Swim Spa Installation: What to Expect and How to Prepare

There’s no better way to make your outdoor living space a relaxing and rejuvenating haven than by adding a swim spa. From the wellness and exercise options it provides to being a centrepiece for hangouts with friends and family, swim spas are multi-purpose lifestyle fixtures worth investing in.

However, proper preparation and planning are essential for ensuring a successful and safe swim spa installation. There are some key steps that shouldn’t be skipped, such as choosing the right location, preparing the site, and finalising the installation. So whether you’re a first-time swim spa owner or an expert, read on for valuable tips in ensuring a successful swim spa installation. 

Choosing the Right Location

Location is everything when it comes to putting in a spa, whether it’s a swim spa, above-ground spa, or luxury spa. Choosing the right spot (and committing to it) is a crucial step in the installation process. Here are some tips to help you pick the placement of your swim spa:

Consider the Available Space

Measure the available space in your backyard or outdoor living area to determine the best location for your swim spa. Make sure there is enough room for the spa itself, as well as any required access paths and equipment.

Check for Accessibility

Ensure that the location you choose is easily accessible for delivery and installation. Consider the size and weight of the swim spa, as well as any obstacles that may obstruct the delivery and installation process.

Check Local Regulations

Be sure to check with your local government council for any regulations or guidelines regarding the installation of swim spas in your area. Some areas may require permits, fencing, or other safety features to be installed around the swim spa. For more questions on what to consider before purchasing a swim spa, check out our FAQ page.

Consider the View

Choosing a location with a great view can enhance your swim spa experience. Consider factors such as natural landscape, privacy, and sun exposure when choosing the best location for your swim spa.

By considering these tips, you can choose the best location for your swim spa and help ensure a successful and enjoyable installation process. Don’t forget to consult with a professional installer to ensure that the spot you choose is suitable for your swim spa model, and meets all necessary safety requirements. For more information on Just Spas swim spas, visit a store near you today!

Preparing the Site

Now that you’ve chosen the perfect spot for your swim spa, it’s time to get it ready for installation. This is an essential step to ensure a smooth and efficient installation process. Here are some steps to follow:

Level the Ground

The ground where your swim spa will be installed should be level and stable. Any unevenness in the ground can affect the stability of the swim spa and its equipment. Use a level to check the ground, and then make any necessary adjustments.

Create a Stable Base

The swim spa should be placed on a stable base that can support its weight. This can be achieved by using a concrete slab or a pre-made spa pad. Consult with a Just Spas professional to determine the best option for your specific swim spa model.

Install Electrical and Plumbing Connections

Your swim spa will require electrical and plumbing connections to function properly. Make sure to hire a licensed professional to handle these installations, as they can be tricky to navigate without technical experience. This is also necessary to ensure safety and compliance with local regulations.

Check Local Building Codes

Before starting any construction work, be sure to check with your local government council for any building codes or regulations that apply to swim spa installation requirements in your area. This can often involve permits and sometimes gates or handrails. Failure to comply with local regulations can result in costly fines and legal issues. Luckily at Just Spas, we offer StepGuard: a custom step and gate combination that is compliant with building regulations. For more information, contact your local Just Spas dealer.

As stated, it’s important to consult a professional when approaching the installation stage of adding a swim spa to your home. By doing this, acquiring the necessary permits, and following the previously listed steps, you can be assured that your swim spa site is properly ready for installation.

Delivery and Installation

Creeping closer to the vision of being submerged in your backyard spa, delivery and installation are the final steps before that dream becomes a reality. Here are some things to expect during the delivery and installation process of your swim spa:


Delivery and installation timelines can vary depending on your location and the complexity of the installation process. Consult with your installer to get a clear timeline and schedule for delivery and installation. At Just Spas, we will assure to communicate these timelines with you. 


Depending on the location and accessibility of the site, special equipment may be required for the delivery and installation process. This can include a crane or a forklift to lift and place the swim spa into position.

Safety Considerations

The installation crew will take safety precautions to ensure that the installation process is safe and secure. This can include wearing appropriate safety gear and using safety equipment to prevent accidents and injuries.

Site Preparation

Before the installation crew arrives, make sure that the site is clear and accessible. Clear away any obstacles and ensure that the access paths are clear for the delivery and installation of equipment.

If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your backyard and enjoy the benefits of swimming and hydrotherapy in the comfort of your own home, then a Just Spas swim spa might just be what you need. But before you dive into spa ownership, it’s important to make sure you properly plan for the installation process. With a little preparation and by following the tips in this guide, you’ll soon be soaking in your very own backyard oasis! 

Our team of experts at Just Spas would be happy to help you pick out the perfect spa. Just get in touch with us!



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