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Where to Build a Hot Tub

Hot tubs are more versatile than swimming pools because they can be used year-round. They are less costly than building a swimming pool and while pools can actually hurt the resale value of a home, hot tubs do not. The first question you might ask if considering purchasing one, is where to build a hot tub. Depending on the type of home you have, you can build a hot tub most anywhere.

Hot tubs need to be placed on a level surface off the ground. A deck or patio works equally well. However, a deck will need to have the support bracing to handle the massive weight of a hot tub. To make the most of the experience and for convenience of guests, you should build a hot tub where wet feet never have to touch the grass and in a location fairly close to an entrance to the house. Hot tubs are great to use in winter, but not if it’s a long walk back inside.

You can build a hot tub inside, but due to moisture condensation, the environment has to be right. Most people choose to have hot tubs outdoors. Also keep in mind that while hot tubs do not require plumbing, they do require electrical supply. You will need to be able to provide a dedicated circuit to power the hot tub’s pump and control panels.

Other things to consider when choosing a location to build a hot tub are how guests will re-enter the main house and where they will change. You probably do not want users walking through your formal living areas after using your hot tub. If you can’t build a hot tub in a location convenient to an entrance and a bathroom, consider building a changing house outdoors or converting a section of a garage into a changing room. Careful selection of a location will add value and enjoyment to your purchase.

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