January 15, 2015

Preparing Your Backyard for a Hot Tub Can Be Easily Done With a Few Expert Tips

Bringing home a Beachcomber Hot Tub is much simpler than you think! our hot tubs can sit on any foundation, as long as it’s level and can support the weight of the hot tub. The perma-seal foundation that comes standard across all models keeps your hot tub protected from moisture as well as damage from the natural elements and bugs and animals found in most grassy areas.

For a fast, long lasting solution, we recommend purchasing patio tiles, railroad ties, crushed gravel or inter-locking bricks as simple solutions for creating a solid foundation for your Beachcomber Hot Tub.

Here’s a breakdown on recommended places to install your Beachcomber Hot Tub:

  • Patio Blocks:  Patio blocks are an inexpensive base for your hot tub. They are easy to lay down as well, all you need is some sand, a perimeter border, a 2 x 4 and a level.
  • Cement Pad:  A cement pad can be costly, but looks nice and will never break down.
  • Gravel: Crushed gravel is another great base for a Beachcomber. This style requires you to pay extra attention to making the hot tub level.
  • Railroad Ties: Any kind of wood block can also make a good pad for your hot tub. Make sure it’s level and allows for good drainage.
  • Wood Decks: Check your local building codes for the correct parameters for proper support construction required for this kind of install. Remember, a water filled hot tub can weigh as much as a car, so it is important that the tub be supported properly to ensure a safe and reliable installation.
  • Sunken hot tubs: If you are planning to sink your hot tub into a deck, it’s always best to keep the top 21” of the hot tub exposed, as this is the best height for entry and exit.

Remember: A hot tub should fit into the flow of your deck or patio, not overwhelm it. In order to make accessing your hot tub easier and more inviting, it’s best to place your hot tub within 10 feet of your house!

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