What’s The Best Place to Put Your New Hot Tub? Here Are Some Things to Consider

November 11, 2021

Your new hot tub will be a place of enjoyment for years to come. To maximize that enjoyment, you need to find the perfect spot for your spa installation.

Should you put the hot tub inside? Outside? On a deck? In a gazebo? There are many options, but some are better than others, depending on a variety of factors.

As you consider spa installation, keep the following in mind.

The type of hot tub

There are many types of hot tubs and swim spas available. Which do you plan to choose? Will it be a six-person hot tub? Do you prefer a single-user hydrotherapy swim spa? Some spaces will work for specific types of hot tubs but not for others; therefore, it is important to decide which style and size you will purchase to appropriately plan for your spa installation.

Indoor vs outdoor

If you would like to install your spa indoors, you probably don’t have a lot of options. It’s likely you will only have one or two places indoors that could accommodate your spa installation. Keep in mind the drainage and ventilation that will be required for operation of your spa indoors.

Due to these moisture requirements, spa installation typically occurs outdoors. The backyard is often the ideal spot for your spa installation. Still, there may be several options for the precise location of your hot tub within your yard. Consider the factors below to determine which spot in your yard would be ideal for your spa installation.

Proximity to the house

How far from the home do you want your hot tub to be located? Remember, you probably won’t want to travel very far to get back inside once you exit the hot tub. You’ll also need to keep a clear path from the house to the hot tub. Your hot tub will also require water replenishment on occasion, so you’ll want it to be near a water source. Lastly, keep in mind the cost of installation. Typically, the further the spa installation is from the home, the more expensive it will be.

Typical use

Think about how you plan to use your hot tub. Do you want to use it year-round? Will you use it mostly for relaxation or exercise? Will it be a place for entertaining or solely a private oasis? Answering these questions will help you determine the best place for your spa installation. A more central location makes sense if it will be a popular spot to entertain family and friends. If you are hoping to create a personal getaway, you may want to choose a more private or secluded area of your yard.


Consider how the hot tub will look from various angles. Keep in mind how your space is used and how it looks in all seasons. The best place for your spa installation is one that will create an aesthetically-pleasing setting. If you’re having trouble visualizing your hot tub in various parts of your yard, consult with a spa installation company. These experts can help you determine which spot will be most appealing to the eye.

Get more insight

For the best spa installation, contact the experts at Alcoe. We’ll help you place your spa perfectly, just like we’ve been doing for customers since 1959. Reach us today at 806-788-0122 to get started.

Categorised in: