Having a gazebo in your backyard not only offers you a peaceful retreat surrounded by nature, it lets you enjoy your relaxing hot tub even more by creating a private, romantic atmosphere. In fact, a lot of people buy gazebos solely to house their hot tubs and spas.
Available styles of hot tub gazebos
Hot tub gazebos come in a wide variety of styles. If you enjoy a moderate or temperate type of climate round the year, you can go for a traditional, open air hot tub gazebo. Being an open structure, this type of gazebo lets you enjoy the beauty of nature as you relax in the tub.
An open air hot tub gazebo may also have lattice design on the sides where vines can be grown to offer shade and privacy. To keep mosquitoes and other insects away from your pool area, you can surround your gazebo with an insect screen.
However, if you live in a colder climate, make sure you choose an enclosed gazebo so you can enjoy your hot tub year round. These hot tub gazebos are completely enclosed units with smoked windows and door. Generally, these gazebos also have enough space inside for a few chairs or stools.
Protecting your hot tub against outdoor elements
It’s very important that your hot tub area is kept clean. That’s a major reason why enclosed hot tub gazebos are extremely popular. These gazebos have smoked plexiglass windows and doors to keep out insects, dirt, rain and snow out of the hot tub area.
Some hot tub gazebos also have Japanese style Shoji windows which let the gazebo to be totally closed with sliding privacy side panels. The advantage of having large gazebo windows is that they allow you to enjoy the beauty of nature while maintaining your privacy.
Hot tub gazebo construction
Hot tub gazebos are generally made of naturally weather-resistant and durable cedar or redwood. Sometimes, these gazebos are also be made from pressure-treated wood. If you are building your own gazebo, make sure you coat the wood once a year with a top quality water and mildew-resistant stain or sealer to prolong its durability.
However, if you are using cedar, you won’t need to apply any water-proof stain as cedar contains natural oils that protect it against rot, decay and insect damage.
Hot tub gazebo roofs
Hot tub gazebos are available with wooden shingled roof, metal roof or clear acrylic dome roof. Many hot tub gazebo owners prefer the wooden roof as it complements the overall appearance of their wooden gazebo.
Hot tub gazebos with clear dome roofs let you enjoy the unmatched beauty of the star-studded night sky as you relax in your tub. These roofs are strong, durable and are often UV-resistant to protect you against the harmful rays of the sun during the day.