You can enjoy a hot tub during any season but Mother Nature can have other ideas. Wind, rain, snow might try to deter you from enjoying a relaxing soak. But a proper hot tub enclosure can make any day perfect to realize the benefits of a hot tub. An enclosure for your hot tub or swim spa can help you avoid the elements while adding to your overall backyard design. Depending on the style, the enclosure can protect you from precipitation or provide shade in the summer. Enclosures, like a three-season room or solarium, can offer even more relief from the weather — including the wind.
Hot Tub Enclosure Options
From minimal to grand, there are myriad options when it comes to hot tub enclosures. Choose to provide 360 protection or keep it open-air so you can enjoy the fresh air.
Pergola. A pergola is an open-air structure that has support beams and a decorative roof. Columns or pillars support the structure.
Gazebo. Similar to a pergola, a gazebo is a permanent outdoor structure. It is often a hexagon or octagon shape with railing along the perimeter.
Canopy. Often portable, an outdoor canopy would be staked down in the yard and provide shade for your hot tub. Some canopies have side walls that can be pulled back to catch a breeze.
Solarium or three-season room. A glass enclosure, a solarium feels like an extension of the indoor living space. It allows plenty of natural light while offering a controlled climate.
Privacy screens. A privacy screen can be built as part of a deck, or you can opt for moveable panels. Privacy screens offer just that — privacy — and can also block the wind. However, they do not have a roof and do not provide as much protection from rain and snow.
This backyard design features a large canopy with walls. Large terra cotta stones are nestled in the grass for comfort and style. Hanging baskets and large planters offer color and a fresh feel to this raised patio. The hot tub by Master Spas, along with a comfortable outdoor couch, are on a concrete pad.
The solarium has floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass room. The natural light casts a beautiful glow on the crystal, clear water of the swim spa. Relax in one of the many patio chairs or cozy up to the massage jets.
With two sides and a full roof, this pergola acts as a barrier to the wind and sun. A stone bar was built next to the hot tub to create a swim-up bar effect.
Pop up hot tub gazebo
If you’ve got a party to prepare for and it’s forecast to rain, look no further than the Lay Z Spa Pop-Up Hot Tub Gazebo. Fast to assemble, this hot tub gazebo can be erected in less than 15 minutes with two people, making it one of the most flexible hot tub gazebo ideas.
Benefits of Hot Tub Shelters
Protect your hot tub from the weather
Any hot tub shelter has the bonus of protecting your inflatable hot tub from the weather. Bear in mind that some Lay Z Spas need to have their pumps covered as they are not rainproof. As a solution, if you’re building your wooden gazebo from scratch, consider building the pump into the structure in order to protect it.
Although having your hot tub sheltered will prevent water, wind and sun from damaging your hot tub, you’ll still need to make sure the insulated hot tub lid is securely attached as it keeps the inside nice and toasty.
Use your hot tub all year round
Winter is one of the best times to use your hot tub, and newer models such as the Lay Z Spa Helsinki are designed with Freeze Shield technology meaning that you can run a low-energy power saving mode for long periods of time to ensure the water won’t freeze on cold winter nights. You could even install patio heaters so you can enjoy the outdoors well into the evening.
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