A pool, spa or hot tub can be a great addition to your home or backyard. They are perfect for unwinding after a long day, easing muscle pain, getting in a quick exercise and even entertaining on the weekend. So keep your spa or hot tub in perfect working condition with a trained electrician who knows their way around complicated and hazardous electrical systems. 

Electrical Systems for Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs 

Installing, setting up or rewiring a pool or hot tub circuit can be an especially challenging task and shouldn’t be left to an amateur electrician. The combination of electricity and water creates a deadly situation where even the smallest mistake can result in serious damage, injury or death. So don’t leave you or your family vulnerable to potential danger. Consult Schafer Electric’s licensed electricians who have many years of experience working specifically with hot tubs. 


Before you install your new hot tub, it’s important to ensure that you’ve got the right setup in place. If you haven’t received the physical hot tub, spa or pool, it’s important to gather all technical specs to have ready for your electrician. Plus, you’ll need to know where you’re installing said pool or hot tub as well as the location of your circuit breaker.  

Hot Tub Wiring 

If you’re going to cut corners, your hot tub or spa’s electrical shouldn’t be one of them. Even something as simple as using the wrong size wire can create serious risk. The wrong wire size will cause the wire to heat up which can cause an electrical fire.

Dedicated Circuit 

Do hot tubs need a dedicated circuit? We say yes. Hot tubs, spas and pools require a lot of electricity to operate so it’s important that whatever circuit your hot tub or spa is using is solely used for that hot tub or spa. This helps prevent circuit overload which can cause a power outage or worse.  

More specifically, we make sure that your hot tub or spa uses a dedicated circuit with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection. The GFCI detects electrical current leakage and automatically shuts off the power to prevent electrical shock and electrocution. Water plus electricity is a dangerous situation and we take safety very seriously. 

Stay Safe! Hire a Professional Hot Tub Electrician 

Schafer Electric has wired and rewired countless hot tubs, spas and pools across Sonoma, Napa and Marin County. Our team has the experience and skills to complete the job correctly the first time so you can keep using your hot tub without worrying about electrical safety.