When most pool companies give an estimate for the cost of a new pool it seldom will include quite a few things including the electrical work. Installing an inground pool will require some significant electrical work in order to power the pool pump, pool lighting, salt generator, booster pumps, and pool heater.
As you can see from the photo above, our pool has some significant electrical power wiring, switches, and timers to make everything work. You’ll want to consult with an electrician early in your project to get accurate pricing and an understanding of how to make all the equipment work together as you wish.
Our electrical equipment shown above includes the following from left to right:
- 220V disconnect for the variable speed pool pump. The pump has a built-in timer so an analog time was not required for our installation (you may need one if the pump does not include a timer).
- 220V switch that turns on/off the booster pump used to power the robotic pool cleaner.
- 220V disconnect for the booster pump.
- Analog 220V timer used to turn on/off power to the salt water chlorine generator.
- 220V control module for the salt water chlorine generator.
- 220V disconnect for the heat pump power.
- Below all that is the grounding loop connection. All of the equipment is grounded to a loop around the pool under the deck slab.