Once you have made the decision to make a lifestyle change and purchase a Hot Spring® Spa from Luxury Bath and Spa you now have to decide where to place your hot tub. Location, Location, Location! Where will you place your new hot tub? We can help, check out our five hot tub placement considerations that will help you decide.

Delivery Access

This is an important factor to consider. Make sure there is a clear path for the delivery crew to transport your hot tub. There is nothing worse then the disappointment of your tub being delivered and the process is delayed because it doesn’t fit in the location you selected. You can avoid this disappointment by mapping out the path and measure the clearance along the way. We will provide you the spa dimensions, so this can be a seamless delivery. If you have your heart set on a location but the hot tub dimensions or path to the location are too small there are other options. You can remove gates, fences, railings to make room and in certain circumstances, it might be less expensive to have your spa placed by Petoskey Crane. We are happy to help you decide and work with you through this process.

Structural Support

Your new hot tub might not look heavy sitting on the showroom floor but looks can be deceiving. Add 450 gallons of water for a seven-seater Hot Spring® Spa, then add in the seven adults, and your tub could weight up to 5,920 lbs. Therefore, it’s important to pick a location that will support every pound. Outside options include a 4-inch thick concrete slab, gravel, railroad ties, bricks or your existing porch. Before you install your spa indoors or on your deck, check with a qualified building contractor or structural engineer to make sure the total weight of the spa doesn’t exceed the structure’s rated capacity.

Drainage and Waterproofing

You’ll need to drain your spa entirely a few times a year (or only once per year if you use our FreshWater® Salt System). When draining or refilling your hot tub incidental overflow is common. This can cause damage to wood decks so be sure to coat your deck or wood platform with an oil-based sealant to help prevent mildew and rot. Also, when draining your tub it’s helpful to have a location to direct the channel of water, such as an existing drain.

Ease of Use

You have invested in beautiful tub and lifestyle change so you want to use your Hot Spring® Spa as often as possible. The easier it is to access your hot tub, the more likely you’ll make it a part of your daily routine. If you place your hot tub too far away from the house you may not use it as often. You have to consider site lines, do you want to use your tub for entertainment or will your kids be using it. Another consideration is the Northern Michigan weather. If it’s too far away running through the snow to your tub may be less appealing. You want to enjoy your winter months soaking in your hot tub.

Ease of Maintenance

Routine maintenance, such as water quality checks are important. If your hot tub is not easy to access you will be less likely to check your water regularly. Also, we don’t anticipate problems with your tub but if there is an internal component that requires repair or maintenance we want to be able to access and quickly fix your hot tub so you can get back to soaking and enjoying the benefits of your hot tub.


Hot Spring® Spas are made to last so you will be soaking in your tub for years to come. It’s important it is placed in a location that suits your needs and comfort.

If you’re not sure where to place your hot tub, we at Luxury Bath and Spa can help. We have delivered countless hot tubs and are part of an elite group of independent dealers authorized to distribute Hot Spring ® Spas, you are in good hands with us.

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