When considering the purchase of a hot tub or setting one up, you should know the hot tub electrical requirements. There are two major types of hot tub electrical connections. It is crucial to pick the hot tub with the right electrical connection for your home. Not only will choosing the right option save you lots of money, but also lots of time and hassle. Keep reading to explore what the right option might be for your home.
Two Different Connectors For Hot Tubs Electrical Requirements
220V/50AMPs connectors are the most common hot tub electrical requirement because all of the equipment is able to run consecutively. They contain a larger heater which will also heat the hot tub water much faster than an 110V/15AMPs. These high amperage circuits may be required if the hot tub is equipped with multiple jets or pumps. Moreover, 220V/50AMPS hot tubs will outperform 110V/15AMPs due to the fact that they are wired to a GFCI protected circuit. GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter, and these connectors protect everyone from the risk of electric shock.
On the other hand, 110V/15AMPs run on a regular 15-20 amp household circuit. These are much more convenient because they don’t require any of the hardwired electrical renovation. It is important for 110V/15AMPs electrical connection to have its own outlet that is not shared with any other devices. If plugged into an outlet with other electrical items using electricity, there is a high chance of tripping the breaker. This is also a safety hazard to your home if not properly run or installed.
Be Safe, Be Smart
The responsibility of the hot tub owner to make sure that the electrical connections are installed by a licensed electrician. These electricians should be using the standard within the National Electrical Code (NEC).
If you have any questions about electrical requirements for your next hot tub purchase, ask the experts at AJ’s Electrical! We have the answers to all of your questions or concerns about pool and hot tub wiring. We can arrange for an inspection, repair or installation in your home.