How to Create a Private Hot Tub Gazebo Retreat

The Cheap DIY Hot Tub Gazebo (with Privacy Screen and Canopy) that Turns Your Spa and Backyard into a Luxurious RetreatA gazebo can make a world of difference when it comes to hot tub ambiance, comfort and privacy. It can provide shade, shield wind and create a private intimate setting – not to mention add a classy-looking surround to an inflatable spa.

You don’t have to build an expensive or permanent structure, either. You can get a stylish and inexpensive structure that can be set up in an afternoon – complete with canopy, privacy panels and mosquito netting.

Why a Hot Tub Gazebo?

If you’re wondering how you can make your backyard look more attractive – while adding function and not spending a lot of money – consider a gazebo. They can be used on a deck, a patio or on the grass, staked to the ground.

Most structures cover seating or dining areas (they aren’t actually gazebos for hot tubs), therefore they allow plenty of space for a 8-foot diameter spa. Even with privacy panels or mosquito netting drawn, there is plenty of space to walk around the spa while still underneath a 10′ x 12′ or 12′ x 12′ gazebo.

Plus, you can move them if necessary and use them for other activities. Let’s say you are hosting a party or backyard barbecue. Simply move your gazebo to cover a table or lounge area. They can also be very festive when you hang string lights from them.

What are the Drawbacks of a Gazebo?

Keep in mind that these structures are non-permanent and moveable. Therefore, they are also not designed to stand up to extreme weather, such as gusty winds, strong storms or heavy amounts of snow. Take your gazebo down in periods like this to extend the life of the fabric.

Hampton Spa Gazebo
Hampton Gazebo Canopy

The Hampton includes both privacy panels and mosquito netting (that zip shut). In addition, it has a light hook in the center to hang a lantern or something. It also has a unique tiered-roof system which allows ventilation while keeping rain out.

With features like rust-resistant steel frame, weather-resistant fabric and fire-retardant coating, this well-designed structure lasts. Click here for more information

  • Dimensions: 10′ long x 10′ wide x 9.5 high
  • Weight: 130 lbs


Regency Backyard Gazebo
Regency II Gazebo with Mosquito Netting

The Regency II is less expensive, and the reason why is that it does not include privacy panels. It does, however, feature a vented roof, plant-hanging rings, a center hook and corner shelves on each of the 4 posts of the structure.

And just like the models above, this hot tub gazebo has a rust-resistant steel frame and water/fire resistant canopy made of polyester. Click here for more information

  • Dimensions: 12′ long x 10′ wide x 8’7″ high
  • Weight: 95 lbs

All of the options above do require assembly, but they are a much easier (and often cheaper) way to create a hot tub privacy screen than the alternatives (ie. building a pergola, installing an awning, installing a fence surround, etc..).

Outsunny Gazebo for Hot Tub
Outsunny Hexagon Canopy Party Gazebo

Similar to the Hampton model above, the Outsunny has both privacy panels and mosquito netting. The most noticeable differences are the hexagonal shape (vs rectangular) and the side railings (or metal safety bars – which add more stability to the structure).

It is also designed to stand up to outdoor elements, constructed of sturdy steel framing and weather-resistant polyester fabric. Click here for more information

  • Dimensions: 11′ long x 9’7″ wide x 9’5″ high
  • Weight: 120 lbs


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