The BASICS

The Basics

Your first consideration should be “the basics” including proper drainage, service access, power requirements and spa foundation. Then you can start creating your very own backyard paradise.

We’ll also be happy to visit your home for a Free PerfectFit™ Backyard Consultation. Our sales staff is ready to help you select the best site and best fit for you.

Remember, site preparation is your responsibility.


Start with a Solid Foundation

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Concrete Pad

If you install the spa outdoors, a reinforced concrete pad at least four inches thick is required for the Hot Spring Highlife Grandee® spa and the Limelight Gleam® model and recommended for all other Hot Spring Highlife, NXT, Limelight and Hot Spot models. When you select your hot tub, we’ll provide you with a pre-delivery guide with additional foundation information.

Need a referral for a contractor to pour a concrete pad? We can help. Contact your Olympic Hot Tub sales rep.

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Concrete Pad Alternative

The SmartDeck creates an 8’X 8′ instant hot tub pad. It’s a great alternative to pouring concrete. Made of UV stable polymers, it comes in a slate gray that matches perfectly with outdoor landscaping. For all hot tubs except Hot Spring Highlife Grandee and Limelight Gleam.

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Pavers and Patio Installations

If you place the spa on the ground, even temporarily, place stepping stones (minimum 2’ thick X 12” square) under the leveling areas.

Even with stones in place, the spa will inevitably settle and become unleveled.

It is important to get it onto a solid foundation as soon as possible.

Note: Structural damage to the spa resulting from incorrect installation or placement on an inadequate foundation is not covered under the spa’s limited warranty.

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Deck Installations

To be certain your deck can support your spa,

  1. Find out the deck’s maximum load capacity. Consult a qualified building contractor or structural engineer before you place the spa on an elevated deck or indoors.
  2. Find the weight of your spa, its contents and occupants on the Specification Tab on the model page.

The spa’s weight per square foot must not exceed the structure’s rated capacity, or serious structural damage could result.

Need a referral for a decking contractor? We can help. Contact your Olympic Hot Tub Sales rep.

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Electrical Requirements

  1. You’ll find electrical requirements for your hot tub under the Specifications Tab on model pages. Some are 110V plug-in, some require a 110V dedicated 20 AMP circuit and others are 220V hard-wired from your electrical panel box.
  2. Check the requirements for your model and have a licensed, bonded electrician
  3. If you purchase a 110V tub, in most cases you could get your electrical work completed prior to delivery. To minimize expense on 220V tubs, best to wait for the tub to be in position before the electrical is completed.

Need help finding an electrician? Ask your Olympic Hot Tub Sales rep who can recommend an electrician that we have worked with and knows our spas’ requirements.

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Water

Every hot tub we sell fills with a garden hose. A hose bib close to your spa is a good idea for convenience. Spa water that has been neutralized can be drained onto a lawn or flower bed area unless your city requires permanent drainage. Check local codes.

  • Seattle Store
  • 1425 Dexter Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109-3534
    Phone: (206) 286-0700
    Toll-free: 1-800-448-8814
    Fax: (206) 282-0879

    NOTE: Progress is marching on near our Seattle store, and our customer parking has unfortunately been a casualty. If you are planning a visit to our Seattle showroom and discover no street parking, please contact the showroom. One of our sales team may be able to provide access to secure parking in the condominium garage above in the condominium building we share.

    Hours:
    Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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  • Everett Store
  • Nielsen Center
    121 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite D
    Everett, WA 98208-3260
    Phone: (425) 355-3937
    Toll-free: 1-800-448-8814
    Fax: (425) 212-5261

    Hours:
    Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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  • Fife Store
  • Fife Business Park
    4803 Pacific Hwy E, Suite 4
    Fife, WA 98424-3440
    Phone: (253) 922-1477
    Toll-free: 1-800-448-8814
    Fax: (253) 922-3529

    Hours:
    Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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  • Issaquah Store
  • Pickering Place Shopping Center, Suite # 105
    1151 NW Sammamish Road
    Issaquah, WA 98027-8937
    Phone: (425) 369-6177
    Toll-free: 1-800-448-8814
    Fax: (425) 369-2179

    Hours:
    Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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  • Lacey Store
  • Freedom Point Plaza
    8100 Freedom Lane NE, Suite E
    Lacey, WA 98516-4751
    Phone: (360) 455-1234
    Toll-free: 1-800-448-8814
    Fax: (360) 455-1684

    Hours:
    Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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  • Service & Outlet Center
  • 12818 Gateway Drive South
    Seattle, WA 98168-3311
    Phone:
    (206) 431-2876

    Hours:
    Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    2nd Saturday of every month 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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