What NH Electricians Want You to Know About Building an Inground Pool

Summer may be short in New England, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get hot! If you’ve been eyeing your neighbor’s pool and wishing you had one for yourself, why shouldn’t this be the summer you decide to go for it? Many people opt for the more permanent option of an inground pool. In that case, there are a few more things you have to consider that you may not have thought about. One of those things is electrical work. There are licensed NH electricians who know how to handle the specific electrical needs of building an inground pool.


Here’s what NH electricians want you to know about building an inground pool.


Electrical Needs

An inground pool has multiple components that run on electricity. These include the pump, filter, lights, and any heating features. The pump and the filter need to run continuously to keep bacteria and algae from growing in stagnant water. Inground pools also often have lighting to make it safe to swim at night. And if you’re really feeling luxurious, you may decide to install a heater. All of these systems and features run on electricity, and they have to be properly installed to ensure they are safe near water.


Pool Bonding

To keep those electrical operations safe, NH electricians set up something called pool bonding. This is similar to the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) that you have near your kitchen or bathroom sink. The safety precautions surrounding pools, however, are much stricter because the electricity could come into contact with a much greater quantity of water. The electrician will use solid copper wire to bond the pool walls and deck to create a path for the electricity to follow if something does go wrong.


Installing the Sub-Panel

The sub-panel branches off from your home’s main breaker box and powers all of your pool equipment. The electrical code determines how far the sub-panel and pool equipment must be from the pool. Depending on the distance between your pool and your house, you may have to dig a trench to connect the sub-panel to the main breaker box.


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Licensed NH Electricians | Chamberlin Electric

At Chamberlin Electric, our team of licensed NH electricians can help you with all your electrical installation and repair needs. Our team has decades of experience, so you can feel safe and confident trusting us with your home electrical needs.


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