If you decided on an outdoor Menards spa or Island Escape spa, you will face two different options when designing the deck. The first option is to dig out a fraction of the ground, create a solid concrete foundation, place the Menards spa on the foundation, and then build the deck around the hot tub. The second option is to build a deck that can safely hold the weight capacity of the Menards spa and place the hot tub on the deck.
There are so many different deck designs to choose from, it would be good to have an idea of what would complement your back yard and house. You will first have to decide if you want your energy efficient hot tubs to be freestanding, in the middle of your yard so everybody can admire it, or would you rather have your dreamamker spas tucked away in the corner of the yard sheltered by brush or trees so you may enjoy privacy. There are numerous floor board patterns that are offered, such as: horizontal patterns, diagonal patterns, V-shape patterns, or diamond patterns. It is up to you to decide which one you prefer since these are primarily aesthetic preferences. Deck construction design may depend on who is going to be using the dreamamker spas. If it is going to be used by small children or handicapped persons, then you may want to design something that is more easily accessible to them (i.e. fewer stairs to climb). On the other hand, if you have small children that you don’t want to have easy access to the energy efficient hot tubs, then building some sort of extra fencing or barricades on the Menards spa deck may be an important consideration for you. If you want to have a view that goes beyond the fence of your own backyard, you will want to consider building a taller deck.
There are also different materials to choose from for your energy efficient hot tubs deck. Wood is the most commonly used medium for constructing dreamamker spas decks. There are so many different colors and textures to choose from, anyone could find something suitable for their requirements on their Menards spa. The disadvantage of using wood for the construction of decks is that some wood types can get extremely costly, while the cheaper wood options aren’t capable of being as durable to work with or look as nice as the more costly woods. But let’s face it, there’s no such thing as cheap dreamamker spas. Another option you can consider is vinyl. Some advantages of vinyl include: it does not rot or warp, it eliminates the chance of termites and splinters, it won’t fade and will keep its color, and it is stain resistant and will not corrode. However, vinyl can only be used for deck flooring and balusters because it is not strong enough for structural support of energy efficient hot tubs. And some people don’t like the idea of vinyl because it does not look as natural as wood, therefore, not complementing their energy efficient hot tubs overall appearance.
Aside from design of the deck, another thing to consider is choosing the right location for your dreamamker spas deck. The location will depend on various factors. First and foremost, you should look into construction rules and regulations for your neighborhood to make sure you are not violating any laws and to see if you need to obtain a building permit for your energy efficient hot tubs. Also, before beginning construction of your Menards spa or Island Escape spa deck, make sure there are no major electrical cables or pipelines underneath the ground you will soon be constructing on. If you damage one of these pipes or cables, it can be a real danger and very costly. You will have to determine if you want your Menards spa to be in a location that will receive sunlight or not. Of course if you have a solar powered energy efficient hot tub, you will want it to be able to collect a good amount of sunlight. And since the ground can vary according to different sections in your backyard, try to find a section that is steady and will be suitable to build on.