
Armitage Electrical has the necessary tools and knowledge to properly install pool lights.
Many people believe that they can install a pool light themselves, but this is not the case. There are many dangers involved in installing a pool light, and it is important to hire a professional to do the job as you are dealing with a body of water and electricity.
Electrical wiring requirements you need to know
In conclusion, making sure your pool is properly wired is essential for a safe and fun summer.
Having a qualified Electrician, like Armitage Electrical, involved in your new pool build ensures all the appropriate requirements will be met and that your family can enjoy your pool worry-free for years to come.
Armitage Electrical offer a range of great pool packages. Call today to find out how we can help.
Armitage Electrical are your fully qualified and licensed, trustworthy, professional and reliable electricians North Brisbane.
With all-inclusive up-front pricing, Armitage Electrical provides the highest quality electrical, maintenance or repairs on hot water systems, switchboard and mains upgrades, and pool and shed wiring for your home North Brisbane.