Building a Hot Tub – 5 Important Things You Should Consider

For many people, owning a hot tub is considered to be a luxury. Never in your life have you thought it’s possible to relax and heal in your very own “hot spring”, instead of finding the nearest spa in your area.

However, there are a few things you need to think about before building a hot tub.

5 Things To Consider When Building A Hot Tub

  1. Location
  2. Installed or Portable?
  3. Advantages and Disadvantages
  4. Cost
  5. Avoid missteps during the hot tub building process

Let’s take a look at each of these things individually…


It’s best to choose an area where you can relax and enjoy yourself. Maybe you prefer indoors to avoid any noise distractions, or outdoors to bathe under the sun – while being surrounded by nature.

Just make sure the area you choose is level and firm, so there’s no risk of your hot tub tipping over.

If you’re ambitious enough, maybe you can set it up on top of your house (if you do have a rooftop) to get a spectacular view of your neighborhood.

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Installed or Portable?

Having an installed or portable hot tub will depend on individual needs. Are you looking to have the flexibility to move your hot tub to different locations depending on your mood, or would you prefer to have it permanently placed in one area to avoid the hassle of setting it up all the time?

When building a hot tub have in mind that portable hot tubs are easier to maintain because you can simply drain the water and clean it out after each use.  On the other hand, installed hot tubs are more secure but may require more maintenance. You’ll need to clean and filter the water on a regular basis, and you may also need to hire a professional to do it for you.

Advantages and Disadvantages

After building a hot tub, it doesn’t mean that everything’s going to be 100% perfect. Bear in mind that you are bound to come across a situation where things don’t go right – it can happen after a while or immediately after construction is completed.

Being knowledgeable about the ups and downs of owning a hot tub can help you counter more of the negatives in the future – whether it’s for an indoor or outdoor hot tub.

Advantages of an outdoor hot tub:

  • Indulging yourself in a nice hot bath with the outside view
  • Because it resembles a swimming pool, it improves the landscape of your property

Disadvantages of an outdoor hot tub:

  • Poor weather conditions will prevent you from using the hot tub when needed
  • Always have to cover your hot tub to keep debris from entering

Advantages of an indoor hot tub:

  • You have your own privacy, which means you can wear whatever you like, and be as loud as you want
  • Bad weather conditions won’t kill your enjoyment. That’s right! Even during a blizzard (if you live in areas with cooler climates)

Disadvantages of an indoor hot tub:

  • It’s possible to have installation issues because of the limited space
  • It is important to have ventilation installed because the humidity from the steam can damage your wall (if applied with wallpaper, paint, or drywall)


When selecting a hot tub, it needs to be on your budget – with AquaVision Pool & Spa, you can shop by price!

Avoid Missteps During the Hot Tub Building Process

It’s understandable that building a hot tub is hard work. Any missteps can result in a non-operational hot tub, and maybe damages if you don’t follow the instruction manual properly – because setting up involves a lot of mechanical issues that can be complicated to figure out if this is your first time building one.

However, these issues can all be thrown out of the window with our team of experts to help you with the construction.

Contact us today and we’ll rid you of the burden of building a hot tub of your dreams.

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