Inflatable Hot Tub Decking Ideas

By htforyou | Blog

Dec 16
inflatable hot tub decking ideas

Hot Tubs have always been hyped up in movies and TV. Every ‘cool’ house on the block has one. People can’t seem to get enough of them. Even if they seem to be a marker for financial status in pop culture references, did you know inflatable hot tubs can be good for your health, too? Yes, they can!

These tubs can be an efficient way to manage stress. It helps you relax your muscles and release all that tension away. You’re also detoxing while in the hot tub. When you start to sweat while in hot water, your body releases toxins, and that’s good for you. It can also help reduce your blood pressure. These are but a few of the benefits of having a hot tub.

So, have you finally come around to getting yourself a hot tub? But trying to set it up has become more of a task than you realized? Don’t worry; we’re here to help you with that.

Hot tub deck ideas

Here are a few inflatable hot tub decking ideas for your home. We’ll take a look at all the best options available, from convenience to affordability to building-it-yourself projects. All these options will be very conventional, and you’ll only probably have to make a few efforts to get them done. Keep reading to find out more!

Simple Wooden or Stone Deck with Hot Tub

If you’ve always had a minimalistic approach to decor but still want a few luxuries like a hot tub in your back yard. Well, we’ve got a few ideas for you.

You can opt for wood decking, composite decking, or large stones. These options will keep the clean and modern style you like.

If you’re placing the inflatable hot tub on a wooden deck that’s 2 feet off the ground or higher, you’ll need additional support.

If just the deck is too plain for your liking, you can create symmetry by adding steps. You can also use geometric designs while placing the wooden planks or stones; this will add an aesthetic appeal to your deck without having to do too much.

Keep it small

It can be tricky to keep it minimal, especially if you’re trying to decorate with an inflatable hot tub. If you’ve already got a small deck, then you’re probably halfway done.

Keeping the deck and the hot tub proportional is a great way to create an illusion that the hot tub is bigger than it seems.

You can create enough space for the hot tub and a small seating area. Consider having patio furniture, which makes a great lounge area space for relaxing.

Pergola it!

If you want to jazz up the deck and wish to go for a more exotic finish, you can add a beautiful Pergola to the mix; this will also help you minimize on furniture and other decor items.

Just add a few plants and a bench, and you’ll have a beautiful place where you can relax. It can also be a great place to hang out with the family.

Here are a few great options for you to get started on designing the perfect deck for your hot tub.

PURPLE LEAF 10′ X 12′ Outdoor Retractable Pergola

PURPLE LEAF 10' X 12' Outdoor Retractable Pergola with Sun Shade Canopy Patio Metal Shelter for Garden Porch Beach Pavilion Grill Gazebo Modern Yard Grape Trellis Pergola, Beige
  • This pergola features 10' X 12'. Easy to assemble.
  • The canopy of this pergola is made of polyester which is durable, UV resistant, fade resistant and water-repellent.
  • Powder-coated aluminum frame for strength and durability.
  • Adjustable canopy for optimal shade against the sun. Safe locking system to keep the canopy in place.
  • This pergola is ideal for the pool, hot tub, perfect for outdoor dining or entertainment. Help adds elegance and ambience to your outdoor living space.

This has strong frames made of aluminum and an adjustable canopy to provide maximum coverage from the sun. The top has a firm locking system to keep it in place. The shade is waterproof, UV, and fade resistant. It’s easy to install and will improve the ambiance of any backyard.

Outsunny 10′ x 13′ Aluminum Retractable Garden Pergola

Outsunny 10' x 13' Outdoor Retractable Pergola Canopy, Aluminum Patio Pergola, Backyard Shade Shelter for Porch Party, Garden, Grill Gazebo - Brown
  • ADJUSTABLE CANOPY: The shaded area of this patio gazebo is fully adjustable to easily choose the amount of light. The retractable fabric canopy top allows you to fold or unfold it to enjoy the sunshine or rest in shade.
  • STURDY STRUCTURE: Out backyard outdoor canopy features a number of features to make this pergola strong and stable, such as the 5 supporting sliding rails or the structural pipes attached to each post.
  • PRACTICAL SHELTER: The PA-coated fabric of this backyard pergola is water and UV-resistant, keeping you dry on rainy days and shaded on warm, sunny days.
  • DURABLE AND LIGHTWEIGHT: The outdoor cabana is built to last for years to come with its durable aluminum frame that is rust and peel resistant.
  • MULTI-USE: The stylish and functional design of this steel patio gazebo can be used in residential spaces.

