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La-Z-Boy® Spas / Hot Tubs – Knowledge Bank

Installation Steps

Installation Steps – Base Preparation

No matter where you install your new hot tub / spa, it’s important that you have a solid foundation to support it. Structural damage to the spa / hot tub resulting from incorrect installation or placement on an inadequate foundation is not covered under the spa / hot tub Guarantee.

If you install the spa / hot tub outdoors, a reinforced concrete pad at least four inches thick is recommended. The reinforcing rod or mesh in the pad should be attached to a bond wire.

Spas / Hot Tubs may be installed onto a deck, provided that the load capacity of the deck is greater than the dead weight of the spa.
If you place the spa / hot tub on the ground, even temporarily, place stepping stones under the leveling areas. The stones should be at least two inches thick and twelve inches square.
Even with stones in place, the spa / hot tub may settle and become unlevel. Plus, a spa/ hot tub surrounded by dirt or grass will soon be filled with dirt or grass from user’s feet; therefore, it is important to get it onto a solid foundation as soon as possible.
 
La-Z-Boy® Spas / Hot Tubs – Knowledge Bank

Installation Steps

Installation Steps – Electrical Preparation

To ensure you will have an opportunity to use your spa / hot t ub soon after delivery, it is very important that the required electrical service has been installed. Unless otherwise stipulated by your dealer, THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

IMPORTANT: All electrical circuits must be installed by a qualified, licensed electrician.

230 VOLT OPERATION REQUIREMENTS

Most 230 volt La-Z-Boy Spas Hot Tubs require a 50 amp (Rejoice 40 amp), single phase, 230 volt GFCI breaker in the main electrical service panel*. All hot tubs / spas must be wired in accordance with applicable local and national electrical codes.

A licensed electrician should install a four-wire electrical service (two line voltages, one neutral, one ground) from the main electrical service panel to the subpanel, and from the sub-panel to the spa / hot tub per the appropriate wiring.

The grounding conductor must be at least #10 AWG. Your electrician should mount the subpanel in the vicinity of the hot tub / spa but it should not be closer than five (5) feet from the spa water edge (NEC 680-38 to 41-A-3).

* Refer to the specific hot tub / spa for specific electical specifications and hook up instructions
 
La-Z-Boy® Spas / Hot Tubs – Knowledge Bank

Installation Steps

Installation Steps – Driveway Delivery
 
La-Z-Boy® Spas / Hot Tubs – Knowledge Bank

Installation Steps

Installation Steps – Backyard Transfer

In most cases the spa / hot tub can be transferred to your backyard by means of a special cart. In order to do so, the access path must be clear and at slightly wider than the overall depth of the spa / hot tub. Height will also need to be considered.

It may be necessary to remove a gate, part of a fence, or other movable obstructions in order to roll the spa / hot tub to its installation site. About ten percent of the time, a crane is the only way to install the spa by lifting it to its final destination.

If the spa / hot tub has to be taken off of the cart to go over a wall (either because the entry area is too narrow, the eaves are too low, the corner is too tight, or the stairway is too steep), a crane will be required. Don’t be alarmed!

The crane has a truck-mounted boom which can fit right in your driveway. It is run by a licensed and insured operator. For a charge, the crane operator will lift your spa / hot tub over walls, buildings, or any other obstruction and place it as close to the installation site as possible.

Your local dealer will usually supervise the crane delivery and complete the balance of the spa / hot tub installation. Crane delivery typically takes an average of 30 minutes to complete and is normally performed at a very reasonable charge.
 
La-Z-Boy® Spas / Hot Tubs – Knowledge Bank

Installation Steps

Installation Steps – Electrical Connection

After the spa / hot tub is placed in its final position, the electrical connection can be made.

IMPORTANT: All electrical circuits must be installed by a qualified, licensed electrician.

The spas / hot tubs do not include wire conduits in the kick plate at the base. The recommended drilling locations are included in the La-Z-Boy Spas Owner’s Manual. Check for these before drilling any access holes. Identify the most conveneint location to install the wire through the base, kick plate or through the cabinet.

No matter how the wire is installed through the kick plate or cabinet it will be necessary to ensure that the hole is permanently sealed with a high quality outdoor silicone.

This will ensure that the elements and other unwanted items are kept outside while maximizing the hot tubs / spas energy efficiency.
 
La-Z-Boy® Spas / Hot Tubs – Knowledge Bank

Installation Steps

Installation Steps – Fill, Test, Demonstrate

Using a standard garden hose, the spa / hot tub can be filled with fresh water from the tap. Be sure to by-pass your water softener and consider pre-filtering the water.

It is highly recommend that the spa / hot tub be filled through the cartridge filter intake port. This will help ensure that the wet end of the pump is filled with water and will help the system start without an air lock.

When the water level is well into the fillter housing opening, trun the system on and test all of the spa / hot tub functions.

It is highly recommended that your dealer spend a minimum 30 minutes with you demonstrating the spa / hot tub operation and providing you with initial water care instructions and advice.
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