The Ultimate Backyard Spa Retreat
Do you already have a hot tub and are looking to give your backyard an upgrade to enhance your hot tub experience? Or, perhaps you are interested in purchasing a new hot tub soon and are curious about the different ways you can incorporate it into your backyard. Whatever the reason, this guide will give you plenty of ideas to create your very own backyard spa retreat.
For many homeowners, getting a hot tub helps them feel as though they have somewhere relaxing to escape. Unfortunately, over time, taking a dip in the jacuzzi can lose its appeal if the surroundings aren’t also enjoyable. Simply placing your hot tub on a preexisting deck or patio and calling it a day is easy, sure, but does it truly help you unwind and relax? If you’re going to spend the money on a hot tub, why not put in a little extra effort to make it something you will continue to enjoy for years to come?
Deciding Where to Place the Hot Tub
The first thing you should do before purchasing your spa is to determine where you’re going to want it to sit. Do you want it in-ground or above ground? Do you want it near the house or tucked farther away in the corner of the yard? Is privacy an issue? If you don’t have a lot of privacy from your neighbors, you might want to think about where the hot tub would look best if you are going to need to build an enclosure around it.
If you are stumped and don’t know where to put your jacuzzi tub, your local spa and hot tub retailer can likely help. Not only do they have experiencing installing hot tubs in a variety of settings, but some of them even build custom enclosures and features to help give you your dream backyard retreat.
Add a Relaxing Water Feature
Have you ever been to a spa and noticed they have a water feature, or maybe two or three around the property? That’s because the sound of moving water is incredibly soothing for the mind. It is also one of the most effective methods for drowning out other more unpleasant sounds, like traffic or noisy neighbors.
Water features are relatively easy to install as well, and can easily be customized to suit your needs. You can achieve the soothing benefits from just a small fountain feature, or you can go for something more substantial and dramatic like a pound, or a waterfall.
Create a Private Retreat
Even if your yard is already private, it can be nice to create an enclosure around the hot tub for added privacy. If you don’t already have privacy from your neighbors, you will likely want to add something to block the view to help you feel as though you can truly relax.
Adding privacy around the hot tub can be as easy or as extravagant and involved as you want it to be. It could be as simple as building a privacy fence with some wood on one or two sides. Or, you could fill up the yard or area surrounding the jacuzzi with a variety of plants and shrubs to create a lush garden oasis. Some homeowners opt to build stone up around their spa to give it a more natural, hot spring type of feel. Whatever you choose to do, you will be happy to have the added privacy from neighbors or others in your home when you want a relaxing escape.
Create Ambiance with Outdoor Lighting and Candles
During the day, other features might seem more important, like landscaping and privacy, but when the sun goes down, it’s all about the mood lighting. When you’re trying to take a relaxing dip, the last thing you want is a bright back porch light or flood lighting shining in your eyes.
To create a more enjoyable and magical oasis, go for warmer string lights or lanterns strategically placed around the yard or hot tub. Candles, too, instantly give a space that spa-like feel and can also be beneficial at keeping unwanted insects away.
Add Comfy Outdoor Seating for a Relaxing Lounge Area
Just like a spa or resort, your outdoor retreat wouldn’t be complete without a cozy lounge. Adding comfy seating creates an inviting space for both you and your guests to enjoy. Maybe you want an outdoor escape to nap or read, or an inviting space to entertain guests while sipping on wine and cocktails. The sky is the limit, and it doesn’t take much to turn some basic outdoor furniture into a cushy lounge. A few pillows and cushions and even some throw blankets will do the trick.
Add a Fire Pit to Keep Warm
Though the days might be sunny and warm, it can still get chilly at night in the fall and winter months in Arizona. Instead of rushing back inside to warm up after getting out of the hot tub, why not curl up in front of an outdoor fire pit? If there is room, you can even have a larger, more permanent outdoor fireplace installed.
An outdoor fire is not just great for warmth, but it also helps create a relaxing mood with its flickering ambient lighting. Entertaining guests is always more enjoyable as well when you can all gather outside around the fire.
How Arizona Spa Technology Can Help
For over 35 years, Arizona Spa Technology has offered the highest quality spas and hot tubs in Phoenix. Our spas are hand-selected for their energy efficiency, high ratings, and versatility. We even offer certified pre-owned and reconditioned spas at a fraction of the cost of buying new.
We are passionate about bringing your outdoor spa retreat to life. For customized work and the most unique spas in Phoenix, AZ, contact the expert oasis builders at Arizona Spa Technology today!