best pergola hot tub ideas

Best pergola ideas: Inspiration from hot tub owners

Pergolas have long been used as a way to define an outdoor space. Often featuring columns and an open roof, these structures provide a sense of privacy while allowing you to enjoy the benefits of being outside. They can provide an inviting and stylish atmosphere for outdoor dining areas, lounge spaces, and other amenities such as hot tubs. Indeed, many hot tub owners find that a pergola is the perfect combination of practicality and style. 

But with so many options, from structure style to materials, you might feel overwhelmed trying to pick the best pergola design for your hot tub installation. 

These photos shared by Master Spas hot tub owners provide the perfect inspiration for your project so you can create a personal backyard sanctuary.

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Putting your hot tub under a pergola

From privacy and protection to stylistic versatility, discover how these elegant structures not only redefine your hot tub experience but also add a touch of sophistication to your outdoor retreat. 


When relaxing in your hot tub, privacy is paramount. A well-designed pergola can shield you from nosy neighbors eyes and create a more intimate atmosphere. If you want to enhance the privacy, consider adding climbing plants or vines on the pergola structure.

Protection from the elements

Master Spas hot tubs are designed to be used year-round, in any climate. But even still, there are times when the weather conditions are less than inviting. A pergola can provide much-needed protection, acting as a shelter from rain, snow, or wind. You’ll be able to get in those relaxing soaks —  regardless of the forecast. 

Some pergola designs provide additional protection from the elements. If you want a more enclosed feeling, look at options with a full roof or retractable side walls.

Designs to complement your space

Whether your outdoor space embraces a rustic, modern, or eclectic design, there is a pergola style to meet your needs. You can choose from various materials such as wood, metal, or vinyl, and personalize your pergola with paint, stain, or decorative elements like lattice panels or trellises.

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Best pergola ideas for hot tubs

Integrating a pergola into your backyard design alongside a Master Spas hot tub is an elegant and practical choice. It enhances the privacy, ambiance, and ability to enjoy your hot tub year-round.

But as these backyards with Master Spas hot tubs demonstrate, a pergola can be just the start to creating your dream backyard. 

These backyard photos can inspire and guide you as you begin your own hot tub-pergola project.

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White pergola

This classic pergola design, in a white treated wood, brightens up an already lush backyard. The open lattice design of the roof allows the homeowners to soak up the sun as they relax in the contoured hot tubs seats. 

The homeowners charge a large pergola for the space, allowing for a living area adjacent to the hot tub. An outdoor rug adds a pop of color — and the practicality of a place to dry off feet. 

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Portable gazebo

Pergolas often become a permanent structure in your backyard. If you are unsure whether you will love a pergola over your hot tub, a portable gazebo can be a way to test the waters.

This backyard features a Master Spas hot tub underneath the gazebo, which has a full roof. The gazebo also has side wall panels that can be tied back so the homeowners can enjoy the views of the backyard from the hot tub. On windy or cold days, they can release the walls and soak completely protected from the elements.

This backyard also features a beautiful paver walkway and patio, as well as rock landscaping. Rock garden beds are often easier to maintain — affording the homeowners more time to enjoy the benefits of hot tub therapy.

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Rustic wood pergola

This backyard mixes modern and classic with this beautifully designed pergola and modern composite decking. The pergola is made of treated wood and stained in a warm brown that’s just the right shade — not too light nor too dark. It provides a striking contrast to the gray decking, which is perfect for hot tub installations. Composite decking doesn’t splinter and it’s waterproof.

The pergola is installed adjacent to the house, nearly creating a covered patio. The backyard also features comfortable outdoor seating and a drink table that slides right next to the hot tub. The homeowners can easily have a cup of coffee during their morning soaks or their favorite cold beverage to unwind in the evening.

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Contemporary pergola design

When you think of a pergola, the first image that comes to mind might be the traditional wood structure —almost rustic in style.

But the backyard of this Master Spas owner shows that pergolas come in a variety of styles and designs. 

This pergola features slim wooden columns in dark wood and a roof that looks like corrugated metal. While it has an open air, nearly minimalistic look, it beautifully covers the hot tub and concrete foundation for the spa. There’s also room for a small dining set, where you can cool down or dry off after a hot soak. 

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Modern pergola for privacy and upscale backyard living

Step into a backyard sanctuary where modern design meets ultimate comfort. The centerpiece of this outdoor haven is the modern pergola, installed over a Master Spas hot tub. The design features slim wood columns, horizontal slats, and a full flat roof with a gorgeous warm wood ceiling.

But what truly sets this pergola apart is the homeowner’s thoughtful customization. A composite deck seamlessly integrates with the pergola, providing a solid foundation for the outdoor retreat. A built-in bench adds a touch of functionality and comfort.

But the design of the pergola is more than just the aesthetic appeal. There are also practical features, such as built-in storage. The homeowner can easily store all of his hot tub chemicals and other accessories for enjoying the spa. 

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Free-standing pergola enclosure

Step into a backyard retreat that seamlessly marries style with privacy – a true haven for relaxation and escape. This space boasts a free-standing pergola enclosure, a unique design that transforms your outdoor area into a private sanctuary.

Patio-style doors, installed for both functionality and aesthetics, open and close with ease on sliders. A full roof extends over the entire structure, ensuring that the hot tub is protected from the elements. Rain or shine, this free-standing pergola enclosure offers a weather-proof retreat.

Tucked away in a secluded corner of the backyard, the structure enhances the sense of privacy. It feels like a secret hideaway, inviting you to unwind and escape the outside world. The dedicated pad beneath the pergola enclosure, matching in color, becomes an integral part of the design, seamlessly blending with the structure and creating a cohesive visual experience.

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Are you ready to invest in your well-being and backyard? Master Spas hot tubs can be enjoyed this year and many years to come. You can click here to learn more about the benefits of hydrotherapy. Or, contact your local Master Spas retailer to learn more about hot tub ownership. Wondering how much a Master Spas hot tub costs? You can request a quote here.