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Installing a Hot Tub? Here’s What You Need to Know
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22 Nov 2022  /  by clark   /   0 Comments

If you’re thinking of installing a hot tub in your backyard, this post is for you!

In this blog post, we will discuss the five most important things you need to know before purchasing and installing a hot tub. So whether you’re just starting to do your research or are ready to buy, make sure you read this post first!

1)  Location

The first, and perhaps most important consideration when installing a hot tub is its location. You’ll want to make sure you know the size of the area you’ll need for the hot tub, as well as any space requirements in order to accommodate it. 

It’s also a good idea to consider where you will drain your hot tub. This is crucial, as the hot tub will need to be placed near a proper drainage system so that water can be safely removed from the area. By doing so, you can avoid some major problems, such as flooding your yard or creating a mosquito breeding ground.

2) Electrical Requirements

The next thing you need to consider is the electrical requirements. In order to avoid any potential problems with your hot tub, you’ll want to make sure that your home’s electrical system can accommodate it.

Most hot tubs require at least a 30-50 amp, 240-volt circuit to function properly. However this can vary by model and manufacturer, so be sure to do your research.

3) Installation 

You’ll also want to make sure your hot tub installation goes smoothly. This means hiring a qualified electrician to make sure all the wiring and connections are done correctly, as well as ensuring that it is properly supported in order to avoid any structural problems.

It’s also important to remember that hot tubs can be extremely heavy, so you’ll need to make sure the installation site is able to handle the weight.

4) Maintenance 

Once installed, your hot tub will need regular maintenance in order to remain safe and clean. This can include things such as:

  • Checking and replacing filters
  • Keeping the water level at the correct level
  • Cleaning the tub regularly
  • Checking all electrical connections

If you’re not sure how to go about performing these tasks, it’s best to consult with a professional who can help you.

5) Safety 

Finally, it’s important to consider the safety of those using the hot tub. Installing a safety cover and making sure that the temperature of the water is not too high are two basic ways to help ensure everyone’s safety.

Additionally, you may want to consider making sure the area around the hot tub is slip-proof and that you fasten all ladders or steps are securely.

The Bottom Line

Installing a hot tub is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it’s important to make sure you have all the information you need before you begin the process. 

By considering the five things discussed above, you can ensure that your hot tub is safe, properly installed, and maintained. And once it’s all set up, you’re ready to relax and enjoy! 

Happy hot tubbing!

Still looking for the right hot tub? We’ve got you covered! Click here to learn more about the hot tubs at Clark Pools and Spas, and drop by the store to see what we have in stock today!

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