This latest case study comes from Jon. He had recently purchased a brand new Hot Tub from The Combined Shipping Company and began wondering where in his garden he would stand his new spa.
After a little deliberation Jon decided he would install his hot tub in the middle of his decking, however there was a chance that the decking may not be suitable to hold the spa. Instead, Jon chose to cut out part of the decking and buy a suitable base to install in the newly formed hole in the decking and on which to stand his spa.
Read on to see what product Jon decided to use as his base:
Choosing The Base
Jon began researching online for a Hot Tub Base that he could install himself. He decided against using concrete or paving as both would be labour intensive and may be difficult for him to lay in such a specific area in the middle of his deck.
Jon then came across our website and our strong, easy to install and fully recycled plastic hot tub bases. After reading up on the bases many benefits including, but not limited to, the ones just mentioned, he ordered a 6ft x 6ft Hot Tub Base. His order was dispatched the next working day and arrived at his home the following day in two easy to manage packages ready to be unpacked and installed.
Installing Hot Tub Base & Spa
Jon began his installation the following weekend. He began by measuring and marking out his 6ft x 6ft area in a predetermined spot where his hot tub would stand. From here, he started cutting the decking boards along the marked out lines until the area was clear. With the boards removed, the support beams were next to be taken out to leave a gravelled ground exposed.
Jon had also laid a sheet of membrane under the gravel when first installing his decking so one was not required again with this installation. Membrane is used to act a shield and prevent any weeds from below growing up and reaching your hot tub whilst still allowing water to drain away naturally.
On top of the membrane and gravel Jon then laid a small layer of sand which he equally spread out and levelled as well as he could. With the sand compact and level Jon started to install his base. He started in one corner and laid one panel at a time simply connecting each piece of the base together as he went along using the specially designed slot and peg system. He repeated this until his entire base had been installed, the laying of the base took no time at all, Jon told us.
Next, Jon filled his base with gravel. We recommend that around 8kg of gravel is required per panel so you can work out roughly how much gravel you will need for your base.
Finally, all that was left to do was to have his Hot Tub, delivered and installed before beginning to enjoy his new spa!
A huge thank you to Jon for sharing the photos and details of his installation with us so we could create this case study. Jon is very pleased with his new Hot Tub and Base. He is very impressed with his new foundation and how simple it was to install.
Jon told us: "I am very pleased with the entire project. We bought our hot tub from Combined Shipping Ltd and the base from yourselves. Everything went very smoothly and I am delighted with the outcome!"
If you have images of your installation to share with us or have any questions regarding our bases then please do not hesitate to contact us.