It isn’t uncommon for some adjustments to be needed for your electrical system when you’re adding anything electrical to your home. If your Des Moines home’s electrical panel is already full, it may not be able to support the extra wiring needed for your pool lighting.
If that is the case, you have two options:
The first option is to install a sub-panel, which will provide more breaker space to accommodate the extra electrical needs for your pool lighting. In order for this option to be viable, your home’s wiring will already need to be able to support the extra electrical output, since you’ll basically be redistributing the existing electrical service of your home.
The second option is to contact your electric company and request a service upgrade. This can take up to around six weeks because it requires an installation by your electric company. Service upgrades will increase the amount of electricity which the company sends to your home.