Are you considering purchasing a hot tub? Who will wire your unit? Don’t get caught with your pants down, use a qualified electrical contractor.
There are many small details that are required to meet the National Electrical Code and applicable Local Electrical codes. Just a few to consider are the follow:
- Where are you going to provide power from?
- Is your electrical panel sufficient in size for the added amperage?
- Can you provide the necessary GFI breaker in the panel, or do you need to install it in the locality of the hot tub itself?
- What size wire do you need? Does the manufacturer require any specifics to wire size and grounding?
- What will you need to bond around the hot tub, if anything at all?
- Is there enough distance between the hot tub and any existing outlets?
- Do you have any other electrical needs in the area of the hot tub?
- Have you obtained an electrical permit from the agency which serves your area?
The smart home owner will hire a licensed electrical contractor for the project. They know their manufacturer’s warranty depends on it. If, in the event they need service on the tub, a properly permitted and installed hot tub will not cause any warranty loss issues. Using a licensed electrician also provides you an installation warranty.
Be safe, play safe. Use licensed, bonded and insured electrical contractors.