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Why Artificial Grass is the Perfect Surface for a Hot Tub Area

September 15, 2018

A hot tub offers hours of comfort in your backyard. Shouldn’t the area around it provide the same comfort? With artificial grass, you can transform the space around your tub into a peaceful oasis. The best part? You don’t need to do much to maintain artificial grass. Stressing over keeping the area around your hot tub clean all year long defeats the purpose of having a hot tub. With artificial grass, you can enjoy it without that added burden. Our team at Watersavers Turf will help if you need artificial grass for your project.

Why Synthetic Turf is Ideal for a Hot Tub Area

There are many reasons you might choose synthetic turf as the surface for your spa area. You want this area of the yard to look good without requiring much effort on your part. Synthetic turf offers those key benefits.

The following are some of the main reasons people choose synthetic turf for this project:

Easy Upkeep

You never need to mow or water fake turf. It stays in great shape all year long with very little upkeep. Cleaning it is usually as easy as spraying it with a hose. Thus, it gives you the chance to enjoy having a spa without having to devote constant effort to keep the space surrounding it in good condition.


Artificial turf can be installed over many outdoor surfaces. You can replace a grass lawn with it, but you can also install it on a deck or patio area. That means, no matter where you mount your tub, this surface option will work.

Quick Drainage

Fake lawns look as vibrant and green as healthy grass lawns. That said, they usually drain water much more quickly. If any water spills out, you won’t have to worry about the area around it staying soggy and wet for a long time.

Visual Appeal

The best way to enhance a spa is to decorate the area around it. You could turn your backyard into a tropical paradise by adding some tiki torches and a few colorful plants. Plastic grass completes the decor because it looks perfectly green and natural.

Hot Tub Landscape Ideas

As that last point makes clear, artificial turf gives you the chance to explore many different hot tub landscape ideas. The following hot tub landscape ideas will help you get started. All of these projects would be much more difficult to pull off with a different kind of surface.

With this option, you can try out hot tub landscape ideas like these:

Conceal It

Want a little more privacy while lounging in the tub? Conceal two sides of it with a modified pergola or similar feature. You could even use artificial boxwood panels to add more color. These walls also offer you a place to install decor.

Use Natural Materials

Plastic grass boosts your comfort because it looks natural. You may not want your tub to ruin the effect. That’s why you should look into luxury tubs that use stone, wood, or materials that also look natural for the siding.

Add a Bar

If you choose not to add any walls around two sides of the tub, you can instead use those sides for an accented bar where you can easily place drinks as you lounge.

Include Water Features

Want an easy way to make a hot tub even more calming? Add water features, like fountains, to the area around it. You could also add plants, turning the space into your version of a meditation garden.

Put it in a Gazebo

Want to enjoy your tub all year long? If so, you may want to install it in a gazebo with wide windows. This gives you the chance to relax in all types of weather.

If you’re interested in tackling this kind of project, head to a Watersavers Turf SF Bay Area location. We offer different styles of turf, and will gladly help you find the ideal option. We even provide free large 1’ x 1’ turf samples. They can help you sort through your options more easily. We’ll ship them to any spot in the Continental United States if you can’t make it to us.

Have any questions? Feel free to chat with us online, or call us toll-free at 844-974-8873. Take this chance to ask about our free estimates! They’ll help you plan and budget for this project right from the start.

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