Installing A Hot Tub:
Many hot tub owners would undoubtedly consider their spa a worthwhile investment. It is important to realize that there will be both short-term, and long-term costs, and through this blog we will be going over all of the costs associated with the installation process.
Costs for installation will vary depending on the hot tub you choose, and its shape and size are large factors that will come into play. One important thing to do before the installation process even begins is to become familiar with your local bylaws. This will allow your workers to be aware of what they need to do and what the regulations might look like in your area. It’s a good idea in preparation for the installation, to determine the best location for your hot-tub, both in terms of safety and practicality.
This blog will give you a breakdown of all costs associated with installing a hot tub. Although the costs will vary by individual and location, here are the key points to keep in mind.
Building Its Foundation:
A solid, stable surface is crucial for your hot tub’s installation. This involves a concrete slab being installed as the base for a hot tub in many situations, particularly where larger structures are considered. This process usually costs between 3,000-8,000 dollars; however, this number is dependent upon a variety of different factors.
It is best to take into account how heavy your hot tub is and how much it will actually weigh after water and people have been added. Many people will choose concrete slabs to house their hot tubs because they are known to be secure and long-lasting.
The other route you can choose is to dig a large hole and then set the hot tub in place. For any services needed down the line, it is important to make sure that every crucial access point of your tub is still available. With this option, you essentially want to ensure that if something needs to be fixed, a worker will have easy access to these parts of your tub.
Along with this option, many people decide to build a patio around their hot tub, after putting it in the ground. The cost of a deck will range anywhere from 3,000 to 15,000 on the highest end. As a hot tub owner, you can make your backyard look anyway you would like it to; however, these two options are things to keep in mind for safety and security reasons. It is best to weigh both options and see which one is more practical and suited to your desired budget.
Installing Its Electrical Mechanisms:
Another aspect to consider within the installation process, is the cost of electrical and plumbing work. A new hot tub will need its own electrical connection in order to run the heater, pump, filtration system, and so on. For a typical electrical installation, it will cost between 1,500 to 3,000 dollars.
When considering electrical work, it is crucial to find someone who is experienced in this field. The best advice we can give, especially where both electricity and water are involved, is to hire a reliable professional.
The Cost Of Delivery:
Transportation costs of hot tubs depend on several factors like weight, shape, dimensions, and the location of your home. You can pay a few hundred dollars for standard delivery, which is typically offered by the dealer you purchased your hot tub from. In many situations where a hot tub is particularly large or heavy, a crane may be used instead.
The cost of a crane will vary depending on your location; however, it will typically cost between 400 and 2,000 dollars. It is important to ensure that crane workers are able to access your hot tub’s location. Prior to their arrival, it is a good idea to check that they have enough space to move their equipment and there are no power lines blocking their path. These are small steps that can be taken to ensure a smooth delivery.
It is important to know what to expect when it comes to installing a hot tub. Download the Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide today, or visit us at our London hot tub store and learn more.