Purchasing a new hot tub is extremely exciting for your family. It will provide hours of rest and relaxation without having to leave the comfort of your home. However, there are some factors that you need to consider before you bring it is delivered.
You will first need to figure out where your hot tub is going to sit. It needs to be on a solid and level surface. Most people put them on a deck or a concrete pad. You just need to make sure that it is capable of holding at least 150 lbs of weight per square foot to be safe. There are also “spa pads” that most hot tub retailers sell. These are squares made out of specialized material so that the hot tub can be placed on a gravel base. It provides all the support you need with the permanent installation of concrete.
You will also have to consider where the electrical wiring of the hot tub will be placed. It is recommended that you have an electrician come out to your house before the hot tub is set up. If the hot tub is in a three seasons room or close to the house, this will be a relatively easy process. If you are having it built into a deck or if it is further away from the house, it will require more work to install. It is not always the case that those who deliver the hot tub will set it up for you. You may have to have an electrician come separately to finish the process.
Of course, the water is the essence of the hot tub. While it does not require any sort of plumbing hook up. You can have water delivered to the hot tub, but that is extremely expensive and usually unnecessary. If the hot tub is near a garden hose, you can simply fill the hot tub up that way. That will also make changing the water much easier in the future. However, it is recommended that you use a pre-filter on the hose to cleanse the water before it reaches the tub.
Once your hot tub is placed, it will be nearly impossible to move later. Make sure wherever you place it in your backyard is aesthetically pleasing. Imagine it in all seasons. Imagine how it will look out of the different windows of your home. You are also going to want to make sure that it’s a good distance away from the access to your house. You don’t want to have to trek too far away to get to it in the winter, but you also don’t want it close enough that fumes could waft in.
Owning a hot tub is exciting, but should not be rushed. The aspects mentioned above deserve much consideration, and possibly the help of a professional.