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The Do’s and Dont's of Hot Tub Installation

The Do’s and Dont's of Hot Tub Installation

Installing a hot tub can be one of the most exciting home improvement projects. At the Canadian Spa Company, we understand that your new hot tub is an investment in relaxation, health, and entertainment. However, ensuring that your installation is flawless is crucial for safety, longevity, and ease of maintenance. Here’s a guide to help you through the dos and don’ts of hot tub installation.

Do Choose the Right Location
Selecting the ideal location for your hot tub is paramount. Look for a spot that is level, solid, and can bear the weight of the filled tub and its occupants. Concrete pads, reinforced decking, or gravel beds are often the best choices.

Don’t Install Your Hot Tub in a Deck
While it might look aesthetically pleasing, hot tubs installed in decks pose significant challenges. Deck installations often make it difficult for technicians to access the hot tub for maintenance or repairs. If you must place your hot tub on a deck, ensure it is reinforced and has a hatch or removable panels for easy access to the equipment compartment.

Do Consider Electrical Requirements
Hot tubs require a significant amount of power. If you’ve bought a 120-v spa, no need to worry-you can use a common household power outlet as long as it’s on a 20-amp dedicated circuit. If you’ve bought one of our 240-v spas, we recommend you hire a licensed electrician to install the electrical work needed.

Don't Forget About Permits and Regulations
Check with your local municipality about any permits or regulations before you start your installation. Failing to comply with local codes can result in fines or having to redo the installation.

Do Plan for Proper Drainage
Proper drainage is essential to prevent water from pooling around the hot tub, which can lead to structural damage or create a slipping hazard. Make sure the area has good drainage or install a drainage system if necessary.

Don’t Overlook the Importance of Covering
A good hot tub cover is essential for safety, maintaining water temperature, and keeping debris out of the tub. All Canadian Spa Company hot tubs come with a deluxe, locking hardtop cover included with the purchase of any spa. Always use the cover when the hot tub is not in use.

Do Think About Privacy and Shelter
While you want your hot tub to be easily accessible, you also want it to be a private oasis. Consider installing privacy screens, planting bushes, or situating the tub in a secluded part of your yard. Additionally, having some form of shelter, such as a gazebo or canopy, can protect you from the elements and extend your hot tub season.

Don't Forget About Insulation
Proper insulation around the hot tub can save you money on energy costs and help maintain the water temperature. All our hot tubs come with Blackout Insulation- 7 layers of insulation including high-density closed cell foam, a foam curtain, and infrared reflective material lining each of the cabinets. However, if you want extra insulation, consider buying an insulated spa jacket!

A hot tub can provide years of enjoyment, but proper installation is critical to avoid detrimental mistakes. By following these dos and don’ts, you’ll be well on your way to creating a safe, comfortable, and easily maintained hot tub environment. At the Canadian Spa Company, we’re here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that your hot tub experience is as relaxing and stress-free as possible. Happy soaking!

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