Do I Need to Install Plumbing with My New Hot Tub?

Once you decide to purchase a hot tub, your entire family will be filled with anticipation for the day that it is scheduled to arrive at your home. Frequently, dealers are asked ‘Do I need to install plumbing with my new hot tub?’ from their customers. The answer is no, our Hydropool hot tubs are pre-plumbed and self-contained units. This means that no additional residential water supplies, drains or on-site connections are required. Below, we will also answer some other frequently asked installation questions that you may very well have.

Installation: Is This Part of the Service or Is an Extra Fee Involved?

What is included or part of a dealer’s service and rates can vary and also depend on the type of installation involved. Always make sure to ask your dealer detailed questions and get an upfront quote to ensure that you have budgeted the correct amount and are not surprised by any additional charges. If your hot tub will be above ground, installation is usually quite straightforward and only involves having a concrete base pad and power supply. If you want your hot tub installed underground, the cost will be higher as it is a more complicated process that involves structural support and excavation.

How Easy/Hard is it to Install a Hot Tub?

There are quite a few factors which determine how difficult or easy the installation of your hot tub at your home will be. Either way, one thing is certain – always use professionals. This will ensure that the installation will be completed properly and that your hot tub will be safe for you, your family and guests to enjoy. Making sure that you have the right concrete foundation to properly support the hot tub and safe electrical wiring is essential.

Can I Do It Myself or Get a Friend to Help Me? What Is Recommended?

The complexity of installing your new hot tub should always be left to professionals. Hot tubs usually weigh around 700 pounds when empty and over 4,000 once filled with water and people – not an easy item to move and install on your own. Buying a hot tub is a considerable investment and if you choose to install on your own, you risk potentially damaging the unit or accidentally hurting yourself or someone that is helping you. Our recommendation is to always speak with your local hot tub dealer and find out what specific requirements will be involved for your hot tub installation. Also, it is important for your electrician to read the owner’s manual prior to hooking up the unit. At Clearwater, we will always help you properly plan your installation to make sure that it is done correctly and you are enjoying using your hot tub as soon as possible.

Now that you understand what is involved in a hot tub installation and their plumbing requirements, download our hot tub buyer’s guide to get more details about the many options available.