Hot Tub Privacy Ideas

Unless you have a body like “The Rock” or a set of Abs like J-Lo, we can all be a little conscious of being in out swimwear. According to CBS News, 97% of women have a negative body image. Being on show, in the backyard or garden, not ideal for most of us. Therefore, it would make sense that we need to think about some ideas for how to create hot tub privacy.

It is not just the getting in and getting out, I certainly know that I did not want to be “on show” for all the neighbours to see. This was certainly a design factor when I built my Hot tub.

In this blog post, we are going to take a look at some of the Hot Tub Privacy ideas out there, from simple screens, to fences and curtains, we’ll cover it all.


Hot Tub Privacy Idea 1 – Grow Your Own Privacy Wall

It may seem a little too obvious, but why not grow yourself a privacy wall with plants or hedging? I actually did this myself for the rear of my Hot Tub. I did this in order to “break things up a bit” from the very stark wooden features of the red cedar.

By growing a hedge at the back I did shield the hot tub and create a bit of privacy. However, it also broke up the lines visually to enable the Hot Tub to blend into the garden a little better.

Hot Tub Privacy Ideas


Hot Tub Privacy Ideas – Hang Curtains

If you have any kind of a structure around your Hot Tub? A gazebo or trellis, pergola, something like this, then why not hang some curtains? You can buy these separately and they are somewhat inexpensive on the likes of Amazon. It is a perfect way to give yourself a little more privacy.

Hot Tub Privacy Ideas

How About a Screen?

Screens are a quick and easy way to give yourself a little more privacy for your Hot Tub. Most screens are portable and moveable meaning that they have the added advantage of not being a permanent structure. Use them as and when you want to.

Privacy Fencing or a Trellis

My hot tub sort of fits into this category. I have a fence around it as well as “grown wall” as I have already described. A simple fence is not difficult to do but can provide you with the privacy that you need. Think about the height though. What I mean by this is that if it is too tall, then it will seem overbearing whilst you are in the tub. Also, remember you are also sitting down when in the tub so just because you can look over it when you stand next to the tub, doesn’t mean it is not going to give you the privacy that you want. Food for thought I am sure.

In the image above you can see that I have begun to put the fence around the Hot Tub. I started purposely with the fence at the side to give privacy straight away from the neighbours.

Gazebo or Garden House?

This is probably the most expensive option available. Permanent striations or custom build garden houses cost a small fortune. There is however, no denying that they both provide a huge amount of privacy for your Hot Tub. Just give things some thought. It is not something that you are going to be able to change easily.

My Favourite – A Sunken Tub!

I’m probably a bit biassed here, but this is definitely my favourite. This is exactly what I did. When I was designing my Hot Tub, one of the key things was that I did not want to be on view to the neighbours.

Luckily, where we are situated, there was only one neighbour that I had to be mindful of. So, what I did was sink the Hot Tub right into the ground. I also build a small fence around it.

This was partly for privacy, but partly for safety too as my children were quite small when I first build the tub. When we are in the tub, it is incredibly difficult for the neighbours to see us, behind a fence and so low in the ground – perfect!

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Hi, Andi here. I own and also write all of the articles and info pages on the site. Some years back now, I built my own hot tub but struggled to find the information I needed. So, once my tub was complete, I started this website to help others in their own pursuit of hot tub and plunge pools DIY building information.

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