Hot Tub in Deck - Wanting to Do it Right

by Andre Taylor
(Baltimore, MS)

I have an 8' x 8' hot tub that I would like to have sunken into a deck in my back yard. The deck height will be roughly 6ft off the ground. What type of support do I need to make sure the hot tub does not go crashing down to the ground.

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Jul 27, 2009
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Access Door to Hot Tub
by: Trish - TNT Builders Inc.

Something else to keep in mind is the location of the access door for servicing your hot tub. We often have customers request that the hot tub be "sunken" but sometimes that access door can be problematic.

Jul 26, 2009
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Supporting A Hot Tub
by: Editor - Rich Bergman

There are a couple of options that I have seen to support your hot tub in the deck.

However I wonder if the underside of your deck is completely visible. If so, this might affect your decision as to what you use if it is totally visible.

The first option is to build another small "deck" directly below the opening where the hot tub will sit. This means proper concrete footings, piers, support posts and beams and joists.

Another option I have seen but is more expensive is to have a local machine shop weld up a steel stand or "deck" that can support the tub. But the surface this steel stand sits on must be level and concrete.

If the area below the deck is visible I would opt for the wood structure as it would look better with the rest of the deck.

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