8 Hot Tub Shelter Ideas to Consider This Summer

Create a cozy outdoor haven that offers protection from the elements with these hot tub shelter ideas

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A well-designed hot tub shelter is crucial for creating a relaxing and private environment around your hot tub. Without shelter, you’ll be fully exposed to the sun, neighbors and even uninvited guests (we’re looking at you, mosquitos). Check out these 10 hot tub shelter ideas to keep your hot tub safe and inviting and elevate your at-home spa experience.

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Veikous Retraction Patio Awning
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Retractable Awning

Patio awnings make excellent hot tub shelter ideas as they provide shade without a bulky frame taking up space. This retractable awning covers up to 12 feet of space and may be left up year-round. The retractable feature lets you easily pull it out for shade over your outdoor hot tub and slide it back in when not in use. It comes in two neutral colors, gray and beige, to coordinate with any outdoor decor.

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Outfine Pop Up Canopy
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Pop-Up Canopy

For shaded coverage that doesn’t need to attach to your home, consider this pop-up canopy. Set it up within minutes and get shade from all angles, which is a necessary consideration when buying a hot tub. Use the canopy windows to look outside or close everything off with the front curtains—talk about shelter and privacy! Bonus: These hot tub accessories will elevate your spa experience.

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Colourtree Shade Sail Ecomm Via Wayfair.com
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Shade Sail

As far as hot tub shelter ideas go, a shade sail is especially simple. The hardware (sold separately) connects to the D rings on all four ends and attaches to poles or beams around your hot tub. The fabric filters 95% of UV rays keeping the area below shaded to reduce the air temperature, so the heat comes from the water and not the beating sun.

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Jolydale Metal Patio Gazebo
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Patio Gazebo

Patio gazebos are both stunning additions to the backyard and elegant hot tub shelter ideas. This metal patio gazebo is worth every penny with its built-in mosquito netting and privacy curtains. The UV-protected tiered roof lets air flow through while protecting against both summer sun exposure and standing up to winter snow cover.

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Mondawe Canopy Storage Shelter
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Folding Sun Shelter

Looking for temporary coverage for a party? This extra-long folding sun shelter provides shade over a hot tub and seating area to keep revelers fully shaded until sundown. Once this canopy is staked in the ground with the provided hardware, you won’t have to worry about the wind blowing your cover.

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Purple Leaf Metal Pergola With Canopy
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Canopied Pergola

If you have a open-air pergola or an awning on your short list of hot tub shelter ideas, this pergola with canopy combo could be the winner. The aluminum framed pergola can be left uncovered for air flow or covered with the included UV- and water-resistant fabric. Included anchor and mounting materials complete the installation within minutes. Get to know if you can put your hot tub on deck.

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Alvantor Screen House
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Screened Tent

If mosquitos are your biggest hot tub complaint, this mesh-sided pop-up tent provides a solution. The hexagonal screen house wraps around a standard or inflatable hot tub, with sizes ranging from 6 feet by 6 feet to 15 feet by 15 feet. A major plus is it doesn’t require any assembly. Simply step inside through the zippered screen door and enjoy some bug-free relaxation.

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Arlmont & Co. Destane Cantilever Umbrella
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 Cantilever Outdoor Umbrella

When it comes to hot tub shelter ideas, a solution for those short on space is a solar umbrella. The 11-foot top casts shade no matter the angle of the sun thanks to its five adjustable positions, without having a bulky frame that takes up too much space. Enjoy your jacuzzi or hot tub at night, thanks to the lights attached to the umbrella. Get it in gray, navy blue, red or sand.

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Ashlyn Needham
Ashlyn is a freelance writer with over 6 years of experience writing home-living content. Specializing in home decor and improvement projects, her work has appeared in Family Handyman, HomeLight, and Wayfair. Ashlyn lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and chocolate lab, Dale.