How to Improve the Privacy of Your Outdoor Hot Tub
Whether you live in the suburbs with neighbours nearby or in a condo with your hot tub on your deck, privacy can be a problem. Let’s face it, it can be pretty difficult to enjoy your hot tub to the fullest if you don’t have the privacy you need.
Let’s examine some of the best ways you can bring privacy to you outdoor hot tub installation. We’re confident one of them will be right for you.
1. A Pergola
If you want to add instant charm to your back yard and increase your privacy, then a wooden pergola may be exactly what you’re looking for.
Frequently erected over hot tubs for both privacy and protection from the elements, a pergola typically consists of at least four posts supporting a crossbeam roof. Privacy can then be added in the form of lattice or evenly spaced horizontal or vertical wooden planks.
Additional coverage can be added by allowing ivy, clematis or other such climbing plants to grow up the lattice.
2. A Privacy Wall
If a pergola is too pricey or too much work, a wooden privacy wall can offer the coverage you need. Once the wooden frame is in place, just like the pergola, you can use lattice or horizontal or vertical slats as a screen. These too are great for climbing plants. You can choose greenery or a floral plant depending on the look you’re going for.
3. A Gazebo
If your budget won’t stretch to accommodate the purchase of lumber, a metal gazebo with side curtains can offer you customizable privacy at a much lower cost. Available at most home improvement stores, they’re relatively easy to erect and remove.
If you’d rather let nature do the work for you, then a wall of trees will be just what the doctor ordered. Evergreens such as spruce, thuja and cypress can be grown closely together, making them an ideal choice as a screen. They also don’t lose their leaves, so it’s a privacy screen that will work for you year-round.
5. Potted Plants
If you don’t want to do any digging, you can achieve the same effect with potted plants. Shrubs such as boxwood look amazing when planted in large pots. And, because of their density and ability to spread quickly, they work really well as a screen. Bamboo or tall ornamental grasses also work well.
If you want a plant that blooms, andromeda or bougainvillea will offer both a lot of colour and coverage.
Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Backyard Living of Surrey
Whether you’re looking for new or used hot tubs for sale, you can find them at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Backyard Living of Surrey. We sell only the highest quality products, including Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs and Sabre gas grills. Drop in at any of our three British Columbia showrooms to check out all we have to offer. One of our experts would be happy to answer any questions you might have.