One of the best things about an indoor hot tub enclosure is the ability to soak in the water while it’s snowing out. Few things are as relaxing as watching the snow fall while soaking in a spa or Jacuzzi. Hot tub privacy enclosures can ensure that you can always have privacy in your backyard, especially when you’re in a bathing suit and your neighbor is wearing a winter coat. There’s nothing quite like having your own personal spa for every day of the year.

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The Hot Tub Enclosure

Wooden deck designs are perfect
Try a wooden enclosure for a rustic view. Source: Pergola

A hot tub can provide many different health benefits, especially to those with joint issues. But what can you do when you want to soak in the tub but the weather won’t allow? Just add some walls. There are many different hot tub shelter plans that you can make for your home, it really comes down to personal choice. Here are just some of the options you have:

  • Indoor enclosure
  • Pergola
  • Privacy screen
  • Open glass roof
  • Sun shade top
  • Solarium
  • Wishing well design
  • Private fence
  • Deck/porch
  • Beachside retreat
  • Rustic look
  • Country
  • Temporary
  • Mediterranean
  • Grotto Style

Maintenance Is Key

Regardless of which design you use, the real challenge is making sure that the enclosure allows for enough room to be maintained. Regular maintenance is necessary for hot tub health, and you certainly don’t want any issues there. So be sure to include room.

Tented Enclosure

Why break the bank? Go minimal
A cheaper soluition for a spa. Source: Pixal

This is great for when the weather allows for a day in the tub, aside from that pesky rain or snow. As the name implies, this hot tub enclosure shields you from anything coming down on your head, while relying on the heat of the tub to keep you warm. Generally these are ideal for climates that don't experience extreme cold. Furthermore they tend to be cheap hot tub enclosures comparatively speaking. You can choose from the following materials:

  • Cloth
  • Vinyl
  • Silk
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Carbon fiber
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum

Custom Specialty Enclosure

There are many different options
It's like living in the future! Source: Simply Best

The custom-built enclosure is the most impressively encompassing, if most expensive, feature. You can have spa dome enclosures tailored exactly to your specifications. Picture a glass dome around your hot tub and that’s the general idea. These completely insulated units allow for you to enjoy your hot tub even in the middle of a blizzard.

Year-Round Hot Tub Enclosure

Here’s what you’ve really been waiting for. A year round hot tub enclosure allows you to enjoy the tuib any time of the year day or night. These are also available in a series of designs including the custom builds as described above. Here’s a look at just some of the examples:

  • Gazebo
  • Spa Dome
  • Portable hot tub enclosures
  • FLEX fences
  • Automated hot tub cover line
  • Sunroom enclosure
  • Louver system

Hot Tub Roof

Rustic can always work
Oldies but goodies for hot tub enclosures. Source: Home Roof

Much like the tented unit, this feature focuses more on keeping the weather off your head while relying on the heat of the pool to keep you warm and toasty. It’s one of the cheap hot tub enclosures but still quite functional. And again, these can be constructed out of nearly any material, so you have a lot of options. This is one of the hot tub enclosures DIYers love best.

Plumbing is key

No matter what unit, model, or design you go with, having the right plumbers on hand is integral to keeping the system functional. So be sure to have all the piping installed correctly. This is critical in making sure there are no leaks or water damage to your property.

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