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A01 – Owners Manual

11. Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions


Site Preparation

Please ensure the following:

  • Always put your spa on a structurally sound, level surface. A filled spa can weigh a great deal. Make certain that the location you choose can support the weight of your filled spa.
  • Locate your equipment compartment, which houses all of electrical components, in a place where you will have easy access for periodic spa care and maintenance.
  • Allow adequate access to all other doors for service.


Outdoor Ground Level Installation

No matter where you install your new spa, it’s important that you have a solid foundation for support. If you are installing a spa with a wooden pedestal floor outdoors, we recommend you place patio stones underneath spaced out evenly. The stones should be at least two inches thick and twelve inches square (30 cm x 30 cm). Even with stones in place, the spa will possibly settle and become uneven, and may require re-leveling over time. If you are installing a spa with a Forever Floor® outdoors, you may set it on virtually any surface, as long as it is firm and level.


Deck Installation

To be certain your deck can support your spa, you must know the deck’s maximum load capacity. Consult a qualified building contractor or structural engineer. To find the weight of your spa, its contents and occupants, refer to the Spa Specification chart. This weight per square foot must not exceed the structure’s rated capacity, or serious structural damage could result.

Your Arctic Spas® Dealer can help you with local information such as zoning regulations and building codes.


All Weather Pool Site Prep

Your new All Weather Pool should be placed on a prepared, uniformly solid and level surface (concrete pad, properly engineered wood deck, etc.). The AWP should not be placed directly on a lawn, bare ground, or gravel pad due to irregularities in the surface that may cause structural failure of the cabinet and shell that could void the warranty.



We recommend that the Arctic Spa be installed above ground. Consult a licensed building contractor to design or evaluate your custom decking requirements. Please ensure access to all doors on all 4 sides of the spa for serviceability.

Balconies, concrete pads, and decks should be constructed to meet all builder codes and should be able to or exceed supporting 146 Lbs per square foot (7kPa).

Your Arctic Spa is equipped with access doors on all four sides. It is the customer’s responsibility to provide access and ensure there is a minimum of 24” (600mm) all around the spa for service person access. Consult your sales person or service department on the different ways to achieve this clearance.