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Planning the Best Location for your Spa

August 27, 2010

7 considerations to have the best location of your spa

Safety First

Do not place your spa within 10’ (3m) of overhead power lines.

Make sure the spa is positioned so that access to the equipment compartment and all side panels will not be blocked. Be certain that your installation will meet all city and local safety codes and requirements.

Consider How You Will Use Your Spa

How you intend to use your spa will help you determine where you should position it. For example, will you use your spa for recreational or therapeutic purposes? If your spa is mainly used for family recreation, be sure to leave plenty of room around it for activity. If you will use it for relaxation and therapy, you’ll probably want to create a specific mood around it.

Plan for Your Environment

If you live in a region where it snows in the winter or rains frequently, place the spa near a house entry. By doing this, you will have a place to change clothes and not be uncomfortable.

Consider Your Privacy

In a cold-weather climate, bare trees won’t provide much privacy. Think of your spa’s surroundings during all seasons to determine your best privacy options. Consider the view of your neighbors as well when you plan the location of your spa.

Provide AView With Your Spa

Think about the direction you will be facing when sitting in your spa. Do you have a special landscaped area in your yard that you find enjoyable? Perhaps there is an area that catches a soothing breeze during the day or a lovely sunset in the evening. Consider these things when you plan your location.

Keep Your Spa Clean

Prevent dirt and contaminants from being tracked into your spa by placing a foot mat at the spa’s entrance where the bather’s can clean their feet before entering your spa. You may also consider keeping a small water-filled basin nearby for bathers to rinse their feet before enter your spa. In planning your spa’s location, consider a location where the path to and from the house can be kept clean and free of debris.

Allow For Service Access

Many people choose to install a decorative structure around their spa. If you are installing your spa with any type of structure on the outside, such as a gazebo, remember to allow access for service. It is always best to design special installations so that the spa can still be moved, or lifted off the ground.

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