If you are curious if your new hot tub can be installed indoors, you will be pleased to know it is possible! However, the process can be slightly more complicated and require a bit of strategic thinking and planning. Despite the few challenges, there is the added bonus of increased privacy, ability to use year round, and enjoyment in a climate controlled area. If you are considering installing your hot tub indoors, first review these following points to ensure a smooth installation.
Many people have been in the unfortunate situation of trying to move a large piece of furniture, like a couch or table, into a new space. It does not matter how many cushions and table legs you remove, sometimes it just won’t fit. Making sure your hot tub can smoothly transfer into your home can be an even larger challenge. Especially because you cannot easily deconstruct a hot tub! Aside from worrying hot to get your hot tub into your home, you will want to make sure there is plenty of room to move around once it is installed. You need to be able to move around your hot tub freely for use and cleaning. It is also recommended you have some space available to put any necessary furniture.
This one you may not have even considered until you actually install your hot tub, but ventilation needs to be a major consideration. Since your hot tub will be giving off warm water and moist air, adequate ventilation is required to keep the area clean and healthy. Your ventilation fans must be resistant to rust and not be very noisy, otherwise, you risk making your hot tub not a very relaxing place. One great option is to seek out an HVAC specialist to confirm your ventilation system will be able to prevent mildew, mold, and excessive humidity in your hot tub room.
While you may not plan on splashing or allowing too much water to leave your hot tub, drainage is going to be very important for your indoor hot tub. Splashes, drips, and sloshes are inevitable so try to have a floor drain installed to decrease both your worry and water pooling in the corner of your home. This will also make cleaning significantly easier.
Source Of Water
One thing many people often forget about when planning for their indoor hot tub is a water source. Most hot tubs do cycle water through the self-contained plumbing system, so it will be infrequent you need to use this source of water. However, you definitely will need it for the first use and whenever you need to top up the hot tub every once in a while. Carrying buckets of water from your bathroom or kitchen sink is probably not the most efficient way to fill up your tub. So having a nearby faucet and attachable hose in the room allows you to easily fill your tub and maintain a good water level.
Having a hot tub inside means you will have to deal with splashes and potentially even puddles of water. This means making a wise decision on flooring is very important, especially because some materials cannot handle moisture. Carpet and wood can be terrible for rooms with hot tubs. Carpet can easily grow moldy and wet wood can cause many problems. Also, consider how slippery your surface will be when wet. Seek out a flooring material that can both provide traction and allow water to be easily drained.
About the Author
Scott Bland has been in the leisure industry for nearly 20 years. As a sales manager in the leisure industry he knows hot tubs inside and out. Right now he works sales while writing about consumer goods on the side. If you want to contact him, you can do so at his LinkedIn.