One way to enjoy the summer days is with a pool in the backyard. Having family and friends over while you float in the pool and let the kids enjoy the water is an excellent way to make memories that will last a lifetime. Of course, you want to make sure the pool is safe for you and your guests to use and that it doesn’t pose any electrocution hazards. Large pools, whether they are above ground or in ground require electricity. It may sound like a disaster waiting to happen considering the relationship between water and electricity, but an electrician in Burbank can help ensure it is safe. The team at H Electric wants you to enjoy your summer, safely.
You will need an electrical outlet to run the pool filter, pump and heater if you choose to have one. Many homeowners like to have automatic pool covers that also require electricity to operate. You certainly don’t want extension cords running from your pool to the house. It isn’t safe and generally is against city code. You need a receptacle placed somewhat near the pool so your equipment can be plugged directly in without the use of extension cords. 6 feet is typically as close as you want to get the receptacle, but you don’t want it anymore than 20 feet away.
Your electrician can take care of all the Burbank electrical needs. You will need what is referred to as a sub-panel to operate the receptacle. The pool equipment will require enough electricity that it needs its own panel. If there isn’t enough room in your existing electric panel, you will need an upgrade to accommodate the additional electrical requirements. These are all issues your electrician will discuss with you. Give H Electric a call today and schedule your appointment to make your backyard pool a safe place to enjoy.