Before signing for any delivered items, please make sure that you have inspected the packaging for damage and if necessary take photographs. We cannot be held responsible for any claims made for damaged items once the goods delivered have been signed for.
Hot Tub Master will send a single delivery driver and ask that at least one fit able bodied person be available to assist with removing the tub from the trailer.
Delivery and Position
Hot Tub Master will send at least one delivery driver and ask that at least two fit able bodied people be on site to assist with moving the tub into position.
Hot Tub Master will send a two-person team and ask that at least one fit able bodied person be on site to assist with positioning the tub if necessary.
Deliveries Requiring Lifting Equipment
If lifting equipment of any kind is required, this is the responsibility of the customer to organise a suitable crane or lifting equipment. When the tub is being lifted the responsibility for safety and any damage which occurs to the tub or property is the responsibility of the crane or lift operator.
Site Selection and Preparation
IMPORTANT: Site selection and preparation are your responsibility. Carefully read these instructions and contact us if you have any questions.
Hot Tub Master must be informed if there is an existing hot tub in the delivery location that will need to be moved to allow access. This will incur an extra charge. Also, any cabling from existing hot tubs must be as per Hot Tub Master specifications. If we are not informed that we will have to move a tub, or that incorrect cable is in place, remedying this will incur extra costs.
Location of hot tub
Whether you’ve chosen to have your Hot Tub indoors or outdoors, on a patio or on a deck just make sure you check the following:
- Always put your spa on a structurally sound, level surface. A filled spa can weigh a great deal. Make certain that the location you choose can support the weight of your filled spa.
- Locate your equipment compartment, which houses all of the electrical components, in a place where water will drain away from it. Allowing water into the equipment compartment can damage the electronics, or may result in tripping your house’s circuit breaker or RCD.
- Leave yourself easy access to all circuit breakers and RCD’s.
- Leave access to at least the entire front of the spa (the removable panels provide access to the spa’s equipment) for periodic spa care and maintenance.
Outdoor and Patio Installation
No matter where you install your new spa, it’s important that you have a solid foundation to support it. Structural damage to the spa resulting from incorrect installation or placement on an inadequate foundation is not covered under the spa’s limited warranty.
If you install the spa outdoors, a reinforced concrete pad at least four inches thick is recommended for your Hot Tub. If you place the spa on the ground, even temporarily, place stepping stones under the levelling areas. The stones should be at least two inches thick and twelve inches square. Even with stones in place, the spa will inevitably settle and become unlevel. Plus, a spa surrounded by dirt or grass will soon be filled with dirt or grass from users feet; therefore, it is important to get it onto a solid foundation as soon as possible.
Hot Tub Master will not fully install a spa on a substandard temporary surface.
To be certain your deck can support your spa, you must know the deck’s maximum load capacity. Consult a qualified building contractor or structural engineer before you place the spa on an elevated deck or indoors. To find the weight of your spa, its contents and occupants, please contact us. This weight per square foot must not exceed the structure’s rated capacity, or serious structural damage could result.
If you intend to install a tub and surround it with decking, please bear in mind that you will need to install access panels to allow access to the sides of the tub for maintenance and any remedial repairs that may be required in years to come. These access panels should be large enough to allow an engineer access to the side panels of the tub and should allow enough room for the engineer to remove the screws in the side panel. This is also the requirement for tubs that are sunken into a pit or are indoors.
IF YOU INTEND TO SINK YOUR TUB INTO DECKING.
BUILD YOUR BASE, PUT YOUR TUB ON THE BASE. THEN BUILD DECKING AROUND IT AS LOWERING A TUB INTO A HOLE THAT IS ONLY JUST BIG ENOUGH FOR THE TUB TO GO INTO IS VERY DIFFICULT AND IT REQUIRES AT LEAST 8 PEOPLE FOR A CRANE AND COULD DAMAGE YOUR NEW DECKING.
If you have your tub surrounded by decking that needs to be removed before work (either warranty work or otherwise) can be carried out, this must be removed by yourself prior to our engineer arriving at your property as we cannot be held responsible for any damage that may occur to your decking or tub surround when it is removed for repair or maintenance purposes
Bear in mind also that decking will vibrate and can have the effect of amplifying the sound from the pumps with its vibration.
DELIVERY METHODS AND ACCESS. IF YOU HAVE ANY ACCESS QUERIES, CALL US ON 0207 022 6688.
First, obtain the dimensions of the hot tub you have ordered from us. You will need to consider the Spa will be delivered on its side on a special hot tub trolley system.
The minimum width of a pathway that is needed is 1.1 metres to enable us to deliver a tub on it’s side without damage to either the property or to the tub.
Height can also be an issue, 350mm must be added to the longest dimension. If your hot tub is 2,100mm x 2,100mm, when it is on its side on the trolley it may stand 2,450mm high. Any obstructions will have to be removed to allow access
Also, you must consider that the trolley is not flexible and will need a wide turning area to negotiate any corners.
Steps can also be an issue as hot tubs are heavy bulky items that can be very difficult to transport up steps.
