Pools And Hot Tubs Forum

This forum is where you'll find the answers to help you with water features in your backyard.  One of the most beautiful and functional things that you can do to a deck is trick it out with a spa, or pool nearby.

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Deck Strength for a Hot Tub 
I have an existing deck that is 16' wide (ledger on house) and is 12' long I have two 6 x 6 posts at each outside corner. It has double 2 x 12 on each …

Strengthening a Deck For a Hot Tub 
I have an 12x24ft deck,5/4 decking with 2x8 floor joists 16oc. I'm going to put a hot tub on the deck, on one end. I used your DECK LOAD calculator …

Adding a hot tub to existing deck 
I have an existing walk out 24x18 deck 9' high with 4 lollys in front. I want to to place a hot tub right in the corner closest to the house. The deck …

Spa Deck Support Requirements 
I am working on relocating my spa from it's existing "below ground" location, to an above ground deck. Actually, I am replacing the current spa with …

Joist Size for Hot Tub Deck 
I'm struggling to find the appropriate materials for the lower portion of a 2 tier deck that will be supporting a hot tub. The lower deck structure …

Deck Expansion with Hot Tub 
I love the site! I've never built a deck, but am working on plans to help my son-in-law build a deck-expansion onto their new house. The deck would span …

Do it Your Selfer Hot Tub Deck 
I am a do it yourselfer and want to put a hot tub on my deck. I was thinking of using 2x6 spaced at 2 foot centers and spanning between 2x8 beams. …

Support Post Spacing for Eventual Hot Tub on Deck 
I would like to build 16x16 deck using 2x10 for the frame and 3/4 in plywood for floor. I hope to enclose it one day and have a hot tub on top. My question …

Weight of a Hot Tub 
Your website is very informative, although unfortunately my handyman skills are zero. I am looking for your thoughts. We had our deck built on our new …

Appropriate Depth for a Partially Sunken Hot Tub? 
We've recently purchased a hot tub and are partially sinking it into the deck... Not sure what the ratio should be for the tub to be above the deck …

Hot Tub in California 
We just bought a home in Scotts Valley, California. Our deck is high, about 12 feet off the ground. There is an empty hot tub on top of the deck. Our …

Hot Tub in Deck - Wanting to Do it Right 
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 …

Where the Deck meets the Pool Edge 
Just wondering what the most practical way to build the deck where it meets my above ground pool. Should it be built over the pool railing or level …

I Want a Spa and Deck Area Too 
I am getting ideas together for a new deck with a spa but I would like to place the spa down below the deck in such a way that when the spa is covered …

A Deck With a Roof and a Hot Tub Built In 
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 …

Above Ground Pool Deck Post Spacing 
I would like to build a simple deck next to a 24' round pool maybe 12x12 or 12x14. assuming stable ground. Can I use 2 6x6 posts on concrete piers …

Above Ground Pool Deck Extension 
I recently had to replace an above ground pool with another one due to wear and tear on the first one. As you know, you build the deck around the pool, …

Pool Decking 
I wish to build a decking around my pool. The issue that I have is that the top of the pool is recessed level with the existing paving.I would like …

Can My Deck Support A Four Person Hot Tub? Not rated yet
I have attached pictures and dimensions (I'm not 100% sure of the footing because the deck was built before I bought my house.). If it is not going …

Hot Tub Deck Support Question Not rated yet
I know this has been asked before, but of course it will always very per deck/hot tub being considered. I'm a mechanical engineer so I have technical knowledge …

Another hot tub on deck question Not rated yet
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 …

Bulding a deck around a tub Not rated yet
A friend gave me a hot tub(about 7'6" x 7'6", 500 gallons?) that was originally mounted in a wooden freestanding frame. The frame itself pretty much disintegrated …

How to add a deck on to an existing above ground pool deck? Not rated yet
We moved into our house over 5 years ago and one of the features that I loved was our above ground pool - 21 inch with decking completely around it. …

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