Hi all. First off, I am new to this forum. Thanks in advance for any advice/suggestions you may have. I am going to put a hot tub on my existing deck. The hot tub is fairly small (62"x83" and 2450 lbs full). I have attached a diagram of my deck construction. I would like to place the deck in the lower left corner of the deck (next to house). The only support along the house is a 2x10 ledger anchored every 16 inches to a block wall. One problem i can already imagine is digging footer for any extra support posts. The height of the deck is only about 2.5 feet where i'd like to put the tub. Any recommendations on how to dig a hole in tight quarters? Or is there an alternative for a footer? I was thinking of running (2) 4x4 beams perpendicular to the joists (one along each edge of tub) supported by 4x4 posts on a footer. Would this be sufficient? Any suggestions/recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks!