Should I Hire a Professional to Install my New Hot Tub?

There are lots of homeowners who are thinking about installing a hot tub somewhere on their property. Whether you are thinking about installing a hot tub inside or outside, you need to make sure that it is safe and secure. Even though you might think about installing your hot tub yourself to save some money, the reality is that this could lead to expensive repairs down the line. Instead, it is a good idea to rely on professionals who can install your hot tub, such as the team from Ajax Pool and Spa. At Ajax Pool and Spa, we want to make sure that you have all of the information available so that you can make an educated decision on what you should do with your hot tub. Take a look at some of the helpful information that we have put together below so that you can figure out how you can get your hot tub installed safely and securely. 

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Hot Tub Installed?

The exact cost of installing a hot tub varies widely depending on the model. For example, some people are simply having their hot tub installed in their backyard. In this situation, the average cost for hot tub installation runs somewhere between $100 and $500 depending on the size of the hot tub, the distance the hot tub has to travel, and the amount of time it takes to set it up and secure it. 

On the other hand, some people are having a hot tub built-in to their property somewhere. In this situation, it is going to cost a lot more money because the hot tub has to be poured and installed. In this situation, hot tub owners should be prepared to pay a few thousand dollars. 

If you decide to go with the team from Ajax Pool and Spa, rest easy knowing that we will be upfront and transparent with you. We want to make sure that you have all of the information before you decide on who you want to install your hot tub. Our top priority is to make sure that your hot tub is safe, secure, and easy to access. 

What Will Be Required to Have a Hot Tub Installed?

In order for you to have your hot tub installed, there are a few boxes that you need to check. Some of the requirements that you need to meet before you can get your hot tub installed include: 

  • Location: First, you need to make sure that your hot tub is being placed in an accessible location. In the vast majority of cases, placing a hot tub in the backyard is relatively straightforward. On the other hand, if you want to have your hot tub installed inside, there may be a few additional requirements that you need to meet. 
  • Surface: You also need to make sure that you have a sturdy base for your hot tub. In most cases, a concrete pad is used to support the hot tub. Depending on the exact model of your hot tub, you may need to pour additional concrete to make sure your hot tub has adequate support. We can work with you to make sure that your hot tub has the support it needs.
  • Electricity: Most hot tubs run on electricity. Therefore, you need to make sure that your hot tub has reliable access to electricity. Some hot tubs are 110 volts while other hot tubs are 220 volts. You need to make sure that you understand the electrical power that your hot tub requires for it to run. Then, depending on where your hot tub is being installed, you need to make sure there is an accessible outlet. 

These are just a few of the requirements that you need to meet before your hot tub can be installed. Remember that there may be additional requirements you have to meet depending on your property in the hot tub you have purchased. The professional team from Ajax Pool and Spa can work with you to make sure that your hot tub can be installed safely. 

What Makes the Best Base for My Hot Tub?

When you are getting a hot tub installed, you need to make sure that you have a sturdy base. The grass is simply not going to do the trick when it comes to the base of your hot tub. Therefore, you need to make sure that you find a base for your hot tub that is flat, solid, and level. The goal of your base is to prevent distortion from taking place. 

The perfect base for your hot tub is concrete. The concrete should be between 4 and 6 in thick. Even though block paving and patio slabs can be used, it is important for you to make sure they are level and flat. Even though wooden decking is a popular base, it might not be enough to support the weight of the hot tub once it is filled with water and people. If you have any questions about what you should use for the base of your hot tub, you need to rely on the experience of trained professionals. That is where we can help you. 

Professional Hot Tub Installation 

When it comes to your hot tub, you need to make sure that you get as much use out of it as possible. For this reason, you should rely on trained professionals who can help you make sure that your hot tub installation is safely, securely, and reliably done. That is where our team can help you. At Ajax Pool and Spa, we have an unparalleled level of experience when it comes to hot tub installation. We can work with you to make sure that your hot tub is placed in the perfect position to get as much use as possible. To learn more about our professional hot tub installation services, please give us a call today!

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