Hot Tubs FAQ

To help you with the purchase of your hot tub we have listed some of the most common questions we get asked about hot tubs:

What is the electricity consumption? 
Around 15 kw per day

How much will a Hot Tub cost to run?
On average around £1.00 to £1.50 per day depending on usage

How much will the cleaning chemicals cost per month?
Around £5-£10 per month

What electrical supply is required?
Usually either 13 or 32 Amps, depending on the model.

How will the hot tub be delivered?
The hot tub will be delivered on a specialist trailer. The hot tub will mounted sideways on to a spa trolley, so the depth of the hot tub will become the width.

Can I install the electrical supply myself?
No. A registered electrician will need to visit and install a suitably rated RCD / circuit breaker (fuse) in your electrical consumer unit and run a cable to near your spa. 

What is the weight of a Hot Tub empty?

What is the weight of a Hot Tub full?

What distributed load is required when I build a patio or deck?
Min. 320 kg/m2 (66 lb/sq.ft)

I do not have a garden access; how do I get the spa into my rear garden?
You may have to hire either a hi-ab or a larger crane. This can be anywhere between £275 and £900 dependant on the size of crane required. Hot Tub Village can organise difficult installations on behalf of their customers.

Do I need to have water connected all the time? 
No. Just fill from a garden hose and top up as required. We recommend changing the water every 3 months, or sooner if you like.

Can I install my spa in a conservatory or pool closure?

Can I use the spa immediately after I apply the first dose of chemicals?
It will need this time to heat-up from cold anyway and we would recommend waiting 12 hours before using the hot tub. The initial dose of sanitiser is higher than when the spa is in use in order to ensure that any bacteria present in the plumbing system of the spa is destroyed. Full information will be included in your Hot Tub Village Starter Pack.

What maintenance is required and how long does it take?
Around 20 minutes a week to check water condition and add chemicals as required. Half an hour a month to clean the filter and 2 hours every 3 months to empty and refill the spa. 

How long does the filter last?
This is dependent on usage of the spa and the degree of maintenance to the filter but on average the filter will last for around 6-9 months.

How are chemicals introduced to the spa?
After testing the water (e.g. with a tester strip). Sanitiser (Chlorine or Bromine) is simply sprinkled into the spa. PH plus (Soda Ash) or PH minus (Sodium Bisulphate) should be pre-diluted in a bowl of warm water and then poured into the spa (the warm water may be taken out from the spa!).

You should ensure that the pumps are running when adding chemicals, to help dissolve and circulate throughout the plumbing system.

For further information or any assistance with please contact Hot Tub Village