Can you put hot tubs on decks?

Can you put hot tubs on decks?

Can a hot tub go on decking? Yes, it absolutely can! As long as your deck is built to code and made to handle the amount of weight the hot tub, there is no issue. It’s always best to consult a professional before installing a hot tub on any decking.

How much does it cost to build a deck with a hot tub?

Cost To Add Hot Tub To Deck

Hot Tub Type Average Cost
Entry Level $2,000 – $4,000
Mid Level $5,000 – $8,000
High End $9,000 – $12,000
Luxury $13,000 – $15,000

How big should a deck be for a hot tub?

While a 4×4 may be acceptable, 6x6s are recommended for decks up to 6 feet off the ground and 8x8s for heights greater than that to carry the additional load of a hot tub. The posts support the beam and transfer the load to the footings.

Will hot tubs rot decking?

Having a hot tub is one of the great treats in life, but the unfortunate truth is that splashing and treading of wet feet can lead to a very wet deck. This water, along with the chemicals in it, isn’t good for a wood deck, and can cause your decking boards to deteriorate much more quickly than they otherwise would.

Can a deck support the weight of a hot tub?

A deck designed to hold at least 100 pounds per square foot will support nearly any type of hot tub. However, many decks are designed for only 50 pounds of weight per square foot – this will not support some hot tubs and you’ll have to modify the supports beneath your deck.

Is my deck strong enough for a hot tub?

As a general rule of thumb, if you have a deck that’s raised only a couple feet or less, it can support about 100 pounds per square foot. So, if the spa is less than 100 pounds per square foot you likely have nothing to worry about.

How do I know if my deck is strong enough for a hot tub?

Where should a hot tub be placed on a deck?

Many builders recommend installing the hot tub so that its edge is 17-24 inches above the decking. Guests can sit on the rim and swing around into the water more easily. For spas located on top of a deck, stairs are in order.

How do you determine if my deck can hold a hot tub?

What to put under hot tub on decking?

If you’re having a base installed especially for your Hot Tub we would recommend a patio, decking area or poured concrete base. Whatever you choose make sure whoever installs it for you ensures the base is level and large enough for your Hot Tub and steps.

How do you determine if a deck can hold a hot tub?

Divide the total weight of the hot tub by its square footage and you’ll come up with the load bearing weight per square foot required for your deck. (5700 pounds divided by 57 square feet equals 100 pounds per square foot.)