Having a hot tub makes winter a little more enjoyable. But even hot tub owners will admit, windchill can make it difficult to enjoy an evening in the hot tub. You can block the wind from your hot tub area with wind barriers. These additions can be simple or elaborate, but they will protect you from old man winter’s icy chill.
Like a wooden fence around your hot tub, shutters are easy to install and provide effective wind protection for you and your hot tub. You can find proper shutters at any hardware store, and even some hot tub dealers. In most cases, you can install them yourself.
While they take a little longer to install, shrubs, trees or any kind of foliage are an aesthetically pleasing way to protect your hot tub all year-round. You may have to clean up falling leaves and trim them occasionally, but they will provide the hot tub protection you need.
A gazebo is obviously the more time-consuming and expensive windbreaker alternative. But if you want a windbreaker that will stand the test of time, this may be your best option. If you’re a handy person, you can build one yourself. If not, we suggest leaving this one to the professionals. Regardless of how you build it, your hot tub will have protection from all the elements, not just wind.
When it comes to protecting your hot tub, a quality hot tub cover is just the start. You need to make sure the surrounding area of your hot tub provides protection as well. This will help you enjoy winter in your hot tub just a little more.