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Should I Build an Enclosure for My Hot Tub?August 30th, 2021 | by Admin Deck Experts | in Outdoor Living Space | 0
Whether or not you build an enclosure for your hot tub depends on several factors. What you have to consider is what are you trying to achieve, and what are the relevant laws or bylaws governing the structure in your jurisdiction.
If the question is privacy, then you might want to have some kind of walls that shield you from prying eyes. Building a walled enclosure that does not have a roof is a much simpler undertaking than building a complete enclosure that includes a roof.
For privacy you may not even need four walls. One or two walls might be sufficient. And the walls may not need to be solid. A simple trellis with two supporting posts and an evergreen vine like Clematis armandii or Gelsemium sempervirens might give you sufficient privacy.
If you want a roof, so that you would not feel the rain or snow when you’re in the hot tub, then there are simpler solutions than a solid enclosure like a building. An awning attached to an existing building might be all you need or even a pergola draped with fabric.
But if your hot tub is some distance away from existing structures, and you want a real roof, then the project becomes more complicated. On the other hand, a complete enclosure could include an outdoor shower or even running water and changing rooms or even a sauna.
It is possible, however, to build a complete enclosure like a small building that can be as simple or luxurious as you want. A complete enclosure could include windows and heating, for example, and would also offer complete privacy. This kind of project would require some research into bylaw and permitting requirements.
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