Prepare the base for a hot tub by pouring a concrete pad. Excavate the ground, build the concrete form and add reinforcement steel before pouring. Allow sufficient time for the concrete to cure before installing the new hot tub.Continue Reading
Use a shovel to remove the top four inches of dirt and sod from the area where you plan to install the hot tub. Avoid disturbing deeper layers of soil for improved stability. Use a long straight board and carpenter's level to ensure the excavated area is level.
Build a concrete form using two-by-four lumber. The form should be approximately 1 foot larger in both directions than the base of the hot tub. Set the form in place and test for square by measuring the diagonals. Adjust the form until the diagonals are equal. Test for level and make any necessary adjustments. Use wooden stakes to hold the form in place. Add 1 inch of fill sand to the bottom of the form and level the sand.
Add concrete reinforcement wire or steel to the prepared area.
Order the appropriate amount of ready-mix concrete. Pour the concrete into the forms and level to the top, using a two-by-four that is slightly longer than the forms to smooth the surface
Allow the concrete to cure a minimum of 24 hours before setting the hot tub.
Clean a hot tub by removing the filter and adding a biofilm line-flush product. After the product circulates, drain the tub with a submersible pump, wipe it with vinegar, and refill the tub with fresh water. Install a new filter and chemicals, adjusting as necessary.Full Answer >
Many companies across the country offer hot tub rentals. Some companies have on-site rentals available, often in conjunction with spa services, while others deliver hot tubs to the renter's home.Full Answer >
Printable hot tub wiring diagrams are available at Inter-Spas.com as of 2015. Inter-Spas offers printable Square-D and Siemans wiring diagrams in PDF format for its hot tub customers.Full Answer >
To balance the pH levels in a hot tub, users must first measure the pH level and then add either an alkalinity increaser or a pH decreaser as needed to equalize the water. Balancing the pH is important to prevent corrosion due to acidity, or build-up of film and scales on the sides of the tub due to alkalinity.Full Answer >