Hard-wiring a hot tub is not the most complicated and difficult work that electricians are faced with, but doing it correctly surely requires professional knowledge and experience. Hot tubs simultaneously use electricity and water, which means that the wiring process requires special techniques to ensure that the two forces never meet. Hot tubs also need to fulfill very specific and very strict electrical regulations – another reason why hot tub wiring should be only performed by a professional Westminster electrician that is licensed. There are many more arguments that tell you to avoid wiring your own hot tub – here are some:
- Fire hazards – incorrect hooking can lead to sparks and fires around the appliance as well as further away, with the wires and other system components that connect the appliance to the power supply. The best way to avoid these issues is to turn to an electrician with experience in installing hot tubs.
- Incorrect operation – an incorrectly installed hot tub can never operate correctly. Even if you are not at risk of dangerous situations, chances are that incorrect installation will lead to diminished performance and incorrectly operating functionality, such as jets that will not turn on.
- Losing the warranty – the warranties that are attached to hot tubs are very specific about the requirements regarding installation. The warranty is usually voided if the installation order repairs are not performed by licensed and certified professionals.