Choose the perfect location for your new hot tub
Just where, exactly, are you going to put it?Hot tubs can’t just be moved around on a whim. So it’s important to think through where you want your spa to sit, and what it’s going to take to achieve the ideal spa surroundings before it’s delivered. Because once it’s set in place and filled, it’s probably not going anywhere.
ConvenienceMost people like to place their hot tub near their back door for convenience. It’s not a necessity, but if you think you’ll be using your hot tub in all kinds a weather, you might appreciate that short walk.
Shaded areaYou may also want a shady location to make daytime dips on warm summer days more comfortable. But this could also block your view of the night sky (and stargazing from the hot tub is something a lot of people like to do), so be sure to really think through how you’re most likely to use your spa.
PrivacyPrivacy is another important consideration. No one wants to settle in for a relaxing soak, only to look up and see the neighbors. There’s lots of ways you can create privacy if your yard doesn’t naturally provide it – fencing, a screen of tall plants, an ivy-covered trellis, etc.
Soak in the viewIf your yard has a view, position your hot tub to take advantage of it. Soaking in that scenery while you’re, well, soaking, is good for the soul.
Other things to think about:
- Plant colorful, flowering plants that will attract birds and butterflies around your hot tub to enjoy during the summer months.
- Lighting can create a special environment at night. Your hot tub may have it’s own lighting, but you can also consider party lights, tiki torches or landscape lighting, too.
- Add some outdoor seating nearby for those who aren’t in the tub, or as a place to rest robes and towels.
- Keep an outdoor storage box nearby to store supplies.
- If you want to create a complete relaxation zone, consider building a fire pit near your hot tub and seating area.