10 Hot Tub Landscaping Ideas To Try This Year

Thursday, 03rd Aug 2023 in Tips, Uncategorised
Sunhouse Hot Tub Garden Enclosure | A6 Hot Tubs

Hot tubs are becoming increasingly popular as a way to relax and unwind in the comfort of your own backyard. As hot tubs continue to dominate the garden accessory market in the U.K, we began questioning how people incorporate their hot tubs into their gardens.

Does it become a key focal point? Or is it an item that people like to hide away to create their very own hidden oasis? 

So, we contacted some of our very own customers to get a true point of view.

It turns out, whether you consider it a key focal point or prefer to keep it tucked away in the rest of your creative design, there are many hot tub landscaping ideas that can help you create the oasis of your dreams.

1. Glass Hot Tub Enclosures

Hot Tub and Seating in Glass Enclosure | A6 Hot Tubs

In order to take full advantage of your hot tub all year round, many people choose to buy a glass enclosure, they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and often have roof openings so you can enjoy the good weather when you want.

What we love about enclosures is the warmth and privacy it provides, helping you keep bills lower and providing you with an outdoor room, an opulent oasis away from your house.

This would be a wonderful place to escape when you need a few moments of peace, simply close the doors and sit back and relax with your favourite book. You could add some sensual spa salts and truly unwind.

Whether you’re looking for a smaller hot tub bubble with the Orlando Enclosure or room to fit seating with the Sunhouse Enclosure, we’ve got what you need.

2. Simple Yet Beautiful

Why not keep it simple and British?

Surround yourself with beautiful flowers, glorious roses that fill the air with their perfume. Enjoy the privacy of high hedges and trees and enjoy the views of your garden. Simple yet elegant hot tub landscaping works wonderfully well in our customers’ quaint gardens. Tucked away from the rest of the world, a place to relax and spend quality family time.

3. Wooden Hot Tub Gazebo

Hot Tub Install within Oak Gazebo at Night | A6 Hot Tubs

This hot tub is enclosed in a beautiful wooden gazebo which would provide you with privacy as you lounge around. They have then added some beautiful plants to create an exotic oasis, a place you could escape to and feel like you are a million miles away.

The lighting creates a warm and inviting atmosphere to finish off this beautiful hot tub setup. When the sun sets you can enjoy your evenings with true hydrotherapy here and unwind from the day.

If oak isn’t your style you can also swap this out for a pergola. These come in many shapes, sizes and specs. Whether you want a fully electric waterproof option or a slatted shade blocker, talk to us about how these can be beautifully incorporated into your hot tub area.

4. Small Space Solution

Here at A6, we know different customers bring different requirements. We have a range of small and low-profile hot tubs, for anyone with limited space. Whether you’re wanting to strategically place your hot tub in a desired location or incorporate a smaller model, the options are vast.

When buying a hot tub from us your deposit will include a site survey with our lead engineer. This will be to assess the site and your needs to better give you the best possible hot tub. After all, you’ll be using it for years to come.

5. Sunken Hot Tub

Swim Spa Sunken Within Decking | A6 Hot Tubs

You may also be considering sinking or part sinking your hot tub. Although commonly seen more within swim spas, sinking your hot tub can seamlessly incorporate it within your landscaping. With the swim spa shown in the above image, you can also see a slide lock automated cover incorporated into this garden build. With seamless landscaping integrations available, submerged hot tubs can help you create a simply stunning outdoor space.

Decking is a great option (as long as you consider maintenance access), it provides a space for seats around your tub and is also great if you want to create a submerged hot tub appearance without placing it in the ground.

6. Private, Smart Landscaping

Privacy is an important aspect of any hot tub retreat. To create a secluded oasis, incorporate smart landscaping techniques such as strategically planting trees, shrubs, or hedges around your hot tub area to shield it from prying eyes.

Additionally, consider using tall screens or fences to provide extra privacy in your outdoor living space.
Incorporating structures like pergolas, canopies, or trellises can also offer shade and seclusion, further enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal. By prioritising privacy, you can create a serene and intimate atmosphere for a truly relaxing hot tub experience.

You can also use artificial grass to guarantee a great surface for the spa to stand on whilst ensuring lush green grass all year round, so even in the colder months, you can relax in a secluded and cosy environment.

7. Open-Planned

Hot Tub Install in Open Plan Garden | A6 Hot Tubs

If you are not planning on using your hot tub all year round then you may not want a gazebo or any other covering, this customer chose to keep their above ground and uncovered so they could make the most of their beautiful garden and the sun.

There is nothing better than relaxing in your hot tub on a cool summer’s eve whilst enjoying the stars. Especially if you’re enjoying the time with friends or family. An open-plan hot tub with a seating area can make for a perfect summer evening of relaxation for friends and family.

