Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Installing a Hot Tub In your Backyard

You also need to make sure you have enough room available for the equipment required to run your hot tub, as well as access to a gas line, room for plumbing and enough room for the heater so there’s no danger of combustion. The typical equipment you’ll need to accommodate consists of a pump, filter, heater and piping. Check your specific instructions to see how much room they recommend you leave to fit everything in without it being cramped.

So, you’ve sorted out room for the tub and its accessories and you’re ready to prepare the area for set up. You’ll need to lay concrete foundations for the tub and, if you’re putting it on an existing deck, it might be an idea to get a professional to check things out to make sure it can hold the weight and advise you on how to make it very sound. If you’re putting your tub under the ground, make sure you leave room for a twelve inch clearance.

Once you do all the above, you can begin putting together your tub. Individual tubs vary, but as a general rule of thumb, you should install the support joists and suctions before assembling the tub. You also need to make sure the external structure does not leak water, so make sure to water seal everything with silicon. Make sure your joists are sound as this will make your hot tub sturdy. Then build your tub from the bottom up, but do take care as you do not want to damage your tub before you use it.

Good Job! – You are almost there. Once the outside structure is finished, you can put the finishing touches on your hot tub. The main part of this is installing the bench so you have somewhere to sit. Take care to keep it level and ensure it doesn’t damage the tub’s structure. You can also sand down the top rim of the tub to make it smooth and prevent splinters. Once you’re certain that everything is in place – enjoy! Always remember, if you are unsure, please consult a professional.

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