Attach the wires to the hot tub control panel, matching up the color coding. This means that you do not have to worry about unloading the hot tub off of the truck. However, there is often a difference in the depth requirement for plastic and steel conduit. A wiring diagram of the circuit board and connections may be provided on the inside cover of the spa pack or in the hot tub's owners manual. The wiring can cost several hundred dollars in parts, plus conduit and fittings. Conduit Specially rated underground cable must be used when burying unprotected electrical wiring. Even if your hot tub is not ozone ready, reading through this instructional guide will simplify the installation.
Whether your hot tub conduit is going above or below ground, The Electric Way of Colorado Springs is here to help with all your electric installation and wire set-up needs. Plan your electrical project with your local building department who will make sure to include all applicable national and local codes that will apply to your project for your area. If water back-flows up the venturi system and settles in this dead end line, it may become a breeding ground for bacteria. Standard Spa Electrical Requirements: Most spas in the industry require the following to run properly. Heater Dry Run Protection- A water flow sensor that prevents the heater from turning on until there is sufficient water flow. Some older homes may only have a 100amp panel and may need to be upgraded to a 200amp panel before the spa can be wired up properly.
A hot tub requires a 120 or 240-volt hook up and a dedicated breaker. I don't know if that kind of short term condensation causes permanent damage but it might be alarming if you aren't expecting it. It is important to make sure that power is not applied during the hot tub electrical installation. Run the conduit from the power source to the spa, through the hole in the left or right front corner and into the equipment control box. Hot tubs either require of electricity. Adapter fittings may be necessary to connect to the jet.
What are the Electrical Requirements for hot tub installation? Bill, from New York City, New York This site is so much better than the 3 books I just bought, I wish I came here first. The environment both around and below the spa should be water resistant, and preferably waterproof. It may be necessary to remove a gate, part of a fence, or other items in order to dolly the spa to the desired location. Most portable hot tubs sold in Canada are designed for outdoor installation, although some are installed indoors. . Needless to say, mixing water and electricity could result in a severe electrical shock or even death.
You can now use 60 - 90% less chlorine or bromine and cut down on many other chemicals. Improper electrical connections may damage the equipment, cause injury, cause a fire, and void your spa warranty. Danger: Risk Of Electric Shock: Do not permit any electric appliance, such as a light, hair dryer, telephone, radio, or television, within 5 feet 1. You can purchase an injector with a by-pass already plumbed together or you can buy the separate pieces and assemble it yourself. A copper bonding lug has been provided on the electrical equipment pack to allow connection to local ground points. Following is information to understand the process but under no circumstances is intended to be a how-to for non-electricians as working on any electrical appliance including hot tubs can be extremely dangerous if proper procedure and precautions are not taken. Contact us at with any questions about the proper installation of your spa.
Last week we covered the this week I want to go over what you will need to get your new spa all powered up. I have run into another potential problem. Air must be able to travel from the ozonator to the spa, but water should be prevented from flowing from the spa to the ozonator. The load neutral output provides the 120v difference between the Line wires and is connected to the Neutral White terminal on the circuit board, spa pack as directed by manufacturer instructions. Power to the spa must be interrupted to reset this safety device. However, depending on the spa model you use, you may not need to pour concrete. This sounds like it might be the easiest way to go.
Conversion instructions for the following configurations are located inside the Control System Box of the spa. This article contains general information and does not focus on, or is it specific to one particular make or model. Recommended flooring materials include a concrete pad, concrete pavers or bricks, pea gravel, or crushed rock 1. Many municipalities and cities may require a building permit for installing a hot tub outdoors, so check with your city to see if that is the case or not. Congratulations, your install is complete! Over time, high levels of humidity and spa chemicals can cause water damage to your floor, wall, and ceiling surfaces.
Some hot tubs come ozone ready with an ozone jet plumbed and a convenient place to cut the water line. Some spas will allow the interior routing of cable once you get to the spa cabinet. Up the flight of stairs is the game loft and four other bedrooms. Again we can provide a local installer for you that we can coordinate with directly for when we deliver your new hot tub. Warning: Have an electrician or local spa professional do the wiring for you if you do not understand electrical wiring. It is important to have dedicated line and circuit even with a plug-n-play hot tub due to the constant electrical demand on this circuit.
There are 5 steps to installing an ozonator: 1 Mounting the ozonator 2 Connecting the ozone tubing to your spa 3 Installing the check valve and creating a Hartford Loop 4 Plugging the ozonator into your spa pack or hard wiring 5 Setting the timer on your hot tub Step 1 Mounting the ozonator Ozonators are normally installed underneath the spa cabinet, however, it may be necessary to install it near the equipment of an in ground spa, on the wall of a hot tub room, or in a dry place under your deck. Creating a Hartford Loop simply means to loop the ozone tubing up as high as you can before you connect to the ozonator. Do not replace the equipment door yet. Collin, from Grand Rapids, Michigan Thank you for answering my question. We work with a handful of great electricians in the Amesbury and greater North Shore Massachusetts area who do great work and we can match you up with a capable company when you buy your hot tub. It is recommended that your disconnect switch be in sight of, but not within reach, of the spa for safety purposes. Step 4 Plugging in or hard wiring your ozonator Many spa manufacturers make connecting the electrical very easy by pre-wiring a plug for your ozonator on the equipment panel.