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Hot Tub Set Up

Anyone who is just starting to learn the basics of spas, have many of the same questions. These questions range from, what do I need in my backyard to put in a spa to how hard are they to maintain. This video is a quick reference guide to many of these questions.

All of the spas we carry are designed for use both, outdoors or indoors. Most people prefer to use theirs outdoor. There are a few things to keep in mind before you make your decision on where to place your spa

  • A spa filled with water will be very heavy, so make sure that it is placed on a structurally sound foundation which can support the combined weight of the spa, water, and occupants. Placing a spa on a weak or uneven surface can damage the spa and void its warranty. *NOTE: One gallon of water weighs approximately 8 Pounds.
  • If placed outdoors, make sure there is adequate drainage for rainwater to runoff. This prevents water from pooling around the base of the spa and causing damage.
  • Plan in advance for proper access to power sources and circuit panels. Many people already have electricity run to the area where their tub is. However if you do not, make sure to have a certified electrician with knowledge of the local building codes, to come run the electrical to the hot tub. As far as wiring the minimum to use is 10 gauge, but we recomend 6 gauge because it handles the electrical load better. Remember that wires get bigger the lower the gauge gets. Also we recomend that the electrician that does the wiring leaves about 10-15 extra inches of wire coiled up inside the spa behind the spa skirting. This is in case you decide to move the spa later.
  • Make sure when selecting a location for the hot tub, that the side panels are still accessible and able to be removed for access to the interior components for future service needs.
  • Modern spas are portable and completely self contained with no special plumbing or drain line needs.