Setting Up Your New Hot Tub in Your Backyard
Finally, the time has arrived. It’s on its way and we’ll be setting up your new hot tub in your backyard. But where do you even start? Should you have started already? Let’s break it down.
Before Your Hot Tub Arrives
Before your hot tub arrives, you should get a couple of things figured out. First, where are you going to put your hot tub? In Kansas, we get all four seasons, so you probably want to keep your hot tub close to your home. This way, you won’t have to walk too far to get to it in the winter.
Once you decide on the spot, make sure it’s close enough to an outlet and a hose. Then, add a concrete slab for support. You can even consult a contractor and/or electrician to make sure everything is ready to go.
Setting Up Begins
Once your hot tub arrives, there’s a bit more waiting to do, but not too much. First, your hot tub will be set up on your concrete slab. Next, it will be filled with water. All that’s typically needed for this step is a garden hose, with a filter attachment and the team will get to work filling it up.
If you’re watching the installation, you’ll notice the team fill your new hot tub all the way before doing anything else. This prevents damage. Okay, it’s almost time to turn your hot tub on. But first the team will make sure you have a filter cartridge and FreshWater® or FROG® @ease® cartridge installed. This is done to ensure that the water quality is up to hot tub standards. .
Time to Fire It Up!
Once your new hot tub is filled, it’s time to give it some electricity. With most hot tubs, some electrical work will need to be done because they run on a higher voltage than what you probably have currently. However, if you purchased a “Plug ‘n Play” hot tub, it will just be plugged into the regular electrical outlet.
Once the electrical is connected, your hot tub will be turned on and it will start to heat up! We know it’s hard to wait, but the hot tub will need at least 24 hours before it is ready to use. Don’t worry; you’re almost there.
Setting Up Is Almost Complete—But Don’t Get In Just Yet
It’s hard to wait over 24 hours after your hot tub arrives to get in, but there is one more step you need to complete before you’re ready to soak. Always, always test the water. You may not think you need to since you just got the hot tub, but it never hurts to make sure your water is safe. Take a few minutes to test your water and make sure it’s balanced, and then you’re finally ready to soak the day away.
If you have any questions when setting up your new hot tub in your backyard, don’t forget to check your owner’s manual. And if you still need help, we’ll be here and ready to help at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool. We’ve been serving Manhattan, Kansas for 20 years and are committed to making your hot tub ownership the best it can be.