If you are about to purchase a hot tub, you may be wondering if the spot you picked is just right. In addition to considering the logistical requirements, having a beautiful view may not be the most important factor. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the best spot for your hot tub or spa:
Install your Hot Tub in Close Proximity to Your Door
Do you have a spot at the far end of your backyard with an idyllic view you think would be perfect for your hot tub? We are here to tell you to think again. How often you use your spa is directly related to how close your spa is to your back door. On a dark morning, or when it’s freezing outside, are you really going to trek across the yard to get in the hot tub every day? Position your spa in close proximity to your home – near the back door or a door coming out of your bedroom. You will want your hot tub to be just a few steps away. If you are worried about noise, then be sure to choose a model with a dedicated circulation pump that quietly circulates the water 24 hours a day, eliminating the need for loud filtration cycles.
Consider Your Privacy When Using Your Hot Tub
No matter how much you like your neighbors, you may not be able to truly relax in your spa if you think they might be peeking at you through the windows. There are a variety of things you can do to create a little more privacy between you and the people next door. Talk to your dealer about hot tub cover lifter options that are designed to stand the cover upright when opened, creating an instant privacy wall. Many dealers offer privacy panels and outdoor rooms that you can position around your spa to create a more secluded-feeling outdoor space. Another option is to consider planting a wall of greenery – like shrubs or bamboo – which will not only create a visual barrier but can also help absorb sound.
Get A Backyard Consultation
Still not quite sure where the best spot is for your new hot tub? Ask your dealer if they offer a backyard consultation service. Many dealers will come visit your home to assess installation requirements and help you select a spot that ensures you will have that Absolute Best Hot Tub Ownership Experience®.