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Choosing a Foundation for Your Hot Tub

August 23, 2019

If you’re planning on purchasing a new hot tub, one of the first things you must consider is where you want to put it. One of the most significant factors to consider when choosing the location of your hot tub is the weather. If you live in an area that experiences colder seasons, it would be best to have the hot tub located close to the home.

By keeping your hot tub close to home in inclement weather, you can still enjoy your hot tub in the colder months without having to walk across your yard during a harsh winter. Even if the weather is not a concern, there are several factors you should consider when placing your new hot tub.

What to Know Before Your New Hot Tub is InstalledChoosing a Foundation for Your Hot Tub

To ensure your hot tub is easy and fun to use, the proper location is key. When considering a specific location, look at the following factors:

Purpose– If you plan to use your hot tub for socializing with friends and family, it may be best to place your hot tub in a more open area where people can talk to those who aren’t in the hot tub, making your spa part of the party. If your hot tub is more for relaxation, you may want to place it in a more private area of your home by surrounding it with a privacy fence or a few potted plants.

Location of the Sun– It is vital to ensure your hot tub is positioned in a way that you can comfortably enjoy your spa during the day. You want to make sure the hot tub is placed in a way that keeps the sun out of your eye and from beating down on you.

Ease of Use– Also known as “hop-in-ability,” this term refers to how easily you can get into your hot tub. This is one of the most important factors because it can directly affect how much you use your spa. If it is challenging to get into, you are less likely to enjoy using it. Make sure you choose a spot that isn’t too close to your home and features a clear path from your door to the hot tub.

Service Compartment Access– If you plan to place your spa on your deck or up against a wall, it is essential to remember to leave access to the service compartment by ensuring it is facing outward, so that you can get to it quickly if needed. Young’s recommends leaving at least an 18” space around all four sides of the hot tub. This makes your spa much easier to service when all sides can be accessed.

Another important consideration is to make sure the location you choose is structurally sound, level, and can support the weight of your hot tub. It is also essential to place your equipment compartment in an area that will allow water to drain away from these components.

Professional Hot Tub Installation Services

At Young’s Hot Tub Sales and Service Center, we specialize in installing a wide range of hot tubs to meet your needs. Our expert team can help determine the best location for your spa. Don’t wait, contact us today to create your oasis for fun and relaxation!