If you’re looking for a rewarding and totally relaxing spa experience at home, nothing beats enjoying the fruit of your labor when you’ve put in some effort into building a spa enclosure around your indoor hot tub. Building your own hot tub has never been easier and hassle-free since there are kits available for you with user-friendly instructions to follow. Even if you’re not an experienced carpenter, you can certainly make your own hot tub the way you want it to look like in your dream home.
You want your hot tub enclosure to complement your DIY hot tub’s shape and size, so the first thing you have to do is to precisely measure the tub’s dimensions. The enclosure doesn’t necessarily follow the tub’s shape. You can build a rectangular enclosure around a circular or triangular 4-person hot tub, giving you a lot of space to sit on or room for hanging towels, clothes, and bath accessories.
If the hot tub enclosure you are building doesn’t have a kit, you can still build it from scratch but ask for some advice from your local building supply store. You need additional materials like four 4×4 corner posts, which you need to cut along the height of the enclosure. You also need eight 2×4 side posts that are long enough to cover the entire diameter of the tub.
Use only pressure-treated wood when building your enclosure. Make sure that your measurements are accurate by double-checking the dimensions of the tub and the enclosure before you cut your posts to avoid waste of materials. Decking screws are ideal for assembling the pieces to form the enclosure around the tub.
You can check out almost limitless options when it comes to different kinds of hot tubs and how to build your own hot tub on many online sites. There are many designs to choose from, including but not limited to hot tub gazebos, indoor hot tubs, portable hot tubs, in-ground hot tubs, and wood-fired hot tubs. If you are budget-conscious, you can look for hot tubs for sale.
Choose a design that matches the location of your hot tub. If you have it outdoors, ask yourself how you’re going to secure privacy and do regular maintenance to protect your tub from dirt, insects, pets, and debris. You may need to purchase hot tub covers to prolong the life of your tub. Dirt and debris can clog up filters and jet pumps, forcing you to make unnecessary and avoidable repairs or replacement of tub parts.
Moreover, if you want your hot tub to stick around day in and day out, you can install thermal windows and doors along the hot tub enclosure. Thermal windows not only trap dirt outside the tub but also help you save up on energy costs by conserving the heating mechanisms. With these accessories, you can immerse yourself in clean, warm water while lounging in your portable hot tub in your garden or backyard away from the prying eyes of your neighbors.
To ensure that your hot tub is safe and secure, its enclosure needs to have a fixed, sturdy foundation. Your enclosure must be able to support the tub’s weight, especially once you fill it up with water. A concrete pad has proven to be the best foundation, but you can also use patio stones, cinder blocks, spikes, or concrete footings. Be sure that your tub is on a flat surface. Otherwise, you’ll find it hard to build the enclosure and put up the roof and walls.