Before you take the cover off of your hot tub that hasn’t been touched in a while, make sure it’s in top shape with an inspection visit from an Orlando hot tub electrician.
Florida is starting to cool down, and with the decreasing temperatures comes more hot tub visits. We want to make sure you’re relaxing in peace without any unexpected electrical fiascos, so here are some of our top tips to ensure your hot tub moments go as planned.
Electrical Inspection and Maintenance
As you may know already, hot tubs operate using electricity. With that sometimes comes electrical issues that, when not addressed, could lead to dangerous situations. Some of the most common electrical issues we’ve found with hot tub usage include:
- Tripped Circuit Breaker: Overloading the circuit or a malfunction in the tub’s electrical components can trip the circuit breaker, cutting off power to the hot tub.
- Lighting Failures: If your hot tub has lighting features, bulb burnouts or wiring problems may occur, requiring electrical repairs.
- Control Panel Issues: Faulty control panels can disrupt the hot tub’s operation, making it challenging to set the desired temperature or activate certain features.
- Corrosion and Wiring Problems: Exposure to water and the outdoor environment can cause corrosion and damage to electrical wiring, leading to shorts or other issues.
- Circuit Overloads: Adding extra appliances or devices near the hot tub can overload the circuit, leading to power interruptions.
If your hot tub is experiencing one (or many) of these issues, contacting an Orlando hot tub electrician should be the first thing you do! We’re trained to properly handle any short-circuiting or damaged wires in a way that keeps everyone safe.
Circuit Installation and Upgrades
Hot tubs use a significant amount of electricity compared to an everyday household appliance, so installing or upgrading your current circuit breaker can be beneficial. If your hot tub is sharing a circuit panel with other appliances, you risk circuit overloads or sometimes overheating. Having an Orlando hot tub electrician wire your tub to its own power source minimizes the risk of tripped breakers, electrical issues, or reduced performance.
A GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlet, commonly found in moisture-prone areas, is a crucial safety feature that prevents electric shocks. These outlets constantly monitor electrical flow and shut off power instantly when irregularities are detected, such as current flowing through a person’s body, averting serious injuries. They also offer a low-resistance path for fault currents to return to the main panel and trip the breaker to disable the fault, providing a reliable and safe solution for your equipment and personal safety.
Scheduling regular inspections and maintenance helps detect and prevent potential issues, ensuring your hot tub remains a relaxing escape. During your hot tub installation process, make sure that all electrical wires, switches, and outlets are located five feet or more away from water to ensure maximum safety. It’s also important to know where all electrical switches and circuit breakers are located to shut off the hot tub in an emergency.
Choose Doc Watts As Your Orlando Hot Tub Electrician
We’re here to help you maximize your hot tub relaxation time by providing top-of-the-line hot tub electrical installation and repairs. For expert assistance in preparing your hot tub’s electrical system, contact us today. And as always, Call the Doc When You Have NO Watts!