Yes, the disconnect(s) under the skirt of the spa or hot tub qualify as the required disconnect(s). They/it certainly would be within sight of the equipment served. Some have said that an additional disconnect is needed within sight of the spa or hot tub. The '02 code seems to make it a lot clearer to me by saying "within sight of it's equipment" 680.12 and not "within sight from all pools, spas, and hot tub equipment and shall be located 5' from the inside of the pool, spa, or hot tub" as it did in the '99
Wait a minute here- Are we trying to say that the disconnect under the skirt of a spa is not "accessible and within sight of it's equipment" 680.12? I would think that if I'm working on the equipment associated with the disconnect, that I would have the spa/hot tub opened up and this would provides accessibility and within sight. The relationship is between the disconnect and the equipment. You want to install an additional disconnect within sight of the spa/hot tub? Go for it. I'd like to bid against you.