Installing a whirlpool tub can bring you a source of relaxation and hydrotherapy for sore aching muscles. It can also be a social gathering place for family and friends. Whirlpool tubs come in all shapes and sizes and the first decision you need to make is where to locate it. Keep in mind that you will need to have access to an electrical outlet. You cannot use an extension cord without voiding your warranty on the product. It is also important, if you are locating the tub outdoors, not to place it near your foundation. Water will threaten the integrity of your foundation as cement has water soluble elements.
Level and clear an area to accommodate your whirlpool tub. Next you have to pour a concrete slab that will serve as the foundation. It should be five to seven inches thick depending on the weight of the tub you are installing. If you have electrical skills, you can hardwire the tub to your house electrical circuits and install a circuit breaker. The easier approach is to simply plug it in to an electrical outlet. You need to provide drainage in case the tub springs a leak and for overflow. Make sure the drainage is aimed away from your house.
Once the concrete slab has completely hardened, you can put the whirlpool tub on the slab. Now you have to run plumbing from your house to connect to the whirlpool. It is best to dig a trench and run the pipe underground and have it come up through a hole you cut in the foundation slab. Measure the rise of the hot tub and either purchase or built steps to get access to the tub. Make sure that the steps are firmly installed. Install the whirlpool tub cover according to the manufacturer's instructions. Install the filter and you are ready to enjoy your new whirlpool tub.