5 Key Points in planning for your Hot Tub Installation
1. Consider your family's needs and desires. Do you entertain? Love family BBQs? Enjoy reading or quiet meditation? The answers to these questions will help you determine the type of setting you want for your hot tub, and which hot tub is best for you.
2. Is your spa easy to get to from the house? The closer it is, the more you'll enjoy it. Consider a patio or deck just outside the home for hot tub installation.
3. Think about privacy when deciding where to place your hot tub. Check the views into your yard. Tall shrubs or plants can form an enclosure for your hot tub installation.
4. Identify sun and shade spots as well as wind directions. Place your hot tub where you can use it comfortably throughout the year.
5. How's the view from your Hot Tub? Is there attractive landscaping or a sunset view? Need to keep an eye on the children as you soak? Consider the line of sight from your spa.
When it rains, which way does the water flow? Water should flow away from your house and other structures; it should not stand or puddle near your hot tub. Will you need extra grading or drains to ensure water doesn't settle where your hot tub is going to be installed? If you have an existing drainage system, make sure your hot tub's drainage is connected to your existing system.
Hot Tub Electrical Installation
The electrical source should be nearby to provide power for the hot tub's pump, motor, and filter system. Electrical power from the main panel of your house may also provide for your irrigation controller and other electrical needs, such as lighting. An electrician can install an extra outlet or hard-wire additional controllers. Be sure your electrician consults the hot tub's owner's manual for your particular model before doing electrical work.
The Team at The Sundance® Spa Store