Getting a hot tub and spa for your property is exciting. You can not only relax in it, but there are many studies that show how beneficial a hot tub can be for your physical and emotional health. When you have decided that it’s time to get a hot tub and spa, you need to take a few things into consideration first to make sure the job is done right. Peterkin Electric is here to share some tips to make sure your hot tub is installed right and ready to enjoy.
You Need a Permit for a Hot Tub?
Before you go and choose the hot tub of your dreams, you need to look into what is required as far as permits go in your area. Every city has their own bylaws and requirements for hot tubs and spas. You need to make sure there aren’t any restrictions on where your hot tub is located in reference to your home, as well as what the requirements are electrically before you get started. All of these requirements are put in place for your safety.
How Far from the House Should a Hot Tub Be?
This is the fun part. Planning for your hot tub is the most exciting part. You want to make sure you choose the perfect location for your hot tub that will correlate with the permits and codes as well as your lifestyle. There are a few things that you need to make sure are present when you choose the location of your hot tub:
– Solid, level ground
– Firm foundation material
– Access & walkways
When you are choosing the right foundation material for your hot tub, you need to be aware of what is covered under the hot tub warranty. You don’t want to choose a foundation made of gravel, only to find that choosing gravel will void your warranty. If you are having your hot tub installed indoors, choose a room that can handle the hot temperature and the humidity level, so you don’t run into mildew problems. Make sure the space is ventilated to help with that.
Understand What Electrical Needs are Required
Most of the time, there is a certain amount of electrical work that needs to be done to get your hot tub installed. Many hot tubs require a 240-volt plug. This will require some wiring to install a new breaker in your electrical panel for it. Anytime you are adding breakers to the electrical panel, it should be done by professionals who have been trained and know what they’re doing. Without the proper training, you can injure yourself and even start and electrical fire if things go south.
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At Peterkin Electric, we can help make sure your home is wired and ready for the new hot tub you are installing. We know what is required to operate it and will make sure it is done right so that you can enjoy it for years to come. Call us today!