With the recreational opportunities we enjoy in the Collingwood, Thornbury, Meaford and Blue Mountains area year round, a hot tub or spa makes the perfect outdoor addition to your home or weekend getaway. Sinking into a hot tub is a luxury after a jog or long cycle on the local hills in summer. And it’s even more enjoyable to warm yourself after hitting the slopes or the ski trails in the winter.
If you’re planning on using your hot tub during the winter months (and who isn’t?), you should locate the hot tub as close as possible to your house. The shorter the path from the house, the less cold your feet, and the less snow you need to shovel.
While a hot tub or spa can be flush with the decking, in most cases, it should sit 10″ to 14″ above the decking grade. This allows for safer access (and less drink spillage.) It also allows for a step, or “skirt” around the entire hot tub, which is attractive and functional, allowing access to the spa pack and mechanical, which is usually located inside the tub. A cedar skirt works well, and can be installed on a wood deck or incorporated into a stone patio design.
By tucking the tub into a corner area, you can easily install privacy screens or fencing to help you enjoy your spa time in private. And a pergola or shade structure makes a nice height transition from your home’s roof line while giving a cozy, private finish to the design.
We hope these photos of fiberglass hot tub installations inspire ideas for your own landscape.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask questions, learn more, or see a more extensive portfolio of hot tub designs, including hot tubs we’ve installed for Collingwood, Thornbury, Meaford and Blue Mountain homes.