installing a pool in keswick

Avoid the #1 mistake in pool installation

Tuesday Jul 13th, 2021


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.


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