There are some things that are best done spontaneously and some that require some thinking ahead. Installing a hot tub or swimming pool outside your home falls into the latter category. In addition to setting aside space in your yard and your budget, be sure to plan ahead when it comes to your home electrical and lighting plan.
Installing outdoor outlets before you add that final coat of paint to the exterior of your home will save you money and a potential headache. Be sure to consider how many outlets you might need. For instance, if you have a swimming pool, you might require outlets for cleaning equipment. It’s usually a good idea to add just one more plug-in than you expect to use, just in case you need to, say, use an air compressor to inflate your giant pool floats.