Adding Hot Tubs To Existing Decks

When it comes to outfitting an outdoor space, owning a hot tub is a must-have for many homeowners. When buying a hot tub, it requires a lot of careful planning. Many homes in Westland and Canton Mi are established and have previously designed spaces with existing decks. Therefore, everything from locating the tub, to adding structural supports need to be taken into account. Also, knowing the electrical requirements is very important prior to adding hot tubs to existing decks.

What to Expect When Adding a Hot Tub to an Existing Deck

Hot tubs and spas come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are equipped with an array of accessories, others are packed with cool features. Choosing the right spa to go along with your existing deck depends on how big your deck is and its intended use. Determining the structural alterations that are required for your deck is a huge factor, too. Below are a few suggestions one should take to make your new hot tub addition a success:

    • Take the precaution of prevailing winds: Having your hot tub installed near the corner of your house tends to accentuate winds. Correct this by simply placing your hot tub in the center of your existing deck or further away from those areas. This will hopefully eliminate the wind issue.
    • Create a privacy screen: Hot tub fun is typically for close family and friends. If you don’t want to share your fun with your neighbors then consider putting up a privacy screen.  It is also important to ensure that there is a door nearby (or a well-lit path) to get indoors. Deck enclosures are another option, they look great and can protect from wind and weather.Hot Tubs Westland
  • Orient your spa accordingly: Factoring in the orientation of the sun and trees will help you orient your spa accordingly. It is ideal to make sure that the orientation of the hot tub itself does not interfere with the view. Your yard is beautiful, why not enjoy it?

Hot Tubs sales near Westland and Canton

Choosing Hot tubs and accessories to add to your deck is important. Whether you own a small or large deck, making sure that there’s enough room around your hot tub for traffic flow is a must. Sunny’s sells Hot Tubs and more at their Livonia store. Our store is very near Westland and Canton where a lot of homes have existing decks.