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Can I Put a Hot Tub on My Deck?

Your deck is an extension of your home, a place of relaxation and to socialize. If you’re looking for a great way to maximize your deck usage, you may be considering the question “can I put a hot tub on my deck?” Yes! Hot tubs are a great way to get more use out of your deck and to increase the overall value of your home and deck. You can use a hot tub to entertain guests or to create your own private spa retreat. But there are a few things to consider before it’s safe for your deck to support your new hot tub!

Before Getting That Hot Tub, Consider These 4 Things

A hot tub is definitely a possible addition to your deck, but before you go ahead and get that hot tub, there are a few things you need to think about:

  1. Weight of the Hot Tub. Different types of hot tubs weigh differently, depending on how many people are intending to use it, materials, and brand. You need to make sure you know the weight and if your deck can support it.
  2. Strength of Your Deck. Most decks that are elevated off the ground even a few inches are not standardly built to support the weight of hot tubs. But don’t be deterred! You can add more support to your deck no matter how elevated it is in order to handle your new hot tub.
  3. Structural Integrity of Your Deck. Even decks that have been built to support hot tubs still need to be maintained. Inspect your deck for weaknesses or rot to make sure it’s structurally sound enough to support a hot tub!
  4. Water Accessibility. Another must-have for your hot tub is access to water! How will you fill it? Does your hose reach? Can your current set-up support draining?

Let Harmony Decking Help with Your Deck

At Harmony Decking, we are deck experts who understand everything your deck needs to support a hot tub! Whether that’s inspecting for structural integrity, doing the math to determine if your deck can support the weight, or building more support, Harmony Decking has got you covered. We also have experience in building decks to support recessed hot tubs! To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 215-290-7727 or fill out our online form. Turn your dream deck into a reality with Harmony Decking!

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