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    Hot tub installation requirements?


    Hi guys, I’m looking at buying a hot tub for the back garden for summer but what is involved with this job? Will I need an outdoor socket installed? Do I need a platform to put it on or can it go straight onto the patio?

    Asked by Karen on 20th May 2020
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    Thistle Property Maintenance

    "Outside socket with separate rgb depends on how good the patio base is"

    Answered on 27th May 2020 - Member since Jan 2017 - report
    Au Faix

    "As long as the patio surface is ok and level the a extension lead will do if you don’t have a outdoor socket"

    Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    C@k all jobs

    "Hi u can run a extension to it it can go anywhere really as long as the patio is solid and can hold the weight also make sure it’s correct size for patio as there is so Many different shapes and sizes if the patio is old I would have it checked and if so strengthened before putting it on it thanks"

    Answered on 5th Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Kingslandpm Property Maintenance

    "Hi, For the best advice please click the link below."

    Answered on 20th May 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    A&C Properties

    "Depends on the quality of product have you got a hard surface to put it on that’s levelish patio decking etc ? Outside plug would be good outside tap to fill or it’s buckets !!"

    Answered on 20th May 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Arc Electrical Cumbria

    "Not a job for handyman!!!
    An outdoor hot tub comes under swimming pools in the wiring regulations, strict wiring methods and earthing arrangements MUST be followed, electricians armed with the wring regulations and technical support from the scheme operator (NICEIC/NAPIT etc.) will ensure a safe installation, get this wrong and the consequences could be FATAL.
    We feet/ bodies on wet ground - body resistance MUCH lower, electrocution much more likely, that is why electricians have to install outside supplies that must be certified, tested and registered with building control !!!"

    Answered on 19th Jun 2020 - Member since Aug 2017 - report
    H.G.M Property services

    "You would need a solid platform to connect the socket to"

    Answered on 26th May 2022 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Matthew Hellyar

    "Hi, there are so many variables, some tubs can be electrically heated, some heated by log burners, some buy solar. Your choice, electric is most conveinent. IP rated Socket nearest the tub is safest. The type of tube will vary depending on budget an needs, the easiest being the inflables that need a very level solid surface. Then thers the fibreglass formed that could be sunken or ground level and finaly a bespoke one made from scratch. Too much for me to mention, get some idears, garden location, type of heating, sunk into ground or surface, think of winter use ie cover, the rest will fall into place.(none intentional pun).

    Answered on 22nd May 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Unik Interior

    "If patio is levelled no need for platform. But you do need to have a external power point."

    Answered on 2nd Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report

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