Screen It In
If you have a backyard with some extra space, consider putting up a screen around your hot tub. This can be as simple as installing some fencing or using decorative panels to create a private oasis. You can even find pre-made folding screening that can be purchased and delivered to your home, saving you time. Frosted plexiglass can also be a great option for your tub, it looks great, and also has the added benefit of noise reduction. Not only will screening protect your privacy, but it can also add an attractive focal point to your backyard.
Build a Roof or Pergola
If you don’t have the space for a screen, consider building a roof or pergola over your hot tub. This will provide shade and privacy while you soak. Plus, it can be another attractive feature in your backyard. Sometimes you just have a neighbor that can see in from their second-story windows and that pergola will do just enough to not feel them staring at you all day long.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can add a closed-in gazebo around your hot tub for extra privacy and protection from the elements. You can use a decorative wood roof or even go with an aluminum option for that relaxing sound of rain pitter-pattering while you soak!
Use Plants or Hedges
One of the simplest ways to create privacy for your backyard hot tub is by using plants or hedges. Tall plants will help shield you from prying eyes. Hedges are wonderful for all-around coverage, they also give a nice, landscaped look to your backyard space. You can use potted plants such as Japanese barberry or bamboo (just be careful with bamboo – that stuff grows quickly and can take over without proper maintenance). Another great option is to use some Leyland cypress to create a barrier between your hot tub and your neighbors.
With trees surrounding your hot tub just make sure you don’t forget to put your cover on, you don’t want debris in there! Keep that filter clean and your hot tub will stay running great for a long time. Hot tub maintenance get you worried? Read this post on low maintenance hot tubs!
Create a Customized Fence
If you’re looking for a more customized solution, consider creating a fence around your hot tub. This can be done in a variety of ways, from adding lattice to incorporating decorative panels. Add some vines for a decorative touch.
You can also choose a taller fence to really create that sense of privacy. Best of all, there are many different materials you can choose from, so picking something that compliments the look of your house is a breeze.
An overlooked option is using stone. Stone provides privacy, and also gives a great outdoor vibe. Besides, what better way to connect with nature while you soak than to be surrounded by stones and some of your favorite plants? If you really want to take it to the next level, you can always fence in the whole backyard!