Installing a pool seems straightforward in theory — hire an installer, dig the ground and install it. Easy peasy. But there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye.
One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is not hiring a professional to do the wiring. So, before the work begins, ask your installer if they have hired a licensed electrical contractor. Ontario law says only a licensed electrical contracting business can be hired to do electrical work in your home.
A licensed professional has the expertise, equipment and training to do the job safely. You won’t have to worry about any issues that could put a dent in your wallet or compromise your safety.
They would have an ECRA/ESA licence number, proving they are allowed to operate their business. General handypersons or certified electricians are not permitted to do any electrical work on your property unless working for a licensed provider or if their business holds an electrical contractor licence number.
You may know someone who can do the job for cheap, but don’t take a chance. Shoddy work could lead to something fatal. Pools pose a higher risk because there’s water involved.
At the end of your pool installation, you will be provided with a Certificate of Acceptance from Electrical Safety Authority for your records, which you need for insurance purposes.