Even if you don't intend to install a pool or spa in the immediate future it is still a good idea to install the cables and electrical accessories to handle it. This will save you are great deal on the cost of installation when the time finally comes to build.
Swimming Pools and Spas
Available is a complete range of weatherprotected electrical accessories such as power outlets, timers, switches and transformers that are designed in varying combinations specifically for use in and around the pool/spa.
Pool Timers are the convenient way of operating your filter system
automatically even when you're at home. You simply set and forget.
For automatic light switching install a Sunset Switch
A Sunset switch will automatically turn on lights at sunset and will turn them off again at sunrise. Not only does it allow you to relax and forget about your exterior lighting but it also acts as a low level of security by illuminating your home's exterior which is a known deterrent to burglars.
For added security and convenience install
The moment someone enters the infrascan's detection field, the infra-red sensor immediately activates the attached lighting providing a warm welcome for your family and visitors. It is also acts as a very good warning device to deter possible intruders.
You will also save money on lighting costs because lights are not left on when they a not required.
Outdoor power outlets
There are a wide variety of appliances that are used outside the home such as power drills, whipper snippers, electric lawn mowers, outdoor vacuums, blowers etc. Available is a range of hard wearing weather protected power outlets that are designed specifically for outdoor conditions.
Installing outdoor power outlets means you
don't have to run extension cords through
windows and doors to interior outlets.
This minimises the risk electrical damage
and increases electrical safety.
Install garden lights and fairy lights to enhance the aesthetics of your garden
Install a Safety Switch Power Outlet
Even with a safety switch installed on the main circuit it is still important to also have a safety switch power outlet in the workshop. The safety switch will protect you from electrocution by detecting a leakage in the power from the circuit (faulty power tool or Earth fault) and cutting the power off in less than 40 milliseconds.
Ensure there is sufficient lighting above all bench/working surfaces
Working over a work bench, in a dimly lit area can cause great damage to your eyes. Therefore, it is important to provide greater lighting than simply a single incandescent globe if you intend to spend any late nights in your workshop.