Extra assistance by several fit, able-bodied people will be needed in the event of needing to get a hot tub up several steps.
Any electrical supply for a hot tub outdoors should be installed by a competent, certified electrician.
All works must be certificated to part P of the building regs. Electrical installation work should always conform to BS:7671 17th edition of the wiring regulations
Be aware of some special requirements if you place your spa indoors. Water will accumulate around the spa, so flooring materials must provide a good grip when wet. Proper drainage is essential to prevent a build-up of water around the spa. When building a new room for the spa, it is recommended that a floor drain is installed.
The humidity will naturally increase with the spa installed. Water may get into the woodwork and produce dry-rot, mildew, or other problems. Check for airborne moisture’s effects on exposed wood, paper, etc. in the room. To minimise these effects, it is best to provide plenty of ventilation to the spa area. An architect can help to determine if more ventilation must be installed.
Most, if not all domestic Hot Tubs are designed for single phase 230v ac operation
We will tell you the total load the Hot Tub will draw at full operation. Your certified electrician will then be able to work out what size of cabling is required. Even the smallest Hot Tub would usually require at least a 16 amp supply. Bigger Hot Tubs with 3 pumps or more generally require a 32 amp supply but this is a guide only.
ALL outside electrical supplies must have mechanical protection, this is either in the form of a steel wire armoured cable (SWA) or suitable conduit.
The hot tub MUST have its own dedicated circuit with correct size fuse breaker and RCD protection. See tub specifics for further details.
A rotary isolator switch not closer to the Hot Tub than 2 metres is required so that the Hot Tub can be isolated from the main supply quickly and efficiently
We generally ask for a coil of cable to be left immediately next to the Hot Tub base so that we have enough to wire it in whichever final position the customer chooses.
Hot Tub Master specific requirements for circuit breakers.
Almost all Hot Tub Master hot tubs require a 32 Amp RCD protected circuit breaker fitted to your consumer unit. From the consumer unit, you should have suitable armoured cable or cable protected by a suitable conduit to a suitable waterproof outdoor isolator switch 2 or 3 metres from the tub. Please consult your electrician for cable thicknesses.
From the isolator switch, there needs to be enough cable left to reach the furthest away corner of the hot tub so that our engineer can connect the tub to the electrical supply.
If you have purchased one of our 13Amp rated tubs, you will need still to supply a cable from the electrical supply that is long enough to reach around your tub to the position you require the control panel to be. If you are sitting one of the 13Amp tubs outside then you will require an ip65 waterproof socket and you will still need to supply either armoured cable or a protective metal conduit for the cable to be protected from garden tools, animals etc.
If you have any queries about your installation, please call us on 0207 0226688 and we’ll happily assist you.
Delivery & Position
Delivery & Positioning is completely free with every order of a hot tub from Hot Tub Master!
Once you have placed an order, the logistics department will check stock availability, your location and routing. Our team will then call you and discuss a potential delivery date & come to a mutual arrangement on when is most suitable. We strive to try and deliver within 14 working days, but in the peak season, this can increase to 3-4 weeks. The Corona FS has a delivery time of 1-3 working days, but in the peak season, this can increase. If you need to delay delivery for any reason and need more time to prepare, then that is no problem and we will wait until you are ready.
It’s important to note that if you have made a finance application, we have to observe a 14 day cooling off period which begins when you sign the finance agreement, however we will be able to arrange a delivery outside of this period so we can give a delivery date quite quickly.
Delivery & Positioning is completely free with every order of a hot tub from Hot Tub Master!
If you need a full installation and you are on the UK mainland, it is an additional £200. If you are outside of the UK Mainland please contact us.
Delivery Descriptions Explained
Full Installation – Our trained engineers will unload the hot tub, delivery through the required access route, position on to your flat and level base. They will then take the tail of cable and wire this into your hot tub. The packaging will be removed from the product and the power cable wired in. Please note that you will need to have the power supply installed prior to delivery by a trained electrician as this is not part of the package. Your hot tub will be filled from your hose pipe, will then be shown how to use the hot tub, set the filtration systems up and you are left with a fully working hot tub heating to the temperature you have set it to.
After connecting the power cable, they will then fill the hot tub and test it to make sure everything is working. Once it is all installed correctly, they will then run through the basics of chemical use and keeping the product clean. Your steps and cover will be moved into position.
If there is a doorway or passageway to go through, please allow at least 50mm extra each side. Please also allow enough space for the trolley to turn any corners. Also, allow an additional 300mm allowance on the height to allow for smooth access. If you have any concerns, please call 0207 022 6688.
Please also note that crane services are not included in this package. If you suspect that you may need a crane assisted delivery then please contact us. You can also email over some photos of access and speak with our engineers in the office.
Collection from warehouse
If you would prefer to collect the hot tub rather than have it delivered and positioned for free, the collection is free too! However if the hot tub has been purchased from eBay, there is a handling charge of £150. This covers our administration costs, production of paperwork, use of manpower, forklift and for insurances at the warehouse.
Hot Tub Master Showroom
11 Glaisdale Drive East, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG8 4GU