Having your own hot tub sounds like a great idea, don’t you think so? Who doesn’t want one around the house? You can use it for relaxing and even having a great time with your close friends or relatives. Not to mention that a hot tub can really improve the value of the property and the laid-back atmosphere.
However, don’t forget that you need to install one at home if you want to put it into a good use. Hiring a professional installer will do but it will cost you. If you are rather short on the money (especially if you have just spent your last dime on the hot tub), why not installing it on your own? You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do it. As long as you pay attention to the product manual, you should be good to go.
Installing Your Own Hot Tub
Here are some of the basic steps that you need to follow when you want to have your own hot tub:
- Decide where it is going to be located. The first thing you need to do before installing the hot tub is to decide the spot. You want to choose a spot that is close to the house. The area should be solid enough to support the weight. Consider other aspects, such as privacy, shade, etc. If you want to enjoy the tub without compromising the comfort, these other aspects matter. The reason why you want to have the hot tub close to home is because it will make all the necessary connection easier. You can connect the tub to the electricity, gas, or water line easily without fuss. If you have to cross the yard to connect everything, it will be more difficult.
- Choose the hot tub. You are probably tempted to choose one that looks similar to the one from the movie. Well, you can always have one but they are pretty costly. If you don’t have a lot of budgets to spend, it is best to stay with the basic or at least choose the one that meets all your requirements.
- Start assembling. It would be wise if you read the manufacturer manual or direction several times so you get a pretty clear idea of what to do. Play a very detailed attention to the direction and make sure that you follow everything to the letter. Don’t try to be creative – this is not the right time.
- Contact the professionals. A hot tub requires utility connection extensions. Unless you have the knowledge of a plumber or an electrician, you should hire them. At least, they will do the work safely so there won’t be any future risks or dangers.
- Connect and test the result. A schematic is usually provided by the manufacturer; you only need to follow the directions. Don’t forget to test it out, see if the connections all work well. If you are still doubtful about it, you should hire a pro. Putting yourself in a danger isn’t worth the saving.