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Watch this short video before assembling your EZ Pad.
If you still have questions, please see detailed answers below.

More information is available on our FAQs page.

Tools needed to assemble EZ Pads: cordless drill, #2 or #3 phillips screwdriver bit, bubble level

Tools Needed for Assembly:

  • #2 or #3 Phillips head screwdriver or cordless drill with #2 or #3 Phillips bit.
  • Bubble level

Click for Printable Assembly Instructions and Wiring Details

arrange ez pad panels

Step One:

Arrange panels bottom side up to make an 8' x 8' square.

remove ez pad connectors

Step Two:

Remove EZ Pad connectors from EZ Pad modules.

assemble ez pad panels

Step Three:

Locate the adjoining pockets on each panel and insert connectors into adjoining pockets. Apply downward pressure to lock them in place.


screw ez pads together

Step Four:

Drive two screws into each of eight EZ Pad connectors.


turn over ez pads

Step Five:

Tum the EZ Pad over with at least 2 or more individuals. Place one person on each of 2 sides. Lift together standing it on end and slowly flip it over.


move ez pads to hot tub location

Step Six:

Move EZ Pad to spa installation location.


Panels can be drilled through for electrical conduit placement.

Hot Tubs/Cold Tubs Swim Spas Garden Sheds

Assembling EZ Pads for Swim Spas

EZ Pad sizes larger than 8x8 can be unwieldy to move or turn over. To easily assemble larger EZ Pads, assemble groups of panels no larger than  4 panels or 8' x 8'. Screw in additional connectors on the side that you wish to connect to the additional area.

Once the sets of panels are assembled, turn over and place the group without connectors on top of the attached connectors and press down to snap together. It is a good idea to have three people when turning over the assemblies.

This method is good for all larger assemblies.

diagram for assembling different EZ Pad sizes


Attach Connector to Assembly
detail of EZ Pad connector assembly

Screw connectors to larger assemblies, turn over, and snap additional assemblies onto the connectors.

Each panel is 48" by 48" by 2".

Configurations above include: 4x8, 8x8, 8x12, 8x16, 8x20, 12x12, and 12x16

Hot Tubs/Cold Tubs Swim Spas Garden Sheds

Using EZ Pads as a Garden Shed Foundation

EZ Pads can be used for as a base for garden sheds if they are of the free standing variety.

Garden sheds that are wooden kits and require the use of concrete anchors cannot be built on EZ Pads as concrete anchors cannot be used with EZ Pads.

EZ Pads are not suitable for attaching gazebos. Gazebos need to be attached to hot tubs or put on separate footings.


Some customers have used earth anchors to prevent garden sheds from being affected by wind.

American Anchors

See EZ Pad installations. Gain ideas and perspective.

NOTE: EZ Pads are designed for use under hot tubs and spas. Use as a patio substitute is discouraged. Thermal expansion can cause unloaded corners of EZ Pads to lift slightly. This in no way indicates a problem with EZ Pads, but might be considered unsightly.

Some exceptions to using EZ Pads for patio area are if you have a smaller hot tub, and there is enough room to put it off center to allow for steps, or if you have a larger size and want to use an 8x12 EZ Pad rather than an 8x8 size, and have area for steps or patio furniture. If you choose to use EZ Pads in this way, please understand that they have some give to them, and the corners, if unweighted, may lift slightly. Separate 4x8 assemblies are more prone to corner lifting than those attached to an 8x8 with a hot tub in place.

If you receive your EZ Pads early, we recommend waiting until just before your hot tub delivery to assemble them.

We do not sell EZ Pads for above ground pools. There are products designed for that application.

We do not recommend painting EZ Pads as paint adhesion to HDPE plastic is very poor.

For very cold climates see our FAQs page.


Hot Tubs/Cold Tubs Swim Spas Garden Sheds

Modifying/Cutting EZ Pads

We do not recommend cutting EZ Pads, but on occasion it is necessary. You can cut a relief to fit around an obstacle like a deck support with a hack saw or reciprocating saw, or if required, you can cut one dimension (edge) of an EZ Pad assembly.

To cut an edge, we recommend using a small hand-held circular saw with a fine blade. Set the depth of the blade to just over 2". To mark your cut, you can use a snap (chalk) line or straight edge. Do not cut more than 10" from the edge. Cutting beyond 10 " means losing a connector resulting in issues with moving the assembly. Polyurethane foam can be used to seal the cut edge if desired. EZ Pads can also be notched to fit under decks. Remember not to cut beyond 10" from the edge.

cut 10 inches or less
poluurethane foam





EZ Pads are hollow, blow-molded polyethylene. If you cut them, they will have an exposed hollow edge. Unless it is absolutely necessary, we do not recommend cutting them, except for electrical conduit access, or notching to fit around obstacles. EZ Pads are not suitable for attaching gazebos. Gazebos need to be attached to hot tubs or built on separate footings.

conduit installation videoWiring your hot tub is easy with EZ Pads. Click here for a conduit installation video.


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