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Hot Tub Electrician Colorado Springs

Hot tub electrician Colorado Springs.
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Getting a hot tub isn’t as easy as picking which one you like the look of, and sitting it on your back porch. You have to get installed! If you need a hot tub electrician Colorado Springs, read on to find out how we can help.

Do You Need a Hot Tub Electrician Colorado Springs?

This is a great question.

Nobody really needs a hot tub. They’re just a way of relaxing after a long day. Ultimately, there’s only one person who knows if you need one or not, and that’s you. If you can afford it without breaking the bank, and if it would make a genuine difference to your quality of life, then you should go ahead and get one.

Where Should You Install a Hot Tub?

First, we’ll work together with you to pick the perfect place for it. Obviously there’s the question of whether you want it inside or outside. There are advantages to each. Having it indoors gives you more privacy, of course, but outdoors is more fun in the summer. More than anything, you have to pick somewhere that you’ll actually have room for it, plus a few feet either side to walk around it.

You’ll also need to pick somewhere that’s well ventilated. If your hot tub is an outdoor one, you’ll have no trouble with that. But indoors, you need ventilation or your walls and windows will get moldy. As such you should pick somewhere that’s near a window you can open, and that preferably has venting and a ceiling fan to circulate the air.

Finally, you should think of the weather. There’s no point having a hot tub outdoors if the weather only lets you use it twice a year. Having yours indoors means you can use it to unwind after a long working day, whether it’s summer or winter. And if you want to use it late at night, you could set the mood with specialist lighting!

Can You Be a DIY Hot Tub Electrician Colorado Springs?

It’s important to note that you can install hot tubs yourself. You can do anything you want with your property, provided you have the proper planning permission. However, there are two main reasons to avoid going the DIY route when it comes to hot tubs:

  1. You need to install electrical wiring. If you do this wrong, you could hurt yourself, start a fire, or worse. It’s not as easy as hammering in a nail or two! Water and electrics don’t mix, after all.
  2. Big projects like these tend to take longer than you think, especially if you’ve never tried before. The last thing you want is for a project like this to overrun, and leave your yard a mess for weeks.
  3. If you don’t have a foundation ready for it, you’ll have to create one. Otherwise, the weight of the hot tub plus the water and people inside it could actually make it tip, tilt or push into the soil underneath it. This is more work that you can probably do without.
  4. Hot tubs are big and bulky, and can be difficult to fit. You might need some help putting it in place, especially if it has to be plumbed in too.

Even if you’ve got a lot of experience with DIY, you should avoid working with wiring. Things can go wrong through no fault of your own, and your dream would turn into a nightmare! That’s why businesses like ours advertise our experience working with electrics.

How Do You Install a Hot Tub?

Before we install anything, you need planning permission to install a hot tub in Colorado Springs. These are issued by Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, which covers unincorporated El Paso County; the cities of Colorado Springs, Fountain and Manitou Springs; the towns of Green Mountain Falls, Monument and Palmer Lake; and in Teller County, the City of Woodland Park.

If the location of your hot tub is out in the yard somewhere, you might need to prep the site first. This means laying down a concrete foundation for it. You might also want to build a deck for it to sit on, depending on the style you’re going for. Then, you have to put the hot tub in place.

If it needs to be plumbed in, then you’ll need to run piping from your existing system to your hot tub. Fortunately, most modern tubs are self-contained. To keep the water clean, you use filters, cleaning powders and the pH level to stop bacteria from multiplying or algae from forming.

Next, we’ll have to wire up your hot tub so that there’s power for it. Otherwise, it’s a tiny pool that will never heat up! Most modern hot tubs are actually self-contained, which means they don’t have to be plumbed in. But hot tubs will always need power. We’ll wire it up to the mains for you, and install a new electrical panel if you need one.

Why Hire Us As Your Hot Tub Electrician Colorado Springs?

At Wire Works, there are three things that are more important to us than anything. They are our professionalism, our reputation, and our specialized knowledge.

  • We’re a local business, so our continued success relies entirely on our reputation. Without it, we’re nothing, because our business would dry up quicker than a hot tub with a leak! That’s why we pride ourselves on working to schedule and to budget. Everything we do, we do right, first time.
  • Not only that, but we’re professional—we treat your house as if it were our own home. That means treating you with courtesy, and leaving your house as we found it. We’re fully licensed and insured.
  • Last but not least, we specialize in a number of things, hot tubs included. Our specializations include home cinemas, security and lighting—which means that we work on lots of interesting projects with the people of Colorado Springs!

So, if you need a hot tub electrician Colorado Springs, give us a call and one of our friendly team will book you an appointment. Don’t delay—get in touch today!