SOS Électricien Montréal

Spa and Pool Connection in Montreal

Electrical installation in a spa or pool is a tricky business, given that it’s a wet area. The risk of malfunction or electrocution is high if the system is poorly protected. The Canadian Electrical Code requires that connections be made by qualified professionals.

What does the Canadian Electrical Code say?

There are strict standards to follow for the installation of a spa and pool electrical system to ensure the safety of users. Here are just a few of them.

  • Electrical outlets must be located more than 3 m from the inside wall of the pool or spa;
  • Electrical outlets or exterior lighting devices installed less than 3 m from the inside wall of the pool or spa must be protected by a class A differential circuit breaker;
  • Submersible luminaires must be placed in niche frames within 60 cm of the water surface. It should be noted, however, that there are specific models that can be installed at greater depths;
  • Luminaires for underwater recesses must be supplied with a voltage of less than 150 Volts;
  • The switching and operating voltage of dry recess luminaires must not exceed 300 volts;
  • Choose corrosion-resistant materials such as copper for electrical devices and connections in contact with water.

There are still many standards and regulations to follow concerning differential circuit breakers, amplifiers and installation methods.

Why call in a master electrician for spa and pool connections?

First, this is required by the Canadian Electrical Code. But above all, it’s a guarantee of safety. The qualified and experienced professional knows all the standards and regulations to be followed in the field. He is therefore able to design and build a suitable circuit and choose the right materials for each situation. This keeps fatal accidents such as electrocution to a minimum, and also ensures the durability of the installation.

What are the professional’s roles in spa and pool installation and connection?

The master electrician’s tasks are many and varied.

Site inspection

Do you own a building with a pool, whirlpool or spa? We recommend that you call in a professional to inspect the premises and check that everything is up to standard. He checks the condition of materials, the location of devices and protection systems. In the event of anomalies, he can suggest the best course of action: repair or renovation.

New installations

Call on the services of a qualified professional to install electric pool panels and various protection systems. This includes, for example, the entire earthing process or surge protection. It also takes care of the heating circuit and water filtration system. Finally, he also deals with low-voltage lighting transformers.

Maintenance, repair and renovation

It’s important to maintain the electrical system of your spa or pool regularly. For this, you also need a qualified electrician who has mastered the techniques required for the job. You can also call on its services to carry out repairs in the event of malfunctions or faulty equipment. Finally, this professional takes care of renovation work such as changing the entire lighting system.

Our tips for limiting the risk of electrocution

  • Stay away from electrical outlets when leaving the pool and spa;
  • Avoid touching lighting systems when in the water, even if you know they are protected;
  • Use poles made of non-conductive materials to clean your pool or spa;
  • Opt for quality connections and devices, and check their condition regularly. Contact a master electrician at the first sign of trouble.

Why call on SOS Electricien Montréal?

The technicians we put at your service are competent, qualified and reliable. They know and apply all the standards in force in Canada when carrying out assignments. They work with professionalism and are committed to delivering on time to your satisfaction. These experts are also good advisors. Finally, we offer attractive and reasonable rates.

To conclude

We also provide you with competent institutional, residential, commercial and industrial electricians. We can also install charging stations, generators and home automation systems. We work on new buildings, renovations and repairs. Finally, an electrical emergency service is available 24/7.