Everyone knows water and electricity don’t mix. When installing or fixing your above-ground pool or inground pool for the summer, it’s best to leave the electrical pool wiring aspect to the professionals. After all, the wiring is the reason your lights, pump, heater, and pump timer are able to function. So yes, that means leave Uncle Fred, the body builder, out of it. No one wants a botched electrical wiring job for their brand new pool, especially when the weathermen are calling for a scorching summer this year.

Some people think putting in a pool means DIY to save on costs, but it’s actually the opposite. If you aren’t a professional in the electrical field, and aren’t versed in the NEC (National Electrical Code), you could end up spending more if anything were to go wrong. Let me break down the reasons and benefits for hiring a licensed electrician for your pool wiring needs:

  • Safety

Like mentioned in the beginning, water and electricity don’t mix. If you don’t know what you are doing and feel that looking up a DIY YouTube video will suffice, think again. Many electrocution accidents can occur when a professional is not hired to wire a pool. For instance, a licensed electrician needs to ensure safe grounding of the pool. If this is not done properly, a lightning storm or any type of exposed wiring could result in electrocution.

Faulty wiring in the pool’s lighting fixtures can also result in electrocution, as water is able to get into the lights. If the pool is not GFCI protected, this poses another shocking hazard. Professional electricians know the safety protocols and understand the National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for wiring a pool so that you and your family can enjoy your pool safely. It’s as simple as that.

  • Functionality

In order for your pool to function at its highest performance, it’s a good idea to leave it to the professionals. There are many electrical components to every piece of the pool’s equipment so that it can work hard for the summer. 

Electricians have the knowledge and most importantly, the understanding of the electrical components within the sub-panel, pump, lighting, GFCI outlets, etc. to be able to wire a pool. If you hire an experienced licensed electrician who has done many pool wiring projects, all of the components within the mentioned pool equipment that make up the pool’s “brain” will work at their utmost capacity.

With the amount of time it would take you to begin the research for “how to install pool wiring”, the licensed master electricians at KB Electric LLC could have that magical body of water up and running before you know it.

  • Longterm Cost Efficient

If you don’t have your above-ground or inground pool wired by a professional, you take the risk of having to replace equipment multiple times due to incorrect wire sizing and loose connections, which can burn a hole through your pocket. Hiring a licensed master electrician who has experience in wiring pools ensures the job gets done right the first time.


In conclusion, when buying a new pool or needing your pool wiring serviced before summer, call a professional electrician who has the experience in wiring pools. This will ensure the safety for you and your loved ones without worry, and a summer full of fun.

Our licensed master electricians at KB Electric LLC have the experience and knowledge to wire your pool today. Don’t forget that we service the electrical wiring for your pool as well. If anything needs fixing or replacing, always remember: water and electricity don’t mix! Call KB Electric LLC and let the professionals handle it, you won’t regret it!

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Swimming Pool Wiring – GFCI receptacles, twist lock receptacles, bonding, dedicated lines.


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Finished installation of the pool panel