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A backyard hot tub can be an amazing addition to your home, but have you thought about hiring Quality Electric to do the wiring?
Installing a backyard hot tub is no easy task, and it’s always best to have a qualified electrician like our team at Quality Electric on board to make sure it’s done right, so you can safely enjoy your new toy.
It might be tempting to do it yourself, but it can be risky. DIY hot tub wiring can lead to injuries or shorten the life of your investment, so here are some reasons to hire Quality Electric to do the install of your backyard hot tub.
Installing a GFCI
When you plug in your backyard hot tub, it should be into a GFCI, which stands for ground fault circuit interrupter. If there is a short, a GFCI circuit will disconnect your hot tub quickly.
What this means is, it can prevent electrocution. A qualified electrician should be installing a GFCI for you, to ensure it’s done properly.
Grounding and bonding
When you mix water, electricity and metal you have a recipe for danger, so if you have a qualified electrician from Quality Electric you can be assured your parts will be properly bonded together and grounded.
Any mistake means you can be shocked while using your hot tub – which can be fatal.
Your local community probably has local codes and ordinances about how your hot tub should be installed and inspected and a qualified electrician will know what they are – and make sure you are in compliance.
Finally, one of the biggest reasons to have your hot tub professionally installed is that if there is ever an accident or a reason to make an insurance claim, having your new toy installed by someone like Quality Electric means you did your best to keep things safe.
By trying to DIY your hot tub installation, you could be putting yourself at risk legally.
If you have questions about installing a new backyard hot tub — we’d love to chat. Call us today and let one of our experts explain your options.