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ASSEMBLY IS FAST AND EASY!

IMPORTANT!
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.

What You Will Receive

8x8 : One Box Contains:
(112 lbs.)

  • (4) 48” x 48” x 2” Modules
  • (8) Black EZ Pad connectors
  • (16) #3 Phillips Pan head size 14, 1-inch screws

8x12 : Two Boxes & Envelope Contain:
(112 lbs., 56 lbs., 2 lbs.)

  • (6) 48” x 48” x 2” Modules
  • (14) Black EZ Pad connectors
  • (32) #3 Phillips Pan head size 14, 1-inch screws

8x16 : Two Boxes & Envelope Contain:
(112 lbs., 112 lbs., 2 lbs.)

  • (8) 48” x 48” x 2” Modules
  • (20) Black EZ Pad connectors
  • (48) #3 Phillips Pan head size 14, 1-inch screws

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

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1/2 to 3/4 inch crushed rock is the best choice for leveling.

Preparing the Surface

The EZ Pad modules can be placed on grass, dirt, sand or gravel, or any flat, level well supported surface. For best results, remove sod and prepare a level base. Module can be drilled through for electrical conduit placement. You may use any size crushed rock up to 1 inch and/or pea gravel for leveling.

Tools Needed for Surface Preparation:

  • Shovel
  • Level
  • 8' 2 x 4 for leveling
    (Choose a straight one by looking along the length from one end).

It is not necessary to build a box frame for your EZ Pad.

If you choose to use a frame, EZ Pads should not be put on top of or overlap a frame with fill because settling of fill can cause uneven support. If you choose to use a frame to contain fill, ensure that the EZ Pad fits inside the frame.

For very cold climates see our FAQs page.

Refer to these diagrams to choose the best method of surface preparation:

Check the surface:
Use a straight 8 foot 2" x 4" and a bubble level to check that your installation location is flat and level. Be sure to check both directions, 90 degrees from each other.
 
If the surface is flat:
If it is flat and level, you can put your EZ Pad right on top of grass, dirt, or other landscape material.
 
If there are slight depressions:
If there are small depressions in the surface, use some 3/8" crushed rock to fill in the depressions.
 
Make your EZ Pad level ground, with deck, or patio:
You can also dig down 2" to make the EZ Pad level with the ground. This is a good idea if you want your hot tub or spa to be the same level as a patio or other ground surface.
 

If there is a slight slope:
If there is a slight slope, a pressure treated 4" x 4" can be used to create a simple gravel stop, and a few bags of crushed rock to make it level. A couple of stakes driven into the ground behind the 4" x 4" will keep it from shifting. 5 cubic feet should be enough for a difference in height from the high side to the low side of about two inches.

Typical bags of gravel are 80 lbs, and .8 cubic feet, or about 5 or 6 bags for 32 square feet, 2" deep. Remember to check that the surface is level before installing your EZ Pad.*

 
If there is a greater slope:
If there is more of a slope, a pressure treated 4" x 4" can be used to create a simple dirt/gravel stop, and dirt can be moved from the higher side to make it level. A couple of stakes driven into the ground behind the 4" x 4" will keep it from shifting. Remember to check that the surface is level before installing your EZ Pad.*
 

On a non-level patio:
If you have a concrete or paver patio with a slope greater than 1" over 8', a frame with gravel and EZ Pads can be used to create a level platform for your hot tub or spa. You will need to purchase 10' lengths of 2x4 or 2x6 (depending upon how much slope there is) since 8' is not long enough to make a frame with minimum inside dimensions of 96" x 96" (8'x8').

Lumber labeled 2" is typically actually finished to 1.5 inches, so two boards should be 96.5" and two 99.5" to make a frame that will fit an EZ Pad inside. (The extra .5 inch is to make sure the fit is not too tight)

Two 3" deck screws can be used to assemble the ends.  A 3/16" drill bit should be used to pilot the holes for the deck screws to ensure the boards do not split when the screws are put in.

Most home stores or lumber stores will cut lumber to length for a small fee.

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Larger Sizes
You can order two EZ Pads sets and additional connectors to make larger sizes. To easily assemble larger areas, assemble groups of panels no larger than  6 panels or 8' x 12'. 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.

 

Cutting EZ Pads

It is OK to cut one dimension (edge) of an EZ Pad assembly. 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 connection point resulting in less stability. 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. EZ Pads are not suitable for attaching gazebos. Gazebos need to be attached to hot tubs or put on separate footings.

 

 

If you have questions about other cuts, please contact us.
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Wiring your hot tub is easy with EZ Pads. Click here for a conduit installation video.

 

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