Nothing quite compares to relaxing next to an outdoor spa after a hard day’s work. A spa with a surrounding deck is an excellent addition to your family home – but it does require some careful consideration and a well-thought-out plan before you can enjoy the benefits.
Fortunately, WA Timber Decking Professionals have more than 20 years experience – and we are going to reveal the six things all homeowners MUST consider before building their spa decking.
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1. Choose The Right Decking Timber
We get it – you want your deck to last for many years to come. To create a long-lasting deck, you need to make sure the timbers you select are right for your unique climate and exposure to the sun. The timber also needs to be resistant to treated pool water.
2. Choose The Right Sealer Option
This is particularly important for spa decking, as you want to avoid chemically treated pool water from damaging both the surface and inside of the wood. Untreated timber can discolour, expand and become structurally weak when exposed to water. To help reduce water-damage, a strong and durable sealer will help protect the natural timber.
3. Choose The Right Fastening Methods
The screws and fasteners you choose to put your deck together must be corrosion-free and rust-resistant. At WA Timber Decking Professionals, we offer stainless steel and galvanized fixing that will stand the test of time!
4. Choose The Right Board Spacing
This is especially important for pool or spa decking, as the board spacing needs to allow for drainage. Not only that, but wood also expands and contracts with changes in temperature and humidity. Your spaces should be wide enough to allow for this.
5. Consider the Surrounding Area
Unfortunately, spas can be dangerous, particularly if you have small children. It is best to check the current regulations – as the size, depth, and height of your spa will determine whether you need to place a fence around it. You will also want to ensure that the surrounding area matches your requirements, ie: do you require a shade structure or steps to access the area?
6. Choose The Best Spa Positioning
When a spa is filled with water – it can weigh more than 1000kg! To cater for this weight, you will need to check the ideal position for your spa with a qualified builder or engineer. A robust and solid deck will ensure your spa is safe and sturdy.
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And there you have it – the most important considerations before you get started on your spa decking. But before your head starts to spin – call an experienced team like WA Timber Decking Professionals. We’ll walk you through the entire process from start to finish – so you can bring your decking dreams to life with confidence and ease.
Contact Paul today to find out more about spa decking.