Licensed Pool Electricians in Columbus, OH

Since 2004, R&T Yoder Electric has been serving our community through the maintenance and installation of electrical systems. As the needs of area residents changed, we expanded our service offerings. That also includes providing pool electrician services throughout our region. 

In years gone by, pool setups were more of a DIY affair. Today, with improved home power grids and increased safety awareness, more and more homeowners contract the services of a pool electrician. This can be before, during, and after they install their pools and applies to both in-ground and above-ground pool styles.

Yoder Electric is proud to be a pool electrician serving Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Pickerington, Gahanna, Springfield, Dayton, Cincinnati and more. Whether you need a pool electrician in Franklin County or a pool electrician in Clark County or somewhere in between, we’re here to help. Turn to the experts at Yoder Electric to make certain that your pool’s electrical system is installed properly.

Our experience as a residential pool electrician

Our pool electrician services have been a part of our service lineup for many years. We are incredibly adept and well-versed in understanding pool electrical needs. In many cases, we prefer the pool to be installed before our electricians arrive for our part of the project, though we recognize that this isn’t always possible. 

And because we offer Design-Build services, we can meet with you early on and establish the layout of your power needs before anyone breaks ground. We perform many residential pool installations each year. There, we often install a sub-panel specifically for the pool, completing the bonding of the pool for the pool installers. 

Next, we’ll hook up all the necessary pumps, heaters, and low-voltage lighting transformers. In short, when we leave your property, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy your new backyard oasis. As the area’s expert pool electricians, we’ve helped hundreds of homeowners across our region with this process and can’t wait to help you with yours as well. Our twenty plus years of experience before Rod and Tina founded Yoder Electric created a rock-solid foundation for where our company is today and will be in the years to come. Simply put, you won’t find a more qualified pool electrician in Columbus than Yoder Electric.

Do above-ground pools need a pool electrician?

To answer the question, “Do above-ground pools need a pool electrician?”, we first need to understand a key component. That is, there is doing a job to the minimum specifications and there is doing a job that ensures both longevity and peace of mind.

Perhaps we should approach this another way. Our EV charger installations offer homeowners two distinct options: a Level 1 EV charger and a Level 2 EV charger. The differences between them are significant. A Level 1 charger is incredibly slow, and may not provide the vehicle owner with enough charge for daily refueling, but can be an alternative to consider if the person primarily works from home. A Level 2 EV charger gets the job done quickly and to higher expectations, providing the car owner with the charge they need when they need it.

Do you have to have a Level 2 EV charger if you own an electric car? Not necessarily, but it’ll be incredibly more helpful if you do.

Likewise, utilizing the services of a licensed pool electrician will be infinitely more effective than DIY-ing the job yourself. A licensed pool electrician, when working on an above-ground pool, will have all of the tools, knowledge, and experience to perform the job exceptionally well.

Using a pool electrician for an above-ground pool setup will give you peace of mind that there won’t be any safety concerns. In addition, when you use a pool electrician your home’s power grid will receive an upgrade with electrical sub-panels specifically to handle the power needs of your above-ground pool.

So in our opinion, yes, above-ground pools need a pool electrician. They will understand how to do the job the right way and will ensure that your family stays safe at all times while using your new above-ground pool.

Do in-ground pools need a pool electrician?

Likewise, do in-ground pools need a pool electrician? Once again, we say yes. Above-ground pools aren’t always a permanent fixture in your home’s landscaping. Sometimes, a homeowner may choose to move an above-ground pool to a new location. While not an easy job, it is possible.

This is not the case with in-ground pools. Because these are made of materials such as concrete and fiberglass, they stay in place until the time comes to abandon the pool. They’re as much a part of your property as a garage or in-law suite. And when it comes time to add those types of features to your property, you would rely on a professional electrician for assistance.

That’s why an in-ground pool electrician is so vitally important. From trenching and backfilling to ensuring your sub panels can handle the new load and more, you should only trust a professional and licensed pool electrician to install your power setup for all types of in-ground pools.

5 additional reasons why you need a pool electrician

Looking deeper, there are additional reasons why you should hire a pool electrician. Whether you are adding an in-ground or above-ground pool to your property, working with a pool electrician will ensure the job is handled properly from Day One. Here are our top five reasons why you need a pool electrician.

First and foremost, safety. As you’re probably well aware, water and electricity do not mix. Pool electrical systems need to be installed in a way that they stay dry while providing the power you need. This can also include the placement of your GFCI power outlets so that they stay moisture-free.

Second, efficiency. A licensed pool electrician will ensure that your power distribution systems can handle the workload. This will, in turn, allow your pool filters, lights, and more to operate at peak efficiency.

