Are you thinking about installing a spa in your home? Whether you are looking to create a private oasis under cover or wrap your new spa with a deck, the experts at Deckside Pool & Spa in Penticton are available to provide a free consultation to plan the best placement and infrastructure needs. Let’s take a look at some of the basics that go into preparing your home for a spa installation.

Site Preparation

Once you have decided where you would like to install your spa, it is time to prepare the site. If you are planning on installing an above-ground spa, then you will need to ensure that there is enough room for all of the components. Measure twice, cut once—that way there will be no surprises when it comes time for installation day. If your spa is going under cover outside, then there may be other considerations like adequate drainage, electrical hook up, and plumbing reinforced decks and railings. And if you’re planning on building a deck around your new spa, then you will likely need permits from the municipality.


Your hot tub or swim-spa will require electricity and water so it’s important to plan ahead for these services before installation day arrives. You will also want to make sure that all of the wiring associated with your pool and/or hot tub meets local safety codes in order to protect everyone who uses it. The dedicated line should always be installed by a professional electrician as it can be dangerous if done improperly. It is also important to note that electrical charges can travel through water which makes proper grounding absolutely essential. As far as plumbing goes, make sure that any existing fixtures are properly connected and sealed prior to filling up the pool or hot tub with water. Make sure all of these steps are taken care of beforehand because having them done during installation could lead to delays or additional fees from tradespeople coming out after the fact. Call us if you need help.
Installing a hot tub or swim-spa can add value and beauty to any outdoor space but requires careful preparation beforehand in order for everything to go smoothly on installation day! We provide free consultations so contact us today for more information about how we can help prepare your home for your dream pool or hot tub! With our years of experience serving clients throughout British Columbia’s South Okanagan region we know what it takes to make sure everything runs smoothly.
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Visit us in Penticton for free water analysis and when you need consultations. Here at Deckside Pool & Spa, we are here to help. We carry a large inventory of spas and equipment, maintenance products and accessories at competitive prices.