Placing your hot tub in the perfect location can provide the ultimate spa experience. You may have an umbrella, but is it really doing enough to protect your backyard hot tub privacy? Some people prefer privacy above all else. So, if you don’t want to be seen or heard by nearby neighbors, consider a few ideas for adding some privacy.
Hot Tub Enclosures
Hot tub enclosures are one way. Some types of hot tub enclosures include inflatable and retractable domes or wooden window panels that can be opened and closed. Besides obviously protecting your spa from the elements, these enclosures can improve your hot tubs’ efficiency, but most importantly, it can also be the best way to provide seclusion. Shades or screens can also help keep out unwanted insects.
Make sure you consider access, ambient conditions, and the overall view when building or adding a spa enclosure. If your spa enclosure is too close to a neighbor or road, you will likely be disturbed by constant, ambient sound.
Gazebos are also a consideration. They have roofs that can help provide privacy from above. This is important if you have nosy neighbors or nearby houses that can see into your backyard. For some additional privacy, wooden lattices can be added to the sides of a gazebo, which often still allows limited visibility from inside.
Hot tub enclosures or gazebos can be used as an extension to your home or patio. Free-standing walls, curtains, or other panel options can also be used in this manner around the structure, and provide for maximum privacy. There are endless varieties of aesthetic options.
Before building any gazebo or backyard structure, please remember to check with your neighborhood association or other local authority to see if a permit is required.
Hot Tub Landscape Ideas
Is the appearance of your hot tub from your home visually appealing? How about the view from your hot tub? These are considerations every spa owner with a substantial backyard must consider.
Again, luscious foliage can be planted around the spa area to beautify the space year-round. Many backyard additions, like bushes, fountains, and rock patios, can also be used to help with the aesthetic appearance of and from the hot tub.
Some other spa or hot tub landscape considerations include:
A stone or brick walkway leading to your hot tub entrance can make the walk to your spa area easier, safer, and perhaps even more inviting.
Hot tub enclosures, gazebos, and pergolas are all wonderful ideas to add to any spa area. To determine which landscape options are best for you, please consider your lifestyle needs. You may be looking for a private place to relax or a large open space that the whole family can enjoy.
Whatever your backyard hot tub privacy needs or landscape concerns are, Skovish Pools & Spas will help design the ideal outdoor space for your hot tub or spa area!
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