What Foundation is Best for My Hot Tub?

When you are about to install a new hot tub, it is very important to consider the foundation on which it will be installed. A good foundation should be stable and reliable, as this will eventually become the permanent home to your new hot tub. It needs to be durable and reliable, as it’s imperative that it effectively holds it for many years to come. Read on to learn more about identifying the best foundation for your hot tub!

Signs of a Good Foundation

A good hot tub foundation should be solid, uniform and level. Preferably, there should be no grass or bare ground, because such materials might hurt the hot tub if in direct contact, and they might not provide enough protection in case of weathering or other environmental factors. This is the reason why many homeowners and installers prefer to add an extra foundational layer, often made of materials such as concrete, crushed gravel, paver stones or more.


Concrete is a common and relatively affordable choice, which will allow you to offer an extra layer of protection and stability between the hot tub and the bare ground, as the concrete base will be level, matching the bottom of the hot tub.

Crushed Gravel

Beds made from crushed gravel are considered an excellent choice for outdoor hot tubs. Having said that, this option might not be naturally very stable, so it might require some extra precautions.

The gravel can settle incorrectly or move frequently. The concept is that gravel would ideally comfort exactly in the shape of the base of the hot tub, therefore holding it in place. In order to prevent damage to the hot tub, it is important to plan the installation very carefully.

To ensure that your gravel is a suitable base for your hot tub, you may want to acquire assistance from a professional landscaper or one of the experts at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Surrey.

Paver Stones

This solution has been used successfully for both outdoor and indoor hot tub installations. Paver stones can be flexible, but it’s important to install them correctly. The vast majority of hot tubs available on the market today don’t have a perfectly flat bottom. For this reason, pavers need to be set up with an additional layer of material (preferably cement) over them. This way, the cement will take up the shape of the base of the hot tub, and it will harden perfectly, holding it in place securely.

Prefabricated Pad

Prefabricated pads are very common. In fact, they stand out as one of the most flexible options on the market because they can be built to cater to your particular needs or hot tub models. These pads are quite common for those who are looking to install a hot tub in an indoor environment.


Many homeowners love to add hot tubs to their decks. This makes for a relatively practical and effective installation. Before proceeding and installing a hot tub in your deck, it is necessary to first make sure that your deck is strong enough to handle the weight of the hot tub.

You can consult a qualified home renovation specialist and have him calculate the strength of your deck, in order to ensure that it’s an effective place to install your spa.

Not sure where to install your spa? Read this informative blog post for additional information. For all other information about our high-quality hot tubs for sale, contact us today or visit our Surrey hot tub dealership. We have the best deals on Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs in Surrey and throughout British Columbia!

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