Top Factors to Consider When Installing a Hot Tub

One of the great features of hot tubs is that they are incredibly versatile when it comes to where they can be located.

That being said, there are still a number of things that you need to consider before you decide where you will install your hot tub once it arrives.

Choosing the perfect spot really has a lot to do with how you plan on using your hot tub as well as what for.

In the article below, we will look at some of the top factors that you should consider so that you can make the right decision for your needs and lifestyle.

Inside or Outside

Outdoor hot tubs tend to be the most common, but they can also be installed inside your home, which some people prefer.

While relaxing outdoors, breathing in the fresh air or as a post BBQ soak can be right up some people’s alley, others would rather incorporate their hot tub into a personalized in-home oasis.

When installed indoors, many people choose to have their hot tub as part of a home gym or spa setting.


Just like singing in the rain, some people love soaking in their hot tub while it is raining, snowing or cold outside.

Others would much rather be sheltered from some type of gazebo or enclosure and want their hot tub is a year-round sunny location in their yard.

If installing outdoors, think about the wind. If it is in a spot that can have powerful gusts or breezes, bathers may feel uncomfortable and likewise, if the area is too hot with no shelter, they may become overheated.

It is best to find a location that frequently has some type of breeze, good sun exposure and if too strong a cover, gazebo or fence can reduce the intensity.

Privacy of Bathers

Although your hot tub will be in your own backyard, bathers may not feel comfortable if they feel exposed.

If you have neighbors on either side of your home that can easily see into your yard, or may just be a little too noisy, you may want to consider placing it in a more private area, building an enclosure or even using curtains.

If you prefer the appearance of your hot tub naturally integrated with your landscaping, trees, shrubs, and bushes can strategically be placed to add more privacy.


Before you take the plunge and purchase your hot tub, it is important to make sure that it will fit in the location that you have in mind!

If being put on a deck or slab, adequate surrounding space needs to remain around the perimeter so bathers can comfortably access the tub.

Another important factor to think about is making sure to take your landscaping elements into consideration.

Trees, lights, and pathways may be in the way and need to be moved for delivery or installation.

Finally, most people prefer a short walk to be able to access the tub.

Whether it is dark outside or chilly winter days, having the hot tub close to your home is a convenience that you will appreciate, especially once your bathers soaking wet and leaving the tub.

No matter what your space and preferences are, hot tubs are a flexible solution and can be placed almost anywhere you decide will be the best location for your needs.

Just make sure to carefully consider all the factors above before making your decision.


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