So you want a new hot tub. Where are you going to put it?

Indoors or Outdoors, it doesn’t matter. Coleman Backyards can install your new HotSpring Spa just about anywhere. Because placement is so essential for the optimal at-home spa experience, consider how you will be using your hot tub before installation begins. For instance, will you be mostly using it for  nightly soaks, for physical therapy, for socializing, for exercise?


If your main goal is hosting family and friends, you’ll want a large hot tub. And for that, you’ll want a nice, open area outside with plenty of room around the hot tub. This way, you can place optional seating and chairs for guests who aren’t hot tubbing, so they can still participate in the conversations.


Many people experience fantastic health benefits from physical fitness routines and water exercises. While some of water exercises can be done in a hot tub, a swim spa is really the best environment. Swim spas tend to be larger, so make sure you plan accordingly. ONce you begin your water exercise routine, you’ll be thankful for the extra space.

Therapy & Relaxation

If your goal is relaxation and quiet, seek a more secluded location for placement of your hot tub. Most find the corner of the backyard, under a patio cover, or near some trees and shrubs often provides more privacy. If you don’t have a spot that affords privacy, consider building a fence, adding landscaping, or investing in an automated cover with privacy screens.

Other things to consider

In addition to location, keep in mind the four seasons. If your hot tub in an area where you’ll be fighting leaves in the fall? Do you want it under a cover so you can comfortably use it when those April showers arrive? What about those hot, sunny days Texas so common to Texas weather? A pergola, umbrella or similar structure can provide shade so you can enjoy in all year long. If you think you’ll be using your hot tub frequently when the temperatures dip, you might want to place it near your back door for convenience – and a shorter walk after leaving the warm water!

Do you have a view? Take advantage of it!

And last but not least, nothing is better than soaking up the scenery while relaxing under the stars. With the perfect hot tub location, it’s pure bliss. Placing your hot tub under a solid, permanent cover can expand the times your able to use it, but restrict this pleasure. Be sure to carefully consider what your actual use will be like.

Our expert team will handle all the building codes and electrical work which means you’ll be stress-free and safe. When you choose Coleman Backyard installation, you don’t have to lift a finger until it’s time to power up the jets. Happy Soaking!


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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