Deck Plans With Hot Tub
This is our full set of plans for a deck with a hot tub.
Deck plans with hot tub. Tall decks and hot tubs. A very cozy deck hot tub with a spacious area which is designed in two level construction. The trick is to make your decking proportional to the hot tub. Next drop your hot tub into the deck.
The area under the hot tub should be framed as a separate system with its own footings. Have your deck design wrap entirely around the hot tub. Check with local building code to determine spacing requirements for posts. A huge cantilever umbrella provides good shade for sitting and tub area.
A hot tub can be installed on top of a deck flush with a deck s surface or somewhere in between. This lets you walk around the outside of the hot tub and create the illusion of more space. A standard 8 x 8 hot tub weighs about 5 000 lbs when fully loaded with water and people. Click here for the full pdf.
This deck includes plans for built in benches flanking the hot tub. Needless to say this is much more than a typical deck frame is designed to support. Building your deck for a hot tub. Otherwise click the each image below to enlarge.
We don t recommend dropping the tub so that it s flush with the deck though a couple of clients have opted for this. Obviously you can tweak it for your own design but our free deck blueprint is a good start. You will always want to build a separate frame within your deck to support a hot tub. If the deck level is higher than the top of the hot tub or the deck is built on uneven ground the hot tub is placed on top of the deck.
Adequate strength for this application is only achieved by installing properly sized footings below all the corners of the hot tub. See all of our free deck plans here.