Once you’ve made the decision to purchase a new hot tub, the next thing that likely comes to mind is wondering where you’re going to put it. Hot tubs can work in many different types of locations, both indoors and out. In this article, we’ll go over the 4 best places to locate your new hot tub.
Indoors Or Outdoors?
Since hot tubs work well both indoors and outdoors, this decision will play an important role in influencing the final resting spot for your hot tub. If you live in a particularly hot climate, you may get better use of your hot tub if it’s installed indoors. Although you can use your hot tub to cool down on exceptionally hot days, conventional use of the hot tub dictates that you want to be soaking in warm water, not cold. Indoor hot tubs can also nicely complement a gym room or sauna. If your area tends to get colder weather, sitting in a warm tub while the snow or rain swirls around your head is always an incredible experience. Hot tubs also make a great focal point in a backyard.
Access To Changing Rooms
Having convenient access to a changing area will make using your hot tub much more enjoyable. Even if you find it appropriate to strip down anywhere on your property, any guests that you have over will appreciate the privacy of a changing room. Another thing to consider when choosing a location for you hot tub is the pathway that leads from the changing area to hot tub itself. If your hot tub is located outdoors, ideally it’ll be a short walk from the house to the water - especially in colder weather. You’ll also want to consider the slipperiness of the pathway as well as the possibility of tracking dirt and mud into the hot tub area or over any indoor flooring. Planning these things out in advance can prevent headaches later on.
If you install your hot tub indoors, you likely won’t have to worry about privacy issues. But if you’re planning on locating your hot tub outside, you might want to consider how exposed the location will be. Not only should you consider whether neighbors will be peeking through their curtains to get a better look at you while you’re relaxing in your hot tub, but you’ll need to be aware that if your hot tub is visible to passersby it could become a target for curious children while you’re away - which could lead to a dangerous and tragic situation. By erecting proper fencing or enclosures you can be assured of your privacy while decreasing the chances of unwanted visitors.
Similar to buying a sofa that’s too large to fit through the front door, people have been known to make the mistake of wanting to install their hot tub in an area that’s inaccessible for such a large piece of equipment. Make sure there’s a viable pathway from the street in front of your house to the area you want your hot tub installed. You’ll also need to consider whether the area immediately surrounding the hot tub’s location is appropriate. A hot tub circled by leaf shedding trees and plants can cause a lot of hassle when it comes to keeping the hot tub clean. On the other hand, trees and shrubs could provide the extra privacy you’re looking for. You’ll also need to ensure that you have a level area that can withstand the weight of the hot tub. Hot tubs full of water can weigh several thousand pounds, something that’s very important to acknowledge if you’re planning on a deck installation.
By carefully planning where you want to install your hot tub, you can ensure that it will be a location that make sense as well as where you will be able to get the most use from it. Now that you have decided where to put your hot tub, it is time to eagerly await the delivery!
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About the Author
Scott Bland has been in the leisure industry for nearly 20 years. As a sales manager in the leisure industry he knows hot tubs inside and out. Right now he works sales while writing about consumer goods on the side. If you want to contact him, you can do so at his LinkedIn