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One of the ways that you can increase the value of your home and add a way to have a little fun is with a hot tub. If you know about hardware and how to hammer a nail, then you can probably install the tub yourself instead of hiring a company to do the job for you. There are several companies that sell hot tubs in Mississauga so that you can find the right size, shape and color for your family.
The first thing that you need to do is determine where you will place the tub. You also need to figure out whether you want it raised off the ground or sitting flush with the ground. If you have a deck, then this would be the best area to place your hot tub as it is already a sturdy base. You can recess the tub into the deck either entirely so that the edges don’t show or partially. Find out how much water the tub will hold. This is important because the weight will have an effect on where the tub can be placed. You don’t want something that’s very heavy sitting on weak wood because it could go through. You can create a base for the tub to sit on if you are concerned about the weight.
If you want a raised tub, then you need to make the platform. Concrete is best as it’s very sturdy, but wooden platforms give a beautiful appearance to the area. After the base is created, you can move the hot tub in place. This might require several people to do as hot tubs are very heavy even without the water in them. After the tub is set, you can start adding the wiring for electricity and the water. You can also add any kind of special lighting that you want. If at all possible, get someone to examine the hot tub before you add the water to be sure the electrical work is completed properly and the tub is firmly set in place. Your new hot tub can add value to the home if you plan to sell the house later on, and it can be a fun attraction any time of the year.