Can you put a swim spa on a deck?

Can You Put a Swim Spa on a Deck?

Today, many people are choosing to purchase swim spas instead of swimming pools because of their small sizes and their exercise capabilities.  Swim spas are small enough to fit in tiny yards and are low maintenance, easy to install, and can be used every day of the year. Many potential buyers are curious as to whether you can put a swim spa on a deck. You can and there are a number of other great installation options as well. Keep reading below to learn more about what some of the most popular swim spa installation styles are.

Raised Deck

One option for installing a swim spa is building a deck around it.  When choosing to build a deck, the homeowner can get the same feeling as having an inground swimming pool.  The deck can be built completely around the installed swim spa and the decking can be beneficial, especially when using the swim spa for leisure activities.  The deck can bring a vibrant outdoor living feeling to the swim spa and make it extra fun for entertaining and relaxing.

Make sure that if you choose to build a deck, specifically a raised deck, that you make sure that you leave enough room to get to the swim spa in case you need to do any type of work on it.  There should be at least three feet of clearance around the swim spa in case it needs to have any type of service on it, leaving room for the technician to get to the swim spa easily.

Another option is to have a removable deck.  With a removable deck, the panels can be removed in the front of the swim spa and the back of the swim spa.  This removable deck allows easy access and entry to the swim spa in case maintenance work is necessary.  A removable deck helps to keep complications at a minimal and helps to keep your deck safe and looking nice in the case of a problem with the swim spa. 

Deck Edge

One exciting type of installation which can help you to build a deck that will fit your entertainment needs is installing your swim spa beside your deck.  With this type of installation, you put a concrete pad next to your deck that the swim spa can sit level on.  This gives you the option to use an existing deck or to build on to your existing deck to give you more room with more options and not have to re-do your exisiting deck in order to make it strong enough to hold a swim spa.

Concrete Pad

You can easily install your swim spa without extra building or without having to change the look of your yard.  This method allows you to just pour a leveled concrete pad and to set up your swim spa on the pad.  This can help to change the feel of your backyard without the hassle of building extra decks or added extra costs.  This installation can look amazing and can liven up your backyard with an amazing view. 

It is always recommend, especially with deck installation to seek the services of a professional contractor to ensure that your swim spa will be properly supported.

Now that you know that you can put a swim spa on a deck, download a buyer’s guide to learn more about their features and benefits.