There are a number of important decisions to make before your Vancouver hot tub installation, including where it will be placed. Placement will not only influence your enjoyment of your hot tub, but it will also impact how safe it is, especially when you have young children.

So what factors should you be taking into consideration while you are deciding where to place your hot tub?

4 factors to take into account when choosing the right spot for your Vancouver hot tub installation

1. Proximity

You will want to make sure that your hot tub installation is close enough to your home or pool house to make for easy use and changing. After all, no one wants to have a relaxing soak in the hot tub only to then have to walk across the entire lawn or through the garden to get back inside.

In addition to considering proximity to your home, consider what part of the house you want your hot tub to be closest to. Do you want the living room to open up to a patio and your hot tub? Do you want the master bedroom to lead out to your hot tub? Remember that the room the hot tub is closest to will have an impact on who uses it, as well as how easy it will be for you to keep an eye on it from your house.

2. View

Part of the enjoyment of relaxing in a hot tub is enjoying the view from it. So take that view into consideration while you are planning your hot tub installation. You will want to make sure that the view is one you will continue to enjoy in the years to come.

Also, be careful not to place your hot tub next to an area that is likely to be developed later on. The last thing you want is to find your view transforming from natural beauty to brick wall.    

3. Privacy

As much as you want a view, you do not want to be someone else’s.

Make sure your hot tub is installed somewhere that gives you the privacy you need to feel comfortable. In order to ensure that privacy, stand on the site where you plan to place your hot tub and look around. Can you see your neighbours’ windows or yards? If so, they will be able to see you in your hot tub. If that is not something you are comfortable with, consider a spot with good foliage covering or consider building a privacy fence.

4. Foundation and cover

A hot tub installation requires a good foundation. A hot tub designer will be able to advise you about the places on your property that provide this foundation.

In Vancouver, it is also important to think about whether you will want your hot tub covered with a roof or overhang. Such a covering would allow you to enjoy your hot tub even in drizzly weather. Though do remember that, if there is lightning, it is not safe to be in a pool or hot tub – even a covered one.

The most important factor to consider when choosing the right spot for your Vancouver hot tub installation is safety

It is vital to factor safety into your hot tub installation plans. Is the location you are looking at fenced in – or could it be? If not, consider getting a hard hot tub cover to ensure that there is no open water that children could gain access to without supervision. You will also want to make sure that you have the ability to see the hot tub from your house, so you can easily check to make sure nothing is awry.   

A hot tub designer will be able to advise you about the safest – and best – location for your hot tub installation. They will also be able to guide you in the best size and shape for your hot tub given that location. To discuss your Vancouver hot tub installation further or to get a free quote, get in touch with us today.