Friday, December 16, 2011

Spa Installation: Electrical Preparation

The electrical wiring of a hot tub can be a difficult process to understand if you are unaware of the equipment and devices used in a spa. This is why it’s a good idea to hire a licensed electrician or contractor when planning your hot tub electrical hook up. Consult the owner’s manual for the specific model that you are setting up and provide this information to your electrician. With proper planning a safe hot tub installation will occur.

·         If the hot tub runs on 240 volts it must be permanently connected to the Spa Pack.

·         If the hot tub runs on 120 volts it can be plugged in to a ground outlet.

·         The power supplied must be a dedicated circuit with no other appliances sharing the power.

·         Wire size must be appropriate and meet the National Electric Code (NEC) or local codes.

·         The electrical circuit must include a suitable ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).

Hiring someone to do this process for you may cost you a little bit of money but in the long run it is worth it to know that the job has been done correctly.

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