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Hot Tub Base Kit – 198x168cm
A 198x168cm base kit for a large range of hot tubs and spas
Why go through such a labour intensive and difficult by using concrete or paving slabs to create a base when you can use our permeable, easy to install, incredibly strong, weather proof and no-rot hot tub bases!
Suitable for: Spas up to 198cm x 168cm
Number of panels: 32 Panels
Material: Recycled Plastic
Max load: Up to 420 tonnes unfilled
Kit contains: 1 box containing 20 X-Grid Panels, 2x1.35m membrane and 5x 3mm Steel u-Pins and 1 box containing 12 X-Grid Panels, 2x1.35m membrane and 5x 3mm Steel u-Pins
Manufactured in the UK and made from 100% recycled polyolefin, our DIY hot tub base kit is incredibly easy to lay due to their lightweight frame and interlocking slot and peg system, whilst being strong enough to hold up to 420 tonnes per square metre, making the perfect hot tub foundation. As well as this, our bases are also UV resistant, weather-resistant and fully permeable so any rain or spilt water will drain naturally away from your spa to reduce the chance of external water damage.
We created our hottub base with the thought of supplying an alternative foundation that is both simple to use and strong enough to effectively hold a filled hot tub, which we have achieved and are delighted to share with you.
Is Your Base Compatible With My Hot Tub?
Simply, yes. We designed our bases to be used under any type of hot tub, Jacuzzi or spa and we pride ourselves on the versatility of our fantastic foundation.
This particular size base is perfect for a number of different hot tubs and spas which you can see examples of in the “compatibility” tab. If you do not see your hot tub, we do have a large range of different sized bases to fulfil your foundation needs. If you still haven’t seen your hot tub, use the measurements provided to see if it would be a suitable foundation for your spa or leave us a message or live chat us to discuss your needs.
For further details, we have created an informative Installation Guide to help you through the process of laying your spa foundation.
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.