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A comfortable patio features a well-lit above-ground pool, an external hot tub, and outdoor lighting.

Keep Safe this Summer with Expert Pool Lighting and Spa Installation

Your swimming pool is one of the best places to cool off and beat the Texas heat. But there’s one element of pool safety that’s often overlooked: your pool’s electrical wiring. From 2002-2018, there were 33 deaths reported involving electrocutions in pools and spas. These types of injuries and fatalities can often occur from broken wiring or improper installation, which is why Electric City is here to help!

Knowing what causes these problems is half the battle. By having one of our licensed electricians install your hot tub, you can rest easy knowing that your family is safe from electrical dangers. Wiring inspections and repairs can prevent the risk of electrocution from pool lighting or outdoor outlets. Keep reading to find out more about electrical hazards in and around your pool, and how you can prevent them.

What You Need to Know About Pool Electrical Safety

Pool Lighting

Whether you’re an early morning swimmer, a night diver, or you only go out in the afternoons, it’s important to ensure your pool has the proper lighting to keep your family safe. Even if you have other types of outdoor lighting, pool lighting is necessary to make the water’s perimeter as visible as possible. This is especially crucial when you have pets or small children, to prevent any drowning accidents.  

At Electric City, we’re experts in lighting repair, replacement, and installation. Your pool may already have lighting, but if you notice any issues with the electrical systems within or around your pool (including outlets) it’s important to call a licensed electrician right away to handle the problem. Regular inspections, as well as wiring repair and replacement, will also help prevent unexpected electrical issues from popping up. 

Hot Tub & Spa Installation

Installing a hot tub or spa is an exciting way to make the most of your evenings all year round! Choosing to install a hot tub in summer can also help you prepare for cooler weather in autumn and winter, and while the kids are splashing around in your newly-lit pool, the adults can relax in the brand new spa. You may think that a pool cleaning company could help with this installation, but as electrical devices, hot tubs and spas need to be installed by a licensed electrician to prevent the risk of electrocution. 

Whether you’ve just had your spa installed, or are getting ready to open it up again for the first time in a while, it’s important to have an electrician inspect your hot tub. Regular wiring inspections will protect your family and allow you to safely get the most out of enjoying your hot tub. 

Signs of Electrical Safety Issues

If your pool is at risk of causing electrocution, you may notice safety issues indicated by pool lights or equipment functioning irregularly, including: 

  • Broken lights
  • Dimmed lights
  • Flickering lights
  • Issues with pool equipment (pumps, vacuums, filters, etc.)
  • Damaged electrical outlets or switches near your pool
  • Any faulty electronic connected to or near your pool

Call Electric City right away if you notice any of these electrical problems, or suspect your home may have other electrical issues. If someone has experienced electrocution, call 911 immediately.*

How Can I Prevent Electrical Issues Around My Pool or Hot Tub?

Be on the lookout for signs of electrical safety issues, and if you notice any of them, do not touch the water in your pool or hot tub. Call Electric City right away for help, and one of our team members can send a technician to address the issue. Keep electrical cords and any risky electronics away from the water, as well. 

Residential wiring inspections for your family can also detect potential problems before they cause harm to your loved ones. Regular inspections will ensure safety throughout your home’s electrical system. 

Discover the Electric City Difference

Make the most of your summer! Enjoy your backyard barbecue by the pool or an evening soak in the hot tub by first ensuring that the proper safety measures are in place. Call the best electrical contractors at Electric City. Our service is unparalleled, and our secure payment plans ensure that your family’s safety is affordable. Contact us today to find out how we can help. 

Electric City: Your Expert Electrician in Katy, TX

As a family business, Electric City prides itself on keeping you and your family safe. We offer a lifetime warranty on everything we do because we provide expert workmanship and use quality products and tools. You can enjoy your pool, spa, or home electrical wiring knowing that it was installed and checked for safety by the good hands of our licensed electricians. If you’ve noticed anything strange about your home’s electrical wiring or lighting, don’t wait! Call us today at 832-724-1781 to have a team member sent out to you as soon as possible. 

*The information provided in this article is not intended to serve as medical advice.