Hot tubs are a wonderful way to relax and wind down.
A hot tub requires power for both a water heater and a water pump. Most hot tubs require power of 50 amps at 240 volts, which is very similar demand to your electric stove/range.
Average cost for a hot tub is $2000, price being affected mainly by distance from electrical panel to hot tub, if digging is required and if there is a need for a bonding grid.
What does this process go? Before any work begins, we’ll pull an electrical permit for your project. Once that is ready your 50 amp circuit is ran from your electrical panel, through your crawl space or underground if necessary, to your hot tub location. By National Electrical Code, we’ll need a disconnect within 5’ from the edge of the rim. From this disconnect we’ll have a whip of flexible conduit to the wiring location of your hot tub.
How do I know if I need a bonding grid? If your hot tub is taller than 28” and listed as a ‘self contained unit for outside use’ (typically so), no extra step for bonding is need. However, if the hot tub is recessed in the ground or the landscaping is built up close to the edge of the hot tub, then a bonding grid will most likely be required. If your tub is separate from you pump and heater, it is no longer listed as self contained and will require special bonding. If you’re not sure about these details and need a little help, give us a call before work begins.
Hot tubs are a wonderful addition to your home. Wired properly, it’ll be available for you to enjoy safely for a long time.