There are numerous benefits to installing a spa in your backyard. Not only is a spa relaxing and fun, but it can also improve your health and increase the value of your home. But buying a spa takes a little research and preparation. Planning ahead for the installation of a new hot tub is very important. Here are some topics to keep in mind before bringing a spa into your backyard:
Foundation: Providing a proper foundation for your hot tub will keep away any unwanted problems that could arise from usage, such as mold and wood decay due to water exposure. An elevated platform is important for keeping moisture from building up and providing easy access to plumbing. Your contractor will either need to build a base from scratch or integrate the hot tub into a preexisting patio or deck. There are a few design styles to consider for installation, such as freestanding or flush-mounted, which requires creating a hole in your patio or deck.
Safety: Consider all the ways to make your new spa as safe as it is fun. Be sure you are well versed in all applicable building rules and regulations for your state. Also, children should never be allowed near a spa unattended. Consider some of these safety precautions: Install fencing around the spa, buy an impenetrable safety cover, install an alarm that detects entrance to the spa area, and install an automatic shut-off switch for when the spa is not in use.
Location: Consider where you want your spa located and what purpose you want it to serve. Would you prefer a relaxed getaway? Create a retreat by placing your spa in a secluded location, surrounded by trees, flowers, and shade. Or would you prefer a social, family space? Create a festive, entertaining environment by adding patio furniture, lighting, a cabana, and an outdoor BBQ grill.
Now that you know what to consider before bringing a spa into your backyard, call California Home Spas & Patio at (562) 912-3957. We can help you with all of your outdoor furnishing needs. Located in Long Beach, we offer a wide variety of hot tubs, patio furniture, and BBQ grills.