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Outdoor hot tub enclosures are helpful to have in many ways such as privacy probably being one the main reasons as to why we would want an enclosure for our own outdoor hot tubs;
Three Main Suspect Reason’s Why You Should Use Outdoor Hot Tub Enclosures Are!
- To protect your tub from the elements whilst it’s left outdoors
- To be able to fit nice lighting to set the mood just right for the occasion
- Protect yourself from unwanted wind and rain
The possibilities are endless but having an enclosure is just going to be a much better experience all round, With a good enclosure you can use your tub all year round
There are Three main ways of setting up an enclosure for a hot tub.
- One being a standard Gazebo enclosure.
- Another being a wooden surround with an attached roof which is a more permanent option for a hard standing luxury hot tub.
- The last being an outdoor garden room made of a wooden construction with windows and doors, or a complete glass framed construction.
hot tub gazebo enclosures are more for the inflatable type models where it can easily be removed once finished with, as where a garden room is more suited to a permanent standing hot tub.
This guide will help you decide which enclosure is best suited to your needs.
Outdoor Gazebo’s Or Wooden Enclosures – Which Is Best Suited For You ? “Or Could It Be A Glass Enclosure” ?
Wooden Hot Tub Enclosures:
Outdoor wooden hot tub enclosures are a solid wooden structure that will last for as many years as you want it to, it’s recommended to apply wood-stain or clear varnish to wooden enclosures every 4 /5 years, as this will help keep it in nice new looking condition.
Wooden enclosures are a more permanent choice where you want to leave your tub out permanently, this choice is usually suited to a much stronger hard shell outdoor hot tub that is designed to withstand the elements where it is made to be left outside at all times and stand the test of time whilst it is left out year after year.
That Being Said, They’re good for inflatable hot tubs as well, it’s just recommended to add extra protection to the tub if left out for long periods of time, Tarpaulin sheeting would do the trick!
The benefits of a wooden enclosure
Having a wooden enclosure is going to benefit you in quite a few different ways such as protecting your tub from the outside elements, you will benefit from creating a nice cosy yet private enclosure for yourself compared to sitting out in the open air.
Having an enclosure with lower side walls is another benefit compared to an open enclosure, this will help block the wind, cut down on heating costs on heating your tub, it will help with general cleaning to the inside and outside of your tub while it’s covered up from every angle keeping the heat in and the dirt and debris out.
Wooden enclosures come in various styles and various sizes, some are made to measure, size is something to definitely bear in mind;
It depends on how much room you would want around the outside perimeter of your Hot Tub when you have placed it down on the ground before deciding what size Enclosure you are going to need to house your tub comfortably with room left around the outside.
TIP >>> Always check the size of your Hot Tub against the size of the Gazebo!
Gazebo Hot Tub Enclosures:
Gazebos come in all shapes and sizes from small to really large, depending on what your wanting to achieve for the given space will depend on what size gazebo you will want to get.
If your considering a hot tub and a mini bar underneath or you just want extra room around the tub whilst it is housed with a gazebo around it,
Some gazebo’s are commonly square and some are rectangle, even round in some cases, they can look really nice in your garden, they also come in lots of available different colours you can choose from, Just be aware of the space you have got to house the gazebo which will depend on which size you might want to buy.
Thing to look out for when looking to purchase a pop up gazebo is most importantly the quality of the actual metal framework the canvas fits around! Some are ridiculously weak but look good on the outside with the cover on,
Others have a much more sturdy solid steel frame which is usually reflected in the price but well worth considering looking at if your planning to take it up and down more than often.
Setting Up A gazebo
Setting up a pop up gazebo is very simple where its out of the bag and up in no time at all once you get the hang of things,
The more difficult gazebo’s to set up are the more permanent type gazebo where there is a combination of separate pieces you will have to put together which can be easy for some people, But quickly become a headache for the not so DIY person.
But they all come with user manuals to help you, Tools if needed, and setting up instructions which are all pretty self explanatory and user friendly.
Precautions – Tips To Looking After Your Gazebo:
Looking after your gazebo something you should definitely bear in mind from the off,
As in the wind for instance, if your gazebo is not trapped down by some type of weights or pegs then you could soon be in trouble if the wind pick’s up and takes your gazebo up in the air, “iv’e seen this happen myself”
Taking a pop up gazebo up and down regularly will decrease it’s efficiency much sooner whilst it’s in constant use, you must always keep things symmetrical whilst manoeuvring the gazebo up or down as they are prone to bending under pressure if not positioned correctly whilst you take them up and down,
So take your time and keep things Straight and Aligned Correctly before you apply pressure to be on the safe side and avoid disappointment, in nice and easy does it style.
That being said, There are much better heavy duty commercial gazebo’s that will withstand a beating on a daily basis without any problems, so keep in mind as to what you are going to need from your gazebo and how much work you are going to put it through before you buy one for your needs.
Framed Glass Hot Tub Enclosures – Open Or Closed
Glass enclosures are super stylish, simply stunning to look at but some of them do come at a much bigger price, but not all of them, they are a superb option for a long lasting enclosure.
All self build flat pack item’s with manual instructions included to help you get set up easily.
Having a glass enclosure is like adding a small extension to your home as they are of a more permanent construction where you can go outside away from your main house and relax in the piece and quiet away from the day to day household environment.
They can also be used for various different outdoor occasions apart from just housing your hot tub including family gatherings such as barbecues.
They come in a complete enclosed environment to an open style Gazebo structure and a Lean to style, All complete with solid aluminium framework which is rust proof with super strong poly-carbonate roof panels which are designed to be shatter-proof at the same time as being weather resistant,
The build quality ensures you will enjoy many years of use from these type of outdoor hot tub enclosures that are made to last by using only the best quality of build materials and resist all types of weather.