8. Soothing Lighting & Ambiance

Don’t overlook the impact of lighting when designing your hot tub landscaping. The right lighting can transform your hot tub area into a tranquil sanctuary. Consider installing ambient garden lighting to create a soothing atmosphere.

String lights or solar-powered options can add a magical touch. LED lights or strategically placed fixtures can highlight the features of your hot tub while providing functional lighting.

For an enchanting effect, underwater lighting can be a luxurious addition. By incorporating carefully chosen lighting elements, you can elevate the ambiance and enjoy your hot tub well into the evening.

9. Hot Tub Summerhouse

Hot Tub Install inside Summerhouse | A6 Hot Tubs

This is a simple yet perfect setup for those looking for a more permanent place for their hot tub. A summer house or outbuilding can make for a great relaxing room within your home. Whether you’re using the hot tub as part of an at-home gym or social room these can provide endless hours of usage when incorporated into a room.

Enclosing your hot tub within a summerhouse will protect your hot tub from the elements and help to keep the heat in. Once again it offers you privacy, so you can sit back and relax without your neighbours peering in.

10. Functional Decor Incorporation

Functional décor pieces can enhance both the aesthetics and functionality of your hot tub landscaping.
Outdoor furniture, such as comfortable chairs or loungers, provides a place to relax and unwind. Side tables or storage solutions offer convenience for drinks, snacks, towels, and other swimming pool essentials.

Remember to choose weather-resistant materials that can withstand the elements. So if you opt for an outdoor fireplace to keep your home spa experience warm in winter, remember to consider a natural stone that can withstand both the heat from the fire and the rain.

Consider your personal style preferences when selecting décor pieces that harmonise with the surrounding landscape. By incorporating functional and visually appealing décor, you can create a coherent and inviting space around your hot tub.

Location, Location, Location

Before you start dreaming of how to incorporate a new hot tub into your garden you have to consider the location. The ideal location for any new hot tub would be one that allows you to soak up the sun in the summer months. You’ll also have to consider shade for the cold winter months.

The winter months are when the majority of people will get the most from their tubs. Hydrotherapy has been scientifically proven to do wonders for arthritic pains, back pain, migraines, stress relief, diabetes, insomnia and much more!

Ensure you’re getting the best cover possible with your model. A weatherproof, thick, insulated cover will protect your spa shell and jets, whilst keeping out dirt and debris.

Indoors or Outdoors?

Contrary to popular belief, hot tubs aren’t designed to solely be installed and used outdoors. More and more people are choosing to install their hot tubs within their own homes. This may be to include their hot tub as part of a relaxation room, home sauna or home gym.

Installing a hot tub indoors or in a summer house will also mean you can enjoy your hot tub through those colder winter months. You won’t have to wrap up and shuffle back inside the house to avoid the cold bite.

Where does it fit?

There may only be a few places in your garden that you hot tub can fit. It’s important to choose an area where your hot tub can be accessed. Always leave your front panel accessible. If your hot tub will need any maintenance you may find that engineers will need access to all four sides of the hot tub. Keep this in mind before enclosing any part of your new hot tub in.

You’ll also need space for more aesthetic elements in your garden escape area. Keep in mind where any plants, pathways, lighting, etc. will be located. These elements will help you enjoy all the hot tub benefits for longer.

Closing Thoughts

Here at A6 Hot Tubs, we understand the importance of creating a relaxing, inviting atmosphere for your hot tub experience. With these simple tips for hot tub landscaping, you can craft a beautiful outdoor oasis that will make you never want to leave.

From incorporating smart landscaping techniques and thoughtful lighting arrangements to selecting décor pieces and functional greenery, there are endless possibilities for designing an unforgettable retreat within your own garden.

Our hot tub professionals have years of experience creating unique hot tub landscapes that embody comfort, serenity, and a luxurious spa-like atmosphere. Our team of engineers are all BISHTA-certified and trained professionals with years of experience.

Contact us today to get started on your dream hot tub landscaping project!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I hide my hot tub in my garden?

There are many ways to hide your hot tub, such as using fencing or planting tall trees and shrubs. You can also use planter boxes filled with flowers or vines to create a natural screen.

What do you put near a hot tub?

You can add outdoor furniture, such as comfortable chairs or sun loungers to your hot tub area. Side tables provide convenience for drinks and snacks, while storage solutions offer a place to keep towels and other items nearby.

What can I build over my hot tub?

A pergola or gazebo is a great way to add shelter and shade over your hot tub. You can also use retractable umbrellas or awnings for added protection from the elements, or invest in stunning glass pool enclosures to upgrade the look and feel of your hot tub landscape.