If you’ve already ordered your hot tub and you’re waiting on its delivery, it’s time to get excited! Preparing the space for your tub is an important task and needs to be done correctly. This blog is all about how to prepare for a hot tub delivery.
There are many factors that need to be considered when having a hot tub delivered. This guide will help you to prepare for your luxury hot tub. Still not sure which hot tub to buy? We can help!
The first important factor that needs to be considered is the dimensions of your hot tub. Each hot tub varies in size and therefore it’s important that you ensure you’re looking at your specific tub rather than the range it comes from. These details can be found easily on our website. Hot tub dimensions are very important and should be considered before you make your purchase to ensure that you have the room that you need.
After you’ve found the exact measurements for your hot tub, you can choose where you would like it to be placed. In this step you’ll need to decide how much privacy you would like and where is best for the tub based on electrical requirements. You may also want to avoid placing your tub by a tree, so that falling leaves don’t end up in your water. Some people choose to mark out potential locations so that they can visualise the hot tub in place. This is an important step so don’t rush. The location you choose to place your tub must have solid ground and you should consider the weight of your tub during this step. Check out our hot tub garden considerations.
Different tubs require different levels of electricity, therefore requiring alternative cables. Make sure that you know the electrical requirements that are specific to your hot tub. You should also be aware that hot tub installations cannot be finalised without the correct waterproof plug socket, so you’ll definitely need to sort this out prior to your delivery. You should also avoid running the plug from an extension lead.
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Placing the tub
Upon delivery, the team will have to manoeuvre the hot tub to the location that you wish it to be placed. This means you’ll have to take the dimensions into account here and ensure that the route is free of obstructions. These obstructions can often include outdoor taps or window frames. During the transportation of your tub, it will be placed on a spa dolly, which holds the spa in an upright position to minimise the need for space on either side of the tub. This means that for transportation, you will need the dimensions of the spa dolly rather than the actual hot tub.
Preparing the tub
After installation, you can start preparing your hot tub for use. This includes filling the hot tub with water and performing tests to check the water chemistry. Testing strips are easy to use and can be purchased directly from our website. After you have tested the water, you can compare results to work out any changes that need to be made. The tests look at chemicals such as chlorine, pH and alkalinity, which can all be altered as necessary using increasers and decreasers. After you have added anything to the water, you should perform a re-test before you use the hot tub. All of your hot tub water chemistry needs and accessories can be found on our website.
If you have any further questions regarding the delivery of your hot tub, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re happy to help.