Electrical requirements for your spa installation

When you buy a new spa or swim spa, you will need to make sure you have a safe power source to connect it to. Learn more below.

Installing a spa or swim spa

For the safety of you and any of our staff who might service your spa, all electrical work must be carried out by a licensed electrician only.

Refer to your spa model tech pack for electrical information. Please provide the tech pack to your electrician.

Please note that Spa World does not offer an electrical service. As the spa owner, you are responsible for organising an electrician and any associated costs.

Important: An extension cord must not be used to power your spa and we will not install your spa if the compliant electrical service has not been installed. This might require a second visit from our technician which will result in an added cost to you.

Where to locate the conduit

If you are planning on running the power to your spa up through a concrete pad or deck you will need to know where to locate the conduit.

This location is different in each spa model and is noted in the spa tech pack, which you can download from the specifications section of the product page for your spa model on the Spa World website.

The measurements provided are referenced from the exterior of the spa cabinet.

You will simply need to layout where the spa is going to be located on the ground, using the dimensions provided for your particular spa, and measure in from the edge as illustrated in the tech pack and below here.

Electrical conduit placement guides.

Does your spa require 10 to 15 amps?

Spas that are listed as 10 or 15 amps will require an outdoor waterproof powerpoint with an earth leakage protection device.

Please consult with your electrician to ensure you meet local regulations.

If your spa comes with a cord, please check the tech pack to find where the cord is located.

All Vortex™ and Fisher™ Spas with a 10 or 15 amp rating, come with a 5 metre electrical lead. If you have bought one of these brands, you will need to drill a 60mm hole in the cabinet for the lead and the plug to fit through before you can connect your spa. A cable cover is included in your spa manual pack.

Please note, if your spa is situated further away than the length of the power cord – then your spa must be hardwired by an electrician.

Does your spa require more than 15 amps?

If your spa requires more than 15 amps, it will need to be hard-wired by an electrician.

After delivery of your spa or swim spa, you will need your electrician to finish connecting it to your electricity supply.

You can find specific information for your spa model in the tech pack which you can download from the specifications section of the product page for your spa model on the Spa World website.

Please note: All Dual Zone swim spas have two separate controllers and require individual electrical connections.

Equipotential bonding and why is it a big deal

If you are planning on placing any metallic object, such as steps, grab rail, umbrella or pergola within arm’s reach of your spa or swim spa then you may need to have the object bonded by a licensed electrician. Read the full details by clicking this button.

Need more help?

We hope this information has been helpful. If you have any questions or concerns about your spa or swim spa installation, please contact your Spa World concierge.

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