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Hiring an Electrician for Pool Wiring

Updated: May 25, 2022

Like many technical installations, a pool wiring installation must be done by a professional. Attempting this on your own without any experience can lead to unfortunate accidents if done incorrectly. Many of the municipalities around the Lehigh Valley require a licensed electrician to pull the permits for pool wiring.

Inground or above-ground pool wiring installations have to be done just right to ensure that the pump, heater and the lights work efficiently. It's important to get this done by a professional, like Werkheiser Electric, who will handle all your pool electrical installation needs in the Lehigh Valley, PA.

What can a pool electrician do?

Here are the services to expect of an electrician:

Initial installations

When building a pool for the first time, an electrician can help you with key installments to ensure that the wire components function optimally.

For initial installations, it's important to get the best equipment, with the latest in-pool lighting technologies. Not only does it look beautiful- it lasts, ensuring that you don't have to spend money on costly repairs in future.

Wiring the Lighting

In-pool lighting is great for both aesthetics and safety. A well-lit pool is lovely at nightfall, and also provides illumination for nighttime swimmers.

Motor and pump replacement

A pool electrician specializes in repairing automated systems like the motor and the pump.

A professional can help you install a new one, or fix faulty equipment. It's advisable that you use surge protection at all times, a fact that's ignited by many pool owners.

Professionals emphasize ideal installation practices and provide you with guidance when repairing mechanical components.

Why do you need to hire an electrician for your pool wiring?


As emphasized earlier, safety is the main reason you should consider getting a professional wiring installation done.

Although there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube, it's not advisable to use them. A licensed professional can guarantee safe grounding, to prevent electrocution during storms.

A pro will get the job done to the best standard practices, as per the stipulations of the NEC (National Electrical Code).

Long-term cost efficiency

Doing an installment the wrong way from the start may mean that you have to replace faulty equipment several times due to loose connections and ill-fitting wires.

These things are quite expensive. So it's ideal to get it right once and for all.

Things to note when hiring a pool electrician

Now that we've emphasized just how important it is that you give the job to a pro to do, let's delve into key factors to look out for when getting an electrician for pool wiring.


You should choose a company with reputable, licensed electricians and who have experience in wiring swimming pools.

Hire a pro now

Hiring a pro to get your pool wiring installation done has tremendous benefits, and beats doing it by yourself anytime, any day.

Given that electricity and water are involved, there's added impetus to get it done the right way. Be sure to contact Werkheiser Electric now!


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