You've ordered your new hot tub and can't wait to have it delivered but where should you position it when it arrives?
Here are a few things to take into consideration, some which you may not have thought of.
Usage- Are you planning to use your tub for socialising or more for relaxation purposes? If you're wanting it to be the centrepiece of every social gathering, you may consider a more open space so that people inside the hot tub can still mingle with those outside of it. If however, you're hoping for relaxation or hydrotherapy, choose a more solitary space where you can be away from any noise and distractions.
Weather- One of the great things about a hot tub is that it can be used all year round, so even in the UK where the weather is often less than desirable, you can still make use of your spa. Whilst the water temperature can be heated to 40 degrees Celcius, the outside temperature will definitely not always be nice and warm. Are you really going to want to head to the far end of your garden in just your swimwear in the Winter? You may find that a location closer to your house may make the trip to the hot tub slightly more appealing,
Access to sunlight- You may like to use your hot tub in direct sunlight or you may find it more comfortable in the shade. Think about where the sun is in your garden at different times of the day. Of course, there is always the option to install a gazebo, parasol or other shade source, so consider how much additional room is required for this.
Privacy- Depending on where you live, you may have areas of your garden that offer more privacy than others. Are you OK with neighbours or passers by being able to see you in the hot tub or is this something that will bother you?
Access for maintenance- From time to time, it may be necessary to access the service compartment of your hot tub, either yourself or a professional. To ensure the least amount of disruption, it's ideal that this is easily accessible at all times. Our skilled installation team will be able to advise you on this.
Ground surface- A filled hot tub is extremely heavy so needs to be placed on a structurally sound, level surface that can support the weight. If you don't already have an appropriate surface for a hot tub, we can advise the best options for you.
Take some time to consider these things and you are sure to get maximum enjoyment from your hot tub for many years to come.