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Enjoy Summer in your Backyard: Modern Spa Installation & Decking Ideas

Are you looking for creative and functional ways to enhance your outdoor space? Then this guide is here to inspire you! Whether you're building a new home or simply looking to upgrade your outdoor living area, these ideas will help you craft the perfect sanctuary for unwinding and entertaining in style.

And that's not all. We've also answered three of the biggest questions people have when it comes to landscaping a backyard with a swim spa or spa pool. If you are looking for spa installation and landscaping in Sydney area, these ideas are sure to inspire your backyard project.

Let's dive in!

Spa Installation and Backyard Landscaping Ideas

1. Have An Indoor Spa Pool Or Swim Spa For Extra Privacy and Easy Access

An indoor spa or swim spa offers the perfect blend of extra privacy and access, making it the perfect choice for those seeking a personal retreat within their own home.

With an indoor spa installation, you can enjoy the luxury of relaxation and rejuvenation without worrying about prying eyes or weather conditions.

covered patio with spa

We love the tranquillity and seclusion that's created in this spa installation. Enclosed on two sides by a tall fence and sheltered with a gazebo, we positioned the spa just below the deck to allow for convenient seating and easy access to the pool.

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2. Spa pools in small backyards - Yes, it's possible!

Looking to install a spa pool but have limited space? No problem! Spa pools come in various sizes, ranging from 2-person to 10-seater entertainer spas. With some thoughtful planning and preparation, you can transform your small garden or deck into a relaxing spa oasis.

Visit our landscaping services page to learn how we can help you create a stunning outdoor space that perfectly fits your outdoor space.

3. Have a pool and a spa pool!

If you have a large garden area, why not turn it into the ultimate summer oasis with a dedicated pool and spa zone?

We love this idea because it allows for two different activities. If you're looking to entertain, why not open up the pool area and have a large swimming session? On the other hand, if you want to just relax and unwind after a long day of hard work – then jump into your spa pool!

spa and swim spa outdoor area

Check out our unique installation above. We've maximised the space and created a stunning visual focal point by staggering the swim spa and spa pool in the backyard. The larger swim spa takes centre stage, while the spa pool enjoys a more secluded spot in the corner.

4. Create a relaxing outdoor lounge area with a spa

Want to create the ultimate outdoor entertainment area? Add a spa! It's a fantastic feature that allows you and your guests to enjoy an evening of absolute relaxation.

Take a look at our stunning spa installation in this backyard. We installed the gazebo over the deck with several downlights to reflect off the warm wood and provide plenty of lighting for entertaining in the evenings. We’ve used glass panel fencing to create a modern vibe and maintain an open flow and views from this space.

Outdoor decking with spa

5. A Family-friendly swim spa

family swimming in spa

Spas are not just for adults! Make your backyard a fun and safe environment for kids and family members with a swim pool.

Swim spas create the perfect retreat for those looking to relax but also incorporate some swimming exercises. With adjustable current speeds, you can adjust the flow to suit different swimmers—from advanced to complete beginners.

Planning a family-friendly swim spa needs careful consideration. Think about how you'll use the space over time and plan for your family's changing needs. Think about separate spaces for different ages, outdoor dining areas, and easy access to the kitchen. And most important of all, think about safety! We've got a spa pool safety guide that can help you with that.

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Spa Installation 101: FAQs about landscaping and installing a spa

Can you put a spa on a deck?

Yes, you can easily install a spa on top of the deck or even have it fully or partially built into the deck itself. But it's important to make sure that the deck structure can support the weight and is made according to your local council rules and regulations. When building a spa deck, consult a professional like MySpa Sydney to guarantee the safety, stability, and long-lasting enjoyment of your outdoor space.

Can you put a swim spa on a deck?

Yes, you can place a swim spa on a deck, but there are important things to consider. Firstly, it's crucial to consult with a qualified installer to make sure your deck can safely support the weight of a swim spa, which can be several thousand pounds when filled with water.

Second, to make sure you can carry out easy maintenance and repairs for your swim spa, keep a minimum of three feet of clearance around it under the deck. But if your deck design doesn't allow for this, don't worry. You can use removable panels instead.

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What's the best way to build a deck around a swim spa?

The best way to build a deck around a swim spa is to use larger timber and more of it, with joist spacing of 16 inches in the centre for wood decks and 12 inches in the centre for composite decks.

You'll also need to double the supports of the deck in order to ensure it can hold the weight of the spa. Additionally, check local building codes for any specific requirements before beginning your project.

Liked these five ideas for spa installation? Then check out our range of swim spas, spas and plunge pools to make your dream backyard oasis a reality! Whether you're looking for something small and compact or luxurious and spacious, the MySpa Sydney team can help you find the perfect fit for your outdoor space. Book a consultation with our installation and landscaping team here.