Another hot tub on deck question

I'm building a deck with the intention of hopefully putting a hot tub on it at some point in the future. That may or may not happen but I'd like to try and plan for it.

Deck is 16' X 24'. I have 4 concrete tubes poured 13' out from the house. They are set in about a foot on each end so the spacing on the tubes/posts will be 7-8'. The first spacing where I plan to put the hot tub is 7'.

I measured a bunch of hot tubs this weekend and many were 7 X 7 which works out well.

Planning to use 2 X 10 joists 16" OC. Beam is 2- 2 X 12's and the ledger board is a 2 X 12. I was thinking I'd double up the 2 X 10 joists where the hot tub would be.

My concern is if that is strong enough and if the ledger board/joist hangers can support it at the house? The tub would be within a few feet of the house. I'm using treated lumber from Menards.

What could I do to help the situation short of pouring more concrete?

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Pools and Hot Tubs Forum.

© 2004-2016 By Rich Bergman, All Rights Reserved.