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Assembly Surface Preparation Larger Sizes Customizing

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

 

Assembly Surface Preparation Larger Sizes Customizing

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. 8' 2x4s can be had from your local home store for about $3. You can check to see if it is straight by looking down the length of the board from the end. A small bubble level can also be purchased from a home store for about $3.
 
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.*
 
Assembly Surface Preparation Larger Sizes Customizing

Larger Sizes
EZ Pad sizes larger than 8x12 can be unwieldly to move or turn over. To easily assemble larger EZ Pads, 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.

Swim Spas
For swim spas, we recommend 3" to 4" of crushed rock under the EZ Pad to ensure reliable support for the higher loads.

This method is good for all larger assemblies.

 

Assembly Surface Preparation Larger Sizes Customizing

Customizing/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 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.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT!

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.

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

 

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