The combination of water and electricity in hot tubs can be a dangerous one for homeowners. If that hot tub is wired improperly, it becomes possible for the homeowner to get electrocuted when that homeowner reaches for the timer to add some more time. The best solution for this problem is to place the timer out of reach for the homeowner when in the hot tub. This will eliminate the possibility of electrocution because the homeowner won’t be in the water when touching the timer switch. Prior to installing a hot tub, homeowners should determine if any local permits are required. The local electrical inspector should know if a local permit is required or not.