Vancouver’s winters may be rainy, but you do not have to let that stop you from having a soak in your hot tub when you have a hot tub enclosure. Not sure what structure will be best for you? There are a few different options to consider. Which one is the best fit will depend on your hot tub’s location, what you want from your enclosure, and your style. 


What a hot tub enclosure can do for you


There are a number of reasons to have a hot tub enclosure. Here are just a few: 

  • Protection from the elements
  • Keeping debris out
  •  Privacy
  • Added shade in the summer 
  • Keeping the heat in in the winter
  • Making your backyard more visually appealing 

Not all enclosures will provide all of these elements. No matter what elements are important to you, you can find at least one type of structure that will tick at least most of your boxes.


Picking the right type of hot tub enclosure for you 


1. Gazebo 

A gazebo is one of the most popular hot tub enclosures. It can be just a roof with stilts or pillars holding it up. In some cases, people choose to add mesh screens to their gazebos. This can be helpful if you have issues with insects and debris. 

2. Pergola

Pergolas are not that much different from gazebos except there are openings in the roof. This allows some sunlight to come down on the water but protects from full sun. A pergola can be a stylish addition to any backyard. If you want, you can add plants to it like climbing ivy. 

3. Solarium 

Solariums are full sunrooms. They have large windows to allow the light in while protecting you from the elements. Your solarium can be a separate structure or an add-on to your home. You can even add sliding or retractable elements to open the room up to the outdoors during good weather. The nice thing with a solarium is that it can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be.

4. Privacy screen 

A privacy screen can be store-bought and movable or you can have one custom designed and installed. Privacy screens will help to block out the wind. On top of that, these screens can help make sure that no one sees you while you are enjoying a soak. 

Interested in adding a hot tub enclosure with some other design elements? Here are some ideas to help inspire you