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Your Ultimate Guide to Preparing Your Home for a Hot Tub Installation

So, you’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to invest in a hot tub. Exciting times ahead! But hold your horses; before you can start enjoying those bubbly jets and mood lighting, there’s a bit of prep work to do. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. This guide is your go-to resource for getting your home ready for your new hot tub, especially if you’re shopping with us at Scunthorpe Hot Tub Megastore.

Preparation is not just about ticking off a checklist; it’s about setting the stage for countless hours of relaxation and enjoyment. So why not make the process as smooth as possible? After all, the sooner you’re ready, the sooner you can start soaking!

Before the Delivery

First off, let’s talk about what happens before your hot tub even arrives. You’ll want to read through the delivery and installation guidelines like they’re the latest bestseller. Trust us, it’s worth it. You’ll know exactly what to expect and how to prepare. And when your hot tub finally arrives, give it a good once-over for any damages before you sign anything. You’ll also want to skim through the Owner’s Manual and terms and conditions—consider it your hot tub bible.

Site Selection

Now, where’s this beauty going to live? The location of your hot tub is a big deal. It’s not just about where it looks good, but also where it’s safe and functional. If you’re going outdoors, a level concrete patio is your best bet. Planning to put it on a deck? Better call in a competent contractor to make sure your deck can handle the weight. You don’t want any surprises there! To find the max weight of your spa, its contents as well as persons, please contact us.

Don’t forget about privacy and accessibility. You’ll want a spot that’s not only private but also easily accessible from your home. The last thing you want is a long trek through your garden every time you fancy a dip, especially in the colder months.

Be sure to check out our sections on location, patios and decking in the delivery and installation guidelines for further details.

Electrical Requirements

Ah, the nitty-gritty stuff. While we handle the heavy lifting of delivering and installing your hot tub, you’ll need to sort out the electrical supply. Whether you’re getting a 13amp or 32amp hot tub (what is the difference?), this isn’t a DIY job. Get a certified electrician to set it up. You want this done safely. We will tell you the total load the hot tub will draw at full operation. A certified electrician will then be able to work out what size of cabling is required. Even the smallest hot tub would usually require at least a 16-amp supply. Bigger spas with 3 pumps or more generally require a 32-amp supply but this is a guide only.

Also, think about the placement of electrical outlets and switches. They should be easily accessible but not so close to the hot tub that they pose a safety risk. Your electrician can provide valuable advice on this.

It’s important that a coil of cable is left immediately next to the hot tub base so that we have enough to wire it in whichever final position you choose. Details of this and other requirements can be seen in our Electrical Information section of the delivery and installation guidelines.

Access and Delivery Methods

Picture this: It’s delivery day, and you’re buzzing with excitement. But wait, will the hot tub fit through your garden gate? Measure twice, install once—that’s our motto. Check all possible obstacles like gates, doors, and even that rose bush you love so much. If there are any tricky spots like a narrow alley or a steep hill, give us a heads-up so we can plan accordingly.

Also, clear the path of any debris or obstacles that could hinder the delivery. A smooth path ensures a quicker and safer installation, getting you into that hot tub even faster.

Check out the Delivery Modes & Access section for further details.

Special Requirements

Sometimes, getting a hot tub into its new home requires a bit of extra muscle or even some high-flying moves. We’re talking cranes or extra manpower. If you think your installation might require some special gymnastics, let us know in advance. Remember, it’s up to you to arrange an appropriate crane service if required for safe delivery and we’ll liaise with them, but, we can help you with this if you’re not sure – just get in touch!

Keep in mind that special requirements might need special permissions. For instance, if a crane is required, you might need permission or to notify your neighbours. Your crane company will know. It’s always best to sort these details well in advance to avoid any hiccups.


Alright, let’s wrap this up. Prepping your home for a hot tub isn’t just a to-do list; it’s the first chapter in your new life of luxury and relaxation. From picking the perfect spot to getting those electricals sorted, each step is a milestone on your journey to ultimate relaxation. 

Want to dive deeper? Head over to our Delivery & Requirements page for all the nitty-gritty details.

Now you’re a hot tub owner, why not read our beginner’s guide to hot tub ownership and explore our article on maintaining your hot tub?

Ready to buy a hot tub? Scunthorpe Hot Tubs have been leading the industry for over 8 years and have over 60 hot tubs to choose from. Why not browse our full range of hot tubs now and see if the perfect hot tub might be just a click or two away.

Prefer to speak to someone? Give us a call on 0800 808 5396 or visit our showroom and we can help you choose the best spa for you. 

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