Adding a hot tub/spa to your home in McKinney, Texas will provide a source of fun, entertainment and warm water therapy for stress relief and muscle relaxation. A hot tub/spa is a wonderful addition to your backyard but without power to heat the water, you probably won't enjoy it.
Water and electricity are a dangerous combination. There is a risk of shock or electrocution, which could result in serious injury or death; this is why it is critical that you hire a licensed electrician. Nisat Electric has the experience to properly install the electrical service necessary for you to fully enjoy your new hot tub with
peace of mind!
Nisat Electric will wire the electrical service for your hot tub or spa including installation and configuration of wiring, conduits, breakers, GFCI, subpanel and grounding according to manufacturer specifications, local code requirements and The National Electrical Code (NEC).
Prior to installing any major appliance such as a hot tub, first determine if the electric service in your home will handle the additional capacity. Since most homes built in the previous 30 to 40 years have at least 100 amp service, and 150-200 amp service in newer homes, this is usually not a problem. To find out the rating for your service panel, check near the top of the main breaker.
There is a common misconception that the total amperage of all circuit breakers installed in a panel must not exceed the service panel's indicated amp rating. This is false; capacity is determined by load calculations, not the size or number of breakers.
The hot tub circuit breaker in the service panel must be sized according to the spa's load requirement. The load rating of the disconnect box should be at least equal to, or greater than, this limiting breaker in the service panel. Nisat Electric can easily determine if your service panel will accommodate a new 240v circuit breaker.
The National Electrical Code (NEC) specifies installation of an approved manual disconnect switch adjacent to the hot tub. This disconnect must be located at least 5' away from the tub wall but within 50' and within sight of the tub.
All portable hot tubs and spas installed in McKinney, Texas require ground fault interrupter (GFI) protection. Most often this protection is installed at the disconnect.
The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States. The NEC, while having no legally binding regulation as written, is generally adopted by states and municipalities as the standards by which they enforce safe electrical practices within their
Considered the benchmark for safe electrical installations, the NEC is published by The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) every three years.