Preferred Hot Tub Electrical Installation in Calgary
We aren’t going to lie to you, we much rather prefer spending time in hot tubs than installing them. Ampt Over Electric has been helping home owners in Calgary with Hot Tub Electrical Installationhot tub electrical installation for decades. We are licensed and insured Calgary electricians with an A+ BBB Ratings and we are top rated Calgary electrical contractors around the city. Trust our Electrical Service Guarantee, and Electrical Code Guarantee!
Our electricians in Calgary are friendly, punctual, and provide fast service without compromising high standards. Contact us if your looking for someone to get the job done right guaranteed.
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Call a Locally Trusted Hot Tub Installation Electrician
It takes a professional eye to spot potential dangers when installing your hot tub and eliminate the risk of electrocution, fire, or even death. Our experts will survey the area where your hot tub is to be installed and identify the best location for the hot tub electrical installation.
Electrical permits will also need to be pulled through the city of Calgary which our local Calgary electricians can take of for you.
We sometimes send someone out prior to your hot tub’s delivery date and prepare for the installation so that when the hot tub is delivered, the electrical installation and wiring goes smoothly, and your tub’s bubbling in no time.
Our expert technicians are skilled in the installation of all makes of hot tubs. Before we begin any work, we will always ensure that you are aware of any costs that you might incur and are comfortable with proceeding.
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Hot Tub Electrical Installation by our Calgary Electricians
The City of Calgary Hot Tub Electrical Installation Permit
The City of Calgary requires you to have a building permit as well as an electrical permit in order to install your new hot tub.
- that the home is a single family dwelling
- that you are the owner and occupant of the home
- that you are performing the installation yourself
If you are unsure of where to begin in this process or have no interest in installing and wiring your own hot tub, then you can rely on the expert technicians at AMPT Over Electric. Having over 16 years of experience in the Electrical Industry, our company ensures that your hot tub is installed efficiently, correctly, and safely!
Hot Tub Delivery Service by our Calgary Electricians
For many, the delivery of a hot tub also brings the question, how are they going to get hot tub in here? Don’t worry, we can handle it. Like most things, the process becomes simple when you have the right tools, experience, and electricians to get the job done.
Apart from our hot tub electrical installation services we have can deliver the hot tub to your home, place it for you, do the electrical hook up and have you in your hot tub in no time. We take pride of the quality of our work and at how fast we get the job done.
Contact us today for inquiries about our hot tub delivery services.
What to Expect During a Hot Tub Delivery
- Ampt Over Electric will show up at the designated time.
- We will access your property and discuss placement of the hot tub.
- We will either have a crane place the hot tub where you see fit, or manually move the hot tub using speciality equipment.
- Once your hot tub is placed we will remove the protective covering and begin setting up your hot tub.
- Either at the same time or just after we will begin the electrical hot tub installation so your hot tub has power.
- We will then fill your hot tub, explain the chemical additives, and test to make sure everything is in working order.
- The entire process can sometimes be done in as little as 2 hours.
Hot Tub Electrical Installation Preferred Delivery Program
This program we built for hot tub companies in Calgary to ensure the delivery and hot tub electrical hook ups go smoothly for their customers. We are currently partnered with a few different companies in Calgary providing this service.
If you own a hot tub company in Calgary, read through our preferred hot tub electrical installation partner program and let’s chat about us taking care of your hot tub deliveries and installations.
Ampt Over Electric – Hot Tub Installation Process
Hot tub electrical installation is a particularly meticulous task that requires a great deal of preparation and practice. Water can serve as a dangerous conduit for electricity and if your hot tub isn’t properly installed this can result in electrocution and fire leading to serious injury.
At Ampt Over Electric our team of highly skilled and licensed electricians scope out the area where you’d like to install your hot tub, and identify the best and safest location. Your safety is our number one priority!
With every new hot tub installation an electrical permit is required by the city of Calgary. We send our licensed electricians to your property before the hot tub is delivered to prepare for every stage of the installation and this includes pulling permits for your property.
Once all electrical components are all put into the place you can immediately start enjoying your new hot tub. We will always ensure that you’re aware of both the cost of installation and the risks involved so that you have all the information you need.
Delivering Your Hot Tub
At Ampt Over Electric we can install your hot tub no matter the size, type, brand, or model. Our schedules can also be made flexible to fit with yours – including evenings and weekends. We also pride ourselves on providing hot tub delivery services that are fast, efficient, and timely.
We will bring your hot tub right to your home, place it, hook up the electrical components and can have your new home spa ready over the course of one working day.
We usually deliver our hot tubs on a flat-bed trailer up to 5 metres long, 2.4 metres wide and 3.5 metres high. Your property must be able to be accessed by such a vehicle. A minimum of 1100 millimetres of width is required when offloading the hot tub to your site – a minimum clear vertical height of 9 feet will be required as well. Your hot tub will arrive as a complete unit and it cannot be disassembled.
It will then be placed on a trolley on either side or on its base. There may be extra planks that are required for negotiating slopes or other rough terrain – which will be discussed in advance of your hot tub delivery.
Installing Your Hot Tub
For installation, the hot tub needs to be on a flat surface that maintains complete contact with the floor. Home spa’s can weigh anywhere between 900 kg and 1400 kg when full, and require a solid support. A 10-15 cm-thick concrete slab is ideal for these purposes.
It’s absolutely essential to have your hot tub installed on a ground level flat surface to allow for ease of access. Your power supply must also be a dedicated RCD protected circuit – this electrical component will be provided to you by Ampt Over Electric.
