There are several benefits that come with owning a hot tub and spa. They are relaxing and can be used for therapies as well. If you are lucky enough to purchase and have a hot tub and spa installed on your property, it is important that you make sure the job is done right. You don’t want to run into issues that could potentially be dangerous because your hot tub wasn’t installed properly. There are several aspects of the install that need to be considered and planned for to avoid issues. Burley Electrical Services is here to share some tips for hot tub installation and design.
Do You Need a Permit for a Hot Tub in Florida?
Before you can get started with your hot tub installation, you need to make sure there aren’t any permits that are necessary. Depending on your area, different cities have requirements when it comes to hot tub installation. You may have to install it a certain distance from your home and there may be certain bylaws and standards that require permits for any external electrical circuits. You may want to look into what is required in your area before you get the ball rolling on purchasing and having a hot tub installed.
Where Can I Put a Hot Tub in My Backyard?
It can be exciting to plan out the perfect placement of your hot tub on your property. After you have checked with the city about the requirements and bylaws for having a hot tub installed, you can really start planning. You need to make sure the location has a few things though: level ground, solid foundation material and a walkway to get you to and from the hot tub. You need to remember that there are some foundation materials, like gravel, that can void any warranty that your hot tub comes with. If you are having your hot tub installed inside your home, make sure there is proper ventilation so that you don’t run into water accumulation issues. The room you install the hot tub in must be suitable for high moisture and temperature conditions.
What Electrical is Needed for a Hot Tub?
For most spas, you will need a 240-volt plug. This means that you will need to have an addition circuit breaker installed in your current electrical panel. If you don’t have room for it, you may need to have a sub panel or upgrade your current electrical panel. This should always be done by a professional as it can lead to serious injury if you don’t know what you’re doing.
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If you are getting ready purchase a hot tub, it is important that you have the experts at Burley Electrical Services get your home wired for it. You will need to be sure you have the circuits installed that are required to safely run and enjoy your new hot tub. Our dedicated electricians will be able to make sure all the electrical work is done right. Call us today!