One of the keys to fully enjoying your hot tub is privacy. Unless you live in the country or have a huge yard, you’ll likely need to take some extra steps. Ensure you aren’t trying to relax in your spa with neighbors just a few feet away.
The experts at our hot tub store can help to ensure your privacy, but also enhance your outdoor hot tub space as well.
1. Wooden Pergola
While there are many ways to create privacy screens, a pergola is one of the classiest and most attractive ways to erect a barrier.
There’s no one way to build a wooden pergola although, traditionally, they consist of at least four posts supporting a crossbeam roof. While that in itself isn’t going to offer you much extra coverage, lattice privacy screens can be added on one, two or three sides. To up the privacy even more, try planting vines to grow up the lattice.
2. Metal Gazebo
If you’re not a fan of DIY and you don’t have the budget to hire a contractor, a metal gazebo complete with side curtains can offer the coverage you’re needing at a fraction of the cost.
They’re easy to erect and could be taken with you if you were to move to a new home.
3. Privacy Wall
If you don’t want to give up on your dreams of wood, but can’t afford to build a pergola, a wooden privacy wall can do the trick. Once the wooden frame is made, you can use horizontal or vertical slats for your screen. Be sure they’re evenly spaced and close enough to offer privacy while still showing light to filter through. Lattice can be used in place of slats as well.
If you wish, you can plant ivy or a climbing floral plant such as clematis or wisteria for added privacy. Not only does it give you additional coverage, it’s beautiful to look at and will give your space a pop of color.
If you’re not keen on building or purchasing a metal structure, not to worry. Plants can come to the rescue. Not only is well-placed vegetation a cost-effective way to achieve privacy for your hot tub, it adds a lushness to your outdoor living space.
Planting a wall of trees is a natural way to deal with your privacy problem. Evergreens such as spruce, thuja and cypress make the best screens because they can grow closely together.
If you prefer shrubs, try boxwood for its thick firm barrier. Other options include bamboo or even tall ornamental grasses.
Our experts at Champagne Spas always have creative suggestions for enhancing your outdoor hot tub privacy. As the provider of the best hot tubs in San Diego, our experts are well-equipped to help you with all of your spa-related needs. Drop in at our showroom to shop for a new spa or to stock up on hot tub parts and chemicals.