There are few greater joys a person can experience in their lives than getting a hot tub. The comfort it provides is available pretty much year-round now meaning that you can enjoy your hot tub almost 365 days a year. Where we come in is simple; For your hot tub to work properly, as well as safely, it needs to be wired correctly. Read on to learn more.
When you’re planning for your new hot tub or spa, you need to consider its placement. With many manufacturers recommending emptying and refilling your hot tub every 3 – 4 months, you’ll need a place for that water to go. With some hot tubs holding up to 1900 liters of water, some kind of drain field is needed.
Another thing to consider with placement is a source of power. A hot tub is not the type of item you run with an extension cord. For safety, all hot tubs must connect to a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). In case of an electric short, this vital safety device cuts power in as little as 1/40th of a second.
Another thing to consider with placement is that all sides of your hot tub will need to be accessible. The inner workings of a hot tub run all around the outside, so it will need to be fully accessible for maintenance and repair.
Do you have questions about installing power for your new spa or hot tub? Let us know! We’d love to help!