In this article, Geoff Cronshaw takes a brief look at the requirements for electrical supplies to hot tubs, and considers the requirements of Part P of the Building Regulations for domestic electrical work in England only. Details of how to get information on the requirements of the Building Regulations for Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are provided at the end of this article. All electrical work should comply with BS There are no specific requirements for electrical installations associated with hot tubs in BS However, where a hot tub is located outdoors in the open air, for example, a garden, IET Guidance Note 7 Special Locations recommends that the requirements of Section swimming pools and other basins should be applied.
Hot tub electrical installation guidelines
How to Install a Hot Tub: 12 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
Hot tub prices depend on the material, quality, features, add-ons, number of jets, brand, dealer's overhead, and warranty. Older homes with or amp services or installing large hot tubs may require a total service capacity and panel upgrade to a or amp to handle the added capacity. The spa should be placed in the desired location before the electrical installation. The spa panel requires installing no less than 5 feet away from the hot tub and 10 feet away from non-GFCI protected outlets to prevent electrocution risks. Trenching and installing conduit underground is cheapest when performed by a landscaper instead of an electrician before the concrete pad is installed or the hot tub is placed. Other options for a hot tub foundation pad are an existing patio, gravel base, pavers, reinforced deck, or plastic spa pad. Existing patios sloped to drain away from the house may need releveling to prevent damaging the hot tub over time.
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How to Install a Hot Tub
The installation of a hot tub requires adhering to certain electrical requirements. A hot tub is a homemade or company manufactured large pool of water, which is heated either by burning fuel or by electricity. The hot tub is used for recreation, relaxation, and therapeutic purposes. These come in different sizes and power ratings.
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