Our hot tubs don't have huge motors so the amperage is more suited to existing panels. A direct wired 40 amp GFI (ground fault interrupted) breaker circuit is required although the system will run on 30 amp GFI if needed. #8, 3 conductor wire should is required. Consult and electrician to verify this is with in your local codes.
This is a very common question given the natural properties of our tubs. By law the FDA only approves as a sanitizer, chlorine or bromine. However, there are two other natural oxidizing systems that we recommend. By using any one of these system, the amount of sanitizer can greatly be reduced. The 1st is an ozonator (hyper link https://www.cedartubs.com/images/aqua/ozone-water-pur.jpg) that used UV light to produce naturally occurring ozone . Ozone leaves nothing but pure oxygen when consumed. It is 1000 times stronger than chlorine in oxidizing, however it has a very short life and dissipates quickly. The other system is a mineral ionizer, this uses natural minerals such as silver, and zinc to kill bacteria and algae. When you use these systems you greatly reduce the need for bromine or chlorine sanitization. When you use both you can virtually eliminate the need for chemicals, however the FDA has not yet recognized these and as such small amounts of sanitizer should still be used.
No, wood is different than plastic and reacts differently to certain chemicals. The use of standard Chlorine commonly used in pools and some spas can actually damage the wood fibers over time. Our sanitization system uses bromine salts accompanied with other natural products that we consider "safe for wooden hot tub" . Please call us to ensure the chemicals you are using will not damage your wooden hot tub or visit our chemical/parts store to purchase chemicals that are "approved" for use with wooden tubs.
Shipping cost in North America are very reasonablewhen the hottub is shipped in a kit form. Shipping will verydepending onthe size of tub ordered and the location it is going to. However an average cost is approx $200-$350 with residential delivery service being another $50-$75. If you decide to order the tub fully assembled you should expect the cost to be 3 x that of a kit form ranging from $600-$1000 with additional fees for residential service. If you request a quote, we will provide you with the exact costs to your door ( see pricing/ordering)
Northern Light's Engineers have designed many alternative cottage heating methods, however the idea of a wood fired hot tub is to drain it after use. I can not be left filled in freezing conditions, unless an auxiliary circulating pump and a 1.5Kw heater is used in conjunction with the wood heater.
You can pay by a variety of methods, Money/wire transfers are the easiest and most preferred method, accepted in either US $ or Canadian $ currency. We accept visa or master card directly. Alternatively we accept Paypal which allows you to pay via most credit cards including Amex and Dinners (click here www.paypal.com to sign up if you do not have a Paypal account it is free and takes less than 1 minute). We also accept any form of bank payment including bank draft, certified check, or money order (sorry no personal cheques).
In today's spa market, companies are completing on the number of jets. Given a specific piping system that supplies water to the jets, the horsepower power needs to increase in a cubic fashion with flow. For example if flow needs to be doubled horsepower needs to increase by 8 times. Thus when many jets are utilized, the jets will be small flow rate jets. Otherwise the horsepower that the pump(s) would have to deliver would be monstrous. Thus a 60 jet spa coupled with a 2 HP pump will not produce anywhere near as powerful of a massage as the same pump powering 6 large flow jets .
We match our pumps and jets so that a 4 jet hot tub will come with a 1.5 HP pump, a 6 jet tub will utilize a 2 HP pump and an 8 jet tub will utilize a 3 HP pump. We also offer a 14 jet tub, but this tub will be supplied with two 3 HP pumps. Jet companies rate their jets in gallon per minute of flow @ a specific psi of pressure. For example we use jets that require 13 USGPM and, at that flow, will produce a pressure drop across the orifice of 12psi. Thus for example If you have a 4 jets each requiring 13 gallons per minute then your pump must be capable of delivering 52 gallons per minute and also produce sufficient pressure so that there is still 12 psi left for the jets after the pressure drop losses in the piping and components are factored in. We design our tubs to be simple yet effective. As the flow requirements increase because of the number of jets deployed a point is reached where the plumbing design must also be changed. This can include increasing the pipe and component sizes, adding one or more suction fittings and changing the filter design. This is done in addition to changing the pump size and the number of pumps.
Package#1 (small 4'8") 60"x60" x32" weighing 500lbs.
Package#2 (medium 5'5") 67"x67"x32" weighing 600lbs
Package#3 (large 6'2")76"x76"x32" weighing 700lbs
Package #4(X-large 7') 86"x86"x32" weighing 800lbs
Sauna Package 86"x95"x38" weighing 900lbs
The pump , heater and filter are pre- assembled and wired (hyperlink to attached image) as a unit on a special plastic skid plate taking up a total area ofapprox 29" length 15" width and 21" high. This skid pack is design to easilyfit into our custom cedar enclosure view image. This pre assembly greatly reduces the amount of time a customer will spend on final hook up!
Minimum length is 34 inches, minimum width 18 Inches, minimum clearance from foundation to bottom of deck joists 22inches.
Minimum length 38 inches, minimum width 16 Inches, minimum clearance from foundation to bottom of deck joists 22inches.
We ship any where through out US and Canada! We will make all the arrangements including residential delivery to a home or a cottage. If you are ordering from the USA there are no taxes or duties,we cover anyhandling fees for paper work crossing the board. Our products can also be purchased overseas through a wide network of dealers . If you don't see a dealer in your country call us! If you are interested in becoming a dealer please contact us or fill out our become a dealer form.