Site preparation for a new hot tub
Hot tubs & Swim Spas are extremely heavy items, then you add water! On average a hot tub will weigh over a tonne when filled, swim-spas could be 10 times that so you must make sure that the area is suitable to take a constant weight for a long time.
Hot Tubs & Swim Spas must be sited on a solid, flat level base, as in most cases this would be an existing patio/terrace or decking area so you will need to double check as to avoid disappointment on the big day! If a new base is being constructed then it should be no less than 4″ thick, it must also be tampered off completely level. For any further advice on getting the right area/base then please email our groundwork team today.
A qualified electrician must install your hot tub or swim spa supply to our specification prior to the delivery date, they will normally carry out a test and leave you a certificate for your records. Our hot tubs require one of three ratings which are either 16amp, 20amp or a 32amp supply. Our swim spas require either a 32amp, 50amp or in some cases a split 60amp supply.
In all cases the supply must be protected by a 30m/a RCD trip. It is also advised to have a local isolation point in the form of a double pole isolator switch sited 2 meters away from the appliance. The correct type and size of cable must be used depending on the site conditions. The correct length tail is also important so that you can have the hot tub/swim spa facing the right way.
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