Thinking about getting a hot tub, but not sure where to put it?  There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when choosing the perfect place for your hot tub that will enhance your enjoyment.

If you live in an area that’s gets snow, or other bad weather, we highly suggest placing your hot tub RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR. If you put your hot tub on the other side of the yard where the view is great, but have to walk across 30 feet of ice and snow just to get there, you probably won’t end up using your hot tub as much as you could if it was placed right outside the back door, kitchen door, garage door, etc.

If you live in an area where weather is not a concern, then consider the following factors when placing your new spa:

  1. Usage-Will you be using your hot tub for socialization and mingling with friends or is it intended to be more of a solitary place to relax and enjoy the hydrotherapy benefits?
  2. Access- Safe and easy spa access is critical.

Where will bathers change? Place the spa with easy access to a bathroom.

Avoid placing the spa outside a room with beautiful carpets. Wet bathers can leave wet spots behind.

Consider the route bathers will take between the house and the spa. What type of walking surface will be non-slip and easy to keep free of garden debris? A hard surface such as aggregate or concrete is best for keeping debris from being tracked into the spa.

Where will bathers leave slippers and towels? Towel racks or covered baskets work well for these items.

Think about lighting for safety in reaching the spa at night.

  1. Socialization If entertaining is more your thing, look for an open area to place your spa. This will allow people in the spa to converse with those outside the hot tub and will allow the spa to be part of the party.
    Relaxation If hydrotherapy or quiet relaxation is your goal, then consider finding a private or secluded part of the yard. If no such space exists, consider putting a few tall potted plants around your spa or erecting a privacy screen.
  1. Path of the Sun You may find that you really enjoying hot tubbing during the mornings or afternoons. In order to be comfortable during all times of the day, consider the path of the sun and the spa’s orientation. You may be able to rotate or move the spa a bit to make sure the sun isn’t in your eyes, or beating down on you.
  1. Vantage Point Do you have garden, lake, or mountain views? How about dramatic sunsets or sunrises? If the view is in the distance, you may want to elevate the spa on a deck. If the view is in the foreground you may need to set the spa into a deck to avoid blocking the view. Consider the spa seats and jet positions you’ve selected. You’ll want the spa placed so that your favorite seats will face out to any view.

For your best garden view, place your spa close to the house, near your exit door, rather than in the back of your garden facing towards your house. Remember, the spa is your ringside seat to the changing seasons, bird life and stars over your garden. Make the most of it.

  1. Hop-in-ability This is an extremely technical hot tub term we use within the industry. Bare with me while I try to explain it in layman\’s terms.  Hop-in-ability refers to the level at which one is able to easily get into their hot tub.  Regardless of weather, backyard landscaping or the prying eyes of neighbors, hop-in-ability is super duper important when it comes to actually using your spa. If your spa is easy to get into, you will use and enjoy it more than if it becomes a chore to get to every time you want to use it. So consider placing it if not directly outside a door, then relatively close to the house with a clear pathway from your door to the spa.

 We’ll also be happy to visit your home for a Free PerfectFit Backyard Consultation. Our sales staff is ready to help you select the best site and best fit for you.

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