We all like to enjoy the great outdoors in the warmer months. Having your own garden building to use and enjoy can prolong the amount of time you can spend out there, too.
It’s easy to see why some people might want to introduce a hot tub into the mix. If you choose the right garden building, you can combine the two to create a true oasis of calm and enjoyment right there in your back garden. Let’s take a look at how you might be able to do this.
Which garden buildings could you choose from?
The good news is there are a few options to choose from here. The first is a log cabin. These are available in generous sizes, so if you are looking for something a bit bigger, perhaps with room to relax and enjoy other activities as well as enjoying the hot tub itself, you’re bound to find just the room for your needs. A nice square design, such as the Avon 3m x 3m Somerset Corner Log Cabin, might be just the thing to consider.
If you intend to use the hot tub throughout the year, you need to think about how pleasant it would be to use during the colder months. A possible solution here would be to buy a Fully-Insulated Garden Room. These tend to come with double-glazed windows and a fully-insulated roof and floor as well as insulated walls.
The final option could be a pool house. These are designed to provide somewhere for you to change before and after you use your pool, if you are lucky enough to have one. However, they can also make a very practical choice with regard to installing a hot tub. Take the Avon 10’ by 10’ Devon Garden Pool House, for example. This works really well because it has concertina doors that enable you to open up one entire corner – great for the summer months, and for ventilation too.
What makes a particular building suitable to include a hot tub in?
The first thing to be aware of is the weight of the hot tub. Normally, it will need to sit on solid concrete slabs that are designed to take a considerable weight. The hot tub itself is far from light, and when you add the water it will be heavier still. As such, you need to get a garden building that has a base strong enough to hold it.
Ventilation is also essential if you’re putting a hot tub into a garden building. Wood and moisture do not mix well over time, so it is important to get this right. If no ventilation exists, the wood will eventually rot. Your building should have plenty of windows you can leave ajar to let out any steam once you are done using the hot tub. Obviously, when the weather is warmer, you can leave the doors and windows open while you use it.
Treating the wood inside as well as outside will also help ensure none of the moisture gets into it and causes it to rot. But again, the need for proper and regular ventilation cannot be underestimated.
Your ideal garden building should also be able to accommodate the hot tub with ample space around it to reach the working parts. Look at the brochure for the hot tub you want; this should tell you what the clearance needs to be in each case. Bear this in mind when shopping around for your garden building, so you can ensure it is plenty big enough.
Another aspect to think about is whether the hot tub will fit into the garden building once it is built. It may be necessary to take delivery of the building, build the base and some of the walls, and then get the hot tub delivered and in place before you build the remainder of the structure around it. The last thing you want is to have your building ready… only to find the hot tub won’t fit through the doors.
It would definitely be wise to consider how much space you would have for a garden building prior to buying one. Additionally, make sure you start by checking out the options that exist for buying hot tubs. It is usually best to choose the one you want to buy first. This means you will have the appropriate information you will need when considering the type and size of garden building it could be housed in.
So you can see how important it is to bear all these elements in mind – as well as the need for power and water supplies to be brought out to the garden building in use. As such, planning is vital in order to make sure your dream of a hot tub in an appropriate garden building really is a dream come true.