Electrical Guidelines for Hot Tubs – Summer Special Blog Post
As the English weather approaches its hottest months, we receive more enquiries about how to go about installing Hot Tubs.
It is neither an expensive or messy job to ensure your Hot Tub is wired safely. Powering a hot tub isn’t always as easy as dangling an Extension Lead out of your kitchen window and plugging it in!
There’s a Section in the Electrical Wiring Regulations about Hot Tubs and they fall within the same Category as wiring for a Swimming Pool.
As we say in all our Blog posts, if you use C W Electrical to power your Hot Tub then all work is backed with a Warranty and Certified by the NICEIC. You will be issued with an Electrical Works Certificate once your Hot Tub has been powered.
There are various kilowatt rated Hot Tubs, and depending on the make and model you choose to install will depend on how C W Electrical will wire your Hot Tub to ensure your safety.
Hot Tubs rated at 3kw or less can possibly be connected to a 13a Fused Spur which is usually taken off the local Circuit supplying your Sockets (this is dependent on how the existing Circuit is configured). Otherwise this, and certainly for higher kilowatt rated Hot Tubs, will need to be independently wired back to the Local Distribution Board, ensuring that suitable RCD protection is provided and that local means of isolation is adhered to.
Wiring an independent supply to your Hot Tub isn’t a messy or expensive process and our Engineers can talk you through the most unobtrusive solution to best suit your needs.
Once the above has been carried out and we have undertaken Electrical Tests, you can relax in your Hot Tub with total peace of mind.
C W Electrical are able to run a supply to all Garden Electrics, so if you are thinking about undertaking Summer landscaping works then get in touch to work out a cost effective solution.