In order to extend the outdoor living season, lots of homeowners add a heat source like a fire pit or fireplace to their deck.
But another very special amenity that really draws them outdoors — even in winter — is a portable hot tub. Installed in or against their decks, close to the back door, ensure they’ll use the spas all year long.
“We find this is true, even when there’s a massive amount of snow,” says our own Dave Stockwell. “When we design and install the deck and spa, we ensure that the hot tub is properly supported within or against the structure of the deck.”
An example of the many ways Deck and Patio ensures a safe and convenient hot tub installation is the hot tub deck we completed in Centerport, NY.
“We set the hot tub on a custom platform positioned to make it easily accessible from anywhere on their new two-story deck,” adds Dave. “It’s just steps out their back door, so even snowy and cold winters won’t put them off from enjoying it — something they especially wanted.”
Some decks can be turned into a complete outdoor room. Along with a hot tub set into their multi-level deck, these homeowners added comfortable furniture, a fire pit, and a television.
Today’s LED televisions can be properly encased to be theft-free. Encasing the television carefully will also ensure the proper internal temperature control/circulation to protect it.
There are also televisions designed for outside use which resist rain, dust and other elements. So even in very bad weather, these clients can turn on their fire pit, relax in their hot tub, and even watch TV.
“A steamy hot tub is so inviting in winter,” says Dave. “Plus, it offers an ideal spot to sit outdoors and enjoy your backyard winter wonderland.”