The Best Hot Tubs for Decking
Posted on 28 September 2021

As the weather turns colder, there’s no reason you can’t still enjoy your outside space. A hot tub is great all year round and can be a beautiful partner to your decking area, creating a relaxing spa right in your back garden.

Depending on the size of the tub and the height of your decking, you might need to add some more support underneath. But the good news is that most hot tubs, including inflatable and solid tubs, can safely sit on decking if the right requirements are met. Composite decking is perfect for hot tubs because it doesn’t splinter, warp or rot, plus it’s slip-resistant.

Below are some of the best hot tubs for you to consider adding to your garden.

Lay-Z-Spa Helsinki Airjet

The Helsinki Airjet from Lay-Z-Spa is an inflatable hot tub but has a realistic wooden print, bringing a Nordic feel to your garden. The material is strong and durable and includes Lay-Z-Spa’s anti-free technology and advanced safety features.

The Helsinki Airjet is spacious enough to fit seven people with room to stretch out and unwind. It has an insulated floor and comfortable seating area. The water can reach 40°C and the tub includes Lay-Z-Spa’s 180 Airjet massage system, for full-body relaxation.

Canadian Spa Company Calgary

The Canadian Spa Company Calgary Plug & Play is a hard-panelled hot tub compact enough to fit in almost any location, whilst still being roomy enough for four people. It’s energy-efficient and easy to install and maintain.

The filtration system is designed to keep the water crystal clear with minimum effort from you and includes a microban acrylic to reduce microbe growth in the tub. It has 24 hydrotherapy jets, LED mood lighting and even an aromatherapy canister so you can really relax and unwind.

M-Spa Silver Cloud

The Silver Cloud hot tub from M-Spa is an inflatable tub with a contemporary, charcoal-grey design that can seamlessly fit in with any type of garden décor. It features M-Spa’s patented self-inflation function, so once it’s plugged in it will be inflated in minutes.

It has a waterproof, wired controller which can easily control all the spa functions, including the temperature and jets. It has an energy-saving timer, smart filtration and anti-icing system for use all year round. The tub features technology which makes it whisper-quiet, so you can use it in peace.

Canadian Spa Company Yukon

If you’re short on space, the Yukon Plug & Play hot tub is perfect for two people.  It’s hard-panelled and has all the great features of a full-size Canadian Spa company tub, including glacier filtration system for clear water and a microban filter to reduce microbe growth.

The Yukon also has a Bluetooth audio system and an LED-backlit waterfall, to help you unwind after a tiring day. It has two hydro-massage seats and 16 adjustable hydrotherapy jets. It’s energy-efficient, with technology to recycle water and prevent heat loss.

Intex PureSpa Bubble Therapy

The PureSpa Bubble Therapy from Intex is an inflatable hot tub that can accommodate six people. It’s durable, created with Intex’s Fiber-Tech construction making it sturdy and robust. It has 140 heated bubble jets and a temperature range between 20°C and 40°C.

The tub is easy to use with a simple control panel to adjust the features. It’s also especially good for hard-water areas, as it has a built-in treatment system which makes the water gentler on your skin, clothes and the tub itself.

Lay-Z-Spa Milan Airjet Plus

The Lay-Z-Spa Milan Airjet Plus features advanced technology, including smart features that can be controlled via an app or your smart home device. So, as long as you’re connected to your wi-fi, you can control the features through your mobile phone or via voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

The Milan Airjet Plus an inflatable tub with a sleek, minimalist design made with durable material. It can comfortably seat six people. It has all the features of Lay-Z-Spas, including anti-freeze technology for use all year round and advanced safety features.


If you’ve decided on your new hot tub, you’ll need beautiful decking to go with it. The Southern Decking Company is an approved Millboard decking specialist, with experience and knowledge in all things composite decking. Contact us today to speak to our friendly team about your decking requirements.

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