There’s nothing more relaxing than slipping into your hot tub with a glass of bubbly in your hand and letting your worries float away. But if you’re staring at a brick wall, an unkempt garden, or straight into your messy kitchen, it can distract from the relaxing moment.
To really make your hot tub feel like an outdoor spa where you can fully unwind, it is worth paying attention to the surrounding environment.
Lots of foliage
Most people keep their hot tubs in the back garden, which will have some plants in any way, but it is worth surrounding the whirlpool with some potted plants and climbers as well.
Becky Decker from Gardeninghood.com told Homes And Gardens: “A hot tub deck is the perfect place to incorporate natural elements into your outdoor space.”
Hot tubs are best enjoyed at night when the kids are in bed, you’ve finished work, and you can fully relax. However, this means you’ll need some lighting to see what you’re doing.
Think carefully about this, as getting it wrong could alter the ambience completely. Something gentle like fairy lights, lanterns and candles can really make the deck look romantic and help you unwind in the evening.
A wooden bench surround
There’s something about natural materials that make people feel wholesome and calm, so why not surround your hot tub with a wooden bench?
Not only does the extra wood make the jacuzzi look less out of place in the garden, but the bench is a great place to put your book, drink, nibbles, or sunglasses. This way you don’t have to keep popping in and out of the pool, taking you out of your relaxed state each time.
However you design your decking area, it is imperative you keep your jacuzzi well looked after by booking hot tub maintenance services every so often.