Important Electrical Information.
Congratulations, your new spa is on the way, there are a couple of things for you to prepare to ensure your delivery runs smoothly and that you will be enjoying your new spa as quick as possible. Please read the notes below and if you have any questions or concerns call your salesperson as soon as possible for clarification.
In the comments section of your invoice, the salesperson should have noted the amount of amps that your spa requires to operate. If you cannot see this note, please call your salesperson as soon as possible. This information is what you need to provide to your electrician for them to quote correctly.
(Please only use a qualified electrician who will be able to recommend the most efficient and safe installation)
Spas that are listed as 10 or 15 amps will require an outdoor waterproof power point; there is a power lead on these spas that is approximately 3m long and located under the touch pad. This means for the cord to reach the power point you need to position the spa within 2 metres of the powerpoint. (Please check with your electrician but in most cases you cannot have the power point closer than 1m to the spa for safety reasons)
Please note: If you are wanting to locate your spa further than 3 mts, regardless of the amps, you MUST have an electrician hard wire to your spa. The electrician must provide you a certification of the work they have carried out to ensure NZ compliance is met.
If your spa is 32 amps or above it will need to be hardwired by your electrician. This typically means that your electrician is required to make 2 x trips, one to do initial connection work and the final to connect the wires after delivery and before handover. We recommend that electricians are arranged to come out after the delivery date in case of delays with delivery.
Portable Spas Wire Placement:
Electrical connections for your spa are typically under the touch pad of your spa, below are some diagrams that will help you understand and prepare your electrical installation.
10 & 15 Amp System:
There are 2 x small cut outs in the base of the spa at either side of the touchpad. This is to enable the power cord to run out of the spa without drilling a hole into the cabinet. If you require the power to run out of the cabinet in any other location, you may need to contact your electrician to carry out a custom installation.
32 Amps and above:
When hardwiring the spa the electrician will typically drill a hole in the cabinet and run conduit to connect the spa electrics. Please discuss where you would like this hole drilled with your electrician when he arrives to connect the spa. Alternatively if you are preparing a new base for your spa or installing onto a deck and would like to conceal the power please see the diagram to the left as a reference.
Mark out where your spa will sit on the base with the correct dimensions, measure in 400mm from the corner where you want the power to come from. You can have your electrician run conduit before the base is prepared so that when the spa is delivered the power will come from underneath the spa and be concealed. When the delivery driver arrives you will need to advise them of the power location and that they will need to prepare a hole in the base to accommodate the cable.
(As every spa is different we cannot guarantee that every spa will accept this method of installation.)
Swim Spas Wire Placement:
Electrical connections for your spa are typically under the touch pad of your spa at the seating end. This typically means that your electrician is required to make 2 x trips, one to do initial connection work and the final to connect the wires on the day of delivery. Single zone Swim spas require 1 connection Dual Zone Spas require 2 separate connections as each zone is operated by individual controllers. Eg. 15 amps to the spa zone + 32 amps to the Swim zone. Each zone must be on a separate circuit. It is not legal to split the power cable from 1 circuit to the 2 zones.