Melbourne is Australia’s capital and the second-largest city in Oceania, after Sydney. It has a population of over 5 million people, most of whom live on the eastern side of the city centre, and its residents are typically referred to as “Melburnians.” Work, education, and living can all be accomplished to a high standard in Melbourne. It is a city that can be lived in since it is secure, pleasant, convenient, and close to various amenities. Because of the city’s diverse population, Melbourne has a wide variety of restaurants and tourist spots. 

Adding a hot tub and composite decking is the ideal way to improve the look of your outdoor space, as the two go together like peanut butter and jelly. The ideal solution that can perfectly complement a hot tub installation is provided by Composite Decking in Melbourne, which offers a contemporary look and finish in addition to its better life.

We have put together this list of the five best ideas for hot tub decking in the hopes that it will serve as your tool kit and enable you to make the most of the space on your composite deck.

Decide under or around

You need to choose whether your deck should be underneath your hot tub or all around it. The installation of hot tub composite decking can be accomplished in two primary ways: Place your hot tub on top of the deck, lay it down first, and then build the deck around it. When going with the former option, we advise going with a solid composite deck rather than with hollow alternatives. This will provide the much-required additional strength.

Increase the slipping resistance of your deck by designing it properly

When selecting the ideal deck for your hot tub, consider its slip resistance, as wet areas can be dangerous. It is difficult to compare the slip resistance of composite decking to that of timber decking and other paving solutions. It is recommended that you lay your deck boards perpendicular to the primary direction of foot traffic on the deck. This will ensure that you have the most slip-resistant surface possible beneath you.

Make sure that you can get under your deck easily

The design of your deck must consider that hot tub maintenance is unavoidable. Therefore, you must have some method by which you can access the essential electrical components of your hot tub; failure to do so will only result in additional costs and headaches in the future. Therefore, getting access to the space underneath your deck is essential. Incorporating a “decking hatch” that provides convenient access to the space below the deck is an excellent strategy for achieving this goal.

Choose the type of composite decking suitable for the area

One of the most important qualities of composite decking is its ability to outperform traditional wood decking in damp environments. Because composite materials have a lower rate of water absorption, boards made from these materials are less likely to rot when they are consistently exposed to water. This protection can be obtained from traditional WPC boards and capped composite boards; however, the latter provides the highest defence against environmental hazards.

Be sure to pay attention to your subframes

This is something that comes up over and over again. Customers typically choose a deck but frequently forget about their decking subframe. This is seen even more clearly when decks are installed around hot tubs, where they are almost constantly exposed to moisture. The damp environment will, of its own accord, encourage water accumulation around your joists and base.

For this reason, it is recommended that customers consider opting for a plastic subframe solution. You might want to consider using decking joist tape to protect the timber joists in your deck. This adhesive tape offers an additional layer of protection against moisture. Using it is a surefire way to extend the useful life of your joists and make them more efficient over time.

Final Words

Capped composite decking products feature a protective shell that offers superior protection against moisture build-up. This will, in turn, provide you with more reassurance and protection against moisture and the additional cleaning chemicals that are added to the water in hot tubs.