Hot Tub Installations - Everything You Need To Know
Are you entertaining the idea of getting a hot tub?
If you’ve picked out the perfect model, thoughtfully re-designed your landscape, but not given much thought to its installation, then keep reading!
In this article, we unveil a checklist of things to do prior to your hot tub’s arrival to achieve a smooth and successful installation.
How Will It Be Installed?
It seems obvious, but it’s a worthy question to ask yourself upfront!
Do I feel comfortable installing the hot tub myself, or am I installation-shy? How you answer this will determine whether hiring the services of a professional is the way to go.
If you decide on hiring a professional, you can always talk to the service team at Sundance Spas of Edmonton.
It’s also important to note that some municipalities may require you to have a building permit to install your new hot tub.
In Edmonton, most hot tubs and whirlpools require both an electrical and building permit if they have water greater than two feet deep.
All About That Base!
One of the most important things to have for your hot tub is a solid and structurally sound base or foundation. This will help support the weight of the hot tub, water, and its occupants. An uneven surface can cause damage or even crack the hot tub shell and make your warranty null and void.
Whether you decide to install the hot tub on a deck or concrete surface, make sure it’s level, long-lasting, and ready to go before delivery day.
Most hot tubs are designed for 220-volt electrical service, which generally means hot tubs heat quicker and allow for a higher jet count. However, it does depend on the size of your hot tub.
We recommend talking to your spa dealer first and then getting a qualified electrician to assist you in this part of the installation.
It’s strange but true!
Most hot tubs don’t require plumbing. The fully portable, self-contained units need no pipes or permanent water supplies. Simply place the hot tub as close as possible to a door or for a hose to reach from the house, so you can fill it with your garden hose. It’s as simple as that!
Plan for Delivery
To ensure trouble-free delivery, measure out the path your hot tub will need to travel from the road to your backyard. Make sure the hot tub will fit around any 90° turns, and be sure to remove any obstacles or obstructions.
Once you set your delivery date, schedule an electrician to wire your hot tub as per the municipal codes.
Once you follow these tips, you’ll wonder why you didn’t install your hot tub sooner!
Hot Tubs for Sale at Sundance Spas of Edmonton
Are you in the market for a new hot tub? Do you need help with your hot tub installation?
Why not visit our hot tub store at Sundance Spas of Edmonton today? Our friendly and efficient team will be more than happy to serve you.