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Old 02-23-2008, 09:16 AM  
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I have a tub, which I consider to be large, recently bought used from a neighbor. It is a hexagon about 7’ across, made of thick fiberglass/plastics I guess. It seems solid, no cracks, I would like to keep it this way.

I am intending install it above ground, to build a deck/support which sits under the rim, and lets the bottom set on the ground/sand/block.

Is this the right way to go about it, what ratio should the rim support vs the base. And, how to calc and design to meet ideal ratio?


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Old 02-23-2008, 10:01 AM  
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The weight should be evenly distributed across the bottom of the hot tub.


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Old 02-23-2008, 10:05 AM  
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So if I understand this right your tub is going to be sitting on the ground and your putting a raised deck around the top rim.
You support a hot tub from its base, not it's rim. I always pour a slab of concrete 6 inches thick with rebar and compacted ground. I build the raised deck so the hieght is just shy of the rim or lower depending on the clients wish.
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Just remember to leave access to all components of the hot tub. you dont want to take your deck down to change a pump.
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