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How To Install the Plumbing for a Hot Tub

Once the hot tub is fully assembled, it's time to install the equipment to run it. Here's how.

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installing equipment to run hot tub
  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Install the Heater, Pump and Filter

Begin by plumbing the components together and attach them to the hot tub. Make sure that they are more than 5 feet away from the tub. Line them up in a straight line.

install heater, pump and filter

Step 2: Add the Pipes

For the plumbing, use a series of PVC elbows and PVC pipes (Image 1). Cut the pipe and dry-fit, just in case you need to move elements. When plumbing the jets, you will need to use a flexible piece of PVC (Image 2). Dry fit all of the plumbing pieces.

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