Soaking in a bubbling outdoor hot tub is one of life’s great pleasures. When the tub is not in use, though, staring at those ugly vinyl covers can feel like a bucket of cold water is being dumped on your head. Hot tubs present bigger aesthetic challenges, too. Just how do you integrate a 600-hundred-gallon vessel of water into your landscape and have it look good? We think that when it comes to hot tub landscaping ideas, it’s sometimes fun to just keep it simple.
However, if you’re looking to put together something more prominent, here are some ideas:
Find a Great Spot
Avoid leaving all sides of your hot tub exposed. Instead, use existing walls and railings to hide multiple sides, then mask what remains with a wooden enclosure. Head on, you’ll see functional steps leading to your tub, but from the side, the tub will appear as a warm wood wall. Try to avoid leaving all sides of your hot tub exposed. Instead, use existing walls to hide multiple sides, then mask what remains with a wooden or metal enclosure. These walls can work as functional steps leading to your tub, but from the side, they’ll add a warmer look to the installation.
Make it into a Space
Use your tub to create a spa-like outdoor space that’s separate from your dining area. The example here uses the wood steps that came with the tub, and the area is partially enclosed by a fiberglass arbor, creating a garden-like grotto that will never need to be repainted.
Add Some Personality
If you’re placing your Beachcomber hot tub near your house, a plumber can often tap into your existing heater, further minimizing your expense. Rolling spa covers also spare you the hassle of having to flip back a heavy, soggy mess. Renovators may want to consider building a deck platform around the spa, allowing a rolling cover to slide easily underneath. When the spa is not in use, its cover simply becomes part of the deck.
Make it Private
Beachcomber hot tubs provide the largest variety of options for concealment, even when they’re aboveground. In this case a stone wall hides the tub from the patio area, while the wall continues as part of a terraced garden. Do your best to keep the tub concealed. Whether you’re installing your hot tub above ground or sinking it down into a deck, concealing your tub with greenery or stone is always a nice touch.
Want to learn more? Come visit us at BC Home Leisure in Langley and one of our experienced hot tub experts will demonstrate just how powerful this product is. There’s really nothing else quite like it on the market.