Do I need to ‘plumb in’ a hot tub or spa

No plumbing work is needed for our hot tubs – just fill up with a garden hose and top up as required.

Filling your Canadian Spa hot tub

IMPORTANT: Follow the next steps closely to prevent damage to the Spa Pumps.

  1. Insert garden hose or other clean water source directly into filter housing. Push hose pipe into filter housing until it stops. Fill up to bottom of spa pillows. Secure hose placement and turn on water. The spa can be filled with tepid water.
  2. Filling spa through the filter housing prevents air lock in the spa pumps, which is an air pocket preventing the flow of water through the pump. Permanent damage caused by running the pump with an air lock (or without water) is not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
  3. Check for leaks! Although spas are fully checked at the factory, shipping and delivery might cause a leak.
  4. Before power is applied familiarise yourself with the spa control operations.
  5. Adding a ‘Scale Control’ during the filling process to reduces limescale. Follow package instructions.
  6. Fill the spa until water is 1 inch (25mm) above the waterline on the spa shell or 1 inch (25mm) above the mid point of the filter housing. Do not overfill the spa. If needed, more water may be added after the power is turned on and the plumbing is filled. See Powering Up Spa section.
  7. Turn water off and remove hose.
  8. Reinstall filter cartridge, basket and filter lid.
  9. Add Start-up Chemicals after power is turned on. Refer ‘Powering Up’ the Spa section of the owners manual.
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