Site selection and preparation are your responsibility. Carefully read your Spa/Hot Tub instructions or call (480) 703-6036, if you have any questions.
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Some things to consider before you position your Spa/Hot Tub in its final location. You will want to think about the positioning of the hot tub as you would be using the hot tub. Notice things such as seating arrangement and view from inside the spa, access into the spa, placement of steps, and direction of the opened cover, drain spouts, filter and control panel access. Check overhead from the location to see if falling leaves and wind blown rain/debris will be a problem.
Choose your location with the thought that your Spa/Hot Tub will need to be serviced in the future. Enclosing a Spa/Hot Tub in a deck or three-sided wall may look great, but if your Spa/Hot Tub is difficult to service, it could be cost prohibitive. Imagine where the seats are in the Spa/Hot Tub and what your view will be like in advance. Having a great seat or lounge in a Spa/Hot Tub means nothing if you are facing a wall and have a beautiful view behind you.
Privacy is a consideration. Second story neighbors may see more of you than you would like, so position the hot tub where you feel comfortable. Privacy screens, umbrellas, lattice and fabric curtains may be required to give you the peace that you are looking for while you enjoy your hydrotherapy experience.
Consider an awning or umbrella to avoid putting your Spa/Hot Tub in direct sunlight to offer you protection from the elements. UV rays make getting sunburns dangerous. You should also wear sunscreen and limit your exposure to direct sunlight.
- Do not place your spa within 10 ft. of any overhead power lines or electrical fixtures that can fall into your spa.
- Always put your spa on a structurally sound, level surface. A spa filled with water can weigh in excess of 5000 lbs.
- Make certain that the location you choose can support the weight of your spa when completely filled with water. A minimum of 100 lb./sq. ft. load is the recommended guideline. (For most Spas, please reference your owner’s manual for your brand of spa.)
- Don’t forget to level your spa before filling it. (See Spa leveling instructions in your Owner’s Manual).
- Locate your equipment compartment, which houses all of the electrical components, in a place where water will drain away from it. Allowing water into the equipment compartment can damage the electronics, or may result in tripping your home circuit breaker.
- Leave yourself easy access to the circuit breakers in the sub panel (240- volt models), or to the interrupter switch on the end of the power cord (120-volt models).
- Never let water get into the sub-panel (240 volt models), the interrupter switch (120-volt models) or into the electrical outlet that your spa is plugged into (120-volt models). Your 120-volt spa will require a dedicated circuit to operate properly. Your 240-volt spa’s subpanel is weather-resistant when installed correctly with the door closed. Your electrician will provide this panel.
- Leave access to the equipment compartment for periodic spa care and maintenance.
Plan the Delivery Route in Advance
Consider the following points when planning your delivery route:
Check the width of the gates, doors and sidewalks to make sure your hot tub will pass through unobstructed. You may have to remove a gate or part of a fence to allow for adequate width clearance.
If the delivery route will require a 90-degree turn, check the measurement at the turn to ensure the hot tub will fit with its turn radius..
Check to see if there are protruding gas meters, water meters or A/C units on your home that will cause obstruction along the delivery path to your yard.
Are there any stairs in your delivery route? Anything bigger then landscape curbing or 2 inches in elevation change? If so, you must consult us prior to delivery to make adequate preparations:
A: Check number of stairs.
B: Check corner clearance.
C: Check overhanging branches, power and clothes lines.
D: Check structures such as dog houses and, wood piles.
E: Check all gates and entries for width clearance, and remove in advance if required.
F: Check over hang clearance.
G: Check protruding electric and gas meters, air conditioners, fixtures and rain gutters.
H. Check path way for obstructions and remove such things as furniture, trash cans, fire pits, and miscellaneous items. As our employees are not responsible for removing obstructions and are not permitted to remove obstacles in the path.
I. The spa/hot tub must be fully drained ($100 extra if not drained) and disconnected prior to our arrival. (For the disconnection and reinstallation of the spa we suggested the use of a licensed electrician. We can refer electricians if needed.
The use of a crane for delivery and installation is necessary occasionally and primarily for spa deliveries with inadequate access to prevent damage to your property, spa and injury to delivery personnel. CALL NOW (480) 703-6036, we are able to assist you with crane arrangements. If your Spa/Hot Tub delivery requires the use of a crane, the cost of a crane is not included in standard delivery service. Customer will be responsible for payment to the crane company directly.
Delivery Access - Backyard Delivery
First, determine the exact outside dimensions of your Spa/Hot Tub. As the spa is moved as one piece including the exterior cabinet.
Next, consider that the cart will raise your spa/hot tub by an additonal 12 inches and will add an additonal 4-6 inches width clearance.
Use the height of the cart (12 inches) plus the width of your Spa/Hot Tub to determine the vertical clearance required to clear the Spa/Hot Tub when the spa is on its side to go threw a single gate. Also add the height of the Spa/Hot Tub plus 4-6 inches to determine the minimum width of clearance necessary.
(NOTE: In a straight path, if there are sharp turns and angles, you will need additional width clearance It may be necessary to allow for additional overhead clearance if the Spa/Hot Tub will be rolled up or down an incline or moved up or down a short flight of stairs.)
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