PREPARING A GOOD FOUNDATION
Your spa needs a solid and level foundation. The area that it sits on must be able to support the weight of the spa, with water and the occupants who use it. If the foundation is inadequate, it may shift or settle after the spa is in place, causing stress that could DAMAGE YOUR SPA SHELL AND FINISH.
Place the spa on an elevated foundation (preferably a 100mm concrete slab). Pavers, gravel, brick, sand, timber or dirt foundations are generally not adequate to support the spa. If you are installing the spa indoors, pay close attention to the flooring beneath it.
Choose flooring that will not be damaged or stained. If you are installing your spa on an elevated wood deck or other structure, it is highly recommended that you consult a structural engineer to ensure the structure will support the total weight of the spa, including occupants. Your Lifestyle Spa dealer can help you with your foundation and more. Your retailer has a wealth of information and experience about how to get the most out of your spa and can provide you with a full line of accessories that are designed to compliment your spa and increase your enjoyment.
NOTE: Damage caused by inadequate or improper foundation support is not covered by the warranty. It is the responsibility of the spa owner to provide a proper foundation for the spa. It is recommended that a base of 100mm (min) concrete is used to locate your spa on.
All Lifestyle Spas must be installed by a Registered Electrical Contractor and be installed to all relevant codes and standards. All installations should be accompanied by an Electrical Safety Certificate.
All Lifestyle Spas must be connected to a dedicated circuit, protected by a safety switch and circuit breaker, and must comply with AS/NZ 3000:2007.
Please refer to the “Pre Installation Electrical Supply Checks” for additional electrical checks. There maybe a requirement that the steel reinforcement in the concrete slab, on which the spa pool is sitting on, or a second earth stake local to the spa, be equipotential bonded to the earth conductor in the supply to the spa. Please refer to AS/NZ 3000:2007, Sections 5.6 & 6.3 or EN 60364.
A copy of the Electrical Safety Certificate may need to be submitted to either the Dealer and/or Escape Spas if applying for a warranty claim.