Hot Tub installation is a relatively simple process however speed is never prioritized over safety. Our team will work diligently to ensure a successful and safe installation of your hot tub so that you can relax at your leisure and comfort.
Our Service Guarantee
Every new electrical construction venture comes with our Electrical Code and Safety Guarantee. All equipment, materials and services provided will meet or exceed the electrical code of the city of Calgary. On every project we complete, we maintain 100% compliance with the Alberta Electrical Codes and Standards. All of our contractors are also accompanied by a master or journeyman electrician, ensuring that your project is completed to the highest standards.
Our electricians are courteous, clean, punctual and will always make sure to double and triple-check every aspect of your project to ensure that all elements run smoothly and safely.
Ampt Over Electric is committed to providing high-quality services for our clients. So if you have a hot tub that you would like to install on your property – don’t hesitate to give us a call at (403) 862 – 1782 to book your free consultation. You can also visit our website at www.amptcalgaryelectricians.com.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Hot Tub Electrical Installation
What Electrical is needed for a Hot Tub Installation?
Hot tubs require either 110V or 220V of electricity in order to run. By choosing a 110V model commonly referred to as a "plug and play" you may simply be able to plug your spa into an outdoor electrical outlet.
However, if you choose a 220V model then you will have to work with a certified Calgary electrical contractor to ensure you have enough electricity to operate the spa. Depending on the electrical requirements for your hot tub model and the current wiring system in your home, an electrical panel upgrade service may be required.
Do hot tubs require special wiring?
Yes, hot tubs may require special wiring dependant on the type of electrical configuration. Full-sized spas or hot tubs must adhere to the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC).
This includes hard-wiring your hot tub into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)-protected 220 to 240V, and a 50- or 60-amp dedicated circuit. Your electrical contractor will be paramount in helping you determine the ideal setup for your home spa.
What size breaker do I need for a 220V hot tub?
An electrical supply needed for your spa must include a 50-60 AMP switch or circuit breaker. The disconnect, typically housed in a small metal box must be readily accessible but installed at a minimum of five feet away from the hot tub.
If your hot tub is connected to a non-dedicated circuit, you will run into overloading and incur nuisance tripping. This requires resetting of the breaker at the house electrical panel.
How much does a hot tub add to an electrical bill?
The increase to your electrical bill when adding a hot tub can be calculated by determining the voltage of your hot tub's water heater. a 240-volt water heater uses approximately 6,000 watts while a 120-volt heater uses 1,500.
As an example: Say your hot tub has a 240-volt heater and a wattage of 7,500. You may use your spa for around 25 hours per month, this calculation would be 25 X 7.5 = 187.5. Now multiply that by the kilowatt-hour cost of 10 and you can anticipate your monthly bill to increase by $18.75.
Overall unless you are using your hot tub excessively, the expense incurred on your electrical bill will remain small.
Does a hot tub add value to a home?
There is no specific calculation or rule as to how much your home's value can increase by the addition of a hot tub. A home with a hot tub may sell faster on the real estate market than those without because it is seen as a coveted luxury item.
Buyers may find a hot tub to be a great selling point but it does not technically increase the home's overall value.
What are the health benefits of owning a hot tub?
There is a wide range of health benefits that come from the use of a hot tub. The soothing hot water and massaging jets can aid in stress relief, muscle relaxation, pain relief, improved sleep and can even help to burn extra calories.
One small study suggests soaking in a jet hot tub can be equivalent to going on a 30-minute walk. Whatever reason you are seeking to purchase a hot tub, the benefits of increased relaxation are undisputed.
What is the difference between a hot tub, a jacuzzi, and a home spa?
These names are often used interchangeably to describe similar objects. The differentiation between a hot tub, jacuzzi, and home spa can mainly come down to how the systems are branded.
The Jacuzzi brand is owned by the Apollo Management Group which also owns sundance spas, hydro pool, dimension one spas, and thermal spas. Hot tubs can go by a variety of brand names but ultimately serve the same purpose in acting as a type of hot tub.
The clearest way to understand the difference between a spa, jacuzzi, or hot tub is to consider the differences between coca-cola and Pepsi, or ford and Ferrari. Both are similar in nature but have different identifiers which make them unique.
Can I put a hot tub on my patio in Calgary?
Yes, it is common to place a hot tub on a deck, and it's even recommended given the freezing conditions of Calgarian winters.
Having your hot tub situated on your deck makes for easy access and fewer steps to get to the comfort of your spa on a cold winter day. It may also allow for some protection against heavy snowfall in the event your deck has an awning.
The only thing to be considered is whether or not you have adequate space for the type of home spa you would like to install. Also, consider whether you would like to install a "plug and play" 110V model or a 220V model which requires a permit and installation by a professional electrician.
Can I put a hot tub in a townhouse in Calgary?
Given that you have permission from your landlord or that you own your urban home or townhouse then installing a hot tub may be an ideal proposition! As long as your home has a backyard then ventilation and drainage wouldn't be an issue.
Make sure you have access for steam to release and are able to drain the tub into the earth or into a pre-installed drain.
Is a hot tub a good selling feature?
This depends on the prospective buyer. While some may see a previously installed hot tub on the property as an asset, others may find it to be a burden.
The prospect of frequent maintenance may be off-putting for some and not for others. Beyond this, it's important to keep in mind that most people do not include this feature in their 'must haves' when it comes to their real estate search.
While a hot tub can (to the right person) be a wonderful luxury, many people may come to the conclusion that if they really want a hot tub they'll aim to purchase one down the line when they are ready.