Pool and Hot Tub Electrical Service

What does it cost to wire a swimming pool or hot tub?

Every inground pool project or hot tub will generally include costs that will affect your budget. In many cases, one such cost is electrical hook-up. This is a general idea of what to expect when 4B systems provide electrical service for a repair or new pool install. Expect a general cost for a standard electrical hook-up package for an inground pool will generally cost between $3,000 and $5,000 (this depends on many factors)

Pool Electric - Mundelein, Illinois - 4B SystemsThe standard package should include:

  • Electrical permit
  • Labor and materials: wire standard pool components which include: pump, light, pump timer, and installing one gfci receptacle plug between 10’–20′ from the pool.
  • Bonding all necessary components
  • Handling all necessary inspections pass

Standard Installation:

  • Equipment (pump and filter system) does not require any trenching between the house and the pool equipment.
  • Home has a standard crawlspace foundation.
  • Panel box has room for the additional breakers needed for the pool equipment.

Pool Equipment

Standard hook-up normally includes wiring the pump, pump timer, light, and a receptacle. Here’s a list of pool options that may affect final cost:

  • Salt Chlorine Generator
  • Heat Pump
  • Fuel Burning Heater
  • Hot Tub
  • Automatic Cover

Room in House Electrical Panel:  If the house electrical panel is full there are two options:

The first option is to have to install a sub-panel which will simply provide the breaker space needed to accommodate the pool equipment. The second option is to contact the electrical company and get what’s known as a service upgrade which will increase the amount of electricity provided to your house. This normally takes the electrical provider three to six weeks to install and can cost from $750–$1500.

Hot Tub Install - Mundelein, Illinois - 4B Systems

Electrical Hookup Requirements for Hot Tubs
Most spas will operate with either 50 or 60 amp dedicated service at 220-240 volts. Hooking up a 230-volt hot tub involves an electrician integrating the main house panel with a 50 or 60 amp breaker, the external GFCI/disconnect box and the spa/hot tub controller box. Be sure that the GFCI should correspond to the housebreaker, so, for instance, a 60A GFCI should be paired with a 60A breaker. Whether 50A or 60A is required depends on the number of pumps and size of the heater in the spa.

  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
  • GFI
  • Hot Tub Wiring and Conduit
  • Flex conduit
  • Installation Process and Code
  • Buried Cable and Conduit
  • Electrical inspection

Please contact 4B Systems for any repair or installation of a Pool or Spa / Hot Tub in the Mundelein or metro Chicago region.