So, you’ve made the exciting decision to invest in a hot tub for your home. Congratulations! A Hot tub can be a fantastic addition to your lifestyle, offering relaxation, stress relief and a touch of luxury right in your own backyard. However, before you can start enjoying the warm, soothing waters, there are some essential steps to consider for preparing your outdoor living area for your new hot tub. In this blog, we’ll walk you through what to consider prior to your hot tub installation, how to choose the right location, and setting up the surrounding area for optimal enjoyment.
Installing a hot tub may seem like a daunting task, but with adequate planning it is more than manageable. Here are some key factors to consider prior to arranging your new hot tub’s installation:
Depending on the make and model of your new hot tub, additional electrical setup is likely something you will have to plan for. Many hot tubs require a hardwired 240V electrical configuration, which will need to be completed by a licensed electrician. Here at DFW Hot Tubs, our in-house master electrician performs all necessary electrical planning and setup prior to, and during, the installation process. It is critical that this part of your installation preparation is performed properly by a licensed electrician. Improper electrical configuration and wiring can be extremely dangerous, and may void your hot tub’s warranty.
Choosing A Suitable Location
Selecting the right spot for your hot tub is crucial. It is important to keep a few things in mind when determining where to place your hot tub:
- Support and Stability – Your hot tub must sit on a level, solid surface. Concrete, reinforced decking, or a prefabricated hot tub pad are common options. Be sure to consult your hot tub manufacturer’s guidelines for specific requirements.
- Privacy and Ambiance – Think about the view and ambience you want to experience when using your hot tub. Consider adding landscaping or privacy screens for additional comfort.
- Accessibility – Make sure to consider convenience when choosing your hot tub’s location. It should be relatively easy to get to, and to get in and out of. Additionally, it is important to keep serviceability in mind. Ensure there are no major obstructions blocking access to the area of the tub in which the equipment is housed. An accessible equipment cabinet will make any repairs or service needed throughout the hot tub’s lifetime a relatively hassle-free process.
Preparing The Site
Before your hot tub arrives, make sure whatever spot you have chosen is clean and clear of debris. Additionally, if you can, clear any obstacles that might pose problems during the installation process.
Arrange for Professional Installation
While a hot tub is an extremely heavy and awkward object to have to transport into your backyard, a professional hot tub installation crew will have the tools and experience necessary to make the process as quick and risk-free as possible. Here at DFW Hot Tubs, professional delivery and installation is included with the purchase of any of our luxury Sundance Spas.
Setting Up the Surrounding Area
Creating an inviting environment around your hot tub enhances the overall experience while you and your loved ones enjoy the hot tub. Here are just a few ideas:
Arranging some outdoor furniture near the hot tub creates an excellent environment for socialization and relaxation.
Decorative landscaping can make the area around your hot tub even more inviting than it already is. Larger plants like bushes and trees can also create a natural privacy barrier while you enjoy a soak in your hot tub.
Lighting is another excellent way to improve your backyard area. Landscape lighting is an excellent way to illuminate both the walkway around your hot tub area and any landscape features or decorations you would like to highlight in your outdoor living space.
Have a designated area for any towels, robes, and any hot tub accessories nearby. A nice waterproof storage cabinet in a convenient location is an excellent practical addition.
With a little planning and preparation to find the right location, you will be well on your way to enjoying your new hot tub oasis for years to come! Whether you are looking to design and build a new outdoor living area around a new Sundance Spa, add a new Sundance Spa to your current backyard set-up, or if you just need hot tub service and repairs, DFW Hot Tubs is here to help you make the most of this wonderful addition to your home. Call us today at (469)250-2226 to speak with a member of our team!