Having a hot tub in the scorching summer months is a perfect escape from everything going on, allowing you to relax and lose yourself. When it comes to building hot tubs there’s a lot people don’t know, which often leads to confusion so people shy away from building decking or a hot tub completely. There are many advantages to using high-quality composite decking such as being environmentally friendly; composite decking is always a better choice for hot tubs and here’s why…
Why use composite decking?
Imagine going through the effort of building a hot tub in your garden to find out that a month down the line you have to replace the material underneath because it’s too weak to support it, using material that absorbs water and moisture is a bad idea because over time this causes the material to weaken. Composite decking is extremely resistant to moisture and dampness, water does not cause the decking to splinter, crack or rot, hindering mold growth between air gaps underneath the surface as it uses a special coating of polypropylene to prevent anything like this happening.
Underneath the tub, you need a material that will be able to hold a lot of weight without collapsing because on average a hot tub weighs between 400-600 pounds. Composite decking can be built frame-within-a-frame which is a building method dedicated to handling the additional weight. This can be used when building a hot tub to make sure it doesn’t fall apart or collapse under the inclusive weight of the hot tub, water and people that sit in it.
There is no doubt family and friends will be jumping in and out of the hot tub at all times in summer, you need a material underneath the hot tub to be comfortable to walk on. Using something like wood could be dangerous because people could step on a splinter whilst climbing in and out. In addition to this using wood is also very high maintenance, having to polish and clean the wood deck alongside adding chemicals to the hot tub water and changing the filter can become tiresome and almost seem like it’s not worth it. Having a composite decking underneath can ensure a safe splinter-free surface that grants safety for children and elderly climbing in and out of the tub. In addition to this, it is also low maintenance meaning more time can be spent either cleaning the hot tub or relaxing in it!