An in-ground hot tub is not often an option for most homeowners, since they can be cost-prohibitive and the structure cannot be moved once installed. To capitalize on the benefits of having the top of the hot tub on the level of the ground, many homeowners choose to build a hot tub deck. A hot tub deck can really create a true oasis just outside your door. When it comes to the designs, there are several different designs of hot tub decks that homeowner can consider. For instance, consider vertical space as well as horizontal when designing a deck and hot tub area. Rather than simply building out, build up. Incorporate a pergola into the deck design to add privacy as well as architectural definition. Pergolas can be ornate or streamlined and simple. Because pergolas have open tops and sides, they allow for free-flowing air while still providing a bit of shade.
For added sun protection, encourage climbing vines to grow up and around your pergola; ivy or flowering clematis make attractive choices. These just one example of hot tub deck designs. After all, a hot tub deck must be able to support the weight of a hot tub, which is a considerably large load. The hot tub deck must therefore be carefully constructed and supported properly by blocks and beams secured in the ground.