Why do hots tubs and spas feel so good? As soon as your foot hits the water, your body begins to relax. There is something enticing about the luxuriant warm water that everyone craves. Spas and hot tubs are a great way to warm up on a cold night to calm and rejuvenate your body. Even on a warm day, a spa is a great way to cool down. Adding a spa to your home will increase your quality of life.
There are many locations and considerations that you should consider when installing your new spa. The average hot tub or spa, filled with water weighs more than 5,000 pounds. The best place for a hot tub is on a concrete pad. The average concrete pad is 3 ½ inches thick and contains reinforcement wire.
Hot tubs do not run on a regular 120v circuit. Hot tub circuits need to be installed on the correct voltage circuit. All electrical circuits need to be protected by ground-fault-circuit-interrupters (GFCI) to protect you from electrocutions.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends installing and using ground-fault circuit-interrupters (GFCIs) for protection against hazards involving electrical circuits and underwater lighting circuits in and around pools, spas, and hot tubs. The National Electric Code (NEC) requires that a disconnect switch is within visible distance from the pump, but at least 5 feet away from the edge of the tub.
As professional electrical contractors, we guarantee your hot tub or spa will be installed according to NEC guidelines. Do not sacrifice your safety! Call for your FREE estimate for spa/hot tub installation.