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June 22, 2015

If you’re thinking about installing a new hot tub on a deck or in your backyard, you’ll also need to consider the design of the area that will surround your new tub. If you’d like your hot tub area to be semi-private, at the very least, you might have to get a bit creative.

At RnR Hot Tubs, we can help you find the perfect tub for your needs, and we can also assist in the design of the area where your new tub will sit. If you’re set on establishing your new hot tub area as a private space, here are a few simple tips that will help you do so:

Put Up a Privacy Enclosure

If you’re looking for the optimal level of privacy, you might consider using a full enclosure. Whether you build your own or purchase a pre-made enclosure, this option typically gives you the greatest degree of privacy.

Similar to a backyard gazebo, a spa enclosure can help you create a relaxing environment while also creating a shady area during sunlight hours. A full enclosure can also help you save energy by acting as a windbreak. Because the enclosure helps your hot tub retain more heat, it’ll have to run less to maintain the desired temperature. 

Fence It In

If you want to keep your tub open to a stunning view, but you don’t want your neighbors peaking in on you, you might consider installing a privacy fence. While there are many ways to go about installing a privacy fence, a standard fence will make your tub more private, reduce noise, and provide a convenient windbreak.

When deciding to build a privacy fence, you might also consider planting a living fence to give your hot tub’s surroundings a more natural feel. Fences constructed from well-placed trees or shrubs also last longer than wooden fences while providing pleasant sanctuary for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. 

Hang Outdoor Curtains

Hanging curtains can also be used very effectively to create a private outdoor space while still allowing a considerable flow of fresh air through your hot tub area. This can be especially useful if you wish to create a flexible privacy screen for your tub area because it gives you the freedom to adjust the curtains as needed. 

Use Pre-Built Privacy Screens

You’ve probably seen pre-made privacy screens used to shield a changing area, but they can also be useful in keeping unwanted eyes from intruding on your private hot tub space. Pre-made privacy screens can easily be ordered online and shipped directly to your home.

These screens are easy to setup, easy to adjust at your whim, and available in many variable styles. However, pre-made screens tend to have a limited privacy span and don’t last as long as other privacy solutions, in addition to being quite unstable when wind increases.

If you’re hoping to install a new hot tub and design a comfortably private area surrounding it, you shouldn’t proceed without discussing your unique needs with an RnR Hot Tub expert. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-403-203-0860 today!

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