When considering a hot tub installation, the following information can be helpful in your decision. Mister Sparky’s licensed electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide a professional hot tub installation ensuring your safety.
Most of us are familiar with warm hydrotherapy to treat muscle and joint pain and stiffness. Hot tubs and spas provide warm water, and the option of hydro massage, which eases muscle tension and aches, relieves pressure on surrounding nerves, joints, and improves circulation. Movement becomes easier, and pain is reduced for those who suffer from arthritis.
Furthermore, medical science supports the benefits of the hot tub in the medical setting. The research of Italian physicians Simona Bellometti and Lauro Calzigna concluded that hot tubs and spas are beneficial in patients with osteoarthritis, a common form of degenerative arthritis. In 1998, the researchers reported that the level of inflammatory agents involved in arthritic pain and joint destruction, fell after just three weeks of hot tub therapy.
In addition, hot tubs and water massage facilitates recovery from injuries, improve circulation, and relieve pain and stiffness. As anyone who has ever enjoyed a good hot soak knows, hot water is relaxing both physically and mentally after a rough work day.
Hot Tub Installation
Whether you are installing a hot tub, spa or jetted tub, remember water and electricity are a potentially deadly combination. Ensure the tub you purchase is UL listed. Homeowner’s often install hot tubs and similar appliances themselves, or have a friend or relative provide the electrical installation. Hot tubs require a dedicated circuit with a GFCI outlet. Furthermore, when incorrectly wired, any warranty claims will be void.
For proper warranty use, your safety and the proper electrical hookup, only use licensed electricians in Huntsville, AL for the electrical installation of these tubs. National Electrical Code states specific requirements regarding the electrical hookup, and other safety factors.
The electrical hookup of hot tubs, spas, and similar equipment is a common DIY fail, and endangers the lives of those who use them. Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the professional hot tub hookup that you need.
Hot Tub Options
There are a variety of hot tubs and options available. First, hot tubs are either 120 volt or 240 volt and requires licensed electricians in Huntsville, AL for the hookup. You may choose from a two-person model and up. Generally, the more persons a hot tub will accommodate, the higher the cost. Jets are available from two to as many as 160 jets. Amenities are available such as underwater lighting and drink holders. Do not consider hot tub covers an option, but rather an essential, to prevent children, and pets from falling into the tub. Typical materials are acrylic, fiberglass, or vinyl.
Consider the location, and the availability of water, electricity, and space for dedicated circuit breaker/breakers (depending on whether you select a 102V or a 220 V appliance. In addition, consider whether it will rest on a concrete pad or deck. Larger tubs accommodating a larger group of people will require greater support. For this reason, deck installation may not be possible without additional support.
Considering the weight may be as much as 1,000 pounds for a larger tub, plan on plenty of help, or even a crane. Ensure you measure the space of the location, leaving room for care and access.
Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL offer the electrical services you need, and provide the professional expertise you require to assure your family’s safety. When you plan hot tub installation, or other electrical projects, and updates, our electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the electrical repair service, and quality installation you need. Our licensed electricians are available for your electrical emergency 24/7. We serve the North Alabama region, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.