Hot Tub Wiring

When you decide to treat yourself to a hot tub, the goal is relaxation and enjoyment. So, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the added wiring or wiring upgrade needed to get this steamy little oasis into action. To eliminate this final hurdle before you jump into your new hot tub, call the Lumberjack Electric pros at 612-236-9052 to walk you through the process.

Hot Tub Wiring

Important Information To Consider Before Your Purchase

Before making your hot tub purchase, you might want to book an appointment with a Lumberjack licensed electrician to help you determine your electrical options. Your hot tub should be on a dedicated circuit breaker. And you will want to know if your electrical panel can accommodate the added breakers.

Also, you will need to know if you have two full-sized spaces to provide the 240-volt power used for most larger spas and hot tubs. If you have no space left on your panel, your best option could be either the addition of a subpanel or a new, larger electrical panel. Finally, you will need to know that you have adequate service to your home to operate the tub or spa. Homes with 150-amp or 200-amp service should have no issues. But if you have an older home with 100-amps or less, you could be looking at a heavy upgrade to provide more power to your home.

What To Ask About Your New Hot Tub

Each hot tub model is a little unique, so you will want to gather some information to pass along to the team at Lumberjack Electric when you are scheduling your appointment. The first question is 110 volts or 240 volts. Next, verify the load requirement for the circuit. Most are a 50-amp circuit, but some do require up to 60-amps. It is also helpful to know where the wiring access panel is located on the tub and where it will sit in relation to your home.

Thinking About Wire Access

In the perfect world, you would be placing your hot tub just a few feet from your electrical panel. But that kind of good fortune hardly ever happens. Instead, the Lumberjack team uses a combination of installation methods to get the new wiring to your new hot tub. These methods include:

  • Exposed Conduit - This is installed along your home’s foundation, a wall, or a block fence.
  • Underground Conduit - This method uses a conduit buried in a small trench to reach the hot tub.
  • Through the Attic or Crawl Space - Going through your home is often a shorter distance than going around your home. When possible, the conduit uses these unfinished spaces to span your home and reduce installation costs.

As you begin the exciting process of purchasing and installing a new hot tub, be sure to talk to the hot tub wiring experts at Lumberjack Electric. Call us at 612-236-9052 to answer any questions you might have about the wiring or electrical service needed for your new tub.

Lumberjack Electric

5720 International Parkway
New Hope, MN 55428