If you recently purchased or installed a hot tub on your property, you may have also been advised to invest in a hot tub enclosure.
But what exactly is a hot tub enclosure? And, more specifically, are they necessary?
If you’re looking for answers to these common questions, you’ve come to the right place because we’re going to answer all these questions and provide you with a few unique hot tub enclosure ideas.
What Is a Hot Tub Enclosure?
A hot tub enclosure is a structure (usually made out of wood, glass, vinyl, or tile) that surrounds your hot tub and shields it from the harsh natural elements and any subsequent damage that may follow.
There are several styles of enclosures including gazebos made from vinyl or wood, as well as unique roofing options not limited to standard, tiered, and pagoda roofing.
Despite its name, a hot tub enclosure can either be open or closed. Just like a car covering, an enclosure (regardless of its style) is designed to offer protection for your hot tub investment.
However, the right year round hot tub enclosure can also offer much-needed privacy and extend your hot tube use during the cold winter months.
Benefits of a Hot Tub Enclosure
Speaking of both protection and privacy, these are some of the biggest benefits of professional hot tub enclosures. With an enclosure, you can enjoy your hot tub in private without worrying about onlooking or nosey neighbors.
Aside from protecting your hot tub from the natural elements like snow, sleet, heavy wind, and rain, enclosures also protect hot tubs from animal infestations, falling-in accidents, and falling leaves/branches.
This is especially beneficial if you live in a state that has all four seasons. Plus, because they’re open, they allow you to enjoy the natural sunshine while you’re in your hot tub.
Best of all, maintaining a hot tub enclosure is pretty simple. All you have to do is wipe down the outside panels to get a streak-free shine.
Furthermore, since they’re built to withstand the natural elements, you don’t have to worry about it getting ruined when the weather conditions outside are less than ideal.
Hot tubs are expensive as is, so opting for a hot tub enclosure is a great way to protect your investment. Rather than spending time opening and closing your hot tub each year, using a hot tub enclosure dramatically limits outside elements from getting inside your hot tub water which reduces maintenance time.
If a hot tub enclosure sounds like a good option for you, we have included a few ideas to consider for your hot tub.
The Oasis is a great option for families who want a great view of their backyard while enjoying their hot tub. This enclosure features sprawling polycarbonate window panels that are aesthetically pleasing.
It has several size options, as well. The small Oasis hot tub enclosure measures 7’6” tall, 13’2” long, and 13’6” wide.
The large Oasis, on the other hand, measures 8’10” tall, 18’1” long, and 16’5” wide.
It is available in multiple stylistic color options including white, silver, bronze, anthracite (which is similar to a dark gray), and even imitation wood to give you the ultimate luxurious look.
If you prefer to have better control of the temperature and privacy, you can select the smoke-tinted polycarbonate panels. Or, if you want to see everything around you, opt for either the transparent or translucent options.
The coolest aspect about the Oasis hot tub enclosure is that it is designed to be directly attached to your house. With silver sliding doors that open up from the interior of your house to your enclosure, you’ll never have to brave the cold weather to enjoy your outdoor hot tub.
This hot tub also comes with a sliding roof top to enjoy the breeze and get proper ventilation while enjoying the steam.
The Spa Sunhouse is perfect for entertaining large parties, as it offers ample seating space for everyone to kick back and relax. This hot tub enclosure comes with many features, including sliding doors, silver sliding rails, and a sliding roof so you can enjoy the open air when you feel like it.
It is available in two different sizes; the traditional Spa Sunhouse measures 7’6” tall, 20’2” long, and 13’6” wide, whereas the Grand Sunhouse measures 8' 10” tall, 26’3” long, and 16' 5” wide.
The polycarbonate window panels can either be translucent, transparent, or tinted, depending on the level of privacy you’re looking for.
It comes in a host of colors including white, anthracite, bronze, and silver. If you prefer the look of wood, this hot tub enclosure offers wood imitation, as well.
The Spa Dome Orlando includes an oval design that full enclosures your outdoor hot tub inside a polycarbonate dome.
The polycarbonate panels create a greenhouse effect which traps heat from your hot tub inside the enclosure which allows you to make use of your hot tub even during cold winter temperatures.
This hot tub enclosure has two model sizes to choose from: the Spa Dome Orlando 4000 and the Spa Dome Orlando 5000.
The 4000 model measures 7’6” x 13’6”, whereas the 5000 model measures 8’10” x 16’5”.
Choose a variety of colors, including silver, white, bronze, anthracite, and imitation wood. The polycarbonate window panels can either be tinted for maximum privacy or translucent/transparent to give you a bird’s eye view of your beautiful yard.
For more ideas, visit our full line of outdoor hot tub enclosures.