Locating your hot tub indoors

Considerations for selecting an indoor spa location:

  • Local building codes pertaining to indoor installation of a portable spa
  • Adequate space for spa with accessibility for service (Clearance of 3 ft (1m) around the spa is recommended to permit servicing the unit)
  • Proper structural support critical. Consult a licensed professional Structural Engineer to determine if the foundation will adequately support the spa for the entire time it will be in place, especially if the spa is to be placed on a second story or higher, balcony, roof or other platform not specifically tied into the main structural support.

Things to consider:

  • Drainage (The area in which the spa is placed must have adequate drainage to handle the entire water content of the spa. In the event of spillage, areas around the spa may become wet; therefore, all flooring, furniture, walls and adjacent structures should be able to withstand or resist water and moisture)
  • Proper ventilation (Consult an Engineer or authority who understands the necessary provisions to vent moist or heated air and air with chemical odours. When the spa is in use considerable amounts of moisture escapes, potentially causing mould and mildew which can damage certain surfaces and surroundings)
  • Proximity to the power source (long length of cable can be expensive)
  • Overall enhancement of the environment including aesthetics and privacy
  • Cover lift clearance (if you will be installing a cover lift as an add- on feature, allow 3ft (1m) on all sides of the spa) Damage caused by not following the Choosing a Location guidelines or improper installation not in accordance with local codes and authorities is not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Consult local, state/ providence or city building codes before installation.
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