Ground Level Hot Tub

5 Jan 2006
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Following on from one of my previous posts regarding my garden project, one idea I've been toying with is a sunken hot tub.

The above image shows my garden in its current state. Beneath the trees, I'm considering putting a decked area sheltered section towards the back corner enclosing a hot tub.

Something similar to what has been done in this post...


In order to maximise the space in the garden, I thought that it may be possible to sink the hot tub into the ground, slightly below the potential decking level, with a decking "lid" covering the hot tub during the winter months - allowing full use of the decking.

This may be a really, really stupid idea but can anyone see any potential problems with this idea?

Thanks in advance.
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I have seen them done with only a small section(maybe a foot) protrudung through the deck. The points that spring to mind immediately are access and egress to the tub. Not everybody will be able to bend their knees stepping down and stay upright.

Siting of the pump unit(its level in relation to the tub level) to allow air to be bled out of the circuit. General access in case of problems and air circulation below the deck so nothing goes mouldy etc. Apart from that i'd just go for it! :)

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