For most full-sized spas or hot tubs, the National Electrical Code (NEC) requires: Hard-wiring the spa into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)-protected 220 to 240V, 50- or 60-amp dedicated circuit.
How far does a disconnect have to be from a hot tub?
5 ft The maintenance disconnecting means must be readily accessible and located within sight and at least 5 ft from the permanently installed pool, storable pool, outdoor spa, outdoor hot tub, or fountain equipment, unless separated from the open water by a permanently installed barrier that provides a 5-ft reach path or
Does a hot tub need to be on a GFCI?
If you are preparing to install your newly bought hot tub you may be wondering, does a hot tub need a GFCI breaker? According to the National Electrical Code, any outlet that supplies a hot tub or spa must be GFCI protected.
What size breaker should I use for a hot tub?
Most spas will run effectively on a 50amp 2 pole main circuit breaker. Some spa manufacturers require a 60amp breaker. Although some manufacturers state their spas can use 8 guage wiring for a 50amp circuit, we recommend 6 gauge wiring on all 50/60 amp installations.
What does GFCI mean on a hot tub?
Ground Fault Interrupter A Ground Fault Interrupter (GFCI) Trip Test must occur to allow proper spa function.
How do I turn off the power to my hot tub?
How to disconnect a hot tub:Turn off the electricity to the hot tubs outlet at the circuit breaker box.Tighten a garden hose onto the hot tubs drain valve. Locate the electrical connection on the hot tub. Next, you want to unhook the plumbing lines from the hot tub.More items •6 Feb 2018