Indoor Versus Outdoor Hot Tubs: Understanding the Difference

When you’re considering making a hot tub purchase, there are a lot of things to think about. You may want to know about the ease of water care and maintenance, or finding the shape, size, and jets that fit your needs. But have you considered the simplest questions? For example, will you place your hot tub indoors or outdoors?

In our next blog we address portable versus in-ground hot tubs, and there’s one more thing to consider if you choose a portable model: You need to decide if you want to soak under the stars in your backyard or in the privacy of your own home. Here are some aspects to consider when choosing whether to put your hot tub indoors or outdoors.


Ultimately, this question may be decided for you. If a hot tub will not fit through your door, then you’ll need to install it outside. If your door frame does allow enough clearance, next you need to decide if you have the space in your home to accommodate it. Will you need to build a new room for your indoor hot tub or will it fit in an existing area of your home?

You can install an outdoor hot tub in an open space in your garden or place it in-ground. Depending on your setup, you might even be able to build it on your patio or deck, if you have the proper foundation to support it. As for creating an oasis of calm around your spa, the possibilities are endless.


Hot tubs require a well-ventilated area. You don’t need to worry about this when you install an outdoor hot tub—the open, fresh air will take care of ventilation. However, an indoor tub needs a ventilator, such as a bathroom ventilator system, to help circulate the hot, moist air. When considering installing an indoor hot tub, first determine if a ventilator is feasible in the area or room you’ve chosen.


For some people (Me included), there’s nothing quite like the luxury of soaking during a flurry of snow in the winter and relaxing within feet of the sizzling BBQ in the summertime. Others may just want a view of the snow flurry from the privacy of their home, and without those cold winter temperatures. Also keep in mind that an outdoor hot tub is exposed to the elements, which can mean accelerated wear and tear. Ensure you have a good cover and maintenance routine.

In the end, deciding whether you want a cozy indoor addition or an outdoor oasis may come down to simple personal preference.


Rest assured Deep End Pools talented team of engineers and service technicians are on hand to advise you. We also stock a range of spare parts, maintenance items and chemicals to ensure the perfect operation of your spa.

Our Beaconsfield and Exeter showrooms boast a large range of Jacuzzi and Just Hot Tubs. To learn more about our expansive range of Spas or to get a quote, please call:

Deep End Pools, Buckinghamshire, for London & South East enquiries on 01494 671787

Deep End Pools, Devon, for South West enquiries on 01392 247466

Or email us at, or click here to fill out our online contact form and we’ll get right back in touch with you.

The post Indoor Versus Outdoor Hot Tubs: Understanding the Difference appeared first on Deep End Pools.