When it is cold and dreary outside, all you want to do is stay indoors where it is warm. You might not think it possible to enjoy the outdoors during this time of year. This might be slightly disappointing, especially if you have a lovely outdoor deck or a deck that needs remodeling. The truth is, there is a way to enjoy the outdoors even in winter, and as the title suggests, it’s with a hot tub! Here is more on how you can enjoy a hot tub in winter right on your backyard deck.
What Is a Hot Tub?
A hot tub is a general description for any large, powered tub that often features bubblers or jets. People use a hot tub for pleasure, relaxation, and health. A spa tub is a similar word that more or less describes the same thing. Jacuzzi is the name of a brand that sells hot tubs.
Building a Hot Tub on Your Deck
If you are thinking of building a hot tub on your deck, you will need a professional deck designer to help ensure that the deck can take the weight of the hot tub. A designer will also help you determine the size and location of the hot tub on your deck.
There are several ways to situate a hot tub on your deck. One is to have it sit above-ground, directly on your deck platform. Another is to have a sunken hot tub, where the hot tub’s surface is almost level with the deck flooring. You will need to consider carefully how practical this option could be; in case you need to conduct maintenance on it, you might need to access the hot tub below the deck. A third option is to build a deck around a hot tub, with steps leading up to the top.
Using a Hot Tub in Winter
Using a hot tub in winter, let alone year-round, is an amazing way to stay warm and relax. It is best to limit your time in the hot tub during winter to 20 minutes at most, as one’s temperature only rises the longer one sits, and temperature shock from hot to cold is undesirable. Even so, a hot tub helps to relax the body and mind and is a great way to entertain. If you want to incorporate a hot tub into your deck design, Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence is here to help in Maryland!
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