Tips for the base of the hot tub

Tips for the base of the hot tub

Before buying a wooden hot tub, it is recommended to prepare the foundation on which it will be installed in advance. A firm and flat base not only has a positive effect on the longevity of the tub, but will also provide satisfaction and a sense of security during its use. In this article, we will introduce you to the factors that should be taken into account when choosing – where is the best place to install the hot tub…

Stability and evenness

Solid and flat are the two most important requirements for a tub base. The base must be strong enough to support a tub full of water and people, and it must be precisely leveled so that the water in the tub is level against the sides, not water higher on one side and lower on the other. This does not mean that preparing the base of the tub is therefore an expensive pleasure and that it must be made of such and such material… There are wide choices that ensure the same level of stability, while looking gorgeous in your yard or sauna area!

Ideas for base material

Some popular material choices for a hot tub base include gravel, pavers, tile, and wood decking. The choice really depends on the taste of the owner and there is no one specific “right” material to choose. As you can see, the tastes of our customers are also different and the basics are the most diverse!

Fiberglass wooden bathtub base
Wooden bathtub base
Construction of the tub base
Fiberglass bathtub base

It is worth thinking about air circulation

If possible, it is best to install the tub slightly raised from the ground, so that air can freely circulate under it and moisture can evaporate. This is recommended regardless of the installation environment – in a shaded area or in direct sunlight. In Latvia’s ever-changing and relatively humid climate, there is a risk that algae and mold will start to form under the finishing boards if the tub is in a constant position for a long time without air circulation under it… But – fortunately – for tubs with fiberglass linings (which we make) is easily preventable if it also happens and air circulation is not thought about that much. Therefore, it is not necessary to worry about this very much. This is just a suggestion.

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