Troubleshooting Guide



Pre-installation - H1


0. FAQs:


  1. Cabinets

  2. Covers

  3. Dealers

  4. Help

  5. Insulation

  6. Jets

  7. Ozonators

  8. Pre-installation

    1. Planning your location

    2. Preparing its foundation

    3. Electrical requirements

    4. Moving your spa into place

  9. Set-up

  10. Shells

  11. Terminology

  12. Water quality

  13. Winterizing

  14. Wiring


Planning Your Location

Placement of your new spa is probably the most important issue to consider to obtain the most enjoyment and hassle-free operation. Here are some of the things to address when deciding where to place your new spa.


Safety first

Safety naturally heads to top of the list. Making sure that your spa is safe brings you peace of mind and adds to its overall enjoyment.

  • Do not place your spa within 10' (3m) of overhead power lines.
  • Make sure your spa is positioned so that access to the equipment compartment and all side panels will not be blocked.
  • Check with all city and local safety codes, permits, inspections, environmental constraints, and electrical requirements. Be certain that your installation will meet or exceed whatever regulations are in place.

Consider how you will use your spa

How you intend to use your spa helps you determine where you should place it. The main two ways people use their spas are either for recreational or therapeutic purposes. If your spa is mainly used for family recreation, be sure to leave plenty of room around it for activity. If you use it primarily for relaxation and therapy, you'll probably want to create a specific mood around it.

Plan for your environment

If you live in a region where it snows in the winter or rains frequently, place the spa near a house entry. By doing this, you will have a place to change clothes and still be comfortable when entering and exiting the spa.

Consider your privacy

Think of your spa's surroundings during all seasons to determine your best privacy options. Remember that in colder climates, the privacy of springtime blooms gives way to wintertime barren branches. Also consider the view of your neighbors as well as their view of you.

Provide a view

Think about the direction you will face when sitting in your spa and then position it accordingly. Sit in a chair at your envisioned location and look at what you see. Do you have a special landscaped area in your yard that you find enjoyable? Perhaps there is an area that catches a soothing breeze during the day or a lovely sunset in the evening. Consider all of your home's delights when you plan your perfect location.

Keeping your spa clean

To prevent dirt and debris from being tracked into your spa, you can plan to place a foot mat at the spa's entrance where the bather's can clean their feet before entering your spa. A small nearby water-filled basin could also be used for bathers to rinse their feet before enter your spa. Adding a stone path to and from the house will help keep feet cleaner and free of debris.

Plan for service access

Some people choose to install a decorative structure around their spa or locate it near existing walls or corners . If you do, remember to allow at least three feet of space around all sides of your spa for servicing and draining. Always position it so that the main access panel below the topside control can be easily accessed.


If you install your spa indoors, the increased humidity it creates can cause ventilation problems. In most cases, a Spa Hard Cover is sufficient but in high humidity environments additional ventilation may also be required.



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Author: Philip Rastocny