You saw our great rates on brand-new spas, and unless this new spa is a replacement spa, you’re questioning what’s involved in spa or hot tub installation.
Whether you set up among our Plug & Play 120V hot tubs, or a full highlighted premium spa operating on 4-wire 240V, requiring an electrician, you’ll require to prepare a few things in advance of receiving your brand-new spa.
There are 2 types of fencing required, security fencing, to keep people and animals out, and privy fencing to keep out spying eyes.
For security fencing– in most localities, a spa is under the same or comparable fencing guidelines as use to swimming pools, in the interest of public safety. Generally, a spa inside of a fenced-in backyard is acceptable. There may not be an examination of the fence in some cases, however still needed.
Privy fencing provides privacy, likewise a factor to consider when setting up a hot tub, as well as blocks the wind, which can cool the spa, and provide you a chill while soaking. Frame your spa with big plants, and a 2 sided lattice fencing, or a pergola or cabana set up around the tub. Outdoor roll-up shades are likewise popular.
hot tub Location
A convenient area is best, near the door. The area needs to be tidy and dry (never ever muddy), and near power and water. Shield the spa from as much sun, wind and rain as you can, and take care that storm waters will always recede from the spa.
The surface supporting the spa should be solid, when complete with water, a 6 person hot tub can weigh near to two tons! No wooden decks and definitely no verandas. A level, 4 inch slab of steel mesh enhanced concrete, on top of 4 ″ of gravel is enough in a lot of cases.
Many hot tubs can be sunk into a deck when appropriate load bearing assistance is constructed to hold 150 lbs per square foot. Finally, think about view– both the view of the spa from your house and the view that you’ll have while in the spa.
Moving a Spa
When the tub is provided to your home, it will not go any further than the driveway. From that point on, you need to determine the quickest and safest path to the spa positioning area. Expert spa movers utilize a Spa Kart to carry hot tubs throughout lawns, over actions or into tight locations within the home. Look for local spa movers or rental buy a solution, some even lease Spa Karts. Over smooth concrete it’s easy, however when the surface area gets rough and irregular, you’ll need something with big tires, to support a spa of 400-600 lbs, together with straps and several hands to help.
Hot Tub Wiring
120V Spas: Most rotomold hot tubs are plug and play; 120V hot tubs that plug into a standard, dedicated outlet. 120V hot tubs utilize less volts because they have smaller sized pumps and heating systems, and few other functions.
240V Spas: Larger hot tubs with 4-5 hp pumps and high wattage heaters need a 6 AWG, 4-wire 240V service to the spa, on a devoted 40-60 amp breaker, with a cut-off switch or sub-panel, and other requirements, based on regional electrical codes. They do not plug in like a washer or clothes dryer, but use 4 wires inside of PVC avenue, with the last couple of feet of flexible channel bring the wires directly in through the cabinet and linking to the spa pack.
Circuitry a spa with 240V is not a suggested DIY project. An authorization and an inspection is required in the majority of locations, so it’s finest to call a local electrician who recognizes with the procedure of wiring hot tubs and jacuzzis. Hard-wiring a spa to the house main breaker, and installing a power cut-off near the spa is a $500-$ 900 job, depending on the length of the run from the breaker panel to the spa, and the route it must take a trip.
Filling a Spa
When the wiring and examinations are done, you can fill the spa, place the spa filter cartridge.
When you initially fill an empty spa, and in some cases when you drain pipes and refill the spa later, and air lock will take place in the pump, and avoid the pump from catching prime. Rather of running the pump without water, which can damage the seals, loosen the union nut in front of, or on top of the spa pump just enough to let the air escape, and permit the water to fill the pump.
Enjoying your New Spa
That’s the finest part, after all the working of selecting, buying, receiving, moving, wiring, checking, filling … now you finally get to delight in the fruits of all your effort and money.
When you’re ready to cover your investment, visit SpaCapcom. While spa manufacturers have been working on designing and building better spas, SpaCap.com has been building the perfect spa covers.
No matter which company you purchase your spa from they will offer a traditional rigid foam filled spa cover. And just like every other foam filled cover ever made, those panels will eventually begin to saturate with moisture from the steam coming off the spa water, until they are too heavy to lift.
Bar lifters won’t help once the cover becomes too heavy either because you will still have to flop it over the bar while trying not to strain yourself. Then push it off the end of the spa. When the cover is heavy it will either rip itself apart (because the seam of the cover is not built to handle the added weight) or worse it will rip the bar lifter off the sides of your spa potentially causing damage to the spa cabinet.
The SpaCap Spa Covers by contrast, don’t employ foam so there is nothing to soak up the moisture. They are built to stay lightweight and easy to use. Visit SpaCap.com and order one for your swim spa today.
Show up the heat, and enjoy your new spa