Five Things to Consider Before Situating Your Hot Tub

The excitement of getting your hot tub is starting to overwhelm you…in a good way! Now it is time to start thinking about where you should put it! Most first-time hot tub buyers have stared longingly at their deck or backyard and dreamed about where their hot tub would sit…but now it is no longer a dream but a reality! Here are five things you may want to consider before making the final decision on where you should place your hot tub.


Whether you are choosing indoors or outdoors, a solid foundation is essential! An average hot tub can easily weigh over 5,000 pounds! That is a lot of weight! If you are placing your hot tub outside, a concrete pad that is four inches thick and reinforced with steel crossbars is highly recommended. This will help prevent your hot tub from cracking in the future. If you are planning to install your hot tub inside, you should consult with a certified building contractor before installing!


The warm waters of your hot tub are very therapeutic for your body, but not so much for your walls and ceiling. The warm moist air could cause damage to your walls, ceilings and floors. If you plan on having your hot tub in an enclosed area, be sure to have plenty of ventilation! An exhaust fan is highly recommended to help keep all of that warm, moist air circulated.


Before you make your final decision on the site of your new hot tub, take a chair out to the spot and sit for a little while. You may discover things like, the neighbor’s deck is much closer than you remembered or there is absolutely no shade in said spot. Now, if you have only one location that will work out for you… don’t worry! Both can easily be fixed by creating a privacy screen or purchasing a Covana Hot Tub Cover. I don’t know about you but for me, it is always easier to relax without peering eyes.


Before moving your new oasis into place, make sure that the access panel is, well, accessible! Easy access will save you a headache later! Having ease of access will make it easier for you to keep up with hot tub maintenance in the future.


Having a place to drain your hot tub would be a nice addition to your future hot tub location. We highly recommend replacing your hot tub water every 3-4 months. This will ensure your hot tub water will remain sparkling clean and always inviting!

Have more questions? Contact us at Florida Spa and Pool Warehouse! Our trained professionals will gladly answer your questions!