Hot tubs and spas are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they actually refer to two different things. Additionally, these recreational features have different electrical requirements, which means that each requires the expertise of a specialized electrician. At Yoder Electric, we have licensed electricians who are experienced in servicing both spas and hot tubs. In this blog post, we will explore the differences between hot tubs and spas and discuss the role of their respective electricians.
What’s the difference between a hot tub and a spa?
When people think of a hot tub, they typically envision an above-ground or in-ground tub equipped with lights, jets, and other features. However, this is not entirely accurate. A hot tub is a small above-ground tub made of materials such as vinyl, acrylic, or fiberglass. It is usually portable or semi-portable and can accommodate approximately five people. Some hot tub models can be plugged into a regular outlet, while others require higher voltage and need to have dedicated wiring installed by a hot tub electrician.
On the other hand, a spa refers to a built-in-ground structure that can be customized to fit any desired size. Spas include built-in jets and other features for relaxation. Installing a spa involves digging up the ground and requires the expertise of a spa electrician to install special wiring. Spas are an excellent option for homeowners who have the budget for a more permanent structure and do not plan to move in the near future.
What do hot tub electricians do?
At Yoder Electric, our hot tub electricians can assist you throughout the process of installing a hot tub, whether it is before, during, or after installation. While it is ideal to involve us once the hot tub is already installed, we can still provide valuable services at any stage. Our electricians can help you plan the optimal location for your hot tub, determine the voltage requirements of your specific model, and install outlets and wiring as needed. We also ensure that your hot tub meets safety standards, conduct sub-panel installations, address bonding requirements, and ensure compliance with instructions from both the hot tub manufacturer and your local power company.
What do spa electricians do?
With Yoder Electric’s Design-Build Services, our spa electricians can work with you throughout the entire process, from planning to installation. If your spa is already built, we can install the necessary electrical components to ensure its proper functioning. Similar to hot tub electricians, our spa electricians prioritize safety and compliance. In addition to checking the safety and wiring of your spa, we go the extra mile by ensuring that if you are adding an in-ground pool alongside your spa, the new wiring integrates seamlessly into the overall system.
Call Yoder Electric for all your spa and hot tub needs!
Upgrading your home with a hot tub or spa can add a touch of luxury and relaxation to your lifestyle. However, it’s important to understand the differences between hot tubs and spas and the specialized electrical requirements they entail. At Yoder Electric, our licensed electricians are knowledgeable in servicing both hot tubs and spas. Whether you need assistance with your hot tub installation or require expert electrical services for your spa, we are here to help. Contact us today to ensure that your hot tub or spa operates safely and efficiently, providing you with the ultimate relaxation experience.