What’s the Best Place at My Home to Put a Hot Tub?

Two babies playing with football in a hot water tub

If you’re planning on adding a hot tub to your home, one of the most important early considerations will be where to place it. Depending on the amount of space you have available and the design of your property, some areas may work better than others. Additionally, if space is limited, it may impact what shape or size spa you’re able to fit there. Therefore, it’s better to think about where you’d like to place your new hot tub sooner rather than later.

Top Considerations When Choosing Where to Place Your Hot Tub

While it may seem like a simple enough decision, deciding where to place your hot tub will depend on several factors. Here are the top considerations to keep in mind:


One of the most important considerations is finding a space that has adequate support to hold a hot tub. Once filled with water, the spa can become extremely heavy, so an area that is level and has adequate structural support is essential.

Delivery Access

While this will only be a concern during the initial installation, it’s still important to choose a location that’s accessible. To get it set up, the installation team will need to be able to get the hot tub from the delivery truck to the location of your choosing.

Functional Considerations

You’ll need to choose a place that has access to water as well as adequate drainage capabilities. This is important for filling, cleaning, and maintaining your hot tub so that you can keep it in ready-to-use condition.

Ease of Access

If you place your hot tub too far from the house, you may find yourself less likely to use it regularly. Ensure you get the most out of your new hot tub by choosing an area that’s convenient to get to.


Many homeowners are looking to create their own personal oasis with a hot tub, so privacy can be an important consideration. Depending on your home and how close your neighbors are, you may need to think about how much privacy you’ll have when deciding where to place your hot tub.

Popular Areas to Place a Hot Tub

With these considerations in mind, many homeowners opt to place their hot tub in a similar area. They typically want the hot tub relatively close to the house, so their backyard tends to be a top choice. This may be a patio slab, deck, gazebo, or even an indoor-outdoor space, depending on the nature of your property.

At Recreation Warehouse, we proudly offer and install hot tubs for homeowners throughout the area. Our trained and experienced professionals can help make recommendations on where to place your new hot tub and get you set up with a new, used, or refurbished hot tub that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come. Plus, we happily offer maintenance services to help keep your hot tub in premium condition for decades