Planning for Your Hot Tub Installation

Hot Tub Ideas

Every Master Spas hot tub is completely self-contained, making it quick and easy to install. All that's required is a solid, level surface that can handle the weight of the spa (when filled with water), GFCI electrical hook-up completed by a licensed electrician, and a garden hose to fill it up. In less than a day, you will be enjoying the warm, swirling water of your own spa.

If your hot tub will be outdoors, there are unique landscaping ideas to provide privacy and accessibility to the spa year-round. Through the use of natural landscapes, fences, decks and patios, you can create a design that is both practical and aesthetic. If you’ve decided on an indoor installation there are options ranging from specialty hot tub enclosures and sunrooms to choosing a small hot tub that can be placed in an existing room. Need some ideas? Browse through the pictures of hot tubs below.

Hot Tub Installations


Should your hot tub be installed inside or out? Above ground or recessed? The choice is yours. Master Spas hot tubs are designed for year-round enjoyment indoors or outdoors, and can be installed above ground, partially recessed or fully recessed. When choosing the location for your hot tub, consider how it will be used and what location will make it the most accessible and enjoyable for you and your family.

Our Hot Tub Planning Guide is an excellent resource for hot tub ideas, as well as important considerations and answers to some of the most common installation questions, such as:

  • How can I make sure the hot tub will complement the landscaping and vice versa?
  • How will the view from inside the hot tub look? How will the view of the spa from inside the home appear?
  • Will there be exposure to sunlight and shading from trees? What about leaves and debris?
  • How much privacy do I want? Where can I place the spa to utilize existing privacy, or what hot tub landscaping could be added in order to increase privacy?
  • How easily can the hot tub be accessed from the house?
  • Will the spa be in close proximity to dressing rooms and bathrooms?
  • Where will I store accessories and spa chemicals?
  • What do I need to do to ensure my new hot tub abides by local building codes (if applicable) and/or association requirements?
  • How can I ensure easy access for routine maintenance or future repairs?
  • Is the location I have selected near a power source?

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Backyard Hot Tub Planning Guide