In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the themes and concepts various hot tub owners use for their hot tub decks. Decks are some of the most common hot tub locations out there for various homes, and there are numerous ways you can set yours up depending on several factors.
At Hot Tub Factory Outlet, we're happy to offer a huge range of quality hot tubs and hot tub accessories to clients around Salt Lake City, plus help with themes like deck design and more. While part one of our series went over deck options like tiered approaches, recessed setups and pergolas, today's part two will look at some additional ideas depending on your precise needs.
For those who want to be able to use the hot tub rain or shine throughout the year, a gazebo deck is an excellent choice. This can provide some additional shelter for those days when it's drizzling, plus you could even add extraneous features to your hot tub area like curtains, lights and more.
If a gazebo deck is what you're moving forward with, be sure to plan and budget accordingly, as they can naturally take more time and resources to set up than a traditional deck. You should also be thinking about materials you'll use for the gazebo. Wood is often used, but you can also experiment with other materials like stone if it fits your desired aesthetic.
When we talk about a "walkout" hot tub deck, we're essentially referring to a type of deck where the spa is placed so that it protrudes outward through a portion of your patio or other area. This can be a nice touch if you want to draw attention to the hot tub itself, plus having the hot tub out in front can make it easier for users to get in and out.
If you're curious about the look of a "walkout" hot tub deck, it can often be seen in vacation resorts or other commercial hot tub locations that have been designed to stand out and provide people with a more distinct spa experience.
Finally, if you already have a robust deck setup for your home, you can simply place the hot tub directly onto it. Usually when this is done, a wooden subframe needs to be constructed to support the hot tub, along with proper insulation and other features.
Nevertheless, if you already have an existing deck that's large enough for your desired hot tub size (including additional room for users to move around), this can be a great way to tie the hot tub into your home in an intuitive and aesthetically-pleasing manner.
At Hot Tub Factory Outlet, we're always available to provide you with advice and guidance on hot tub deck design, plus much more. Whether you decide to go with one of the options discussed in this blog series or something else entirely, don't hesitate to get in touch if you have questions or need help along the way.