Foundations for a Hot tub

Foundations for a Hot tub

A hot tub can give you rest, relaxation and wholesome entertainment for you and your family. However, before your hot tub is installed, you must ensure that you have the proper foundation to install it. The foundation for your hot tub will ensure that it is positioned correctly and looks great.


A concrete surface is very sturdy and lasts long. It is suitable for both indoors and outdoors. A customised poured concrete pad is a good choice. A concrete foundation must have the following features

  • It must be level.
  • In some locations, there is a specified thickness that is allowed for a hot tub foundation. If there are no laws, a thickness of 4 inches is adequate to support the weight of the water in the tub as well as the weight of the user.
  • The size of the foundation should be about the size of the tub.


Since a deck is already leveled and solid, it is an effortless choice. However, ensure that your deck can support the tremendous weight of a hot tub. It is advisable to get your deck inspected, before your hot tub is installed.

Gravel or Crushed Rock

A gravel foundation is best suited for an outdoor hot tub. It is simple and inexpensive. The foundation must have a minimum thickness of 4 inches. Grass and topsoil needs to be removed and the gravel packed in as much as possible. Constructing a frame around it will keep it in place. Make sure that a proper drainage channel is provided for durability of the hot tub.

Ready-Made Tub Pads

This kind of foundation is suitable for either outdoor or indoor tubs. Compared to the other tub foundations, they are light weight and less expensive, they are easy to set up and require very little maintenance. Since the pieces interlock, they can also be dismantled easily if you want to move it to another location.

Contact Westrock Pools for Hot Tub Services

Westrock Pools has been installing hot tub spas for over 45 years. Our exceptional and professional service will ensure that you have a pleasant experience with us. To find out more, call 845-367-9377 or send us an email: or Visit us at

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