Buying a spa can be a big decision, it’s a large commitment and there are a lot of factors to consider. While the process of getting your spa installed successfully and safely is not particularly complicated, it does have several moving parts that need to be coordinated carefully to help the process run smoothly. Let’s take a look at one of our recent installations of a 4.5m myWorkout swim spa and discuss what the process looks like from beginning to end. If you are looking at purchasing a spa for yourself check out our post Getting Your Spa Installed for a step-by-step guide to get you started.
Selecting a Spa
Sapphire Spas Gold Coast distributor was contacted by a customer looking for a solution for their health, fitness and relaxation needs. Sapphire Spas are Australia’s number one ranked provider of Australian made spa pools and swim spas. With our large range of spa designs, unique colours and customer service that is second to none, the choice to go with Sapphire Spas was easy. Our team of spa experts assisted to discuss all aspects of the decision from price, to intended use and space available and a decision was made to go with the premium version of the myWorkout 4.5m swim spa.
The starting point for any project is planning, having already visited Sapphire Spas and selected their preferred spa the next step for the customer was to get planning approval from council. What planning you require can vary depending on your state and council. The client engaged a local construction engineer to assist with designing a compliant slab and producing technical drawings to the council’s required standard. In this instance the application was in order and approval was granted for the project.
Pouring a concrete slab is an easy task to underestimate, it’s important to have good project planning before undertaking any slab work as it’s difficult to correct any errors in the concreting process. The owner found a certified concreting contractor who was able to help with the concreting process.
Electrical works should always be considered before any concreting preparation begins. Spas are great, but they do have specific power supply requirements. The premium model as shown here is one of our very best swim spas, it is powered by 3 hydrojet boost pumps and can provide a swim-stream fit for a competitive swimmer, to power this model requires wiring rated to a minimum 45 Amp load. We were able to provide the customer with all technical documents and specifications so that the circuit and power supply could be designed appropriately by their electrician.