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portable spa in the ground

In-ground Spas

Here at West Coast Spas we can arrange all of our spas to be installed in the ground.

There are a few types of inground spas.
1. Inground spa fully in the ground (like a pool)
2. Inground spa half in the ground (lime stone wall around the spa)
3. Portable spa half in the ground (as pictured to the right)
4. Portable spa fully in the ground

Yes portable spas can be put in-ground, the reasons people do this is so that there is no external plumbing. You can see with the picture below, with an inground spa an area is also needed within 6m of the spa to put your pumps, heater, blower, control system and plumbing. When using a portable spa everything is self contained in the spa, so there is no need for another area.

inground spa in a woodedn deck
Inground spa pool

Portable spas in the ground

How to make a portable spa into an in-ground spa
1. Dig a hole big enough to fit the spa plus approx 300mm to 500mm spare all around (the deaper the spa, the wider the gap will need to be to allow for acceess) there are access panels on each side of the spa (all 4 sides)
2. build a retaining wall in the hole
3. Make sure there is drainage of some type, e.g. soak wells
4. lay a cement slab or pavers with compacted yellow sand
5. lower the portable spa into the hole
6. build a deck around the spa, make sure you still have access to the cabinet doors of the portable spa (use screws not nails in the deck and/or have trap doors or removable decking)

portable inground spa

Portable spa half in the ground

portable spa in deck with pool
Portable spa built half in to the ground

inground spa in a deck with retaining wall
Inground spa half in the ground with a retaining wall and deck on the top

portable swim spa in a deck

Portable swim spa
100% sunk in a deck

portable spa half in the ground
Portable spa half in the ground

 

portable spa in a deck

Portable spa 90% sunk into a
wooden deck