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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure."

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Building a Deck? Add a Hot Tub

Building a new deck onto your home is an exciting time as you will soon have a whole new extended living space to enjoy. Although building a deck takes a considerable amount of planning for factors such as location, size, features and structural aspects, the end result is well worth it.

One feature that many people are choosing for the new deck these days is adding a hot tub. Installing a hot tub on your deck is not only a fantastic way to extend your deck season but also provides a new activity for you and your family to do together. Keep reading to find out more about what you need to consider if installing a hot tub on your new deck.

Location, Location

In many situations, the size of your property and available yard space will determine where your deck can be built and how large it can be. If you are lucky enough to have several locations available that you can choose from, here are a few factors that can help you decide which location will be best:

  • Privacy of location
  • How much sun and shade the location receives
  • How windy the location is
  • Is the location sheltered from rain and snow
  • What is the proximity of the location to your house

If you can build your deck in an area that has a stunning view, even better. Especially if you are adding a hot tub to your deck, being able to relax and watch at the outdoor scenery while taking a soak will make your entire soaking experience even more special.

After you have decided where to locate your deck, make sure that you contact a professional contractor regarding your plans for the hot tub installation. This is essential as hot tubs are heavy! Once they are filled with water and bathers, they can reach over 5,000 pounds – not something you want to mess around with.

Purpose

When planning your new deck, it is important to consider what you want the overall purpose to be. Will it be a place to enjoy quiet evenings with your significant other or a hot spot for social gatherings and celebrations? The purpose of your deck will also help you determine what the ideal size will be and if you are getting a hot tub, how large it should be.

Final Touches

A few final features and accessories will make the perfect finishing touch to your deck. Get creative with outdoor furniture, showers, and a change room area for your hot tub or an outdoor kitchen and bar. Think about how you will plan to spend your time on your deck and what accessories and features will make it the most comfortable for you and your guests.

Once you have your plan in place, sit back and relax. Your new deck will be ready to enjoy shortly!

About the Author


Scott Bland has been in the leisure industry for nearly 20 years. As a sales manager in the leisure industry he knows hot tubs inside and out. Right nowhe works sales while writing about consumer goods on the side. If you want to contact him, you can do so at his LinkedIn.

 

 
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