Hot Tub Wiring Component Selection
I am installing a hot tub next week and want to make sure that I have the correct wire and components.
My hot tub has a "Peak Electrical Demand" of 38 Amps (this is all the manual will say about amps and doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t specifically say which breakers to use).
The store I purchased the tub from sold me a 40 amp GFI outdoor spa panel but would like confirmation that this is correct.
I was planning on using #6/3 NMWU-90 wire which I think should be more than adequate.
Finally I was planning on using a 2 pole 60A breaker in the main panel, I have started to think that this might be a bit big but there is provision in the spa box for two auxiliary 15A circuits that I thought I might use at least 1 of them for some outdoor lighting. Speaking of these auxiliary circuits, I was talking to the guy at Home Depot and he said I should not use them. Anyone have an opinion on that?
Thanks in advance for any input you might have.