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allisonpve wrote:
Why did you not install hot tub flush w/ the deck floor? - I am installing a hot tub in a deck and was going to do it flush to the floor of the deck. The hot tub salesman said not to do that, but to put it halfway up so it's easier to get in and out. Is that true? Thanks!
   Comment   July 29, 2013
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Installing a hot tub that sits "flush" with the deck may seem like an attractive option, but the reality of climbing in and out of your hot tub when it's 100% sunken into a deck is not so fun. Most people would rather sit on the edge of the spa and spin in, making it a more comfortable transition into the warm water. I recommend leaving 12-18" above the deck surface. The other big thing you need to think of is accessibility to the equipment compartment for basic maintenance. A flush mount spa is typically going to harder to maintain and if you ever need service work done, will be more costly. The picture here actually shows that these owners left two sides open for easy access and from the upper deck, it looks like a disappearing edge!
July 30, 2013 at 8:09AM     
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We love how this new Caldera hot tub disappears into the custom built deck...easy access to equipment is something to consider when installing a hot tub into a deck. Photo courtesy of Atlantic Spas and Billiards

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