Indoor Hot Tubs: 4 Electrical Upgrades Ideal For The Relaxing Area

Posted on: 17 June 2016

Adding an indoor spa to your home is a great way to relax and wind down after a long day. The larger sizes of an indoor spa allow you to share the space with family and friends. When you are setting up an indoor spa area, it's important to consider the different electrical needs around the location. By hiring an electrician you upgrade the space to properly accommodate your spa and some of the extras that you want to use along with it. There are four electrical upgrades you can add to an indoor hot tub area before the hot tub is installed. Browse through each one and see how they can apply to your needs.

Outlet Upgrades

The outlets you need to power a hot tub will depend on the type of hot tub you purchase. A hot tub will typically come with either a 220 volt plug or a 110 volt plug. The 220 volt plug features three larger prongs that are different than a standard outlet. If your hot tub features this type of plug, then you will likely need outlet upgrades in the area where you are installing it. Not only will the outlet upgrade help you have more hot tub options, but the additional voltage can help with the performance of your spa. Water can heat up faster and the jets can get started more quickly. If the hot tub is installed in a cooler room like a basement or garage, then the faster performance can help the hot tub remain at more comfortable temperatures.

In addition to the outlet for your tub, you can also have an outlet installed with USB ports. USB port outlets can really help with the entertainment options for your hot tub. The outlets make it a lot easier to plug in a speaker, docking station, or another USB gadget like a small fan. By having these outlets positioned near the hot tub, you can have easy access for setting up the area while you relax.

Venting Fans

An indoor hot tub provides a lot of heat, steam, and water vapor into the air. Help keep the room clear of the extra moisture by having an electrician wire a venting fan above the hot tub. While you're relaxing in the spa, you can turn on the venting fan to help remove the humid air from the room. It will help make the area feel less stuffy and prevent objects like mirrors or windows from steaming up too much. When selecting fans, you can try to find quieter options that will not disturb your relaxation experience. Consult with an electrician to help choose the quietest fan that fits within your budget.

Heated Floor Panels

After getting out of your hot tub, the last thing you want to do is experience the cold air and chills that come with it. To keep feeling a comfortable heating sensation, you can hire an electrician to install heated floor panels. Electric underfloor panels are permanent installations that can be cemented into the room where your hot tub will be located. Once installed, they can be covered with wood or carpeted flooring. The heat still radiates through and provides you with warm floor options for your bare feet. The panels can be installed just near the area for the hot tub or throughout the whole room.

Light Dimmer Switches

To help enhance the relaxing mood of a hot tub, an electrician can install light dimmer switches. These wall switches allow you to dim the lights down to a relaxing level. Instead of shutting off the lights completely, the dim lights still allow you to see while enjoying the hot tub. When entertaining a spouse or partner, the dimmed lights can also increase the romance around the hot tub area.

Contact an electrician from a company like Advantage Electric before the hot tub is installed to help prevent any delays with the various upgrades. It can also help prevent you from having to move the hot tub over and over again.