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Creating the ultimate hot tub set up in your back garden

There’s nothing quite like stepping into the soothing waters of an outdoor jacuzzi, and it’s even better if you can enjoy the therapeutic waters from the comfort of your own garden.

A hot tub can transform your garden into a resort-style spa, offering the perfect way to have your own staycation hot tub party at home with friends and family, or even just unwind after a busy day and soothe away the aches and pains. Here’s our top tips for transforming your garden into an outdoor oasis:


First things first, to create the ultimate back garden hot tub setup, ensure you have your desired hot tub. If you’re struggling to decide, there are many options out there depending on your preferred size and budget.

Inflatable hot tubs create a spa-like environment at the fraction of the cost of a more permanent option and these tubs are an ideal solution for those who don’t want a permanent setup all year round -  they’re also quite easy to install, allowing you to soak blissfully in no time at all!

There’s many companies who manufacture inflatable hot tubs, such as Lay Z Spa and Wave – and they come in an array of sizes shapes and designs (as well as price).

If you’re looking to splash the cash and want a permanent setup to wow your guests, then installed hot tubs, such as Jacuzzi, can be set up on a patio or even decked into your garden for the ultimate spa-like feeling – these can be also purchased with extras like built-in seating and different jet options.


Picking a spot

Once you’ve decided to purchase a new hot tub, you’ll need to think about its placement with both practicality and comfort in mind. You can pretty much place it on any flat surface in your garden including decking, patio, under a gazebo or even on your lawn. If you have an inflatable hot tub this can be moved at your desire, every time you need to re-fill it – but there are a few factors to consider when choosing the perfect spot for the tub.

Your comfort and privacy are key when choosing your location, so consider picking a spot where you’ll feel most comfortable (and maybe a spot close to the house so you can quickly run inside to get dry afterwards). Don’t worry if your garden is overlooked as a gazebo and privacy screen are a great addition to your setup and give you that added privacy.


Perfecting the set up:

The perfect party
A hot tub party is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, family celebration or even just an excuse to get your nearest and dearest together in your garden.



Getting decorations to enhance your surroundings isn’t essential but it will help get your party into full swing. You could even decide on a theme for the evening – whether it’s a  tiki vibe to transform your garden into a tropical destination or personalised banners to set the tone – and don’t forget the lighting especially if your party is carrying on into the night, as fairy lights and underwater disco lights are a much-needed practical addition.

A party wouldn’t be complete without a few cocktails, so if you’re feeling extra, why not finish your ultimate garden set up with an outdoor bar to serve the tipples? You can even accessorise the hot tub with drink holders, or a hot tub surround, so you don’t have to leave the bubbles to grab a drink or two.




At home spa-day

There’s nothing quite like coming home after a long week and having some much-needed self-care in a jacuzzi. A little pampering goes a long way at the best of times, and with your own hot tub there’s nothing stopping you from creating that zen spa day atmosphere, without having to leave home.

When it comes to creating the ultimate spa experience it’s all about setting the scene and adding some simple elements like music and aromatherapy to create a truly mind-blowing spa environment that will leave your friends or partner refreshed and relaxed. To get the full spa experience why not invest in some inflatable head rests for pure relaxation and even a floating spa bar for all of your snack and fizz needs. Don’t forget practical items such as a towel hook to make getting out of the hot tub that little easier (if you can ever leave!).  



If you’ve hosted your own staycation hot tub party or relaxed at your at-home spa, show us your set ups by tagging us in your posts and using the hashtag #KeepmoatHomes.

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