Hot Tub Deck Ideas: Tiered, Recessed, Pergola

hot tub deck ideas

There are a few considerations that often come with a hot tub purchase, and one of these is a deck or similar surface to place the hot tub on. Decks and similar outdoor locations are some of the most popular spots for hot tubs, and there are numerous ways you can set yours up to achieve a great setup in both aesthetic and practical areas.

At Hot Tub Factory Outlet, we're happy to offer a wide selection of hot tubs and swim spas to clients around Salt Lake City, plus expertise on important additions like deck setups. Across this two-part blog series, we'll go over some of the varying deck design ideas you might consider for any kind of hot tub you're installing on your property.

Tiered Setup

A common deck setup for smaller or medium-sized hot tubs is a tiered design, which involves a staircase that leads up to the spa area. This can be great for smaller spaces, as it helps to increase the feeling of having an elevated or semi-enclosed area around the hot tub.

You could also use this idea even if you have more substantial ground space available around your hot tub, creating a multi-level space that offers more visual interest. This might work especially well with multiple decks or varied ground levels to create this effect.

Recessed Hot Tub

On the flip side, many larger hot tubs or swim spas benefit from a recessed deck setup, as this allows you to build the spa down into the ground. This is great for large hot tubs or complexes with multiple seating options, as it prevents the area from feeling too crowded or overwhelming.

This kind of design also tends to be relatively simple in terms of construction, as you're essentially just creating a hole in the ground and filling it with your hot tub. You can also use decking materials around the exterior of the hot tub to match the rest of your outdoor space.

Pergola Design

Another great idea for any kind of hot tub is to build a pergola around the area. This can help create an enclosed atmosphere, while also providing shade if needed. It’s also a great option for creating a cozy feel and setting the scene for outdoor entertaining and relaxation.

For this particular setup, you'll need to make sure you have appropriately sized and positioned posts for the pergola, plus enough room around the hot tub to ensure it isn't overcrowded. You can also use planters or other landscaping elements to soften the area and create more visual interest.

In part two of our series, we'll look at a few more deck designs for hot tubs, along with some tips for making sure your design works well. In the meantime, if you need help selecting the perfect hot tub or swim spa for your property – plus guidance on any setup details – don’t hesitate to get in touch with Hot Tub Factory Outlet today!

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