A hot tub can be a great addition to almost any backyard. It’s a great place to relax, and it can make an enticing aesthetic — after all, it is a water feature.
And, it’s a water feature that doesn’t require tearing up your yard. That said, there are a few tips to consider when evaluating where and how to position your spa.
Have Enough Space
Obviously, the most important thing is making sure that you have enough space in your yard.
Check your area’s building codes to determine how far away a hot tub must be from your home. Some areas require a hot tub be at least five feet away from your home and from your property lines, for example.
That said, aesthetically, it may be wise to allow more room than that, depending on the shape of your yard, deck, patio, etc.
The spot you choose for your hot tub should also be at least ten feet across and ten feet wide, although this depends on the size of the tub that you choose. You should also allow for enough room to be able to climb in and out of your hot tub safely. It would be wise to consider creating a pathway to the tub from the house to prevent getting grass and dirt in the water.
Of course, you can always call our staff, or drop by our showrooms for advice on placement and local codes. (See contact info at end of blog.)
Having Enough Privacy
Another consideration in locating your hot tub is ensure you have plenty of privacy. If budget and space permit, you can add a privacy fence, gazebo, landcaping, or a pergola, for example.
For more elaborate and aesthetically pleasing design choices, consider surrounding your hot tub with some attractive flora. This will provide a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere in addition to giving you a little privacy.
But in the end, all you might need is to effectively use your hot tub cover. With the ease of a cover lifter, every time you use your spa you simply lift up the cover into an upright position for added privacy.
The right hot tub cover is not only important for energy efficiency and keeping your spa clean, it can be a snap to tilt upright for immediate added privacy.
(Note: Best Hot Tubs’ experts will help you choose the perfect hot tub cover (size/color etc.) for your portable spa as it is is part of all our hot tub packages.)
Wherever you set your hot tub or spa, and however you install it, it’s fun for the whole family. Frankly, it’s an ideal budget option to a pool. For creative installation design ideas call our staff at our three showrooms and we can help you organize it.
Our clients purchased this A-8—L model which includes a lounge seat. The unit looks great with its Covana automated cover which they chose in lieu of a having a pergola or regular gazebo built. Along with trees, fencing, and attractive landscaping, their hot tub has plenty of space and privacy.
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