Hot Tub in California
(Scotts Valley, 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 contractor recommends we remove it because if there is an earthquake the weight of the hot tub will rip the deck off the house.
This saddens me because it's so beautiful here and I would love to enjoy the trees and stars from a hot tub. The deck is flush up against the house. Do we have any options if we want to keep the hot tub?