The thing with that is service of system . Changing pumps and jet fitting , hose cracking , lights . It so much harder to do with set in hot tubs .EthanB said:If they're going to put one in on a slab, after you've built the deck, then I'd recommend you don't worry about it too much(because it's not your problem) and mention that it's easier to get in and out if they're about 12-16" above the deck or have a grab rail somewhere to get in and out. I did this one because the heights worked out with their existing patio but the step down in requires you to reach down and grab the edge when you're getting in. It's better to let the ladies get in first.:whistling
A very good point I should have mentioned. On the tub install I linked above I held the framing back 5" from the tub and there was good access underneath the deck. Failing that I would have made an access panel in the decking. The techs did tell me that the newer tubs are light enough that they can drain them and lift them up to work on them if necessary but it adds a fair bit to the bill if the HO doesn't drain ahead of time.The thing with that is service of system . Changing pumps and jet fitting , hose cracking , lights . It so much harder to do with set in hot tubs .
Remember not everyone has a building department.I doubt any building department it's going to allow you to put a tub on a deck without an engineer anyways.