Imagine getting into your swim spa for a workout or a good soak. Are you picturing yourself surrounded by a beautiful new deck? If you have a swim spa or are in the market for one, you might be weighing the pros and cons of installing a deck around it. Juniper is here to help. Let’s talk about some of the benefits and drawbacks to installing a deck around your swim spa.
Benefits of Installing a Deck Around a Swim Spa
First off, your swim spa will look great with a deck around it. Installing a deck around your swim spa is a great way to elevate the appearance of your backyard. It will cohesively integrate your swim spa with the rest of your outdoor space. This will make your yard the perfect oasis for relaxing and entertaining.
A deck also creates easy access to your swim spa. With a deck, it will be easier to get in and out of your aquatic space. If you have guests enjoying your swim spa, or ease of access would improve your enjoyment of the spa, a deck might be a very worthwhile investment.
Challenges to Installing a Deck Around a Swim Spa
You will, of course, need to consider the financial impact of adding a deck around your swim spa. The cost will depend on several factors, including the size, material, and installation of the deck. It’s up to you to decide whether a deck will work with your budget.
To alleviate cost, there are a few compromises you can consider. You might be able to put your swim spa next to an existing or planned deck to save on cost. If you already have a deck in your yard that is an appropriate height for access to your swim spa, you should easily be able to simply set up your new swim spa next to this deck. This way, you can enjoy some of the benefits of building a deck around the spa without the extra cost and process of building a new deck. Any modifications you make to your existing deck to accommodate your swim spa should be less costly than building a new one.
Modifications to Make Your Deck Work
Maybe you are revamping your whole outdoor space and have already been planning to build a deck. In this case, you can modify the plan to fit your swim spa in your new deck. However, take convenience into account. If you install a full deck around your swim spa, it could be more difficult to access maintenance areas, pumps, and other components of the swim spa that will be covered by the deck. Instead, leave enough space under the deck to access the swim spa for maintenance.
Something you can do to eliminate the inconvenience of accessing the equipment for maintenance is to install removable deck panels next to your swim spa. This way, you or your maintenance team won’t be crawling under the deck to access the interior components of your spa. You can simply move the panel out of the way and replace it once the maintenance is done.
Juniper Has the Swim Spa You Need
With or without a deck, your swim spa will be such a worthwhile addition to your lifestyle. At Juniper, we can help you find the perfect swim spa for you and help answer any questions you may have about installing a deck around your swim spa. While we don’t sell or install decks, our staff is very knowledgeable and can provide you with the information you need. Come by our Appleton location or give us a call at 920-739-9522 to see our selection of TidalFit® swim spas and to get help from our outstanding staff. See you soon!