- Will you need a privacy fence?
- Do you have the proper foundation to support the very heavy tub (tub along with occupants and filled with water)? Will you be installing it on an existing deck or arrange to have a concrete base to create a level ground for the tub? Will there need to be modifications made to the deck to support the weight?
You’ll need to find a reliable hot tub installation contractor. Our St. Catherines licensed electricians have years of experience as hot tub installers, dealing with all aspects of hot tub wiring. You will likely need to pull a permit and arrange for inspections prior to the addition. Your electrical contractor can assist you with this process. In addition, since you’re dealing with an area with lots of moisture, if you don’t have one already installed, your electrician will have to install a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter). You’ll also need to ensure your electrical panel has a high enough amperage to support this new equipment. If you don’t already have one, you may have to look into upgrading to a 200 amp service. Ask your electrician to take a look at your home’s energy requirements to see if your existing electrical infrastructure is sufficient.
As we’ve touched on a few things to consider before proceeding with a jacuzzi installation, you can probably gather that acquiring and installing a hot tub is not a simple or inexpensive endeavour. The hot tub electrical installation cost is dependent on many factors and is in addition to the cost of the jacuzzi itself. So make sure you’ve done the proper budgeting before figuratively diving in.
If you need any assistance at all, please contact our St. Catharines electricians who can walk you through what needs to be done to have a smooth hot tub installation process. We are hot tub installation experts and great communicators, so your journey to ultimately enjoy your hot tub will be as headache-free as possible with us. Give us a call today to discuss your hot tub needs.