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If you’re thinking of a spa hot tub umbrella or Gazebo you are on the path to an even more enjoyable hot tub spa area. Having your hot tub or spa out in the open is nice rustic and maybe the way it’s supposed to be. Having said that after having my last spa under the protection of a gazebo has been awesome. You have 365 days of usage that’s number one, but you also get to enjoy the hot tub with no wet cold yucky precipitation falling on you.
The other factor to consider when you purchase a spa hot tub umbrella or gazebo is your cover from the sun. sitting out in the hot tub for an extended period of time might lend itself to sunburn or two.
There are a couple of ways to avoid this problem, though. You can put up a gazebo, or you can get a really big umbrella.
Gazebos, pergolas, pavilions… it doesn’t really matter what name you use, they all improve your hot tubbing experience in a number of ways.
- They provide shade on sunny days, of course, helping avoid the pain of a full-body sunburn in January.
- They also help provide shelter from the wind and keep dust, dirt, and debris out of your hot tub.
- A gazebo designed specifically with hot-tubbing in mind might also include changing alcoves so people can hop into their bathing suits in relative privacy.
- Built-in hooks or pegs can also give tubers somewhere to hang a towel or a change of clothes.
One other key benefit to a gazebo is that, if designed and built properly, it can be very attractive and can add quite a bit of value to your home.
If you have space, and the money, building a gazebo can be a great option. You can hire a local contractor to do the work, or, if you like a significant amount of DIY, you could build it yourself. You can find a variety of gazebo plans here and some tips and advice for the building process here.
If you are going to build a gazebo, check to see if you need planning permission first, and what codes and regulations you’ll need to meet in the building. Also make sure to use pressure-treated lumber, as it will weather better and resist damp and rot.
The other option for a Gazebo for your hot tub or spa is a synthetic version with little to no maintenance. These Gazeboes are made to surround your hot tub or spa and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and options.
If, like most of us, you don’t have room for a small building around your hot tub. Or maybe a gazebo seems like more effort than it’s worth. You might want to think about a spa hot tub umbrella. A spa hot tub umbrella is fantastic and can be positioned wherever you need it. So you can have shade, sun, or a combination of the two with a couple of cranks of a handle. These ones look pretty good next to most spas, and best of all, you can close them and tuck them away when you aren’t using them.
Whatever your solution, The Cover Guy wishes you safe tubbing, whatever the weather.