Prepare the base for a hot tub by pouring a concrete pad. Excavate the ground, build the concrete form and add reinforcement steel before pouring. Allow sufficient time for the concrete to cure before installing the new hot tub.Know More
Use a shovel to remove the top four inches of dirt and sod from the area where you plan to install the hot tub. Avoid disturbing deeper layers of soil for improved stability. Use a long straight board and carpenter's level to ensure the excavated area is level.
Build a concrete form using two-by-four lumber. The form should be approximately 1 foot larger in both directions than the base of the hot tub. Set the form in place and test for square by measuring the diagonals. Adjust the form until the diagonals are equal. Test for level and make any necessary adjustments. Use wooden stakes to hold the form in place. Add 1 inch of fill sand to the bottom of the form and level the sand.
Add concrete reinforcement wire or steel to the prepared area.
Order the appropriate amount of ready-mix concrete. Pour the concrete into the forms and level to the top, using a two-by-four that is slightly longer than the forms to smooth the surface
Allow the concrete to cure a minimum of 24 hours before setting the hot tub.
In order to build a hot tub deck frame, clear the area for the deck, install concrete footers for the whole deck, as well as the area directly below the hot tub, build two frames and install the joists and support posts. The deck requires two frames because of the weight of the hot tub.Full Answer >
A hot tub ozonator is an ozone water purifier that works by generating and injecting ozone gas into hot tub water. The ozone acts as a sanitizer and destroys most of the bacteria and viruses present.Full Answer >
Hot tub problems often involve water that is cloudy or algae-ridden, or that has a musty or chlorine-like smell. Cleaning the filter often solves problems with cloudy water and may also help with water pressure issues. Shocking the spa with sanitizer removes most odor problems and may correct the water's pH level to get rid of algae. Adjusting the pH level can additionally solve problems with scale and stains.Full Answer >
In general, empty hot tubs can weigh anywhere from 400 to 700 pounds. A 700-pound hot tub is usually designed to hold about 600 gallons. When full, a hot tub of this size weighs about 6,000 pounds and has space for six average-sized adults.Full Answer >