When it comes to spending time in your backyard, the last thing you want to think about is unexpected interruptions or prying eyes from nearby homes.
This becomes even more important when you invest in a hot tub, creating a soothing private paradise to melt away your worries and help you recover after a long day.
Let’s face it: nothing ruins a moment of self-care quite like the feeling of being exposed!
Hot tub privacy solutions can be a powerful addition to your backyard, helping you create the atmosphere and seclusion you’ve been craving, and we’re here to help you discover the perfect elements!
Read on to explore twelve stunning hot tub privacy solutions, all fit for a variety of styles and backyard aesthetics, ensuring there’s something for everyone.
We understand that every space is different, and your privacy needs may not be the same as another, which is why we’ve broken this article up into four distinct categories:
- Outdoor Enclosures: for something more permanent.
- Privacy Walls: for something with ample customization.
- Lush Greenery: for anyone looking to create a thriving garden oasis.
- Privacy From Above: for anyone with multi-story homes next door.
Let’s jump right in, and find the perfect privacy elements to transform your next spa session!
Privacy and Protection – Outdoor Enclosures
If you’re looking for a significant amount of privacy and want the added benefit of reducing your spa’s exposure to the harsh Canadian weather, adding an outdoor enclosure may be just what you need.
Gazebos are possibly one of the most popular ways to achieve this goal, with their peaked roofs and optional privacy add-ons.
These stunning backyard structures come in two distinct styles. While one offers full coverage and a completely enclosed space, the other boasts four pillars supporting a roof, offering more customization.
For gazebos that are completely enclosed, your spa will be protected year-round, reducing any wear and tear the elements may have on your spa over the years.
Furthermore, these models offer exceptional privacy, especially if you opt for privacy glass for the windows.
The other style may not offer quite the same level of protection for your spa, but it offers endless customization options, such as retractable privacy screens or louvered walls to add privacy as needed.
If you’ve opted to install your hot tub on your patio near your house, adding a patio cover may be the perfect privacy solution.
Not only will this ensure your hot tub is protected from the rain and snow, maximizing your enjoyment during winter spa sessions, but it adds ample privacy, especially when paired with walls.
Many people opt to add screened walls to their patio cover, allowing for plenty of ventilation, while creating a barrier between them and the outside world.
Better yet, if you have a BBQ or other outdoor kitchen staples, a covered patio makes it possible to grill every season of the year!
Three- Season Sunroom
Speaking of extending the enjoyment of your outdoor space, a three-season sunroom can do just that!
These rooms are essentially an extension of your house that allows for comfortable outdoor living without being fully exposed to the elements.
Not only will this provide privacy from all sides and above, but it also gives the value of your home a significant boost!
Furthermore, while “three seasons” is in the name, by adding your spa, this quickly becomes a year-round escape, while you lean back and enjoy a soothing hydromassage as snowfall quiets the world outside.
Customizable Hot Tub Privacy – Privacy Walls
If you’re looking for something that offers more customization than the options above, fret not; privacy walls are here to save the day!
Wood or Stone Walls
Seeking a natural, yet captivating way to enhance your hot tub privacy?
Adding custom stone walls or wood can help you create the aesthetic you’re looking for while offering privacy exactly where you need it.
These walls are a great DIY project to take on, and if you’re sticking to a budget, wood panel walls can help you achieve the privacy you want without breaking the bank.
Better yet, with various colours, stains, and types of wood and stone, your style options are nearly endless!
Retractable Privacy Screens
Privacy screens are another easy, affordable way to keep your space looking spacious and clutter-free, without sacrificing privacy when you want it.
Whether they’re attached to a pergola, gazebo, or along the edge of your patio roof, retractable privacy screens can easily be hidden from view until you need them.
Better yet, with their versatility when it comes to how they’re installed, they can easily be installed with your unique privacy needs in mind.
Whether you have a nearby road and only need protection from one side or live in a thriving community and want to completely encapsulate your spa during evening soaks, retractable screens can do it all.
Decorative Privacy Walls
Decorative barriers have become a popular addition to many backyards throughout the years, offering privacy while adding a hint of personalized style.
These privacy walls typically feature a wood and metal frame and have a sheet of metal with an image carved into it.
Due to the vast range of patterns and designs, these walls can become a stunning statement piece in your backyard, adding a touch of whimsy or elegance to your space.
All Natural Privacy Solutions – Lush Greenery
One of the main reasons many people invest in a hot tub is the sheer relaxation it provides, easing stress and rejuvenating weary muscles.
