Proper installation and service of your new Spa, and the correct chemical maintenance of the water, will ensure years of enjoyment.
Be certain that your installation will meet all local council safety codes and requirements.
Think about the positioning of the Spa for all seasons. What might be a very private area during the summer could be very exposed when the trees are bare in the winter.
A warmer climate may require shade from the hot sun. Consider placement of trees, shrubs, patio cover or perhaps a Gazebo structure to provide shade. Also nearby access to change rooms is advisable. We recommend that you have storage space nearby preferably a locked cupboard, for keeping chemicals safe from children but close enough for easy maintenance.
If you are going to have any constructional work done - decking, roofed surrounds, additional lighting or electrical points installed, make sure the work complies with local council regulations. If your proposed site is a deck and you are unsure if the decking is strong enough to hold 500kg per m2 for standard Spa pools or 1000kg per m2 for Swim Spas, it is recommended you consult an architect or a structural engineer.
Indoor installations require adequate ventilation. When the Spa is in use, considerable amounts of moisture and humidity can be produced. This moisture can damage walls and ceiling surfaces over time. An exhaust fan will help to prevent damage and discomfort caused through humidity built up.
Your Spa must be installed in such a manner as to provide drainage away from your Spa. Placing the Spa in a depression without the provisions for proper drainage could allow rain, overflow and other casual water to flood the equipment and create a wet condition in which it would sit, voiding your warranty. Your Spa may be fitted with a drain which will need to be easily accessed at periodic intervals. This drain has a hose fitting connection for ease of draining.
Your Spa must be installed so as to permit easy access to the Equipment Service Panels located around the perimeter of your Spa. Make certain that there are no obstructions and a clear working area of at least 500mm to all sides of the Spa.
PLEASE NOTE:Time required to gain access for service to these areas of your Spa will result in the costs being passed directly to the owner, as time taken for the removal and replacement of any obstruction is not covered by your Spa Warranty.
Prevent dirt and foliage from being tracked into your Spa by using concrete for paths and access areas. Check the location of trees and spill paths from gutters to see if wind or rain will sweep debris into your Spa.
Consider the following when planning your delivery route: • Check the width of gates, doors and sidewalks to make sure your Spa will pass through unobstructed. You may have to remove a gate or part of a fence to allow adequate width clearance. • If the delivery route requires a 90 degree turn, check the measurements at the turn to ensure the Spa will fit. • Are there protruding gas meters, water meters or A/C units on your home which will cause obstructions along the delivery path to your yard? • Are there low roof eaves, overhanging branches or rain gutters that could be an obstruction to overhead clearance? • Are there steps along the delivery path? • Are there any animals that may hinder the access along the designated route and into the yard? • You may need to organise multiple able bodied people to help you lift your Spa along the access route and into position.
Your Spa needs a good solid foundation. The foundation on which your spa is placed must be able to support the weight of 500kg per square metre and 1000kg per square metre for Swim Spas. If the foundation is inadequate, it may shift or settle after the Spa is in place, causing stress to the shell.
NOTE: Damage caused by inadequate or improper foundation support is not covered by the Spa Industries Warranty.
It is the responsibility of the Spa owner to provide a proper foundation for the Spa. Place the Spa on an elevated foundation so that water drains away from it. Proper drainage will keep components protected from wet weather and also aid you when draining the Spa for maintenance. If you are installing your Spa indoors, pay close attention to the flooring beneath it. Remember that the Spa is filled with water, so choose flooring that will not be spoiled or ruined from water damage.
If the Spa is to be located on decking make sure the deck can support the weights mentioned. It is recommended that a qualified contractor prepare the foundation for your Spa. A base of 100mm (4”) minimum concrete slab (or equivalent) is required to place your Spa on.
It is your responsibility unless prearranged with your dealer, to organise and pay for a Registered Electrical Contractor to install all relevant power requirements to your Spa.
The Spa must be installed by a Registered Electrical Contractor and be installed to all relevant codes and standards together with an Electrical Safety Certificate. A copy of the Electrical Safety Certificate may need to be submitted to the Dealer or Manufacturer if applying for a warranty claim.
NOTE- Your Dealer can supply you with the power requirements for your new Spa. Your dealer can advise you on the chemicals you will require and the best methods of storage and handling. Keeping water clean and clear is both important for health, hygiene and also for the purpose of warranty.