How to prepare your garden for a hot tub
Adding a hot tub to your garden is a great choice to make. Not only is it going to add a touch of luxury to your home, but it is also will be something that will bring you and your family together.
The thing about adding a hot tub to your garden is that it is not just a simple case of popping it down and hoping for the best. You are going to need to make sure that your garden is prepared and that it is ready for your brand-new addition.
So, with this in mind, we have put together our guide on the things that you need to do to make sure that your hot tub is going to fit perfectly into your garden and stay looking good for as long as possible.
Find the ideal spot
The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you find the perfect place for your hot tub. You need to make sure that it is a part of your garden that is not too far out, as this will mean that you have to walk further to “jump in”. You also should make sure that the area has good drainage, else the hot tub will end up being surrounded with puddles and patches of mud.
Check the area carefully to make sure it is safe
Another important thing that you need to do is to make sure that the spot that you have picked is safe for you to place your hot tub. It needs to be away from overhead power lines and messy shrubs too, you should not block access to any of the key utilities that you may need such as septic tanks and sewer lines.
Make sure that you are close to a water source
One of the main things to think about when it comes to your hot tub, is that it is close to a water source, such as a hose. This is because you will need to drain and refill the hot tub at least 4 times a year, so filling it up needs to be as easy as possible.
Level the ground out and provide a suitable base
When you have the ideal spot for your hot tub, you need to get to work making sure that the ground is as smooth as possible. You need to remove any bumps that you may have in the ground and also fill in any holes. You need to remove any large rocks or pieces of debris. You should also check that there are no tree roots near the surface as this could cause a problem in the long term too. Please read our Installation Guide for further information.
Once your perfect spot is ready to go, then the time has come to buy your hot tub and have it delivered to your home. In no time at all, you will be in it, relaxing and having the time of your life.