Installation guide

WHAT TO LOOK AT BEFORE BOOKING DELIVERY

Before booking in delivery of your spa you should ask yourself the following questions about access. This will save you time and money when your spa is actually being delivered.

PLEASE NOTE: Spa-Rite is not responsible for any payments for delivery, electrical or installation.

SPA LOCATION:

  • would you like your spa situated?
  • Would you like it sitting on a concrete slab, pavers or on a deck?
  • Also is this area ready for the spa?
  • Is the spa foundation adequate?
  • Will it be able to hold the weight of your spa once it has been filled, without causing stress to the shell?
  • What way would you like the controller facing?
  • Will it be easy to maintain the filters from that position, and easy to get into?
  • If you ever need to get into the cabinet is there plenty of room to get into the spa?

PLEASE NOTE: If your spa requires servicing then the time used to gain access to your spa is not covered by your Spa-Rite Warranty.

DELIVERY ROUTE QUESTIONS:

Please inform the delivery company on the following:

  • Is there a direct route to where you want your spa located or does it have overhead branches that need to be removed?
  • Are there any obstacles in the way?
  • These may be gas meters, water meters or air conditioning units.
  • Are there any gates or fences that need to be removed for easier access?
  • Are there any steps that the spa needs to go down or up?
  • What kinds of terrains are involved?
  • Concrete, grass, sand, stones?
  • Are extra people required to help get the spa into place?
  • Are there any corners we need to maneuver the spa around?
  • Is so can the spa fit or do we need to tip the spa on its side?
  • What would be the easiest way to deliver the spa?
  • Is a crane required or can the spa be trolleyed into place?

HOW WE DELIVER SPAS:At Spa-Rite we sub contract out our spa deliveries to an experienced company who delivers spas and swim spas on a day to do basis. Spas can either be trolleyed into place or even be tipped on their side if access is tight. Or, we can even crane your spa into place.

Our crane truck can reach 12 meters at 450KG’s. For backyards that require a longer reach and greater load limits other options are also available. For more information enquire today.

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INSTALLATION GUIDE: DECKING

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If you want to sink your spa into a deck then make sure to keep access to all spa panels. By following the appropriate clearance dimensions, this will allow good clear access for the electrician to wire out your spa, as well as any servicing of the spas motor, pumps, etc. that may be required at a later date.

Ideal spacing is 600mm for a spa and 900mm for a swim spa.If you are considering having decking built around the spa it is advisable to have the spa delivered first and built around, then have a trap door in your deck on all sides of the spa.

DELIVERY

WHAT TO LOOK AT BEFORE BOOKING DELIVERY:

Before booking in delivery of your spa you should ask yourself the following questions about access. This will save you time and money when your spa is actually being delivered.

PLEASE NOTE: Spa-Rite is not responsible for any payments for delivery, electrical or installation.

 

SPA LOCATION:

  1. Where would you like your spa situated? Would you like it sitting on a concrete slab, pavers or on a deck? Also is this area ready for the spa? Is the spa foundation adequate? Will it be able to hold the weight of your spa once it has been filled, without causing stress to the shell?
  2. What way would you like the controller facing? Will it be easy to maintain the filters from that position, and easy to get into? If you ever need to get into the cabinet is there plenty of room to get into the spa?
    PLEASE NOTE: If your spa requires servicing then the time used to gain access to your spa is not covered by your Spa-Rite Warranty.

DELIVERY ROUTE QUESTIONS:

Please inform the delivery company on the following:

  1. Is there a direct route to where you want your spa located or does it have overhead branches that need to be removed? Are there any obstacles in the way? These may be gas meters, water meters or air conditioning units.
  2. Are there any gates or fences that need to be removed for easier access?
  3. Are there any steps that the spa needs to go down or up? What kinds of terrains are involved? Concrete, grass, sand, stones? Are extra people required to help get the spa into place?
  4. Are there any corners we need to maneuver the spa around? Is so can the spa fit or do we need to tip the spa on its side?
  5. What would be the easiest way to deliver the spa? Is a crane required or can the spa be trolleyed into place?

HOW WE DELIVER SPAS:

At Spa-Rite we sub contract out our spa deliveries to an experienced company who delivers spas and swim spas on a day to do basis. Spas can either be trolleyed into place or even be tipped on their side if access is tight. Or, we can even crane your spa into place. Our crane truck can reach 12 meters at 450KG’s. For backyards that require a longer reach and greater load limits other options are also available. For more information enquire today.

ELECTRICAL

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

It is the responsibility of the owner to organize and pay for a Registered Electrical Contractor to install all relevant power requirements for your spa. The spa must be installed by a Registered Electrical Contractor and be installed to all relevant codes and standards. Upon completion of the work your electrical supplier should supply you with an Electrical Safety Certificate.

PLEASE NOTE: Spa-Rite is not responsible for any payments for delivery, electrical or installation.

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PERMITS AND SAFETY BARRIER

Portable spas don’t actually require a permit themselves. The permit is required for the safety barrier. All spas need to be safety compliant to Australian Standards. Please download information pack (below) for your relevant spa for your building surveyor. You will need to supply your building surveyor with a brochure and at times a plumbing drawing. These can be downloaded in the Spas and Swim Spa pages.

Any pool, spa or pond that is over 300mm deep is required to have a permit and a safety barrier. This regulation is enforced by the Building Regulations of Australia.

To apply for a permit for a safety barrier, enquire with either your local council or private building surveyor company of which we can supply.

For more information please look at links:

 

Spa Safety Barrier Guidelines

 

The Truth About Permits

INSTALLATION GUIDE- SPA FOUNDATIONS

Your spa needs a good solid foundation. The area that your spa sits on MUST be able to support the weight off 500KG per square meter (spas) and 1,000KG per square meter (swim spas) . If the foundation is inadequate, it may shift or settle after the spa is in place, causing stress to the shell.

  • If the spa is to be located on a deck, make sure the deck can withstand the combined weight mentioned
  • For a concrete slab, a level base of 100mm (4”) minimum with F72 mesh is required to place your spa upon (spa only). (Subject to soil conditions)
  • A hard level paved surface is also suitable, providing the area has been designed to withstand a weight of 500KG per square meter (spa) and 1,000KG per square meter (swim spas)  .

The above is a guide only. We recommend that you consult a qualified contractor to prepare and advise on the foundation of your spa.

 

DRAINAGE:

Proper drainage will keep components dry from rain and wet weather and also aid you when draining your spa for maintenance.

PLEASE NOTE: To fill your spa, remove one filter and place hose in the filter box.

Draining should occur through the external fitting, found on the external of the cabinet.

PLEASE NOTE: Damage caused by inadequate or improper foundation support is not covered by the warranty of Spa-Rite. It is the responsibility of the spa owner to provide a proper foundation for the spa.

HOW TO DRAIN YOUR SPA:

a)  Firstly remove filter cartridges and set aside.

b)  Make sure that the level of water in the Spa Pool/Hot Tub is to the required normal operational water level.

c)  Add in required dosage of Crystal Waters Pipe Klenz for the litres of your spa, according to instructions on back of bottle.

d)  Run Spa Pool/Hot Tub for 2 hours to ensure all body fats etc. have been cleaned out of the pipes.

e)  Turn off all power to your spa.

f)   Drain Spa Pool/Tub through the drainage valve.

g)  Drain spa completely.
PLEASE NOTE: Draining spa through drain valve may not drain spa completely so you may need to use a wet-vacuum or sponge to remove excess water out of the foot well and the seats.