I Want a Spa and Deck Area Too
by Lance Beazley
(San Jose, CA)
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 you do not see anything but deck.
The top lip of the spa would be below the deck and the cover would be flush with the deck. The top of the cover would be made of the same material as the deck.
Then when we entertain we have the additional deck space and the spa is out of sight. When we want the spa we lift the cover sections and there it is.
The deck is off the first floor so the spa would sit on the ground. The equipment bay would face the back edge of the deck for easy service or it may be better to do a spa shell and separate equipment.
The cover would need to be in sections to keep it light enough to lift or on some kind of mechanical pivot off the back edge of the deck.
Have you seen any plans that incorporate this idea?
I am especially interested in how the cover and deck interface might work and what the design of the cover might look like.