Contractors in Florida who install, repair, or maintain pools, hot tubs, spas, hydromassage tubs, fountains, or related equipment can take this continuing education course to learn the electrical side of that specialty. Electricity in wet places must be handled with certain safety measures in place. This course covers the requirements for pool wiring, motors, pumps, heaters, luminaires, fans, receptacles, monitoring live voltage in water, and recent updates to the Florida Building Code about public swimming pools. The National Electric Code Handbook will be largely referenced.
To start our one hour course, we discuss the scope of electrical components in pools and similar constructs that electrical professionals will have to be familiar with. Then we’ll examine wiring methods, including underground wiring locations, equipment rooms, corrosive environments, and having a means to disconnect the current flow to a system. Next is an overview of safety devices and related considerations, like cord-and-plug connected equipment and overhead conductor clearances.
The next sections deal with the hard components of these water features: motor function, pump types, water heater options for pools, and lighting, fan, and receptacle requirements. Where luminaires can be located and an analysis of wet, dry, and no-niche luminaires finish out the particulars of a pool’s electrical parts. The final two sections reveal updated requirements for handling repairs or alterations to public pools, and shock monitoring device options.
Videos and images are utilized throughout the course to enhance comprehension. After each lesson, students will be asked a single question about the material.
*Note, this class provides PEC credit for Pool Contractors and is not approved by the Electrical Board
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- Approved By: Florida DBPR
Charles "Chuck" Price is At Your Pace Online's Subject Matter Expert for the Electrical Trade. He started out in grocery management at the age of 18 and after 5 years decided to venture into the electrical trade in 1996. He served his apprenticeship and quickly became a foreman running work. He gained experience in many facets of the trade such as working on traffic signals, hospitals and healthcare buildings, waste water treatment plants, and many commercial applications including telecommunications data centers. He currently is working for the area's largest healthcare system.
One of his passions is working with kids - and that starts with his own two boys! He has coached youth football and basketball at several levels and is part of a men's organization that raises money for the youth as well. He is a leader in the local 4-H group, helping kids learn about animal science. All in all, Chuck focuses on being the best father he can be, while maintaining a firm grasp on the ever-changing electrical industry.