Installing a hot tub, spa or jacuzzi can be an exciting but challenging project. Before installation, you need to consider both your local building codes and the electrical requirements of the unit. Unless you’re installing a replacement spa at a prepared site, you may need need to add a dedicated circuit to your electrical panel, with a GFCI-protected outlet or subpanel located near the new spa. This work typically requires a building permit and should only be completed by a licensed and insured electrician.
A qualified electrician has the know-how to wire your new hot tub or spa. Before getting started, they will pull the necessary permits to complete the installation. Once completed, your pro will test your new tub to make sure it is safe and operational before you ever step in it.
The duration and cost of your installation will vary depending on the location of your new spa and how difficult it is to set up the new circuit. Your pro will give you a detailed estimate after looking at your electrical panel and considering the specifications of your installation.