Are you thinking of installing an outdoor pool or hot tub in your Maryland, Virginia, or DC home? Pools and hot tubs have been experiencing a surge in popularity in recent years. Still, because they can be dangerous to install, many local electricians don’t feel comfortable with hot tub wiring. That’s where Kolb Electric comes in! Our expert residential electricians throughout the DC metro area have been providing hot tub wiring for decades. With nearly 90 years in the business, we have the tools and the National Electric Code experience to have your pool or hot tub wired quickly and safely so you can enjoy it all summer long.
If you’re looking for an electrical company in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC with experience in hot tub wiring, call Kolb Electric at 877-287-1179877-287-1179 today!
Hot Tub Wiring Requirements
If you’re wondering how to wire a hot tub, it’s best left up to the professionals to avoid costly and dangerous mistakes. Hot tubs need a dedicated 240V GFCI circuit to provide them with the power they need to run safely. As a result, you’ll need to make sure your home runs on at least 100 amp service. Most homes built in the last 30 to 40 years meet this requirement, and many modern homes even exceed this with 150 to 200 amp service. That said, if you live in a historical home in the area, you may need to upgrade your electrical service before any hot tub wiring is done. At Kolb Electric, we can perform what’s known as a “heavy up” to get your home’s electrical service where it needs to be before we install your hot tub.
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Hot Tub Installation Safety Precautions
- Don’t install your hot tub under power lines – this is unsafe and in violation of the National Electrical Code.
- Avoid using underground wiring for outdoor hot tub wiring. If space restrictions don’t permit wiring that is at least five feet away and underground wiring is necessary, your hot tub should be installed in a rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit, or nonmetallic raceway system listed for direct burial.
- Don’t install low-voltage lighting within 10 feet of the hot tub, even if it is GFCI protected.
Ready to install a hot tub in your Maryland, DC, or Virginia home? Contact Kolb Electric!
Pool & Hot Tub Lighting
Your pool and hot tub lighting are more than just safety tools. They’re also some of the most important aesthetic features of your yard. They improve your curb appeal and enhance your landscaping, so think of them as key additions to your outdoor decoration. Hot tub and pool wiring are hazardous to work with, though, so few Maryland, DC, and Virginia contractors will install them. Even fewer can manage them safely. Kolb Electric is different. We’ve been working with hot tub wiring for longer than many of our clients have been alive. Our business cut its launch ribbon almost a century ago, so we’re pros at what we do.
Pool Lighting Options
It’s complicated and dangerous to add lighting to a swimming pool that’s never had a lighting source before, but Kolb Electric has the expertise to manage this tough task. Your family’s safety is always a priority, so your underwater electric components should always be installed by a professional. We deal in ENERGY-STAR certified products that can save you 75% of your energy bills. We’ll add spotlights to your water features, downlights to your plants, and LED bulbs to your pool. We’ll help you layer and color your lighting palette so elegantly that you’ll think you’re living in a Decorex design installation.
Hot Tub Lighting
Your hot tub should be luxurious. It’s one of the most peaceful parts of your home, so its aesthetics should feel soothing and sophisticated. Kolb Electric will update your hot tub lighting safely. We install:
- String lights
- Fire pits
- In-ground lighting
- Smart LED systems
- Colored lighting layers.
Kolb Electric will make sure your summer is filled with outdoor fun by the pool. We’re a family business that puts people ahead of profits. Call us to update your hot tub and pool lighting at 877-287-1179.
Why Call Kolb Electric?
We are a family-owned and -operated business that has been serving the Baltimore and Washington, DC metropolitan areas since 1925. We are committed to providing superior electrical services for residential spaces, as well as industrial, commercial, and construction businesses. The valuable advantages we can offer you are great service, high-quality products, and experienced workers at a competitive price.
With six local offices, five bucket trucks, and one of the largest fleets in the Mid-Atlantic region, we can handle any size project.
Our services cover everything from new wiring to electrical maintenance and troubleshooting. No matter what your electrical needs are, we have the right solution at the right price. Our electricians are fully licensed by state and local jurisdictions, ensuring that we install your electrical project to exact industry and code standards.
Our MD, DC, and VA electricians are…
- Courteous, professional, and punctual
- Knowledgeable and experienced
- Trained to handle any electrical issue or problem
- Accurate and efficient troubleshooters that can save you time and money
- Equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and parts
- Skilled in residential and commercial services