Outdoor Hot Tub Electrical Requirements

Outdoor Hot Tub Electrical Requirements

If you are shopping for a hot tub, you may be curious as to what the outdoor hot tub electrical requirements are for your region. It can seem a little daunting to have water and electricity in such close proximity and for good reason. Therefore, it is essential to only let qualified electricians and contractors install your hot tub and not attempt the DIY route.

In the article below, we will discuss what the important electrical requirements are for your hot tub and how to make sure that you and your family can stay safe.

If you have a Hydropool and DreamMaker spa, then you can find their exact electrical requirements using our information packages below.

Important Hot Tub Electrical Info

In North America, hot tubs operate on a wire ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) that is usually on a 40 AMP, 50 AMP, or 60 AMP circuit, depending on the size and options. It is important to make sure that the electrician installing your hot tub is familiar with the National Electrical Code as well as any municipal requirements.

As a new hot tub owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that you and your electrician have fully read all instructions prior to installing. Here are some general considerations:

  • The hot tub must be connected to a dedicated circuit which is protected by a GFCI.
  • Only use copper conductors
  • All electrical plugs, outlets, lighting, and equipment within 1.5 metres (5ft) must be GFCI protected.
  • The ground terminal must be connected to the grounding means provided in the electrical supply service panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent which meets the minimum size requirements.