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Your Guide to Picking the Best Spot for Your Hot Tub in Calgary.

Location is an important factor to consider when designing your home and yard. It’s not just about choosing an excellent real estate investment but also about making sure that each room is in the right spot and that the layout of the home is comfortable and inviting.

When it comes to adding a hot tub, you need to think carefully about where it should go and how it will fit into the overall design of your home and garden. Taking the time to get the location right will ensure that your hot tub is not only practical but also a source of relaxation and enjoyment. Here are considerations to help you find the best spot:

Delivery Access

When ordering a hot tub for delivery, it is essential to map out the route from where it will be delivered to its permanent location. Make sure there is enough clearance for the hot tub to fit through. Hot tubs are delivered on their side, so in most cases we will require a continuous 40” of width and 100” of height clear from the spot that our trailer will part, to the final location.

The dimensions of the hot tub can be found online or at the dealer. If there isn’t enough space to fit the hot tub in the desired spot, consider removing and replacing gates, railings, and fencing sections. If needed, we might need to have a crane deliver the hot tub for you. The crane will be at an additional cost, but your dealer will organize the logistics for you to make things easy.


When selecting a spot to place your spa, it is essential to consider what will happen to the water that drains out. You need to make sure that you can drain the spa at least twice a year and that any overflow is properly directed away from your home.

If you plan to place the spa indoors or on a deck or gazebo, make sure to use an oil-based sealant to protect against mildew and rot. Additionally, be sure to install a drain nearby if there is not one already in place.


When selecting a location for your hot tub, it’s essential to make sure that it is easy to access. You should consider the weather conditions you will have to face to reach the hot tub and the accessibility of any internal components that may need to be serviced. Make sure that the equipment access panel on the front of most spas is able to open completely so that you won’t have to move any heavy obstacles to reach the spa for maintenance.


You can install your hot tub in a variety of settings, both indoors and outdoors. Depending on the layout of your home and landscape, as well as your personal preferences, you can place it on a deck, patio, rooftop entertainment area, or even under a gazebo. The best spot for your hot tub is up to you.


The weight of a large home spa filled with water can be very significant. It’s recommended to select a spot for installation that will be able to support the heavy load. If you plan to install the hot tub indoors or on a deck, it is essential to check with a structural engineer to ensure the structure can handle the weight of the spa and its contents.


When deciding where to put your hot tub, think about how convenient it will be to access it. If it’s too far away, you may not use it as often. Also, consider the climate of where you live. If you want to use it year-round, we recommend that you place the spa near the home. Lastly, if you have small children, think about their safety and make sure the location is not accidentally accessible, such as abutting it to your deck.


If you are getting a hot tub, you should take the time to consider your needs and desires when selecting the perfect spot. Talk to a local hot tub dealer if you are unsure of any part of the process, as they have a lot of experience delivering and installing hot tubs. They can also come to your home for a delivery consultation so that you can avoid any last-minute issues and start using your hot tub as soon as possible.

For the best hot tubs in Calgary, turn to Backyard Canada. We specialize in products that get us into our yards every day of the year, including hot tubs by Clearwater Spas and Be Well Canada Spas, outdoor saunas by Dundalk Leisurecraft, firepits by Elementi and West Coast Fire Pits, and backyard offices by Drop Structures. Shop now!

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