Make Robust Surge Protection a Priority This Pool Season
Make Robust Surge Protection a Priority This Pool Season

These days, pool and spa performance is as much about circuitry and electronics as it is about water flow. Computer systems and wiring in modern pool equipment, such as electric heaters, pumps and automation systems, provides cutting-edge efficiency and control; however, homeowners often overlook protecting this investment.

Help clients stay out of deep end by installing comprehensive surge protection on expensive pool and spa equipment.

The Intermatic PS3000 Surge Protective Device (Type 1 and 2 Listed) and Load Center is simple to install and allows professionals to protect the entire bundle, including pumps, LED lighting, heaters and more, against dangerous transients and voltage surges. Without it in place, homeowners can be left needing to replace costly equipment during peak pool season when disaster strikes.

The Source of Power Surge Events

The majority of surge events (approximately 60-80 percent) are created by large electrical appliances as they switch on and off, as well as from power grid switching issues. Eventually, this process can destroy pool equipment to the point that essential pieces need to be replaced.

Unfortunately, surge damage can vary on a case by case basis. It can affect entire electrical systems and individual components as well as hardwired equipment. Installing a solution that covers all bases allows homeowners to rest easy knowing they’re protected.

Many Applications, Simple Installation

Designed for simple installation in a variety of settings, the PS3000 can be quickly wired into pool and spa breaker/automation panels or existing home electrical service panels for complete protection of all downstream equipment.

PS3000 units can also be paired with an Intermatic Load Center for added convenience and functionality. This is typically done in new pool builds, with the Load Center serving as the protecting central hub for connected pool and spa equipment.

Around-the-Clock Protection

Each PS3000 Surge Protective Device includes state-of-the-art TPMOV® technology, which suppresses surge events before they reach pool components. This also helps avoid potentially hazardous failure modes.

Additionally, an LED indicator included on the front of the device gives residents the green light that the SPD is functioning correctly.

Common PS3000 applications:

  • Pool and spa LED lighting
  • Water feature pumps
  • Gas and electric high-efficiency heaters
  • Stereo and speaker systems
  • Single and variable speed pool pumps
  • Pool automation systems
  • Chlorinators
  • Suction cleaners
  • Portable hot tubs

The PS3000 typically requires just 10 minutes to install and provides lasting value with a 3-year, $7,500 connected equipment warranty. It’s a cost-effective “insurance policy” for pool and spa owners of all types.