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8 Ways to Beautifully Integrate an Outdoor Hot Tub

Soaking in a bubbling outdoor hot tub is one of life’s great pleasures. When the tub is not in use, though, staring at those ugly vinyl covers can feel like a bucket of cold water is being dumped on your head. Hot tubs present bigger aesthetic challenges, too. Just how do you integrate a 600-hundred-gallon vessel of water into your landscape and have it look good?

Here are eight ways to work in a hot tub while preserving your backyard’s beauty.
8. Stow the cover. Rolling spa covers also spare you the hassle of having to flip back a heavy, soggy mess. Renovators may want to consider building a deck platform around the spa, allowing a rolling cover to slide easily underneath. When the spa is not in use, its cover simply becomes part of the deck.