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Hot Tub GFCI Circuit Breaker Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Hot Tub Electrical Wiring and Installing a GFCI Circuit Breaker: As Described, wiring a GFCI Circuit Breaker for a Hot Tub is not the same as wiring a regular circuit breaker.

Understanding Hot Tub GFCI Circuit Breakers

Electrical Question: I installed a 220Volt 50Amp 2 pole GFCI breaker for my hot tub and it continues to trip.

Background: Mike, a Homeowner from Seymour, CT.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Mike.

Wiring a Hot Tub GFCI Circuit Breaker

Application: Wiring a Hot Tub GFCI Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install the hot tub wiring.
Notice: Installing hot tub circuit wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

IMPORTANT: Wiring a GFCI Circuit Breaker for a Hot Tub is not the same as wiring a regular circuit breaker.

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2 Responses to “Hot Tub GFCI Circuit Breaker Wiring”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Carlton,
    Yes – A Hot Tub or any type of Sauna, Whirlpool Tub, Pool, or any such equipment that involves water, electricity, people or livestock, is required to have a GFCI protected circuit. Additionally, the installation of the electrical circuit and all associated components must be installed according to applicable codes, with a permit, and inspected, as required by your local building jurisdiction.
    I hope this helps,

  2. carlton gurkovic says:

    Is it code for a 220 volt hot tub to have a GFCI protected circuit in California?