If you are short on space in your garden, working out whether you have enough room for a hot tub or not might be becoming a chore. Here’s everything you need to consider when sizing one up, and some alternatives if space just isn’t on your side.  

Space considerations for your hot tub?

If you’re considering getting a hot tub for your small garden, then here is a list of the things you need to consider before buying one. 

Delivery – If access to your garden is limited, you might need to hire a crane in order to get your hot tub in situ. This in itself is not a problem, but it will need to be factored into your delivery plans and timeline.

Size – Hot tubs come in all shapes and sizes, so if size is something on your mind, you might want to look at compact 1, 2 or 3 seater models.

Drainage – You will need to drain your hot tub every three to four months so having adequate space and facilities for drainage is an absolute must.

Electricity – Your hot tub will need to be connected to an electric supply, so again this will need to be factored in when you are planning where to house your hot tub in your garden.

What is the minimum space needed for a hot tub?

You will need around 2 feet to 3 feet to spare at the entry point of your hot tub to ensure that you can enter and exit safely, and that you have enough room for drainage, too. While it might be tempting to go as big as you physically can, you don’t want to set yourself up for discomfort in the long run.

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What is a good hot tub alternative?

If you simply don’t have the room for a hot tub, then there are some portable hot tubs on the market that will make a very enjoyable alternative. The Lazy Spa models always prove to be popular, and you can look at getting one that is far more versatile than a standing hot tub. 

If size is on your mind, make sure you measure and measure again to make sure that your hot tub is going to work well in your space, and that you get to have bubbles with a good view, too.

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Additional considerations

There are also a few other things related to aesthetics and experience to consider such as making sure your hot tub has the right level of privacy when it is installed, along with ensuring that you’re not exposed to wind or the elements when you’re sitting enjoying your hot tub. Having the right kind of hot tub enclosure can make all the difference, so plan this into your install and ensure you have the right kind of space.