Alluring Outdoor Hot Tub Installation Ideas for Your Backyard in 2024


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With a little hard work and a lot of inspiration, you can transform your backyard into the ultimate getaway. If you’re looking to create your dream backyard with the installation of a hot tub, it’s as simple as looking outside the box. With a new year, comes a variety of new backyard leisure trends and design ideas.

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the best outdoor hot tub installation ideas and décor trends for your backyard in 2024.

The Best Hot Tub Installation Ideas

Every hot tub installation begins with an idea. Before you can decorate your outdoor spa installation and truly make the space yours, you must first implement a design for your backyard.

Whether you make your hot tub the main focal point or have it seamlessly blend in with other natural elements of your backyard space, the right design can help to ensure that you enjoy a stylish and functional hot tub installation for many years to come.

Deck or Patio

Stylish, functional, and straightforward, installing your hot tub on a deck or patio is a classic installation idea. So long as the deck can support the weight and the patio is solid, the area should make for a fine installation. All you need is a set of hot tub steps and you are good to go.

Alternatively, you may choose to install your hot tub on the grass in your backyard, however it’s important to remember you cannot put the hot tub directly on the grass. The weight of the hot tub, especially when filled with water, can cause the ground to sink and shift, leaving you with an unstable spa.

Instead, lay down a bed of gravel and place large patio stones overtop. Once level and secure, you can place your hot tub, fill and enjoy.


With no compromise on style or function, an in-ground hot tub installation can help you save space in your yard when installing a spa. In-ground hot tub installations are generally added to an existing deck area, or can be included within the design of a new deck installation.

Half in, Half Out

The best of both worlds – a half-in-half-out hot tub installation will be installed slightly above the ground. This kind of installation is ideal for decks that aren’t high off the ground. It also leaves room for unique design elements.

For example, you may choose to install your hot tub half-in, half-out, but continue to build your deck around the top half. This would create an opportunity for additional lighting, potted plants, and even create a ledge for drinks and other items.


Give your backyard space a “wow factor” with an elevated hot tub installation. These hot tubs are often placed on top of a raised platform or with a set of built-in stairs allowing users to climb inside.

What’s Trending in Backyards?

All-Season Outdoor Spaces

There’s no doubt that people are spending more time at home. With a few simple changes and improvements, you can create a space that is perfect for relaxation and entertainment, 365 days a year. No matter the weather or temperature, you can spend time enjoying the elements of your backyard.

We suggest the addition of weather-proof furniture, outdoor lighting, fire features, and even a patio heater or two. To provide you with cover from the elements, while still maintaining an open-concept space, you may want to consider the addition of a gazebo or pergola.

Outdoor Lighting

Spending time in your backyard after the sun goes down can be incredibly relaxing, especially from the comfort of a hot tub. Keeping your backyard illuminated will not only help to enhance the style and ambiance, but it can also help to make it a safer space.

Outdoor lighting such as string lights, motion detection lights, or in-ground solar lights can help to light the way, reducing your risk of tripping or missing a step.

Garden Views

Create a spectacular view from your hot tub, patio, or window. The right landscape design and mix of greenery can really pull your backyard together, helping to create flow while improving the ambiance and aesthetic—all while creating a stress-relieving atmosphere! We suggest adding a variety of stepping stones or pathways, along with mulch, flower gardens, greenery, large rocks, or even a garden trellis.

The Benefits of Having the Right Backyard Space

Why go through the process of designing your dream backyard and then bring it to life? Because there are many amazing benefits of having a backyard that not only brings you happiness but also serves you as a functional extension of your home.

Benefits of having the right backyard space for your family and lifestyle can include:

  1. Spend more time outside
  2. Expand your living space outdoors
  3. Spend more time with loved ones
  4. Increase the value of your home
  5. Relax and reduce stress
  6. Take pride in your backyard

How will you benefit from your backyard living space?

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Paradise Valley Spas in California

Visit our blog for more information about owning a hot tub, swim spa, or infrared sauna. You’ll find many informative articles that might help you make the most of your home and backyard living space.

If you’re at the start of your journey, doing research and shopping for the best deals, visit or contact your nearest Paradise Valley Spas showroom today. We have 9 bright and fully-stocked showrooms located throughout California, including:

We specialize in spa and sauna brands that undoubtedly lead the industry, including but not limited to Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, Sundance® Spas, Nordic Hot Tubs™, Hydropool Swim Spas, and Finlandia Saunas.

We even have a wide range of hot tub supplies to help you complete your installation. From covers and water care products to steps, aromatherapy products, and more, contact your local showroom today.


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