Do I Need To Install Plumbing With My New Hot Tub?

By Jon Filson

Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas

Do I Need to Install Plumbing with My New Hot Tub?


Making the decision to purchase a hot tub is an exciting event and one that will fill the entire family with anticipation for the day it is scheduled to arrive. A common question that many dealers get is, ‘Do I need to install plumbing with my new hot tub?’ The short answer is, no. Hydropool models are self-contained and pre-plumbed units, so no on-site connections or additional residential water supplies or drains are required. Below are some other answers to frequently asked installation questions that you may also have.


How Easy/Hard is it to Install a Hot Tub?


There are many factors that can determine how easy or difficult the installation of a hot tub will be at your home, but one thing is certain - make sure to use professionals. This will ensure that the installation is done correctly and that your hot tub will be safe to use. A hot tub can weigh over 700 pounds alone and once filled with water and people can reach over 4,000 pounds. Making sure that you have the proper concrete foundation to support the hot tub and safe electrical wiring is essential. Installation requirements will also vary depending on if your unit will be inside or outside your home.


Inside InstallationsThe main concern is ensuring that there is proper ventilation to handle the moisture emitted by the hot tub and having proper drainage in the room.


Outdoor Installations:The closer the hot tub is placed to your home, the lower the installation costs will be. This is because the electrical wires that are connected to your home and the hot tub’s electrical panel are costly, so the closer it is to your home, less material is required not to mention less labour cost involved to dig trenches and bury the cables.


Is This Part of the Service, or Is an Extra Fee Involved?


What a dealer may charge or include as part of their service can vary and depend on the type of installation involved. Always make sure to ask and get a proper installation quote to ensure that you have budgeted enough and do not end up with an unexpected bill. Above ground, installations are usually fairly simple and just require a concrete base pad and power supply. If you wish to install your hot tub underground, the cost will rise as the task is more complicated as excavation and structural support will be required.


Can I Do It Myself or Get a Friend to Help Me? What Is Recommended?


Even though installing new plumbing is not required for a hot tub, the complexity of installing your unit should be left to a professional. Purchasing a hot tub is a significant investment and if you choose to install on your own, you can risk accidentally damaging the unit or injuring yourself or someone helping you. We recommend always speaking to your local hot tub dealer to find out if there are any specific requirements for your model and also make sure that your electrician consults the owner's manual. At Hydropool, we can help you plan your installation and make sure that it is done right so that you and your family can begin to enjoy the wonderful benefits your hot tub will provide.


Now that you know what is involved in hot tub installation, download our buyer’s guideto get more details and the options available.


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