Some local companies handle the delivery and set-up which is
usually in the cost of the tub.
if you did not purchase a hot tub locally:
If you are receiving your spa factory-direct, it will be
shipped by freight truck. Normally the freight company will
contact you by phone in advance of the delivery, to let you
know the expected arrival window. You will need to be on
hand for the delivery.
Curbside delivery, what does that mean?
All spas are delivered curbside. All spa companies deal
with this same issue of delivery and setting up the spa. The
driver who is usually alone cannot lift the spa out by
themselves, so the responsibility rests on the owner to
provide this labor. It works out best if you can arrange to
have 4-6 friends come over and help you lift the spa
(sometimes off the truck however many of the trucks have
lifters to lower it to the curb for you) and get it on a
dolly to move it to it's final location. This seems awkward,
but this piece is worth saving over $1,000 in costs that you
would pay a local retailer for purchasing a spa and having
Positioning the Spa:
With the spa is off the truck, it's usually not
difficult to move it to the designated location is with a
simple furniture dolly. Nothing more than a wheeled wood
frame with carpeted pads, they're available at rental shops
for about $5 - $10 a day.
dolly with bigger wheels will be less likely to get hung-up
in sidewalk cracks or other obstructions.
Moving your spa on sidewalks and other hard flat surfaces
should be easy on the dolly. If the distance is short, some
people carry the spa, but we recommend a dolly.
It is important to note that for the warranty to be in
effect, the electrical connections must be wired in
accordance with all applicable local electrical codes, by a
You can save some expense by doing any necessary trenching
required for buried cabling yourself, if you so desire.
Drilling of spa cabinetry is usually not necessary for a
clean electrical installation. Some models may require some
cabinet drilling, or restrict the connection to one
location. Consult your owner's manual.
The National Electrical Code requires that a manual
disconnect device for your hot tub be installed at least 5
ft. away, and within 15 ft. (line of sight) of the spa for
recommend you call 2 Wire Electric Inc to set this up for
you. The warranty also specifies that the electrical must
be connected by a professional to be in valid.
Electrical service must be a dedicated GFCI protected
Proper grounding and bonding must be provided.
Circuit must be rated at appropriate amperage per spa power
requirements and electrical codes.
electrical connections to be provided by a licensed
electrician in accordance with local codes.
Completely read and understand your owner's manual prior to
installation or operation of spa.
Startup: Filling your spa for the first time...
your spa in its final location and wired correctly, you can
begin with startup. Make sure you have read your owner's
manual before proceeding: & ENJOY!
Do not expect to immediately feel hot water from the
jets. Initially, the hot tub may take approximately 7-8
hours to heat, depending upon its size and other factors.
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