Hot Tub Location

Indoor vs. Outdoor Spas

Choosing your hot tub location may be the most important decision you make regarding your new spa. Fortunately, there are a number of locations which are suitable for hot tub installation. Before you choose your hot tub, you will have to decide whether you want to locate it indoors or outdoors. Once you have decided between the two, you can make your exact decision as to where you want it located. In order to help you determine which location is best, we have compiled a list of benefits associated with each location:

Indoor Hot Tub Benefits:

  • You can enjoy your hot tub year-round.
  • Indoor hot tubs are likely to last longer because they won't be exposed to harsh weather conditions like snow, rain or hail which have been known to damage outdoor tubs.
  • There is an added level of privacy since your neighbors can't see inside your home.
  • You can create an elegant setting by matching the décor to your hot tub and installing romantic lights.
  • There are no leaves, dirt or debris from the outdoor elements like there are in outdoor hot tubs.

Outdoor Hot Tub Benefits:

  • Many individuals enjoy the natural aspects outdoor hot tubs bring. Many individuals enjoy relaxing in the tub in the rain, snow or underneath millions of stars.
  • Outdoor hot tubs require no additional space. Most backyards are large enough for outdoor hot tubs, whereas indoor tubs require an additional room of a reasonable size.
  • They are less expensive because you don't have to pay for an additional room or for the décor in the room.
  • They will not damage the structure of your home if inadequately ventilated or sealed.

As you can see there are advantages and disadvantages of each type of hot tub. Once you have determined whether you want an indoor or outdoor model, you can decide where exactly you want it to be located. It is a good idea to leave at least 4 feet of space around the hot tub design in order to ensure there is adequate space for movement, possible external pumps, gazebos, patio chairs or other patio décor around the spa.

Choose your location wisely. The location of your hot tub will have a huge impact on your overall satisfaction with the unit. Discuss the benefits with the manufacturer or hot tub supplier to be certain you're making the right decision.

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