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How to Safely Disconnect Hot Tub Wiring

January 19, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

Removing Hot Tub Circuit Wiring: We removed our hot tub, what should I do with the electrical wiring?

Disconnecting Hot Tub Wiring
Electrical Question: We removed our hot tub, what should I do with the electrical wiring?

This electrical wiring question came from Steve, in Fort Myers, Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Steve.

Disconnecting Hot Tub Circuit Wires

Application: Disconnect the Electrical Wiring to a Hot Tub.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. This electrical project is best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

The following is the basic process of how an electrician removes Hot Tub Circuit Wiring. If the hot tub circuit will no longer be used for any purpose then the wiring to the circuit breaker should be disconnected or completely removed by a qualified electrician.

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4 Responses to “How to Safely Disconnect Hot Tub Wiring”
  1. Marlene says:

    Disconnect spa panel box from main circuit:

    We want to properly disconnect a currently unused spa panel box from the main circuit. What is the proper way to do this? Is it ok leave the main 220 breaker in place and just “unscrew and terminate” the wires that lead to the spa box. If so, what is the proper way to do this? If the 220 breaker in the main box has to be totally removed, how is this done?

    We live in Arizona, and are considering selling soon. We want to leave the option open for a new spa, and think there is no need to remove the underground wiring and spa box, because it goes to a dry deck with a redwood gazebo.

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Marlene,
      If there is a possibility the new owner may want a hot tub installed but the circuit is not being used right now then make sure the circuit breaker for the hot tub at the main panel is turned OFF and labeled as SPARE. Any unconnected wiring that used to go to the original hot tub should be removed up to the point where the disconnect near the hot tub is located and the disconnect or breaker in this location should be in the OFF position. If the new owner has no intention to install a hot tub then the circuit wiring at the main panel should be disconnected from the breaker and capped off, and then all of the circuit wiring assembly should be removed from the main panel to the hot tub location. This should all be done by a qualified electrician.
      Dave

  2. Karen says:

    They hooked the hot tub wires to my main electric box. I need to know how to remove them. Thanks.

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