Electric Panel – The electric service for a swimming pool or spa must originate from the property’s main electric panel or from a properly sized sub panel. Sometimes, and usually in older homes, the electric panel or service is not adequate to handle the load of the swimming pool or spa. In that case a new panel or service may be required. There may be an extra charge for this work. Be careful and ask questions.
Excavation – Removal of the soil in order to create the depth of the swimming pool. Clients should not assume that by using this term that “all” excavation is included with the project. Removal of vegetation, obstacles with easy access, hauling or total hours allowed are examples of pitfalls inherent in misunderstanding of what is or is not included in a construction agreement.