HOT TUB WIRING SPA, POOL & JACUZZI WIRING
Your hot tub wiring must be safe and meet code requirements. Rest assured, that your spa, jacuzzi, pool or hot tub wiring will meet all requirements for years to come.
HOT TUB WIRING
Most full-sized spas require hard-wiring with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) amp circuit that runs with 220v-240v and 50 or 60 amp.
An electrical disconnect is also required with hot tub wiring for hot tubs requiring 220v connections.
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HOT TUB WIRING REQUIREMENTS
Proper installation includes knowing the specific type of wiring to use, the right disconnects and outlets, correct sized breakers, and the proper conduits to ensure safety and to meet the national electrical codes. The below are a few of the requirements for a safely and properly installed wiring for a hot tub, spa or jacuzzi.
- If your spa runs on 240 volts, it must be permanently connected (hard wired) to the power supply.
If your spa runs on 120 volts, it may use a G.F.C.I. cord plugged into a dedicated grounded outlet.
The power supplied must be a dedicated circuit with no other appliances or lights sharing the power.
Wire size must be appropriate per NEC and/or local codes. It is determined by the length of the run from the breaker box to the spa and the maximum current draw.
Copper wire with THHN insulation is recommended. Do not use aluminum wire.
The electrical supply for the spa must include a suitably rated switch or circuit breaker with a disconnection readily accessible to the spa’s occupant, but installed at least five feet from the spa water. Check with local municipalities for additional code requirements.
The electrical circuit must include a suitable ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) as required by NEC.
DO YOU NEED AN ELECTRICIAN FOR WIRING HOT TUBS?
Using a licensed electrician means your wiring installation will be safe and will be running your new hot tub most efficiently.
It’s always a good idea to have your licensed electrician pull a permit. In most cases, your insurance company will not pay a claim if a permit was not pulled and installed by a licensed electrician.
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