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Hot Tub Base Kit – 198x198cm Square
A 198x198cm square base kit for hot tubs and spas
There is no need to endure a difficult and labour intensive installation by using concrete or paving slabs for a base when you can use our easy to install, incredibly strong, weather proof, no-rot and permeable hot tub bases!
Suitable for: Spas up to 198cm x 198cm
Number of panels: 36 Panels
Made from: Recycled Plastic
Max load: Up To 420 Tonnes
Kit contains: 1 box containing 20 X-Grid Panels, 2x1.35m membrane and 5x 3mm Steel u-Pins and 1 box containing 16 X-Grid Panels, 2x1.35m membrane and 5x 3mm Steel u-Pins
This interlocking plastic hot tub base is suitable for all square hot tubs and spas with a footprint of up to 198x198cm.
Our bases are manufactured in UK from 100% recycled plastic, each base is UV and weather-resistant so will not rot or break down over time, easy to install thanks to its interlocking slot and peg system and strong enough to be able to hold up to 420 tonnes per square meter. Unlike more traditional methods such as concrete or wood, our bases are also fully permeable meaning any rain or spilt water can drain naturally away from your hot tub which could otherwise cause potential external water damage, cutting down on future maintenance costs.
Is My Hot Tub Compatible With Your Base?
Yes, our bases were designed to be compatible with any hot tub, spa or jacuzzi to ensure we have a versatile product that can be used by everyone. This specific size base is a perfect match for a number of square hot tubs and spas. You can see a list of hot tubs within the “compatibility” tab above. If you cannot see your specific hot tub it is best to check the dimensions of your spa against the size of the base to see if it would be compatible. If not, we have a large range of different sized bases on our website or you can live chat or leave us a message to discuss your specific needs which we can meet for you.
For details on installing your hot tub base please read our Install Guide.
Our plastic hot tub bases are incredibly effective and versatile. They are a suitable foundation for almost all hot tubs and swim spas. Please contact us if you are unsure of compatibility.
Can I use the plastic hot tub base panels under an inflatable hot tub.
We do not recommend this, as the plastic tub base panels can sometimes have sharp edges which may catch on the soft material and potentially damage the inflatable hot tub. We do have inflatable hot tub bases, which are perfect for supporting your blow up hot tub.
What sub-base do I need under my hot tub base?
We recommend you prepare the ground below your base with approximately 100mm of a compact hard base (type 1 or type 3), a weed-suppressing membrane and sand to level.
What is the difference between compact hard base type 1 or type 3?
Compact hard base, type 1 is much finer and can occasionally dust while the compact hard base, type 3 is larger and more permeable.
Can I put the base straight onto grass or soil?
We recommend not installing directly onto grass or soil but instead, install onto a compact hard base as it creates a sturdy, even base. Soil or grass can and will most likely will absorb water leading to sinking and creating an uneven sub-base for your spa base.
Can your plastic bases be installed on to concrete slabs/pads?
Yes, they can be installed onto concrete slabs or pads as long as the existing ground is strong and level. The base will allow airflow under your spa and elevate it away from any potential surface water.
How much gravel or aggregate should I use to fill my base?
Approximately 8kg of gravel or aggregate is required to fill each panel, or 72kg per m².
What size gravel should I use?
We recommend using anything up to 20mm in size.
Does the base need to be filled with gravel?
Our bases are more than strong enough without a gravel fill, able to withstand up to 420 tonnes per sqm. The gravel can be used to compact and enforce even more whilst also being a decorative finish.
Does this product come with pins or membrane?
Yes, our hot tub base kits come with pins and a sheet of membrane.
Can the plastic base panels be cut to size?
Yes they can be cut and we recommend doing so with a fine tooth saw.
Do I need pegs or anchors to secure my base?
Pegs and anchors to secure you base are only necessary when installing on areas which have a gradient over 12%.
How do I know which side of the panel to put down?
The bottom of the base has ‘X-Grid’ written on it, indicating the face you put on the ground.
Can the base panels be stacked on top of each other?
No, they are not designed to be stacked.
Where can I find installation instructions?
Install guides can be found on the ‘downloads’ tab. In addition, more information on installations can be found through our blogs and YouTube videos.
Can I create a grass base with the use of your hot tub base?
Yes, grass can grow in the panels cells when correctly filled with soil and seed.
Do your plastic hot tub bases have a warranty?
Yes, our bases have a 10 year manufacturer warranty.
Can I be guaranteed the same colour all throughout my product?
Our products are new generation, manufactured entirely from post-consumer recycled plastic; this means you may occasionally find very slightly different shades of colour.
How much is delivery?
The cost for delivery can be seen when you add your product to basket and at checkout.