Although installing your hot tub indoors can save you some money due to the controlled heat environment, we do not recommend it for most situations. If you are considering installing your hot tub indoors, you need to consider all scenarios. In case of a leak, you will need to have a drain installed in the floor. If you do not have a drain, take into consideration the resulting damage. The majority of warranties do not cover any damage caused by a leak – it is the responsibility of the homeowner. You should always avoid areas with carpeting or hardwood floors for this reason. Also keep in mind that your hot tub area will need to be equipped with proper ventilation.
In addition, indoor hot tubs are generally not enjoyed as much as outdoor spas. Remember that part of the enjoyment of a hot tub is the scenery and environment of the outdoors. In the 1980s, nearly 70% of all hot tubs in the northern cold climates were installed indoors. Today, almost 80% of hot tubs in the northern climates are installed outdoors due to the previously mentioned reasons.
Some manufacturers custom build each hot tub to match your decor with a variety of cabinet designs and an assortment of shell colors from which to choose. This can make your spa environment that much more appealing. It is also important to consider space restrictions when installing a spa indoors because if you decide to add a step package or other amenities in the future, you will want to ensure that you have sufficient room to do so.