What are the electrical requirements for a hot tub or spa?

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What are the electrical requirements for a hot tub or spa?

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Although some smaller spas may have a reduced electrical requirement, most of our hot tubs require a dedicated 20 amp RCD protected circuit with 30mA trip. Although providing an electricity supply to a hot tub or spa is normally a straightforward task, for safety reasons we recommend that you consult an approved electrician first. Since January 1st 2005 all electrical work must be completed in accordance with IEE wiring regulations and BS 7671. Notifiable work must be either notified directly to the local building control department or completed by an operator who is approved under the Part P Electrical Competent Person Scheme. The electrical cable to the site of the hot tub or spa should be permanently connected or hard wired to the mains supply. Extension cables and any other plug in connections should not be used. At least 5 metres of cable complete with socket should be left at the site of the hot tub or spa to ensure that commissioning is completed satisfactorily.

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