Tips For Choosing Where To Place Your Hot Tub

When you're buying a hot tub, it's important to give some thought to where you want it set up in your yard. In some smaller yards, there may be just one sensible location for the hot tub. If your yard is larger, however, you may be thinking about setting up the hot tub in a handful of locations. You shouldn't hesitate to talk about your dilemma with a sales rep from the hot tub company, as he or she can provide some valuable feedback on where you'll enjoy your hot tub the most. Here are some tips that you'll want to consider as you decide where to situate this new purchase.


One of the most important factors to keep in mind when you're trying to decide where to place your hot tub is privacy. When you're lounging in the hot water at the end of the day, the last thing that you want is to feel as though you're visible to your neighbors when they're in their yards. While you can add different privacy structures around the hot tub — a simple fence, for example — there will almost certainly be parts of your yard that are more private than others. Consider these areas so that you can choose a location in which you feel comfortable that no one can see you.

Sun Position

Give some thought to when you anticipate using the hot tub the most. For many hot tub owners, the evening is a popular time to relax in the warm water. If you plan to enjoy your hot tub primarily during the evening, think about the position of the setting sun. While some sun flooding the area can be appealing, you don't want the hot tub in a location in which you'll be staring directly into the sun while you soak. If possible, position the hot tub so that you don't have this hassle.

Convenience To Your House

While a lot of hot tub owners situate their hot tubs immediately adjacent to their homes, this isn't the only option. Some people prefer to have their hot tub in a different location; if you have a swimming pool, you might favor the hot tub next to the pool. There are benefits to having the hot tub close to the house. Not only is it easier for your installer to connect the hot tub to your home's water and electricity supplies, but you may appreciate having to make just a few steps from your home to the hot tub — especially on chilly nights.

Keep these tips in mind as you consider where to put a hot tub