Pools & Hot Tubs

Santa Barbara Pool & Spa Electricians

Hot Tub Electrical Repair

Our pools, spas, and hot tubs are places for fun, friendship, and family. Of course, that presumes the electrical wiring is working properly. Laughlin Electric has over 30 years of experience dealing with the delicate mix of water and electricity and can keep your space safe and convenient for everyone. 

Our Santa Barbara pool & spa electricians work with homeowners throughout Montecito, Goleta, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (805) 590-2222 or reach out here online today to get an estimate.

Common Pool Pump Problems

There are several different reasons behind electrical issues in pools, spas, and hot tubs, but issues with the pool pump is one that is common across the board with all of them. Those issues include: 

Wiring Problems

Faulty or damaged wiring can cause the pump to malfunction or stop working altogether. This can include loose connections, frayed wires, or corroded terminals. 

Timer Clock Problems

The timer clock controls the on/off cycles of the pump. If there is an electrical problem with the timer clock, it may result in the pump not turning on or off at the desired times. 

Disconnect Switch Problems

The motor disconnect switch is responsible for turning the pump motor on and off. If there is an electrical problem with this switch, it can lead to issues such as the pump not starting or shutting down unexpectedly.

Voltage Fluctuations

Fluctuations in voltage can disrupt the normal operation of the pump, leading to inconsistent water flow or complete malfunction. Installing voltage stabilizers or surge protectors can help mitigate this issue.

Blown Fuses

A blown fuse can occur due to electrical overload or a fault in the power board. This can result in the pump not functioning at all. It typically requires replacing the blown fuse and addressing the underlying cause.

Get the help you need by contacting our Santa Barbara pool & spa electricians by either calling (805) 590-2222 or by using our online contact form today.

Hear From Our Happy Customers

Reviews & Testimonials

At Laughlin Electric, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    "Thumbs up all the way."

    We used Laughlin Electric to install StarLink satellite and assemble the wiring in a neat and efficient manner. I cannot say enough about these men who are friendly, polite, and well-educated in their field. We will use them again in the future!

    - Cynthi B.
    "Incredibly professional, courteous, and knowledgeable!"

    We called Laughlin for an urgent electrical issue that had left half of our kitchen nonfunctional. They came within a couple of hours, right at the promised time. Lucas was incredibly professional, courteous, and knowledgeable and quickly fixed our problem

    - Zadok S.
    "Very professional, knowledgeable and efficient!"

    The technicians were both very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient while being very nice, clean, and organized inside our home. I’ve had several electricians in the past and these were the most experienced I’ve seen by far.

    - Heather W.
    "I found my new go-to electrician with Laughlin."

    Laughlin sent Kurt out to add an outlet for my detached garage. He went above and beyond, explaining every aspect of his work to me. He even helped me find a new Tesla charger to install.

    - Antonio A.
    "Professional, efficient, and knowledgeable."

    Eamon at Laughlin Electric routed new ethernet cables in our house. He was professional, efficient, and knowledgeable. Now our bedroom looks a lot less cluttered and organized with our new cables. Thanks for all your help!

    - Nicole G.
    "The work was completed efficiently and the price was fair."

    We called Laughlin Electric to have power run to our motor home. They responded quickly and sent an amazing tech, Andy Hanson. Andy was very friendly and professional. The work was completed efficiently and the price was fair.

    - Savannah F.
    "Their customer focus is spot on!"

    The Laughlin team are exceptional at what they do the dedication to excellence and job completion is second to none. I have hired multiple companies over the years and their customer focus is spot on.

    - Tim M.
    "The whole experience was a good one."

    I had a great experience with Laughlin Electric. They arrived right on time and we discussed the issues I wanted solved. I received an estimate and agreed to the work which was done immediately. Highly recommend this service.

    - Helena B.


Broken lights can be a nuisance as they not only hinder visibility but also compromise the aesthetics of a pool, hot tub, or spa. Our professionals can diagnose the issue and replace faulty bulbs or repair wiring problems.

Advanced Pool Automation System Repairs

For swimming pools, automation problems can be frustrating. The automation uses advanced technology systems to manage different pool functions, from the lighting to the cleaning, and right down to the proper dispensation of chemicals for water filtration. Automation may also involve notifications to pool owners, allowing them to manage their pools remotely. 

Hot Tub & Spa Wiring Inspections and Repairs

For hot tubs and spas, if they heat up either too quickly or too slowly, it's certainly a tip-off that the wiring might need a professional to take a look. Tripped breakers, which occur due to overloads or faults in the electrical circuit, are another significant red flag. They need to be addressed promptly, for both personal safety, and to keep small problems from becoming larger—and more expensive—ones. 

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