If stress relief is one of your top priorities, combining your hot tub privacy efforts with plants can help supercharge those benefits, with nature being proven to reduce cortisol levels.
Hedges and Trees
This classic backyard privacy solution is a great way to achieve the desired level of protection you’re looking for with natural elements.
One of the most popular options for this is evergreen arborvitae, offering dense foliage to maximize privacy around your spa.
Some other options may include:
- Japanese Yew
- Siberian Cypress
If you opt to use trees and shrubs as your privacy solution, ensure you select species that can withstand the harsh Canadian winters to maintain year-round privacy.
Living Garden Walls
If you liked the idea of the wooden walls from above but want something more lively, a living garden wall may be just the thing you’re envisioning.
These walls are a great DIY project to take on and can add a vibrant pop of colour to your hot tub area.
An easy way to do this is by using trellis and adding plants directly into the open areas throughout the latticework, or by installing planters lining the entire width of your wooden wall.
For something that requires minimum upkeep and maintains its stunning appeal year-round, consider using faux plants instead!
Vertical Herb Garden
An herb garden near your spa can offer ample benefits beyond simply providing a stunning barrier between you and prying eyes.
It’s also perfect for enjoying fresh herbs to add some vibrancy to your cooking, while also enhancing your spa experience with some subtle aromatherapy!
From rosemary and thyme to garlic and sage, there are plenty of herbs you can add to your edible privacy wall.
Use a wood pallet for an ultra-budget-friendly option, or hang them along the slates of your wooden wall.
An Urban Necessity – Privacy From Above
For those living in dense urban areas, your privacy needs may be more complex than others.
With multi-story homes, nearby businesses, and towering buildings, finding ways to block curious eyes from above becomes paramount to your spa experience.
One such way to achieve this is by adding a pergola around your spa.
Many pergolas feature a lattice-style roof, but others may be more exposed, featuring four beams stretching across each side instead.
For these kinds of pergolas, you may need to put in some extra planning to add additional privacy from above, such as adding greenery like climbing ivy, drapes or curtains.
These additions can help you bring a touch of personality to your space while providing the flexibility to add and remove the barrier as you please.
An umbrella is another great way to enhance the privacy of your spa while ensuring it can be adjusted based on changing needs.
Many spa umbrellas come with heavy bases to firmly stay in place, and offer a wide area of coverage, not only increasing privacy but protecting you from the harsh sun during an afternoon soak.
These cost-effective options are perfect for anyone trying to stick to a budget, and come in various styles, ensuring they can be integrated seamlessly into your backyard space.
If you liked the idea of a pergola but would want something more substantial to offer privacy from above, a louvered roof is a perfect addition.
These roofs work by having various panels that can be opened and closed, creating a stunning backyard feature while offering adjustable privacy measures.
Better yet, these roofs provide protection from the rain, snow, and sun, making it possible to enjoy a relaxing soak while you listen to the drizzling rain, without it contaminating your water!
These roofs aren’t only good additions to pergolas, however. They also pair well with patios and decks!
Tips to Enhance Your Backyard Retreat
Every element you add to your backyard helps cultivate the atmosphere and emotional response you envision for your space.
Whether you want a hot spot of entertainment or a private escape that resembles a jungle oasis, every aspect needs to work together to bring it to life.
The privacy options above offer a range of styles, but they only go so far on their own. If you’re looking to add a bit more flare to your space, here are some additional accessories worth considering:
- Lighting: String lights, lanterns, or LED lights not only add safety but set the tone for your space after dark.
- Sound systems: An outdoor sound system can add some much-needed ambiance to your sessions. Look for compact speakers that can be tucked into your shrubbery to maintain an uncluttered appeal.
- Patio furniture: If hosting is something you enjoy doing, adding some cozy outdoor patio furniture is a must, transforming your patio into a relaxation haven to bring loved ones together.
- Fire features: Whether you add a fire pit or an elegant fire table, these elements can enhance the visual appeal of your space while amping up the entertainment factor!
Hot Tub Privacy Solutions at Premium Home Leisure
We believe every soak should be like something out of a dream, and with the perfect pairing of exceptional hot tubs and backyard essentials, Premium Home Leisure in Saskatoon, SK, has everything you need!
Our showroom is stocked with various backyard leisure products, ensuring you can easily bring your dream space to life simply by walking through our doors.
Visit our Saskatoon showroom today, or contact us to learn more!