Where should I put my hot tub in my garden?

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Where can I put my hot tub?

Before you buy a hot tub you will want to think about where it is going to go in your garden. Knowing where you are going to put your hot tub can help you to narrow down the buying options. Plus, you can start making sure you have everything ready and in position to allow you a successful hot tub delivery and installation.

So where can you put your hot tub in your garden?

Where should I put my hot tub in my garden?

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You can put your hot tub wherever you want in your garden. As long as you have the ability to have a flat, level base. And can run an electrical supply. You can install a hot tub there. 

Hot tubs are portable, and you don’t need planning permission to have one. Although if you planning on putting the hot tub under a gazebo or in a building such as a Summerhouse then you might want to double check on whether you need planning permission or not. 

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1. Will where I put my hot tub affect how often I use it?

But, while you can put your hot tub anywhere that you want. Our advice is always to make your hot tub dash as short as possible. By placing your hot tub as close to your house, and a door, as possible. 

There is a temptation to put your hot tub in the most secluded part of your garden. And this is often far away from the door. While this might sound like a great idea in the Summer. How likely are you to run out of your house in a swimming costume in the pelting rain or freezing snow? Not very likely.

The further away the hot tub is from your house. The less likely you will be to use it in the Winter weather.

If you really have your heart set on a spot far away from the house. I would recommend getting a changing shed next to the hot tub. Or at the very least a hanging rail for a towel/dressing gown and some shoes. 

2. Will where I put my hot tub affect the electrical supply?

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One of the things you’ll need before your hot tub is delivered is an electrical supply.

You’ll need to consider you’ll electrical supply when deciding where to place your hot tub. And make sure there are no restrictions on where the cable can be run to in your garden.

Plus it’s likely that the further from the house the hot tub is, the more expensive it will be to run a cable. So, it’s worth thinking about before deciding on where to put your hot tub in your garden.

Can I put my hot tub inside?

Hot tubs are made to withstand the outdoor weather. But you might rather put a hot tub inside. 

Just a couple of things to consider if this is the case.

1. Make sure you can get the hot tub in (and out)

The ability to get your hot tub into your house might seem obvious. But what if you need to get it back out?

Quite often indoor hot tubs are installed during the extension or new builds. So getting it in can be pretty easy if you don’t have the walls build yet. But if it ever breaks down, how do you get it out? You will need to cut it up or remove a window/wall. And you’ll be in the position where you might not be able to get a replacement.

You can put your hot tub indoors. But. we would always recommend you only put your hot tub inside if you have large patio doors/bifold doors or something similar. So that the hot tub can be slid in and out if need be.

2. You make need ventilation for your indoor hot tub

Humidity and ventilation won’t be too much of a problem for a hot tub with an insulated cover. But it is something to think about. If you are planning to leave the cover off the hot tub just remember that the hot water (38-40 degrees) may cause condensation. This can cause damage to walls and windows if not ventilated properly. 

If the hot tub is in a pool hall then you will likely already have an Air Handling Unit or something similar that will deal with the condensation and humidity. But otherwise, you will need to consider how you will ventilate the room sufficiently. 

My recommendation. Keep your insulated cover on when you are not using the hot tub and it shouldn’t be an issue. 

In summary

So, really your hot tub can go anywhere. In your garden. Or, inside.

As long as you are able to provide a level and flat base to fit the hot tub. And you can run an electrical supply to it. You can install it.

Let us know where you are planning on putting your hot tub.

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Debbie Ekins
Debbie Ekins
Eagle Leisure - Sales & Marketing Manager Mission = to arm you with the knowledge you need to make the best buying decisions. Fuelled by coffee (and naps). Explorer of Scotland and the world.
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