Designing Your Perfect Hot Tub Deck

Designing Your Perfect Hot Tub Deck

Before you install your hot tub, choosing the perfect deck design for your lifestyle is essential. How much space you have, your budget, and your style are all important considerations to make.

Below you’ll learn more about ideal decking options for your hot tub.

Stand-Alone Hot Tubs

Stand-alone hot tubs are extremely versatile because they allow you to build a deck around them or use them without a deck. This can be a great option if you have a budget where you need to spread out your spending over time.

A popular choice for stand-alone hot tubs is a “rim deck” design. With this design, a wood or plastic shelf surrounds all or a portion of the upper rim of the hot tub. At a minimum, this kind of deck will allow you a place to put your drink, towel, and other belongings. If you want to build a larger deck, you can use sturdier wood and design principles so you can walk on this deck when you enter and exit the hot tub.


If you want to create a beautiful and stylish outdoor area for your hot tub, a gazebo deck can be a terrific choice. If you love to entertain and invite large groups of people to your home, this is ideal. Regardless of the weather, the gazebo’s roof provides protection throughout the year. This type of decking in Newton Abbot also creates a stunning focal point for your hot tub.

Furniture and Extras

If you have a large hot tub and want to create a space for entertaining, a deck with enough room for your guests is crucial. Having outdoor furniture including chairs, tables, benches, and a railing is also ideal. This allows your guests the option to get in and out of the hot tub when they want and still happily remain a part of the group.

Creating an Intimate Setting

If you know you’ll only use your hot tub with your significant other or family, a smaller deck can be a good option. Just keep in mind that if you entertain, even if it’s infrequently, there are many benefits to a larger deck.

Choosing the Right Wood

Selecting durable timber decking for your hot tub deck, like oak, pine, redwood, or cedar, is important. Cedar is among the most popular wood choices for a hot tub deck because it is beautiful, requires minimal maintenance, and exudes a pleasing aroma when the temperature warms up and the deck gets wet.

Now that you’ve learned some tips for creating the best deck for your hot tub, contact our team at Hayes Wellness today on 01803 872 666 or and find the perfect hot tub for your outdoor space.

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