Sneakiness is the name of the game if you want to surprise someone with a new hot tub. If you’re getting a hot tub for the first time, there are a few steps you need to complete so your giftee will be none the wiser. This can be tricky, unless your spouse is going to be conveniently out of town for a week or so. We do have some suggestions to keep things under wraps. Here’s how you can prepare if you want to surprise someone with a new hot tub.
Plan A Stealth Installation to Surprise Someone With a New Hot Tub
Installation really involves three phases: the pad, electrical, and hot tub delivery. Most people choose a concrete pad for their hot tub’s foundation. If you already have a concrete patio that is at least 4” thick, you are probably already good to go. Alternatively, your hot tub can sit on a 4-6” compacted layer of gravel or possibly your deck, if you have it reinforced professionally to hold the extra weight.
Next up is electrical. For a traditional hot tub, you’ll need to have your electrician install a 220V hardwired circuit that is GFCI protected.
Once those two things are prepared, you can have your hot tub delivered. If there is easy access to the site, it takes just mere hours.
You might very well be able to pull off the site prep in advance without your partner knowing — especially if you’re placing the hot tub on an existing patio. Then, you’ll just need to get them out of the house for a few hours on delivery day!
However, there is an even easier way to pull off the surprise…
Get a Plug-N-Play spa!
DreamMaker Spas™ are lightweight, portable and, best of all, they plug right into a standard household outlet. So, depending on where you’re going to place it, you may be able to skip the site prep all together! Then, arranging the surprise will be as easy as having your new DreamMaker hot tub delivered while your spouse is away. Take a look at how easy it is to install a DreamMaker Spa.
If you want to win the holidays with the BEST surprise, a DreamMaker spa will help you do it. Then, the whole family will get to enjoy all the relaxing, rejuvenating hydrotherapy benefits all year long.
Need help deciding which hot tub to get? Or some help pulling off a stealth installation? Contact us! We’d love to play holiday elves this year and help you pull off an awesome surprise for the one you love.