Above-Ground Pool Electrician
Above-ground pools are a staple of summer fun in Gloucester County, VA. They’re a fantastic way to improve both the enjoyability and value of your home. Affordability and convenience make above-ground a better option over inground for many homeowners, but that doesn’t mean that your pool installation comes without its own specific requirements.
Asbury Electric can meet your above-ground pool electrical requirements and deliver the highest standards of safety. Our electrical work will meet codes and allow for reliable pool performance for years to come. Our comprehensive above-ground pool electrical package includes:
- Dedicated circuit installation with a wall timer for pools up to 15 feet from your home
- Twist-lock plug installation when needed for certain pumps
- GFCI protection for your pool
- Ground ring to provide grounding for your pool
- Code-compliant bonding
- All electrical permits and inspections
This package makes it easy for new pool owners to do the right thing and ensure the continued safety of their pool with Asbury Electric. Call us today to talk to a friendly member of our locally-based team.
Ensuring Electrical Safety for Your Pool
Water always presents a potential electrocution risk whenever it’s in the vicinity of electricity. With the pump, lighting, and heating that accompany your above-ground pool, you’ll have both in ample quantities. Ensuring that your pool’s electrical components are safely installed is a job for a licensed local electrician like our team at Asbury Electric.
Many examples of electrocution in pools happen due to the use of outside electronics like TVs, computers, or anything that plugs into an outlet around the pool. The same result can occur if damaged extension cords are in the area around the pool. Keeping these hazards away from the pool is always the best practice, as is making sure your outdoor outlets all feature GFCI protection.
Your pool also features its own electrical components that can potentially pose an electrocution risk. The risk around your pool is greatest when these components aren’t installed by licensed professionals. Seemingly minor installation mistakes can lead to serious consequences when pool equipment is connected to your home’s electrical system.
While many types of faulty electrical installation can cause electrocution, the huge amount of water and the presence of metal framing and fixtures makes it a particular risk for above-ground pools. To avoid this significant risk, you should always go with professionals for installation and service for your pool’s electrical components.
Asbury Electric delivers exceptional safety for your pool by installing a ground ring. This grounds the pool, directing any excess electrical current towards the ground and away from the water and anyone in it. Conductive pools are attached to the ground ring at four contact points, and non-conductive pools are grounded using a bare copper wire four to six feet below grade.
Additional protection comes from the GFCI protection we install for your pool pump. GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter, and it’s the same type of technology you find in the outlets in your home’s kitchen and bathroom. However, the specialized breakers we install to protect your pool are larger than those found inside your home. Their size accommodates the higher current going to your pool’s electrical components and protects against the greater potential risk.
Outlet Repair and Installation
Asbury Electric provides a variety of outlet repair and installation services that can make your pool and the area around it safer. Included in your above-ground pool electrical package is the installation of a twist-lock plug when needed. These are specialized outlets that are used for some pool pumps and in other contexts like generator hookups.
The twist-lock plug provides a safer outlet in an area with so much water. The plug must be inserted and then twisted to lock in place before the connection is made and electricity can pass through. This prevents the potential danger of electrocution that could come with a conventional plug coming partially unplugged.
We install twist-lock plugs with in-use covers and built-in GFCI protection to make your pool even safer. Our local electricians can also carry out any repairs you need on your twist-lock or other specialized outlets. Don’t try tampering with these unique and unfamiliar electrical components yourself. Leave it to the experts at Asbury Electric.
To better protect your backyard, we can also replace your existing outdoor outlets with GFCI outlets. This is the best practice in any case, as rain and other sources of moisture are always a concern outdoors. Having a pool in your yard means you’ll have water around all of the time, so you want the same kind of protection you see in your kitchen and bathroom outlets.
Your Pool’s Electrical Requirements
Asbury Electric’s above-ground pool electrical package will ensure that all of your pool’s requirements are met in terms of electrical safety, codes, and reliability. Our experienced local electricians will carefully install the essential components that go into making your above-ground pool run smoothly.
In order to provide the necessary power supply to your pool, we’ll install a 20-amp circuit that can serve a pool up to 15 feet away from your home. This new circuit will provide dedicated power to your pool and have its own breaker in your home’s electrical panel.
Our team also provides electrical panel upgrades if your home’s current electrical capacity isn’t able to accommodate this new installation. Your panel could also be lacking key safety features like AFCI breakers if you haven’t had any upgrades over the past decade.
Your new pool circuit will also feature a wall timer that makes it easy to manage your pool equipment. The timer can be used to run your equipment during the day when you need heating and filtration and turned off at night to save energy and avoid the sometimes distracting noise that pool pumps can make.
Once we’ve installed your pool’s electrical components and safety features, we’ll conduct a thorough inspection to ensure that everything is up to the relevant codes. Here in Gloucester County, VA, the Residential Code includes a wide range of specific requirements for wiring, bonding, and grounding. We ensure that everything meets these requirements to keep you safe and avoid any issues down the line.
You already need a building permit for the construction of your above-ground pool, but the Virginia building codes also require a specific electrical permit for your pool’s electrical components. The team at Asbury Electric will handle this permitting process for you, so you can simply enjoy your new pool instead of worrying about these professional details.
In order to obtain an electrical permit, your existing electrical panel and other components also need to be within code compliance. If they aren’t at this time, our experienced electricians can provide any required rewiring and upgrades to bring your home’s electrical system up to code and ensure the highest standard of electrical safety.
A lot goes into installing any new above-ground pool, but you can make it all so much easier by trusting the professionals at Asbury Electric to handle everything. We’ve developed our above-ground pool electrical package to meet all of your needs, providing you with electrical installation for your pool that is safe and meets all regulations.
Your Dependable, Local Electrician Near Hampton Roads
Are you in the process of having a new pool installed or considering doing so in the near future? Reach out to the team at Asbury Electric to discuss your above-ground pool electrical package.
Our licensed electricians will ensure that any unique factors regarding your pool or electrical system are taken into account.
With years of experience handling all types of electrical installations, repairs, and upgrades, Asbury Electric is your local, reliable electrician serving Hampton Roads – Williamsburg, Hampton, Newport News, Gloucester, and neighboring communities.