One of the first questions we hear from potential hot tub buyers is how difficult and costly will installation be? The answer, has as much to do with us, as it does with you, and the preparation steps you take.
Here are a few ways you can cut down on costs and potential headaches when it comes to bringing a hot tub home.
Start By Measuring & Surveying Your Available Space
Before you enter into a hot tub showroom or start looking at models online, make sure you properly measure out the space where you are intending to place the tub. We recommend positioning your outdoor spa close to a door as you want to ensure it is as accessible as possible at all times of the year, (and in all kinds of weather). If you are worried about noise, be sure to choose a model with a dedicated circulation pump that quietly circulates the water 24 hours a day, like the Hush Pump available in Beachcomber Hot Tub models. When measuring, always keep in mind you will need an added space of one to two feet around at least two-sides of the hot tub to allow for maintenance and accommodate accessories.
Install a GFCI Breaker
Most hot tub models need a GFCI breaker in North America as they require a 240 V hook-up that is not standard in North American homes. Have this installed by a licensed electrician prior to the delivery of the hot tub, so that you can quickly get your hot tub operating after it's delivered.
Ensure A Clear, Level Pathway for a Smooth Install Day
We highly recommend going through a pre-delivery checklist with a member of our team to ensure you have everything covered in the delivery process. Things to think about include clearance between fences, roofs, and planters, as well as the number of steps to your chosen destination. These potential obstacles can impact what's required by the delivery team on the day of installation, and by noting and communicating them ahead of time you can save time and money. As always, make sure you speak to your local dealer or a member of the Beachcomber Support Team with any specific questions to keep yourself protected from additional fees on delivery day.