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Hot Tub Privacy Designs – Landscaping Tips For Screening Your Hot Tub

By Ryan McCall

To be sure, cavorting nude in front of your neighbors wasn’t part of the dream lifestyle that came to mind when you originally considered getting a hot tub. Well, it may come as a relief to discover that there are many hot tub privacy designs that can help ensure that your new purchase doesn’t become a locus of nervous tension rather than relaxation and enjoyment, even if its already been installed.

Now, the most effective hot tub privacy design is a little more extreme than most people would find attractive – installing your hot tub in a wooden structure, say ten by ten feet, where you can steam, soak and take in the garden view through the tinted windows of your solitary haven. You could even convert one of the rooms in your house into a sauna room – but of course, for the average proclivity, the best part of a hot tub is the outdoor element to the experience.

So, on the other side of the coin, you have hot tub privacy designs that rely on nothing more than a little intelligent landscaping. Espalier trees are one great solution – these are trees specially trained so that their branches grown out to the sides, forming a barrier of branches that will block prying eyes and look stunning at once. They also take up very little space. The same can be said for bamboo, which are low hassle, quick growing and provide a kinky jungle atmosphere. These also act as a great windbreak. If you’re looking for something more lush, go with evergreen trees like holly – deciduous or needle-bearing trees are best avoided as the mess they make and insects they attract will often be more hassle than they’re worth.

There’s also something novel about the look of an Asian backyard hot tub, which is raised out of the ground and is more easily relocated than inground hot tubs or tubs built into a deck. Their attractive vertical lines make them a worthy feature in their own right.

If you’re more worried about your kids tripping and falling into the hot tub, you’ll probably want to go with less attractive options like high steel fencing or walls – anything to keep the endlessly resourceful kids out of the danger zone. However, don’t allow your security feature to turn your recreational area into a bleak place – you can double the effect of your security feature by spacing potted plants along the walls and growing their branches to interlace with one another.

A far more spectacular solution with the same benefits to a wall or fence is a hot tub privacy design dating from before the French Revolution. It involves building a pergola around the hot tub. A pergola is basically a corridor of trellis walls leading to a dome that covers the pool – once covered with creepers, this design results in a leafy igloo that traps rising moisture for an even steamier experience. It also protects from rain and wind. Take heed, however, that as spectacular as this design is, it will need frequent maintenance to keep is clear of spiders, snails and other creatures attracted to moisture-rich environments.

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