A hot tub enclosure is a fun idea for your home gazebo. Think about it: a nice intimate area with a hot tub and some good company. It’ll make for a great Valentine’s Day date. Or when it’s cold outside. a nice way to warm up with the family. And after a very hectic day at work. just pop in the jacuzzi and you’ll instantly forget the very busy day you just had. They’re not only recreational but at times, a requirement for your health. But should you go for a portable tub or one that’s in-ground? Now that’s the question!
How will you know which type of hot tub to choose for your enclosure? Well, only you can find that out for yourself. But below are the pros of each type. See if any of them fits your needs. If one type fits your criteria better than the other, then you have your answer!
Pros for Portable Hot Tubs
1- It’s More Intimate
When you’ve got a whole other structure inside what is already your backyard structure, you have to admit, it does add to the intimacy. More often than not, portable hot tubs are almost as tall as children. It’s part of what makes them a go-to recreational feature. And when it comes to hot tub enclosures, the more intimate they are, the better. A portable hot tub allows another structure to obstruct the views of outsiders looking into your home gazebo. When they try to peek in, more often than not, all they’ll see is this big tub and mostly nothing else!
2- It’s Easier to Fix
Since most of the structure of a portable hot tub is above-ground, you can easily fix it when it’s broken. Is a knob not working fine? The bubbles aren’t as bubbly as before? The water isn’t as warm as it used to be? All of what may make these problems and more can be easily checked out in a portable hot tub. A quick examination of the feature and you might find the root of the problem in no time. And, if you’re lucky, you may be able to fix it yourself, not needing the help of a plumber anymore.
3- It’s Less Prone to Accidents
Since the portable hot tub acts as a container of water of sorts, there are fewer chances of spillage. This leads to a nice dry and warm floor. And a dry floor substantially lessens the risk of accidents happening in your hot tub enclosures. Similarly to your bathroom, your home gazebo with a hot tub might be a hazardous area since it’s usually wet. If you’re prone to running or walking fast, a wet floor can lead to an awful spill. This spill will ultimately lead to an injury, thereby stopping you from enjoying your backyard feature any longer. Doesn’t sound fun, does it?
4- It’s (Relatively) Warmer
Now, this isn’t to say that in-ground hot tubs aren’t warm. But when you can see all the featured of a portable hot tub, you can better control the water’s temperature. The thermometer is a corner away to where you probably sit and relax in the jacuzzi. And furthermore, A portable above-ground hot tub almost encases you in another structure-like manner. Just like how it can increase the privacy and intimacy of the space, a portable structure keeps you warmer by simply encasing you again, this time, it’s filled with warm and bubbly water. It’s sort of like wearing two layers of clothing.
Pros for In-Ground Hot Tubs
1- It’s Easier to Get To
Do you know the best part about in-ground hot tubs? They’re easier to get to. When you go to your hot tub enclosures, you won’t need to climb up ladders or stairs to get inside the tub. The dipping pool is just right there. You just descend, slowly but surely, and let the warm bubbly water work its magic on you. This type of pool works best for those recovering from injuries. At least, with in-ground hot tubs, no one has to risk hurting him/herself when going into the jacuzzi. It’s that easy and simple, which is probably why many people go for it.
2- It’s Easier to Hide
Imagine this predicament: you’re going to host a soiree in your backyard and you want to welcome guests into your home gazebo. But you don’t want them to see the hot tub and suddenly get them to ask you if they could have a dip. What do you do? You cover the hot tub up, preferably with a flat surface, cover that up with a rug for good measure, and presto: you have extra space for your party. This wouldn’t necessarily work with a portable hot tub. But with an in-ground jacuzzi? It will be easy peasy! Your party can now go on smoothly!
3- It’s Easier to Fill with Water
More often than not, hot tubs are just like any other swimming pool. You’ll have to fill it up with water yourself. It’s not as if it’s a magical contraption that fills itself with water. You’ll need to drag the hose all the way to your hot tub enclosure and wait until it’s all filled up. It’s even worse when the hose is broken. You’ll ahve to fill in buckets of water and transport each one from the faucet to the hot tub. Now, for both situations, an in-ground hot tub makes the job a whole lot easier.
4- It Can Fit More People
While a portable hot tub might be more intimate, it’s not necessarily the best type for a hot tub party. And if you’re the type the throw such, it’s best to get an in-ground hot tub instead. With all the maximized space, you can fit in more people inside your hot tub enclosure. And since the jacuzzi is underground, more people can fit into it too. Just as long as it’s just their feet that’s inside the tub. Sneaking in too many bodies inside a hot tub might prove to be a fire hazard rather than a recreational feature all of you can enjoy!
Now that you’ve read all the pros of both a portable and an in-ground hot tub, have you figured out what’s best for you? If you have, go on and have a blast in your hot tub enclosures!