For many people a hot tub is the ultimate solution to relieving the tension and stress that the day to day grind can inflict. People that are avid soakers swear that the hot water and pulsating jets are the only thing that helps them keep their sanity. Avid soakers can be found attending their local spas and gyms regularly to find their relaxing moment in the day. For some people, the crowds, travel time and the lack of privacy can lead them to make the decision to purchase a hot tub for their home. The goal is to have the ultimate relaxation tool at home, but for many the process can bring more stress than the hot tub can melt away. However, there are several things you can do to make sure that your journey to owning a hot tub is as stress free as possible.
Location, Location, Location
When getting a hot tub- location is everything. If the hot tub isn’t located in the correct location, every time an owner goes to soak away their worries they are going to be met with aggravation. Here are a couple of things to take into account when choosing where to place your hot tub.
*Make sure that your ground is level! Just as you wouldn’t want to set a cup on an uneven surface, you don’t want to do the same thing with your brand new hot tub.
*Does the area have good drainage? If it doesn’t after a rainstorm or in the winter, your hot tub might be surrounded by pools of mud.
*Stay away from your favorite trees or shrubs. While it may seem perfect to be under your favorite tree or to have a shrub act as a privacy screen, the reality is leaves or sap can turn your object of tranquility into one of frustration.
*Think ahead! If you have the time, create a gravel bed to place your hot tub on. Gravel is the perfect material because it allows for easy drainage and will be compact enough to support your hot tub. If you want to really plan ahead, a concrete slab can be perfect.
How to Avoid Any Shocking Problems
Once your hot tub and location is picked out, one of the last things you need to do is make sure that your electrical system is ready for your new hot tub. Nothing would be more frustrating to have everything set up only to realize that you couldn’t use it. Here are some things that should be taken into consideration.
*What is the voltage that your water heater will use? For some high power water heaters a 240-V outlet will be needed.
*While a long walk to your hot tub might not be the most convenient thing to do, make sure that you are keeping your hot tub a safe distance away from electrical sources.
*Make sure your hot tub is grounded to avoid any potential negative electrical interactions.
Nervous? An Idaho Falls Electrician can Help
If you are nervous about having high powered electrical equipment right next to a giant pool of water, or are unsure of how to even go about preparing for a new hot tub don’t hesitate to call an Idaho Falls Electrician. Electricians can easily help you prepare for a new hot tub and can help run a safety check to give you peace of mind. Why not let an electrician handle the hard work and set you up to soak away the worries of the day.