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Installing a New Hot Tub in Your Home

in Outdoor Living

You have finally decided to go for it and install that hot tub that you have always wanted. Hot tubs can bring a household a lot of fun times, and family time, and now you want to know all of the particulars.

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions from new hot tub owners. 

What do you need to prepare before installing a hot tub? To install your hot tub, you need a solid level base to place it on, a power outlet and a water source to fill it. If you have plans to sink your spa below ground or into a deck, you will have to consider access for servicing. You should get full installation instructions from the supplier and the staff at Art Knapp Outdoor can help you with any concerns you may have.

How do you actually move and install the hot tub? Hot tubs are usually transported on their sides, and need to be carefully positioned noting the location of the pumps etc. Some spas need to be transported flat. A hot tub should be transported by professionals or by a crew that has done it before.   

How long should it take a hot tub to get hot? Hot tubs vary greatly depending on their heaters and size – the volume of water varies. Plus the water you are using to fill the hot tub may vary in temperature from summer to winter. Bigger spas will have longer heating times. Hot tubs are designed to be hot 24/7 so once they have heated, you will only be topping up heat from then on. 

How often do I need to add chemicals to my hot tub? Beachcomber hot tub dealers offer computer water analysis. They can quickly and accurately test a sample of your water. Beachcomber water care offers a number of different systems, including the care free system which is a once a week program with shocking as needed depending on usage. Always follow the directions on the water care product labels.

How can I move my hot tub if we are moving away? Many brands, such as Beachcomber Hot Tubs, are movable. It’s best to let an experienced crew move your hot tub, it is similar to moving a piano – it is very heavy and requires a crew that knows what they are doing. The experts at Art Knapp Outdoor can help you with any questions you may have about moving your hot tub. 


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