This is made from aluminum, alloy steel, and PA-coated fabric. Its sturdy, water-resistant and will provide ample amount of shade from the sun. You can also adjust the shade if you’d like to bask in the sunshine. The structural pipes and 5 support slide rails give extra support. It’s a functional pergola that’s bound to add some style to your backyard.

You also get pre-cut and pre-drilled components that you just need to fit together to set up a beautiful pavilion for your hot tub.

Block the sun with a gazebo

The best way to add a shade to your hot tub would be a gazebo. It’s great to have natural foliage covering up the hot tub, but then you’ve got to contend with all the fallen leaves and branches. With a Gazebo on top, you won’t have to worry about cleaning the hot tub before using it.

You can pick a permanent or a pop-up gazebo that you can set up and detach at your convenience.

There are a variety of options available online, and to help you get started, here’s the best permanent Gazebo available.

PURPLE LEAF 10′ X 12′ Outdoor Hardtop Permanent Double Roof Gazebo

PURPLE LEAF 10' X 12' Outdoor Hardtop Permanent Double Roof Gazebo Galvanized Steel Canopy Aluminum Frame Patio Garden Gazebo with Netting and Curtains
  • Size: 10' X 12'. Fade-resistant and rust-resistant galvanized steel top, keeps out bright light and harmful UV rays, strong enough to withhold heavy snow.
  • Sturdy powder-coated finish durable aluminum frame, all weather use.
  • Comes with the removable privacy curtains and netting, keeps bugs out of the gazebo.
  • Vented roof for optimum airflow and comfort, helps withstand strong wind and heavy rains.
  • Furniture NOT INCLUDED.

This sturdy Gazebo is made with aluminum and alloy steel and can be used in all weather. The roof is galvanized steel making it rust-resistant and fade-resistant. It also has vents for airflow. The structure is strong enough to withstand heavy rains and strong winds. They’ve even included removable netting and curtains. This beautiful Gazebo is sure to give you all the shade you need and will also look good.

Quictent 11×11 Pop-up Canopy

Quictent 11x11 Pop up Canopy with Sidewalls Instant Outdoor Canopy Tent Shelter with Double Layer Roof and Wheeled Bag (Beige)
  • ✅【Vented Roof and Extra Shade Space】: The double-layer gazebo canopy roof design can maintain air circulation. The eaves of our canopy tent can be extended to increase the coverage area, 11x11ft, 121 square feet of coverage with plenty of room for 6 people. Placing a dining table, sofa or recliner inside so that you can entertain outdoors at any time.
  • ✅【Mesh Windows】:Two of the canopy tent sidewalls feature with mesh windows. The canopy tent mesh window allows light and wind through as well as provides essential protection from flies and mosquitoes. The window of the 11x11 canopy tent also with roll up zippered curtain for weather protection and privacy.
  • ✅【4 Detachable & Interchangeable Sidewalls】:The canopy tent with 4 side walls. 2 Side panels with mesh window for light and ventilation, 2 Ddoor panels with zipper for easy entrance. You can choose how to use the MULTIPLE SIDE WALLS. Set up one or two to protect sunlights,set up four for privacy, set up none to enjoy the whole outdoors.
  • ✅【Easy to Assemble: The smart design of this easy up canopy helps you set up and take down in minutes. Our pop up canopy with durable anti-corrosion resistant powder-coated steel frame, fully assembled, super easy to set up within minutes. The easy-glide and push-button brackets make the pop up tent easy to slide open and closed. The telescoping legs offer 3 level of positions to improve the ease of use for our customers.
  • ✅【WATERPROOF & ANTI-UV】: The 11x11 canopy tent walls and top fabric made of 420D oxford,with premium UV coating, standard UPF 50+ providing 95% UV protection, protect your skin in direct sunlight.Water falls on the canopy tent,just like water falls on the lotus leaf.

If you’d prefer to get one that’s detachable so you can have it down during off-seasons, this stunning gazebo has interchangeable walls with mesh windows. It also comes with a vented roof, and the eaves can be extended to increase the area inside. It’s waterproof, UV resistant, and extremely easy to assemble. This is the perfect addition to your deck and will shelter you from the natural world while you relax.

Ready to use hot tub surrounds

Are you hesitating to pull out all the building equipment to start from scratch but still want to feel like you did it yourself? No worries, there are a lot of ready-made options that are available online.

These will not only exclude the daunting task of building from scratch but also save you the trouble of mistakes in case you’ve problems deciding on the size or design of your deck.

Round hot tub surround sets

vidaXL Spa Surround

You can get a Spa Surround for garden patios, you’ve got several options, but the vidaXL Spa Surround is sure to upgrade any hot tub and make it look stylish. But, it’s not just for the aesthetics, the set is very functional and will keep everything you need at arm’s length.

