another important consideration when building a spa in a deck is the insulation around the tub. when sinking a spa shell into a deck without a spa cabinet, some insulation should be planned for, to save on heating costs. when a wood hot tub is sunk into the deck, a heavy insulated pad can be wrapped around the tub, below deck level.
decks around hot tubs and pools . as you can see, this was a raised deck and i had to find a way to build the deck around the hot tub, in such a way as to provide easy access to the front panel and services, and reasonable access to all the other panels and hinges. so, this is the hot tub with the decking around it and the cladding in place.
on short decks, the hot tub is not typically installed on top of the deck. instead, a concrete pad, poured according to local building code, is installed to provide a footing for the hot tub and the deck is then built around it.
and how to make an easy and cheap deck for a hot tub. a simple tutorial for a fast and easy diy deck on a budget. the swift current is 6 feet in diameter, so setting it on a back corner makes a nice space around the outside to access the tub. deck all framed up and ready for levelling with patio stones. i added a couple deck boards to keep
many builders recommend installing the hot tub so that its edge is 17-24 inches above the decking. guests can sit on the rim and swing around into the water more easily. for spas located on top of a deck, stairs are in order.
with full panoramic mountain views, a luxurious hot tub, subtle recessed lighting and plenty of additional seating, this cliffside deck is the ultimate in outdoor living. packed with amenities a dining area, firepit, grill, six-person spa, seating area and outdoor shower are all packed into this gorgeous 15' x 32' enclosed backyard.
for designers, the spa or hot tub is a focal point, and hot tub surrounds are used to dress it up and provide conveniences and privacy. today we look at some elegant ways to add a hot tub surround, or custom hot tub decks to frame and set your spa or hot tub. 1.
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building your own decking around your spa or hot tub. decking makes a perfect surround to your hot tub keeping it cleaner, safer and giving it a great look. heres some advice on how to go about installing your own. hot tubs and decking just go so well together. an area of decking around your hot tub is an idea that has a lot of things going
specify the size of the actual pool or hot tub used in your project. position the hot tub or pool where you want it in your plan. select build> decks> straight deck edge from the menu, then click and drag to draw a second deck room entirely inside the first one.
if the tub is installed on top of a deck, a step is usually required. when framing the step, we make it removable to provide access to the pump motor. we also protect the framing and fasteners around the perimeter of hot tubs from the corrosive effects of the chlorine or bromine used to sanitize the water in them.
this deck building option is often used in a situation where you cannot recess your hot tub down into a deck but that is the functionality you want. here you will add on a second deck level built around the top of the hot tub that will give you the same desired effect.