You saw our terrific prices on brand-new hot tubs, and unless this brand-new spa is a replacement spa, you’re wondering exactly what’s involved in spa or hot tub setup.
Whether you set up among our Plug & Play 120V hot tubs, or a full featured premium spa running on 4-wire 240V, requiring an electrician, you’ll need to prepare a couple of things in advance of getting your brand-new spa.
There are two kinds of fencing required, safety fencing, to keep individuals and animals out, and privy fencing to keep out prying eyes.
For security fencing– in most areas, a spa is under the exact same or similar fencing guidelines as apply to swimming pools, in the interest of public security. Typically, a spa within a fenced-in yard is acceptable. There might not be an examination of the fence in some cases, but still needed.
Privy fencing provides personal privacy, also a consideration when installing a hot tub, as well as obstructs the wind, which can cool the spa, and give you a chill while soaking. Frame your spa with big plants, and a 2 sided lattice fencing, or a pergola or cabana installed around the tub. Outside roll-up shades are also popular.
hot tub Location
A hassle-free area is best, near the door. The area ought to be clean and dry (never ever muddy), and close to power and water. Guard 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 area supporting the spa needs to be strong, when complete with water, a 6 person hot tub can weigh close to 2 lots! No wooden decks and definitely no verandas. A level, 4 inch piece of steel mesh enhanced concrete, on top of 4 ″ of gravel suffices in a lot of cases.
Many spas can be sunk into a deck when proper load bearing support is built to hold 150 lbs per square foot. Think about view– both the view of the spa from the home and the view that you’ll have while in the spa.
Moving a Spa
When the tub is provided to your house, it will not go any further than the driveway. From that point on, you need to determine the shortest and most safe path to the spa placement area. Expert spa movers utilize a Spa Kart to carry hot tubs throughout lawns, over actions or into tight places within the house. Inspect for regional spa movers or rental look for an option, some even rent Spa Karts. Over smooth concrete it’s easy, but when the surface area gets rough and uneven, you’ll require something with huge tires, to support a spa of 400-600 pounds, together with straps and numerous hands to assist.
Hot Tub Wiring
120V Spas: Most rotomold hot tubs are plug and play; 120V spas that plug into a basic, devoted outlet. 120V spas use less volts because they have smaller pumps and heaters, and couple of other features.
240V Spas: Larger hot tubs with 4-5 hp pumps and high wattage heating units need a 6 AWG, 4-wire 240V service to the spa, on a dedicated 40-60 amp breaker, with a cut-off switch or sub-panel, and other requirements, according to regional electrical codes. They do not plug in like a washer or clothes dryer, however use 4 wires inside of PVC conduit, with the last few feet of versatile avenue carrying the wires directly in through the cabinet and connecting to the spa pack.
Electrical wiring a spa with 240V is not a suggested DIY project. A permit and an inspection is required in a lot of locations, so it’s best to get in touch with a regional electrician who recognizes with the process of electrical 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 task, depending on the length of the run from the breaker panel to the spa, and the path it must take a trip.
Filling a Spa
When the electrical wiring and inspections are done, you can fill the spa, insert the spa filter cartridge.
When you initially fill an empty spa, and often when you drain pipes and refill the spa later on, and air lock will occur in the pump, and prevent the pump from catching prime. Rather of running the pump without water, which can harm the seals, loosen up the union nut in front of, or on top of the spa pump simply enough to let the air escape, and permit the water to fill the pump. When water begins dripping around the union, firmly up all unions securely. Open up all gate valves in the system, and you are prepared to start filtering, heating and chemically treating your brand-new spa!
Enjoying your New Spa
That’s the best part, after all the working of selecting, purchasing, getting, moving, circuitry, checking, filling … now you lastly get to enjoy the fruits of all your effort and loan.
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.
Turn up the heat, and enjoy your brand-new spa