Hot Tub Site Location Planning Tips

Consider these pre-planning questions when choosing the perfect location for your hot tub.

What is the intended use for your hot tub?

Whether your main goal is entertainment, health and wellness or quiet solitude, it’s important to consider the purpose of your hot tub when choosing the perfect model and location in your home.

How much privacy do you want?

Installing your hot tub in a private area will enhance your spa experience. Consider a hot tub that works with a location that provides a naturally private and cozy atmosphere, like areas outdoors hidden by taller plants.

If such a location isn’t available, installing modular wall systems or paneling is a great way to create privacy around your hot tub.

Where will your hot tub be most convenient to get to?

The closer you install your hot tub to your house, the more you can expect to enjoy it.

If you’re considering a deck option, make sure you choose a model that can be supported by your deck’s construction.

A patio is also a great and convenient option for your hot tub installation.

What type of view do you want when soaking in your hot tub?

The view is an important consideration when finding a place for your hot tub. Imagine the difference a beautiful view will make when you’re enjoying the relaxing benefits of your hot tub.

Does your location allow for proper drainage?

Watch for standing water or puddles; you might need drains or grading to be sure water will flow away from where your hot tub will be placed.

What type of weather is around you?

Think about whether your hot tub should be placed in direct sunlight, or if you need protection from wind on cold evenings in the winter.

To ensure you get the most use of your hot tub year round, consider the climate around you before installing.

Where is a convenient source of electricity?

With plug and play models simply fill your hot tub and plug it in to any standard outlet for power. Other models can easily be hardwired by a licensed electrician.


Local codes: Local building, property and electrical codes may affect your installation.

Delivery access to location: Gates, overhangs, fences, gas meters, and AC units may become obstructions. You may need to access from a neighbour's yard or employ a crane.

Vegetation in spa area: Trees, bushes, flowers etc. can all add to spa maintenance.

Spa location relative to buildings: The location could add to your spa maintenance (removing snow from cover) and increase operating costs.

Fences, tree lines: More privacy during use and serves as a wind break but may also add more maintenance.

Spa step out location: Any surface that is slippery when wet could be dangerous for bathers both entering and exiting the spa.

Spa Direction: View when using a lounger & ease of access for servicing.

Downspouts and natural drainage of land: These may flood the spa area, damage spa or create a safety hazard to bathers.

Outside water supply and draining location: You will need a place to safely drain the spa and a way to refill it easily.

Optional accessories: These may take up added space that you must plan for (cover remover/holder).