It is essential to consider your hot tub installation before you make a big purchase such as this for your home. Have you considered all the options available and where this unit will sit? Homeowners must research the hot tub’s size and weight and whether it requires special electrical wiring or plumbing. Also, identify where someone will place the hot tub, as this could affect access for delivery and installation. If you are unsure if this is a project you can handle on your own, the knowledgeable staff at Empire State Builders can ensure your hot tub is installed in a well-supported location and area that meets the unit’s electrical and weight needs. Help is just a phone call away!
Top 5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing Your Hot Tub
- Electrical Supply
Placement for Hot Tub Installation
Will your unit be indoors or outside?
You probably already decided where you will be enjoying your hot tub’s warm water and bubbles before you even considered the available models and your budget. Indoor installation can be more complicated and require more work to meet engineering and safety requirements. Hot tubs also may necessitate different attributes depending on your home’s location and climate, especially if you are considering outdoor placement.
Another thing to consider is ventilation in the area. If indoors is the right choice for you, you’ll have to take extra steps to ensure adequate ventilation. You must install exhaust fans to circulate air around the hot tub and control humidity. Too much moisture could damage your home’s walls, flooring, and fixtures. Empire State Builders recommends professional installation of these items because improperly completed electrical work could create an avoidable danger.
Enough Space for Proper Hot Tub Installation
Do you have enough space for your new hot tub? Hot tubs take up significant space, but you must also consider the space around the unit. Is there enough space to safely enter and exit the hot tub? Is there enough space for service technicians to properly maintain your hot tub? They do require routine maintenance to lengthen their lifespan. You’ll also want some extra space around the hot tub for privacy.
If you are placing your hot tub outdoors, you want to ensure that it does not block outdoor access to crawlspaces, windows, doors, or accessibility to other utilities. Homeowners cannot quickly move a hot tub to reach a sewer line during a plumbing backup or a new siding installation.
Water and Electrical Requirements
Make sure your hot tub easily connects to water and electricity. A hot tub needs to be hardwired to a dedicated power supply. A home cannot have other lights or appliances connected to that same power supply. The model and the hot tub installation location you choose determine your hot tub configuration requirements. Homeowners should hire a skilled and qualified electrician to install the power supply and adapt their breaker boxes. Empire State Builders can help coordinate this process. We will check with local authorities to determine if you need additional permits or approvals.
Foundation Strong Enough?
Homeowners must place their new hot tub on leveled ground. Because of the extreme weight, a hot tub requires a strong foundation. You may experience safety issues or damage your hot tub with an inadequate foundation. Hot tub warranties WILL NOT cover damage caused by inadequate foundations. Empire State Builders can help you ensure that your hot tub is placed correctly and on a foundation capable of bearing the hot tub’s weight.
Safety After Your Hot Tub Installation
Homeowners must consider placing additional fencing, a screened enclosure, or safety locks on gates after their outdoor hot tub installation. Keeping small children and animals out of the unit should be a priority. Another option is to purchase a cover to place on the hot tub when it’s not in use. This feature will also improve security on your hot tub and keep out falling leaves or insects.
Keep the Wandering Eyes Away
When people purchase and install a hot tub, they do so to create a relaxing escape. Finding that oasis you desire may be challenging if your neighbor’s dog is pacing outside your hot tub or you have to keep dodging tennis balls from the neighborhood sports stars. Make sure to choose an area of your property that has some barriers from prying eyes and sounds and is removed from the view of surrounding homes. Homeowners like to install shrubbery or high hedges to create a sense of natural privacy. These plants also offer options to hide your hot tub from street views. Aesthetic curb appeal is something to consider. Homeowners must remember to maintain their barriers because overgrown vegetation can be unsightly and create issues within your hot tub.
Ready to Start Planning for the Hot Tub Installation?
Dreaming of a new hot tub is only the beginning. With our team of experts, we are here to help you create a secure location to place your hot tub. It may seem daunting to embark on a new hot tub installation. Empire State Builders offer decades of expertise to ensure your patio, lanai, or indoor spot is ideally situated for your hot tub enjoyment. Get one step closer to enjoying the relaxing benefits of the hot tub you’ve always wanted.
Get a free estimate with our team at Empire State Builders today by calling 844-682-2990.