A hot tub is a classic luxury addition to any Grifon home. Is it necessary? That is debatable. But what is not debatable is the benefit it can provide to you and your family. It can be fun and relaxing and even promote better health. It can also increase the resale value of your home if and when you choose to sell.
On the other hand, installing a hot tub is not an easy task so you have to make sure you that you do it right.
As with any major renovation project—and various other jobs as well—proper preparation makes for smoother work. Even before you begin digging, then, make sure you have assembled all of the parts you will need. In fact, before you do that, make sure that your city ordinances even allow for an outdoor hot tub; alas, some do not and if you don’t know this ahead of time you could be doing a lot of work for nothing.
It may seem obvious, but you need to also know where you plan to place the hot tub. You need to be absolutely certain that this spot—where you will place the hot tub—is large enough to accommodate its size and also that the space is far enough away from the house that you are able to dig approximately 100 sq feet.
PREPARE THE SITE TOO
Again, even before you dig, make sure you prepare the site of the placement. It is going to need to be able to hold about 3,000 pounds (the tub plus the water plus the people). Thus, you want to dig deep and wide enough and pour a firm foundation; without it out could risk damage to the tub. This is particularly true if you are installing the hot tub on a deck.
Of course, you also need to be able to power the hot tub so you need to make sure you have ready access to a power source. Most modern tubs manage the power from a single unit but you still need access to electricity. So, again, before you dig you need to make sure you can actually turn the hot tub from the site you have chosen.