Third, ongoing cost savings. Have you ever heard someone say “That cost me more in the long run? I should have hired a professional.” In the pool industry, this statement is 100% accurate and spot on. By having things done right from the beginning, you’ll save significant replacement costs down the road.

Fourth, sub-panel wiring. Can your current electrician panel handle the power demands you’re adding to it with a new pool? Remember, there’s more to having a pool than just adding chlorine. You’ll need to ensure that the filter runs consistently and that deck lighting provides security. Depending on the condition of your current electrician panel, you will most likely need to add a sub-panel that’s dedicated to your pool’s power demands.

Finally, bonding. This is a type of grounding that adheres to higher safety standards.

Pool Electrician Services F.A.Q.

There are a handful of questions we’ve been asked over the years surrounding our recommended pool electrician services. Here are the most common questions along with our thoughts to answer them for you.

What tasks can a pool electrician perform?

At the risk of repeating the section we just covered, we need to address the tasks that a pool electrician can perform for you. Of course, there’s safety and compliance. A pool electrician will understand how to provide power to your pool while keeping your family safe at all times. They’ll also install sub panels so that your power needs are fully met.

Beyond that, a pool electrician will typically be able to trench and backfill buried power lines. Safely running them from your pool to your home is of the utmost importance during the installation process. 

After the installation is completed, a pool electrician can also perform maintenance tasks. This can include an annual inspection as a part of a residential service contract and the repair of any components as needed. In addition, a pool electrician can evaluate whether your home will need additional wiring or a second sub-panel if you’re considering adding a hot tub or spa down the road.

Can a handy homeowner DIY their pool wiring?

We’ve briefly addressed this above, but the answer to this FAQ can be answered like this. Can you give yourself a haircut? Possibly. Should you? Probably not. 

Residential electrical projects might seem simple on the surface, but in reality, there is quite a bit that goes into them. Specifically, with pools, there are safety concerns beyond making sure you’re connecting the right wire to the right spot.

After all, there’s the entire issue of water to consider. Keeping your pool-related electrical components clear from any splashing is vitally important to your family’s safety. In addition, many large-scale electrical projects require both permits and inspections from your local officials, signing off on the work. If you skip this step, it may be more difficult to sell your home in the future if you were ever to choose to do so.

So a handy homeowner can DIY their pool wiring. However, it’s far safer if they turn to the pool electrician professionals at Yoder Electric.

Can a pool electrician trench and backfill lines?

Likewise, there are certain things a pool electrician can and should do. It’s our stance that a licensed pool electrician should have the skills and know-how to trench and backfill power lines from your pool and deck to your home.

However, not all firms are equipped with this service. That can be the difference between working with a client to help them finish the project and having to outsource some pieces to third parties. 

Here at Yoder Electric, we have a mini excavator for larger projects and a trencher for smaller ones. It’s this full-service capability that has helped us build a strong reputation and loyal client base across the region. With our team, there is no outsourcing. We trench and backfill as necessary, using the tools we’ve invested in to properly bury your power lines, keeping those connections safe from the elements as well as the pool itself.

What components of your pool need the assistance of an electrician?

We should start the answer to this question by first addressing the electrical requirements of a pool. Your typical above-ground pool will most likely use a 120V system plugged into a GFCI certified outlet. That power line is then run to your home where one of our team members will bond it to either your electrical panel or a sub-panel, possibly even in your garage.

In-ground pool requirements are sometimes more power-focused, so it’s best to work with us from the beginning so that we can help you. In any case, both above-ground and in-ground pool pumps and filters will require the assistance of an electrician.

Briefly, the cost of pool electrical wiring can vary based on things like distance from the panel and the pool’s power demands. It can also vary depending on what else you’ll be installing around the pool. Once again, to help with planning from the get-go, we recommend contacting our team early on so that we can assist you with your electrical needs the right way.

Columbus, Ohio’s best pool electrician

R&T Yoder Electric has some of the best and brightest pool electricians in the area. We’re proud of the team we’ve built, currently around 30 employees, and continuing to grow. As Columbus, Ohio’s best pool electrician, we also proudly assist customers in other areas by providing:

  • Pool electrician services in Dublin;
  • Hilliard;
  • Delaware;
  • Polaris and surrounding areas;
  • Easton area and Gahanna;
  • Powell;
  • Pickerington;
  • Grove City;
  • Plain City;
  • London;
  • Springfield;

And many more! Whether you’re installing an above-ground or in-ground pool, have plans for an expansive deck or a simple one, and will be hanging beautiful patio lights, we can help with all of your pool electrician power needs. 

Visit our Contact page HERE to get the number of your local sales office or give our main phone a call at 614-206-5401. You can also send us a message via email at office@rtyoderelectric.com. Let us know your needs and we’ll be in touch soon to schedule an appointment!

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