You’ve made the decision to invest in a Strong Spas hot tub, which we think is very wise. You’ve picked the right spa for you and your lifestyle, whether it’s from our Elements, Premium, Summit, or Durasport series.
Now comes the next step: Incorporating your spa into your home and landscaping and creating a back yard getaway, or a back yard retreat, however you want to look at it. Whatever your viewpoint, rest assured that a spa enriches back yard living for homeowners like you.
Enhance your “homescape” with a Strong Spas hot tub
First things first. A Strong Spas hot tub can be an enhancing element of sophistication to your landscape design that can increase the value of your home.
A study by noted Virginia Tech Horticulturist Alex X. Niemiera found that home landscapes with an “appealing” design can significantly increase the perceived home value and can differentiate a home in a subdivision where house styles are similar.
You have a centerpiece with your Strong Spas hot tub. Now you are ready to take the next step.
Important considerations in adding a spa to your home
Some things to consider when you’re planning your back yard spa getaway:
- Do you envision your spa as the feature of a smaller, intimate setting, or do you plan on hosting get togethers?
- Do you want more of a natural setting with plants or a privacy structure, like a gazebo or even a pergola?
- Do you want your spa out in the open or more enclosed?
- If you don’t already have a patio or deck, which would you prefer? And would it be more of an in ground look or would you incorporate steps up to your spa?
- Other options include wood or stone as features or surrounds to accentuate your spa’s charm.
Incorporating into the backyard or creating a personalized environment
It often depends on where you live and how you want to use your Strong Spas hot tub in deciding whether to leave it out in the open or enclose it. Enclosures such as a pergola or a gazebo are perfect for protection from the elements, whether it’s sun or rain.
When it comes to landscaping, before setting your hot tub check out the various views. Pick different spots and see if you have a preference of a view or background surroundings while considering what’s around your future hot tub. For example, are there mature trees that offer shade, but also may drop leaves? That can play a role in your spa placement.
Do you want your hot tub to blend into the surrounding environment? Or would you prefer to create an inviting environment and personalize your hot tub experience?
If you’re looking for easy ways to provide privacy, a trellis may be an option. If you go that route, many people like climbing plants to accent the trellis. If that’s the case, be sure to research plants to find the best ones for where you live, and if they’re a good fit for your intended purpose. After all, you don’t want to pick a climbing plant that will turn your space into a jungle if that’s not what you’re after.
Other considerations for adding a spa to your back yard include if you need something that is handicap accessible, or may need to be depending on whom you expect to enjoy your spa experience with you.
The best part of all this thinking and planning is knowing the end result isn’t far off. You’ll soon be relaxing and recharging in your Strong Spas hot tub in the perfect environment. And best of all, you have made an investment that pays off personally, physically, and financially.