It’s also very durable with steel frames and weatherproof hardwood made of eucalyptus.

INLIFE Spa Surround

INLIFE Round Spa Surround Poly Rattan Outdoor Massage Hot Tub Frame with Solid Acacia Wood Steps and Stoarge Compartment for Outdoor,Garden,Backyard,Patio Black 111.4"x 111.4"x 21.7"(LxWxH)
  • ☀This stylish poly rattan hot tub surround is a versatile accessory for your spa. It gives the spa a chic and modern look, while creating a more functional and user-friendly spa area.
  • ☀Our Outdoor hot tub surround gives the spa a chic and modern look, while creating a more functional and user-friendly spa area. You are sure to value the convenience, durability and the wicker styling of this tub surround!
  • ☀This poly rattan spa fframe eaturing built-in storage area and a cutout section for a power pack, the spa surround keeps all the essentials organised and within arm’s reach.
  • ☀The robust steel frame and weatherproof eucalyptus tropical hardwood can withstand heavy traffic and is highly durable.
  • ☀Satisfaction Guarantee:We guarantee customers can return products without reason within 30 days. And we will make a full refund or replacement after the damaged item is returned. The manufacturer offers free replacement services for 6 months from the date of purchase. If you have any problem with your order, pls contact us by email first, our customer service team will be at hand to work on any issues!

Another great piece is the INLIFE Spa Surround. It’s a functional set that’s got storage spaces, raised platforms to keep things nearby, and footsteps that make it convenient for entering and exiting your hot tub. It’s easy to clean and is easy to install as well. If you’re looking for a hassle-free setup for your hot tub, this is one you won’t regret.

The set is durable, weatherproof, and comes in two colors. You can pick from a dark and light grey option.

Add a fence for privacy

Privacy is always something everybody needs. You don’t want people peaking in while you’re relaxing and unwinding. And, just maybe, your neighbors won’t want to see everything that goes on in your backyard. If this is your concern, you can add a fence to your deck and create a quiet nook for yourself.

Here are a few great fence options that you can look at if you’re considering this option.

Yardistry Cedar Privacy Screen

Yardistry YM11703 Fusion Planter Cedar Privacy Screen, Brown
  • Wooden slats on the panels are perfect for providing privacy and supporting climbing plants
  • Made from 100% Premium, Exterior grade Cedar Lumber
  • Integrated planters and slat panels help maximize garden space
  • Self-standing and can be installed on any surface
  • 3-Panel hinged design allows the self-standing structure to be configured to fit your space requirements

The Yardistry Cedar Privacy Screen is a beautiful way to add some much-needed privacy to your hot tub area. The slates are big enough that nobody can see through the spaces and can also provide support for climbing plants.

The fence is self-standing with a 3-Panel hinged design and has two planter boxes to provide a solid base for extra support. It’s made from exterior grade cedar which is sturdy and comes pre-finished.

Suncast Outdoor Panel Screen Enclosure

Suncast 4 Freestanding Wicker Resin Reversible Panel Outdoor Screen Enclosure, Brown
  • DECORATIVE GARDEN FENCE: Classic and elegant brown fence adds timeless style to your yard and matches most outdoor décor
  • DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS: Includes 4 panels that can be arranged to suit your needs. Note: Cannot be arranged in a straight line
  • EASY INSTALLATION: Each fence section connects seamlessly to one another for a quick and easy setup. Garden Fencing Type: Border Fence
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Made of weather-resistant resin with durable ground stakes to provide years of quality use
  • IDEAL SIZE: Measures 23 in. W x 2 in. D x 44 in. H to provide versatile decorating options without taking up your entire yard

The Suncast Outdoor Panel Screen Enclosure is another excellent option for your privacy needs. The panels for this fence can be adjusted according to your requirements and are easy to install. The wall is made from weather-resistant resin, and the stakes are very durable so the fence will last you a very long time.

Deck furniture sets

Sometimes, all you need is a few pieces of furniture to help provide a great aesthetic to an area. Here are some beautiful pieces for your deck. While choosing the pieces, you can make sure they are both functional and create an attractive space for your area.


