The Ultimate Guide to Gazebos, Pergolas and Surrounds for Your Spa

Your hot tub can bring you year-round enjoyment, no matter what the season. It can be pretty hard to fully enjoy your spa, however, when rain or snow hits. There is an easy and beautiful solution to this dilemma, however: a covering for your hot tub. Let’s take a look at the best ways to not only give you a shield against Mother Nature, but add value and beauty to your backyard. After reading this article, you might want to take a look at our gazebos for sale.

1. Hardtop Gazebos

A hardtop gazebo is a freestanding wooden pavilion-like structure with a steel roof that offers a view on all sides. Gazebos come in a variety of shapes from the more traditional octagon or hexagon to a more modern square.

A gazebo can be open on the sides or have canvas curtains that can be tied to the posts or let down as needed for more shade. Another option is to have slats on two or three sides that can be adjusted to let in light or shut it out.

For the ultimate in relaxation, one side of the gazebo could have a bar top installed. This is the perfect place for setting drinks and snacks. And, with a few stools or bar chairs, it is a great place to sit and enjoy some refreshments after exiting the hot tub.

2. A Soft Top Gazebo

A steel-framed gazebo with a canopy roof and curtains is another option. While it can be easily erected over your hot tub, it doesn’t have the same durability or sturdiness as its wooden cousin.

A soft-top gazebo may seem like a better fit for a tight budget, but you’ll still be spending hundreds of dollars on something that won’t last long-term. If you can stretch your budget, a wooden structure will give you a better bang for your buck because they’re built to serve your outdoor space for many years.

3. A Pergola

Pergolas consist of at least four vertical columns that support a cross beam roof. These ornamental structures not only add visual appeal to your space, but they are also very functional. Constructed over your hot tub, a pergola provides shade and protection from the elements. The level of protection can be modified depending on your preference. You can leave it open with just a lattice or cross beam roof, you can plant vines for additional coverage or you can choose a model that comes with a sliding sunshade, allowing you to customize your coverage.

We personally recommend a model with a sunshade. Having an open lattice roof can still leave you vulnerable to some precipitation. And vines, while beautiful, do attract bugs. Who wants to be sharing spa water with falling creepy crawlies? The sunshade, however, gives you the best of both worlds. What’s not to love?

4. A Summer House

A summer house gazebo is truly made with outdoor living in mind. It is fully enclosed with a roof and large screen or sliding glass windows to let in the breeze while protecting you from the sun, bugs and precipitation.

Installing your hot tub inside a summer house gazebo allows you to enjoy the fresh air. All while avoiding the hot sun and bugs in the summer and snow and ice in the winter.

If you’re looking for some extra protection for your spa while also sprucing up your back yard, one of these options should work well for you.

Gazebos and Hot Tubs for Sale in Colorado

Our goal at Spa Palace is to help you enjoy your outdoor living space to the fullest. Spa Palace is known and respected for having the best hot tubs in Colorado. Our family-owned business has everything you need to make your backyard your own personal oasis. From hardtop gazebos to Covana hot tub covers, we are bound to have what you’re looking for. Drop-in at any of our four locations to check out the gazebos for sale or to talk to one of our experts.

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