Installing your Hot Tub
A hot tub can be a relaxing addition to your backyard. Because they are large, electrically complex systems, installing hot tubs can be tricky so we are here to ensure that it goes in smoothly and safely. Modern hot tubs tend to be self-contained, which means there is no plumbing involved in the setup. Even so, installing a hot tub requires a bit of planning on your part.
Choose a location for your hot tub.
Make sure the spot you choose is large enough for the hot tub as well as some extra leeway for getting in and out and performing maintenance. A safe amount to allot is approximately 10 feet (3.0 m) by 10 feet (3 m by 3 m), but it depends on the size of your hot tub. We can help you decide where to put your tub and advise you on the best place.
Prepare the site, if necessary.
Hot tubs, when full, can weigh as much as 3,000 pounds (1,361 kg). For this reason, you will need a firm foundation on which the hot tub can rest. If you don't have a firm foundation, you risk damaging the tub voiding any warranty it comes with.
Pouring concrete into a 3 to 4 inch thick (7.62 to 10.16 cm) pad is a common method of creating a solid foundation. Concrete provides a very strong foundation. At the same time, it may not be aesthetically pleasing and will be permanently anchored into place if you ever choose to move the hot tub.
Another option is prefabricated spa pads. These pads have interlocking grids that make installation easy, and they can be removed if you ever decide to relocate your tub. At the same time, spa pads may be less supportive than concrete. Make sure you have a solid base to work with, and you choose the strongest pads if you use this option.
R.Askew Electrical & Security Ltd can advise and even get this sorted for you too, so you know you have an appropriate and safe base for tub.
Ready for Install?
We will check that everything is right before we install your hot tub. We will ensure that the electrical wiring has a safe route to the power supply, including fitting you an external power supply and breaker to your electrical control box if needed.
Assemble the hot tub and hook up the electricity.
We will place, assemble and install your hot tub and get it all hooked up and certified on completion.
Know that some warranties will be voided if the electrical circuit isn't installed by an electrical contractor. In some cases, unless the circuit has been installed by a licensed contractor like R.Askew Electrical & Security Ltd, the manufacturer won't recognise the warranty.
Ready to Fill?
Once correctly installed we will clean, fill and get it heated and show you how to add your chemicals to maintain sanitation.
And.. Finally your ready to enjoy.
Hot Tub Relocation
We can also relocate your tub from one location to another, whether you just want it moving to another spot in your garden or if you are moving house and want to take it with you.
Hot Tub Servicing
To keep your hot tub running correctly and safely it is important you service your tub annually. Contact us to arrange your hot tubs annual appointment.
Call 01144 183 362 or 07787 998124
Hot Tub Health Check
Is your Hot tub ready for the winter?
We recommend a hot tub health check regularly. We make it affordable and hassle free so you can enjoy your hot tub any time of the year.
We understand that some hot tub retailers leave their customers in the dark when it comes to servicing or any problems once warranty is void.
Our services are affordable we can diagnose faults, get your hot tub repaired and advise you on the best maintenance options.
Here is what the health check involves:
- Check the operation of all systems
- Check all electrical components
- Remove and clean filter ( change for new if necessary )
- Check the cabinet and shell for leak, damage and condition
- Check the condition of your cover and clips
- Drain down
- Clean acrylic surface
- Remove any marks and stains where possible
- Remove and clean jets
- Ensure jets operate correctly
- Rinse out your tub
- Wet vac out any remaining debris and water
- Towel dry the surface
- Remove any scale and debris from pumps if necessary
- Check heater element and seals
- Check pump union seals
- Re-fill your tub
- Bleed all pumps of air
- Re-commission and check for leaks and correct operation
- Check all systems ensuring they work correctly
- Clean cover with jet wash
- Reset filter cycles
- Report any problems
Hot tub health check from £149.99 +VAT
To BOOK just give us a ring on 01144 183362 or email us, including your full name, contact number and address and our team will be in touch with an appointment date.
We not only service hot tubs we take out full repairs and offer a wide range of maintenance products.
If you are having any issues with your Hot tub a full diagnostics report will be given at the end of the health check, any parts that need to be ordered and changed we can come back to fit at a discounted call out charge.