DINOKA Deck Box Firm Aluminum Deck Box Lightweight Patio Storage Box Waterproof Indoor/Outdoor Storage Container for Patio Furniture Outdoor Cushions, Garden Tools and Pool Toys
  • Aluminum Metal Deck Box: Our deck boxes are made of metal aluminum, which are hard, durable, wear-resistant. We come with all the tools you need, you just need to follow the instructions to install it directly.
  • Versatile Storage: This deck box can be used indoors and outdoors. Indoors, you can store quilts, large items, sports equipment, it also can be used in garage, workshop, stable and other place; outdoors, you can store grill supplies, patio cushions, gardening tools and tools for outdoor use.
  • Functional Design: This deck box uses a flip-top air pump design to slow down the lid closing speed; the thickened lid can withstand the weight of 3 adults; the two-side lock design protects your property; at the same time, it has undergone a 360-degree water tightness test to let rain Nowhere to enter.
  • Long Service Life: This deck box is made of aluminum. At the same time, it is coated with a protective paint, which is waterproof, light-resistant and not easily deformed. At the same time, because of the metal material, it is not a mouse's dish. Except for strong power damage, it can be used all the time.
  • Please NOTE: 1. Please do not jump in the deck box. The lid can distribute the pressure around, but the bottom will only gather the force to one point, causing the product to be damaged. 2. Although there is an air pump, but you should be opened and closed gently to prevent hands from being caught.

First, we have the DINOKA Deck Box, which is made from aluminum and is sturdy, robust, waterproof, and wear-resistant. You can use it as a bench and a storage utility box. It’s functional for both indoors and outdoors. The box is easy to install and has an air pump design to slow down the lid.

The box can be used for storing multiple things, from gardening equipment to patio cushions.

Keter Outdoor Patio Furniture

Keter Outdoor Patio Furniture and Hot Tub Side Table with 7.5 Gallon Beer and Wine Cooler, Grey
  • OUTDOOR BAR TABLE: Elevate your next gameday party. This portable bar table allows your guests to grab chilled beverages while never being far from any of the action.
  • POP UP BAR & HIDDEN COOLER: Lid elevates upwards 10 inches above the rim for use as a patio bar table. The top reveals a hidden cooler with 7.5-gallon capacity. Keep up to forty 12 oz. cans ice cold.
  • VERSATILE USE: When not being used as a party bar, shut the top and use as a patio coffee table. When elevated, it is the ideal height for use as a hot tub table so you will always have a spot for your drink, snacks, and phone.
  • ALL-WEATHER-RESISTANT: Unlike real rattan and wicker, the thick exterior resin prevents rusting, peeling, and denting in all weather conditions, rain, or shine.
  • EASY CLEANUP & LOW MAINTENANCE: Built in drainage plug makes cleanup a breeze. After the party is over and the ice is melted, simply pull the plug to drain the cooler and let it dry before putting it away until next time.

Second, the Keter Outdoor Patio Furniture and Hot Tub Side Table is a great way to add some furniture to your deck, and it’s functional too.

The table is made from weather-resistant resin and is diverse. It can be used as a patio table, bar table, and hot tub table. It also acts as a cooler with a 7.5-gallon capacity, and the tabletop elevates about 10 inches above the rim. The table is well ventilated and has a drainage plug, so cleaning up will be easy.

VidaXL Hot tub Footstep

Third, the VidaXL Hot tub Footstep is a convenient way to get in and out of your hot tub. The step is made from tropical eucalyptus hardwood, PE rattan and has a steel frame. It’s sturdy, weatherproof, and UV resistant. The step is a clean way to add elevation to your hot tub deck.

Things to know before you get your hot tub

While designing your dream backyard, you may have always pictured having a hot tub. But, incorporating it into your landscaping plans may prove challenging. There are a few things to keep in mind before getting a hot tub.

  • Do your research. Deciding which one to get based on budget, use, and space can be a task. It’s always a good idea to list out these essential requirements and narrow down possible choices.
  • Make sure you’re buying quality products with the best recommendations from reputable manufacturers, even on a budget.
  • It would be best if you had good structural support for the hot tub. Remember to consider the weight, water capacity of the hot tub, and the people who will be using it.
  • Take notice of your surroundings. To optimize the natural foliage and use it to your advantage, you can check where the sun hits your backyard. You can also check the location of the trees and other plants or shrubs.
  • Make sure it’s close to your door. This is to ensure you can rush indoors in case of emergencies.
  • Keep room for maintenance. While decorating, ensure that you leave a little room for all the parts that must be regularly checked or cleaned.
  • Safety first! Make sure that you’re safely powering your hot tub. Please do not neglect this step; it can be the difference between life and death.


Creating the perfect place to unwind and have a great time with friends and family can be an excellent project. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a grand or luxurious arrangement. You can add a shade and a lounging area where people can sit. Add a few plants and a statement piece of outdoor furniture which will round out the look and you have the perfect place to soak in and relax in your hot tub.

If you’re into building projects on your own, this could be an excellent chance to add your ideas and design your deck. Even if you don’t know how to build, you can decorate your deck and hot tub with the tips we’ve provided.

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