How close to house can swim spa be?

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National and Local Requirements

There is a national standard that requires that all swimming pools must be at least 10 feet away from the house walls. As mentioned, this will protect electrical wiring from leaks, floods, and splashes.

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Having your spa a few feet away from the door provides plenty of walkway space and more privacy for soaking. To boost up the privacy and seclusion level while still having the convenience of being placed near the home, consider building a gazebo or pergola to help create a spa-like oasis for your hot tub.

*In no case shall the spa be closer than four (4) feet to a one story building or eight (8) feet from a two story building where the only openable windows or external doors are located directly above the structure.

All that’s required is a solid, level surface that can handle the weight of the portable swim spa with water (around 20,000 lbs.), GFCI electrical hook-up completed by a licensed electrician and a garden hose to fill it up. In less than a day, you will be enjoying the warm, swirling water of your own Master Spas Swim Spa.

Installing a swim spa close to the spot where you relax your body in your backyard is surely a great idea. This one shows an oval swim spa which is built right in front of the deck. The depth of the swim spa making it installed a bit higher than the deck, so a step is added to provide a better convenience in using it.

Utility power lines that run over a pool or spa must be at least 22.5 feet above the water level or base of a diving platform. Communications cable must be at least 10 feet above the water level or diving platform. For these rules, the water level is defined as the highest point water can reach before it spills out of the pool or spa.

You will not need a building consent for your pool or large spa if it is: less than or equal to 250mm above the ground and capacity is less than or equal to 16,000 litres less than or equal to 500mm above the ground and capacity is less than or equal to 8000 litres

Do a visual check to see whether there is a minimum of 5 metres between the wires connecting your house to the power system and any part of the pool, spa or related equipment (platform, slide, diving board, ladder, etc.).

With an in-ground swim spa, the installation is much like that of a pool. You’ll need to dig a hole large enough to support the structure. Of course, you can’t just dig a hole anywhere. You’ll need to make sure that you’re avoiding phone lines, power cables, water pipes, and gas lines.

A good rule of thumb is to position the pool at least 1000mm from the boundary. Homeowners usually choose to landscape within this boundary area to enhance the overall space. For pools in confined spaces, there is a much greater need to echo the overall style of the adjoining home.

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