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Question DetailsAsked on 3/20/2014

i bought a hot tub and have a outlet outside but its only 110v how much woukd it cost to make it 220v

Trying to hook up a 8 person hot tub.

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Answered 6 years ago by Member Services


If the heater is electric, you'll need an electrician to run a new circuit (new larger wire) for the electric draw of the heater. If the heater is Gas, check the instructions , as the motor may be the type that can be "converted" to 110 volt, still the circuit the oulet is on may have other devices on it, that with the hot tub motor, will be too much for that circuit.

All in all, it would be best to call an Electrical Contractor.


Answered 6 years ago by BayAreaAC


Here is a very good response to a very similar question, answered by an electrical contractor -

Personally, I have seen installs of 220 for a hot tub or pool run from around $400-500 range when tub was VERY close to panel AND panel had lots of spare capacity, to over $2000 when it required a service capacity upgrade, an auxiliary panel, and had a long buried conduit run out into the yard. Most commonly over $1000, I would say.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


YOUR Question does not provide enough information to be able to provide an accurate answer of any type . Several factors must be considered in creating an actual accurate estimate . Among these questions that require complete information are : the size service required to power your hot tub , The distance of the Hot Tub from any existing & adeguate Service Panel . Determination that the existing Service Panel can provide the Amperage required to serve the HotTub. Whether or Not the use of Conduit is required to create the service required . The wire size required to create the actual service. Whether or not the conduit requires burial or encasement in concrete depending on Tub Location . The difficulty involved in creating the Service Line to the Hot Tub . The actual Location of the HotTub be it 1st ,2nd , or 3rd floors from the Service source , and of course questions that can Not be answered or anticipated until the job site is fully reviewed and inspected .

Your query is most realistic , but actuall and complete answers can not be provided in any manner until the above questions are fully answered !

Answered 6 years ago by BentheBuilder

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