13AMP electrical requirements.
13 amp models require an outdoor waterproof plug socket with RCD protection within 1.5 to 4 metres of the spa location. Such sockets are inexpensive and simple to fit; a local electrician will typically supply and fit for approximately £75.
IMPORTANT : DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION LEAD OR PLUG TYPE CORDS OF ANY KIND. We cannot finalise the installation without the correct waterproof RCD plug socket.
32AMP electrical requirements.
These models require a 32-amp supply on 6mm SWA cable with RCD protection (cable sizes may be different depending on length of cable run between consumer unit and commando socket). A commando socket with local isolation is required between 1.5 meters and 3 metres of the spa, complete with ‘male’ plug and 8 metres of SY flex with UV protection or supply with flexible conduit). The flex is hard wired to the spa by our engineers, then simply plugged in to complete.
A 32AMP dedicated electrical installation will typically cost around £300-£350 and typically take approximately two hours to complete.
* The commando socket supply DOES NOT require your electrician present on installation. However, a 32 amp ‘hard wired’ supply WILL REQUIRE YOUR ELECTRICIAN PRESENT ON INSTALLATION to complete the wiring connection.
A new RCD circuit breaker must be used for your spa installation. Do not use an existing breaker, as its condition is unknown. The spa must be connected to a dedicated RCD breaker that is not shared with any other equipment. Do not use extension or plug type cords of any kind.
The hot tub doesnot come with a plug and SY flex so please make sure this is supplied by you electrician.
40AMP electrical requirements. (Michael Phelps models 7,8,9)
A 40 amp supply using 6mm steel wired armoured cable with local isolation via rotary isolator, terminated with a 7 metre tail. A 40 amp breaker is required. The supply should feed directly from a suitable source (typically your domestic fuse box) to the rotary isolator which is typically mounted 2 metres from the spa area. A 7 metre ‘tail end’ is required from the isolator to the spa – the tail is ‘hard wired’ to the spa by our engineers. Please note; the long tail is required to allow perfect siting and orientation of the spa. If the cable distance is longer than 20 metres, a 10mm SWA cable will be required – Please double check this with your electrician.
A 40AMP dedicated electrical installation will typically cost around £300-£350 and take no more than a couple of hours to complete.
Note: THE 40 AMP SUPPLY ABOVE WILL REQUIRE YOUR ELECTRICIAN ON-SITE DURING THE INSTALLATION TO COMPLETE THE HARD WIRED CONNECTION.
The spa dolly is a specifically designed hot tub installation tool. The dolly holds the spa upright, minimising the space required, allowing a safe and hassle free installation.