A Deck With a Roof and a Hot Tub Built In
by Bob Pope
Tub Set Into The Deck
Well, this one is maybe not the most beautiful of all the decks you have in your gallery but I did it myself and it has some nice features that I thought some of your visitors might like.
This deck has two levels, both fairly close to grade. But the higher level has a built in hot tub and then a low sloped roof over top.
We're on the west coast so it rains a lot and a roof is a good idea for the winter months when we want to sneak out for an evening soak in the tub and avoid the rain.
Also, because of the rain I used a 50 mil vinyl flooring material that waterproofed the deck nicely and makes for easy maintenance.
The only thing I would change is the railing posts. I wish I had used those Titan Post Anchors as I think they would have saved me a lot of headaches with all the notching and cutting fitting them into the joists. Also, I am concerned about the bases getting wet all year long and starting to rot.
But for a weekend carpenter I am pleased. Hope your visitors get some ideas from this.
Engineering Article For Hot Tub Decks...
For a great refresher on designing a deck for a hot tub be sure to read this article that explains the engineering.