Hot Tub Electrics
There’s nothing like a good hot tub after a long hard day. This great relaxing tub of warm water has a primary requirement and that is electricity. The electrical requirements of a hot tub are not simple to install. Therefore, it is always a good idea to hire a professional electrical contractor to do the job for you.
A hot tub will be heated by either burning fuel or electric current. Each type and size of tub has its own power rating. A hot tub would also have different power requirements depending on whether it is to be installed indoors our outdoors.
Hot tubs generally come in two voltage categories: 120v or 240v. If you want a 120v hot tub, then it can be plugged into any regular electrical socket. Don’t be too hasty to simply plug it in as even this small tub will require a ground fault circuit interrupter cord. The 240v, larger hot tub must be connected to a permanent dedicated power supply of its own. For emergency shutdown purposes, a GFCI breaker must be installed within 5 to 10 feet of a 120v or 240 v hot tub.
The most important factor to consider when installing a hot tub is its wiring. All the wires must be properly and securely covered and contained within a PVC conduit pipe. The wire must be classified to no less than 90c to withstand the heat.
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