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03 August 2011

Consider the following when choosing a location for a spa

SAFETY FIRST:
Do not place your spa within 3 m (10 ft) of overhead power lines. Ensure that the new spa is positioned to gain access to the equipment compartment and that the side panels are not blocked. Ensure that the installation complies with all specifications and all applicable codes.

INTENDED USE OF THE SPA:
The intended use of the spa will determine its optimal location. For example, will it be used for leisure or for therapeutic purposes? If the spa will be used primarily for family activities, leave enough room around it for activities and for garden furniture. On the contrary. if it will be used for relaxation and therapy, we recommend to create a special atmosphere around the spa.

ENVIRONMENT:
In region where winters are snowy and summers are hot, it is convenient to have a room to change clothes or into the house near the spa. A warmer climate may need a roof to protect from the sun. Consider placement of trees, shrubs, the canopy of the patio or perhaps a gazebo to provide what is necessary. Indoor facilities require adequate ventilation. When the spa is used, a substantial moisture is produced. This moisture can damage the surfaces of the walls and ceiling in the long run. We recommend using a special paint to resist damage by moisture. Remember that spas should be drained regularly, it is therefore necessary to provide the environment accordingly.

BEWARE OF THE PRYING EYES:
Consider the environment through the seasons to determine the best placement options away from prying eyes. When choosing the location of the spa, consider the view that the neighbors can have.

VIEWS:
Think about the desired orientation when using the spa. What type of landscape and where the view is nicer? Perhaps there is a location conducive to a soothing breeze during the day or conducive to beautiful sunsets.

KEEPING THE SPA CLEAN:
Keep dirt and leaves from falling into the spa using concrete for walkways and access areas. Check the location of flow paths gutters, trees and bushes.

ACCESS TO THE SERVICE:
Many people choose to surround their spa tile or wood special. In the case of installing decorative trim around the spa, do not forget to provide access to the service. If a service intervention is required, a technician may need to remove the side panels to the spa or access from underneath. It is always best to design special installations so that you can still move the spa.

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