Hot Tub Installation

HOT TUB AND SWIM SPA INSTALLATION

HOT TUB AND SWIM SPA INSTALLATION

HOT TUB AND SWIM SPA INSTALLATION

HOT TUB AND SWIM SPA INSTALLATION

 

You picked your perfect model, thoughtfully designed your backyard, and picked your accessories. Now comes the most exciting part: how to install a hot tub or swim spa. Watch the video above to see what you can expect, and read our tips to see how easy Jacuzzi® installation really is.

how to install a hot tub

CHOOSE YOUR HOT TUB FOUNDATION

Creating the right foundation is an important item to check off your to-do list before your hot tub arrives. Here are some options to consider.


Concrete: This is a common choice because it's often already part of a patio or garden design, and it's also strong and durable. If you have an existing concrete surface, just make sure it's level and in good condition. You can also pour a single concrete slab on a custom base.


Deck: This can be a good place to put your hot tub, since a deck is usually already level. Just have it inspected before you install your model and make sure you have the proper mounts. Most decks can hold a hot tub, but be sure.


Spa pad: Pre-made spa pads are one of the simplest solutions out there and they look great. All you need to do is clear a level area of ​​grass and topsoil, then lay out the swim spa and hot tub base deck (see Jacuzzi® Brand High-Tech Polyethylene Spa Deck for an overview). top quality).

 

Swim spa foundation

CHOOSE YOUR SWIM SPA FOUNDATION

A swim spa is the perfect centerpiece, offering the best of a pool and hydromassage, exercise and recovery—all year round. Here are your foundation options to consider:


Concrete: The quickest and easiest way to install a swim spa is above-ground with a level, structurally-sound and level. The concrete pad should be slightly larger than the swim spa, and large enough to accommodate steps if needed. The slab can be expanded even further for space to walk around.


Deck/Balcony: You can put your swim spa on a deck, as long as know the load tolerance in comparison to the weight of the swim spa filled with water and people. The support area must also be properly engineered to handle any vibrations of the swim spa motor. Keep in mind that plumbing and equipment must be integrated for draining, servicing, and maintenance.


In-Ground or Below Grade: Having your swim spa partially or fully submerged in the ground is an attractive option. The swim spa is placed on a concrete pad, partially or fully recessed in the ground. This needs a level concrete base and concrete retaining wall to form a “bunker” for your swim spa.


Frame Shim for All Installations: It is mandatory to have full support of all gussets on your swim spa to keep it level and prevent bowing, so you may need to add a frame shim. You may not need a shim if your slab is perfectly flat and the frame makes perfect contact with the ground. Every swim spa will be delivered with a packet of shims in case they are needed.

 

how to install a hot tub

LEARN ABOUT ELECTRICITY AND PLUMBING

Jacuzzi® tubs require 120 or 240 volts, depending on the size of the spa, while Jacuzzi® Swim Spas require 240 volts of electricity. The knowledgeable professionals at your local dealer can help you determine what you need.



Many people are surprised to learn that no plumbing is required to install a Jacuzzi® hot tub or swim spa. Simply fill your spa with a garden hose and balance the water as needed. Installing a swim spa or hot tub is that easy.

 

how to install a hot tub

PLAN FOR DELIVERY

While you'll usually work out the details with your local dealer, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your delivery day goes off without a hitch.



  • Check the width of doorways and sidewalks to make sure your spa will pass through without obstruction.


  • Make sure the spa will fit any 90° turns.


  • Remove objects such as plants or outdoor furniture that could hinder the delivery team.


  • Consider overhead clearance: Inspect your yard for low roof overhangs, overhanging branches, or rain gutters.


  • Check with your dealer to determine whether or not your swim spa will require crane delivery, which is a common practice and easy to coordinate.

 

If you follow these tips, you'll be as relaxed on the day of delivery as you will be at your new spa. Still have questions or not sure where to start? Find your local dealer here and discuss installation ideas.