There are unlimited designs to choose from when it comes time to choose a deck for your hot tub. Of course the design you choose will depend on your backyard layout, size, taste and budget. Whether you want the deck to surround the hot tub, serve as a full hot tub enclosure or sit the hot tub on the deck, there are many options available to suit the needs of most consumers.
Built in hot tub decks are a popular option. Hot tub decks can feature pergolas or roofed structures as either an accent or to offer extra protection, or both. Built in seats are great for relaxing and offer a comfortable setting for relaxing near (but not in) your hot tub.
Lattice work or high deck sides offer extra privacy and help to block out noise. For this reason, many individuals are choosing this type of deck for their home.
Deck flooring can feature many patterns. Railings and gates can feature ornaments to truly enhance the deck's aesthetics. The type of deck you choose can really enhance the look and feel of your hot tub and home spa environment.
Hot tub decks do have strict weight requirements. A hot tub should not be put on a pre-built deck as it may not be able to withstand the weight. An engineer can determine the requirements for a deck and better ensure its structural ability. It is important to hire a professional to determine the weight requirements before any additions are made. Neglecting to do so may result in your hot tub being permanently damaged.
Hot tubs may be synonymous with decks, but they don't have to be. Some choose to place their hot tub on a patio or padded surface at ground level. These types of flat surfaces are often made of concrete, although pre-fab variations are also available. The most important thing is that the hot tub is protected on a strong and functional surface. You want your hot tub to last as long as possible and the longevity of your hot tub will highly depend on the type of surface it is located on.