When installing your Spa, you may choose between the following two options: install it yourself or let someone else do the job. A thorough preparation is the key to success in both cases. By tackling some of the work yourself, not only does it ensure a secure and correct installation of the Spa, but it can also be an excellent way to save on the installation costs.
You can for example strengthen the foundation beneath the tub, install an extra socket, etc. If you do not have the necessary knowledge, or if you do not have the time to install the Spa yourself, it is best to leave the installation of your Spa to experienced and professional installers. More details on how to install a Spa can be found below.
Prior to the installation of the Spa
Before installing your Spa or having it installed, it is important to determine and to deal with a certain number of things in advance:
- Determine where you want to install your Spa (inside or outside).
- Ensure that the foundation on which the Spa will rest is level and solid.
- Make sure that your electrical connection is sufficient and secure.
- Make sure you have a convenient water source at your disposal for filling.
Installing a Spa inside
Generally a Spa is designed for outdoor use. It is however also possible to install a Spa inside. The following conditions have to be met:
There has to be enough space to transport the Spa inside. The dimensions of a Spa do not always allow this (the average size of a Spa is 220 x 215 x 95 cm). A Spa cannot be dismantled and does not fit through a standard doorway.
The hot tubs, when full, can weigh between 1000 and 2500 kg, depending on the model. For this reason, you will need a firm and level foundation on which the hot tub can rest.
Make sure there is enough ventilation, which is an additional key point of attention. Using a Spa creates a lot of humidity, so you are going to need a good ventilation system to get the humidity out of the room.
Installing a Spa outside
Spas are almost always installed outside. This does not mean that you can only use your hot tub during the warmer months. The Spas from Sunspa are not seasonal products, and can be used all year round. Research has even shown that the therapeutic effects of a Spa are greatest when the outside temperature is considerably lower than the temperature of the water. When installing the hot tub outside, you need to take the following into consideration:
Place the Spa close to the house: proximity of a hot tub to the house will dictate how much the spa gets used. When it is cold outside, people do not typically want to walk a longer distance in order to get into the hot tub.
It is always better not to install the Spa under trees: leaves and birds can give you additional maintenance work.
Installing a windshield or a shed considerably reduces the exposure of your hot tub to weather and wind and therefore allows for a decrease in exploitation and maintenance costs, but keep in mind that benefiting from a nice view makes the bathing experience more pleasant and more relaxing. Also, take the desired privacy into consideration.