1) Hot Tub / Spa Wiring Method and Receptacles (Outlets) It must be at least 5 but not more that 50 from the waters edge, readily accessible, and within sight of the Hot Tub / Spa. b. The outlet(s) that supply a Hot Tub / Spa must be Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protected.
How close can a receptacle be to a hot tub?
*The National Electrical Code (NEC) specifies installation of an approved manual disconnect device. It must be adjacent to the hot tub, at least 5 feet away, and within line of sight. The NEC also requires a 120V receptacle within a 10-20 foot distance from the spa.
Where do outlets go in a hot tub?
There must be at least one convenience receptacle between six and 20 feet from the inside wall of the hot tub. This must be a GFCI receptacle. All outdoor receptacles that are exposed to weather must have a weatherproof covering.
Can you use an extension cord for a 110V hot tub?
Never use an extension cord for your hot tub. The cord provided with your spa is the proper length and gauge for current to travel safely from the electrical outlet to your spa. An extension cord forces the current to travel a longer distance and may result in a voltage drop or the cord overheating.