Refresh Your Hot Tub Installation This Spring - 8 Tips
Spring is a time for emotional and physical renewal. It’s also a time for refreshing your outdoor spa area. After a long winter in Jackson Hole, outdoor spas are your sanctuary space come spring.
And whether you’ve purchased your spa for health, relaxation, or fun, you’ll want to get as much as much leisure time as possible out of your backyard space.
One way to do that, is to create a refreshing backyard oasis.
Our team of backyard leisure experts at Sundance Spas of Jackson Hole are here to help. In this article, we give you some of the best and most helpful tips to help you spruce up your backyard. Of course, including your spa area!
In no time at all, you’ll be enjoying a relaxing outdoor area that is perfect for self-care, hydrotherapy, and more!
1. Spring Cleaning Your Hot Tub Installation and Backyard
Since you’re going to be spending more time outdoors, you’ll want a backyard that is organized, tidy, and inviting to both you and your guests. You can start by removing any remaining winter debris, like leaves and fallen branches.
Nothing can blight your residential space as much as having a junky exterior. Clutter is not very relaxing. So, come early spring, look at your portable backyard appliances like a barbecue, grill, or smoker, outdoor heating lamps, and other essentials to make sure everything’s in working order.
If not, time to take them in for repairs, or toss them and purchase replacements. Anything that is too large to go in the trash should be recycled or moved by professional haulers.
Schedule Hot Tub Service if Needed
And while you’re looking, before getting in those relaxing waters, check out your hot tub if you haven’t used it in a while. If it’s broken, needs a major cleaning, or something just doesn’t look right, you can contact us for any repair or service needs.
2. Refresh an Old Space with a New Exterior Layout
You don’t always have to buy something new to refresh exterior spaces. If you already have quality backyard furniture but just feel your spa space isn’t living up to your expectations, maybe the furniture isn’t the problem. It may be time to switch things around, literally.
If you feel your spa space isn't inviting enough or doesn’t feel like the relaxing space you initially wanted, try moving some pieces around. You can start by rearranging some larger pieces: tables, chairs, chaises, etc.
Then try adding a few newer pieces and backyard essentials to modernize your backyard space.
- Get new covers for some larger furniture to change color, style, design aesthetics
- Find some comfy outdoor pillows with weatherproof covering to add
- If you don’t already have them, purchase outdoor heating lamps to make it easier to stay outdoors on cool evenings
How will you refresh your space this spring?
3. Springtime Plants and Ground Cover
If you want to add a splash of color, a dash of greenery, you’ll need to plant any flora early to ensure they bloom in time for spring entertaining. Start by ridding your yard of dead plants and clean out old flower beds.
Plant according to your geographic region. You may want to consider perennials or biennial plants, so you don’t have to keep buying new plants and seeds each year.
Also, since people will be walking around your backyard to get to your hot tub, consider hearty plants, like those used to edge walkways, decks/patio areas, and ground cover. Lavender, iris moss, crocuses, primrose, and violets are just a few choices.
Installing small container gardens and herbs in your backyard are another consideration. Meanwhile, avoid placing large plants that hang overhead, like trees, too close to your spa, as dead leaves, branches, and other debris may fall in often.
4. Add Functionality With a Footpath
Creating a footpath to your hot tub can be as simple as laying down some bricks and gravel or putting in something more intricate. An old-fashioned footpath gives character and definition to your backyard.
You can also add small fairy lights to give your yard a playful feel or buy more modern lights to help you find your way.
Also, get special lighting for your hot tub area to ensure safety.
5. Create a Private and Secluded Backyard
If your backyard can be seen by the neighbors, you may want to take a few steps to create privacy for those days in the hot tub.
- Retractable hot tub privacy screens
- Use fencing to create a more enclosed spa area
- Try a trellis
- Creeping plants like roses and oleander (used with trellis or lattices, etc.)
- Tall plants, shrubbery, or even trees to create a “living screen” (though avoid placing tall plants, or trees close enough to fall into your hot tub)
- Patio umbrellas can be strategically placed
- Pergolas (similar to the gazebo)
- Outdoor curtains
With the right approach to landscaping, you can create a private and secluded space that is perfect for hydrotherapy – and more!
6. Bring Shade to Your Outdoor Space
Some of the above tips, like utilizing patio umbrellas in your backyard can also be used to create more shade in your outdoor spa space. It’s just another tip to make your space an entertaining area that’s comfortable temperature-wise night and day.
Add a space for yoga and meditation.
7. Basic Tips for Hot Tub Maintenance and Care
You’ll want to clean and test your hot tub on a regular basis, but during the spring pay extra attention to your cleaning. You’ll likely be using it more than usual, so you’ll want to pay special attention to hot tub cleaning during these times.
You’ll be given cleaning and general maintenance instructions with your spa’s installation, but some general hot tub cleaning tips include:
- Turn off the power first
- Drain the tub per the manufacturer's instructions
- Watch out for mold
- Clean the unit and filter
- Refill the tub with water
- Treat the water as instructed
- Cover the hot tub when not being used
If you plan on using your hot tub a lot this spring (and why wouldn’t you) you can drop by and purchase proper hot tub supplies, like cleaning equipment, chemicals, filters, and more.
We also offer water testing and maintenance, especially useful for those who don’t use your hot tub as much in the winter and need professional help to get it back into shape.
8. Scheduling Self-Care
When you have a backyard hot tub, every day is a day for self-pampering, for physical and emotional care. If you have multiple family members and friends who’ll be using this space, you may want to create a spa use schedule or calendar to ensure everyone gets their fair share of “me-time.”
Quality hot tubs are a favorite of just about everyone, for rejuvenation, common aches, pains, and general health issues, relaxing after stressful days, and more.
Don’t forget to pencil in time for yourself. What good is a hot tub if you never get to use it?
Everything You Need to Refresh Your Outdoor Oasis
When you’re ready for your spring cleaning, get all the cleaning supplies and hot tub accessories you need from Sundance Spas of Jackson Hole. And while you’re here, pick up other backyard essentials like barbeque grills and other supplies.
For more information, contact us at Sundance Spas of Jackson Hole today.