What Is A Plastic Hot Tub Base?
Our Eco-Friendly plastic hot tub bases are made in the UK from 100% recycled plastic. The unique cell structure provides a stable base that will hold upto 420 tonnes per square meter whilst the interlocking slot and peg system makes it simple to install. Our plastic hot tub bases can be filled with decorative gravel or a soil/seed mix for a grass effect, so that is it in keeping with the surrounding area. The open cell design also offers a permeable solution meaning that any rain or overflow water will drain away naturally away from your spa unlike typical concrete bases. Due to the base being manufactured from 100% recycled plastic, it is UV and weather resistant, so unlike other bases it will not rot or break down over time meaning there will be less future maintenance costs.
Will Your Base Be Suitable For My Hot Tub?
Yes, we pride ourselves on the versatility of our foundations, each base has been specially designed to work with all types of hot tub and spa regardless of its make or model. You can see specific makes and models in our “compatibility” tab above, but if you do not see your hot tub mentioned, use the measurements provided on each product listing to see if this base or another size would be a suitable foundation for your spa. Otherwise, you can leave us a message or live chat us to discuss your specific needs which we will be able to meet.
To see an example of our 64 Panel square plastic hot tub base in use read our blog; 8ft x 8ft Hot Tub Base Customer Review.
For more information on installing your Hot Tub Base please read our Install Guide.
What are your garden bases suitable for?
Our plastic hot tub bases can hold up to 420 tonnes per square meter. They are a suitable foundation for almost all hot tubs and swim spas. Please contact us on live chat if you are unsure.
Can I use the ‘hot tub base panels’ under the inflatable hot tub.
We do not recommend this, as the ‘hot tub base panels’ can sometimes have sharp edges that can catch on the soft material of the inflatable hot tub.
Can Hot Tub Bases be installed on to concrete slabs/pads?
Yes, they can be installed onto concrete slabs or pads. The base allows airflow under the hot tub and elevates it out of any potential surface water.
Should I use a damp proof membrane between by base and my hot tub?
No, we do not recommend this as although it will keep damp from rising to your hot tub, any dampness or water that leaves your hot tub will then sit on top of the membrane directly under your hot tub.
How much aggregate/gravel should I use?
8kg of aggregate/gravel per panel or 72kg per m2
What size gravel/shingle/pea shingle should I use?
We recommend using anything up to 20mm.
Does the hot base need to be filled with gravel or is it strong enough without it?
The hot tub base is strong enough without gravel. The gravel can be used to compact and enforce even more and for decorative use.
Does this product come with pins or membrane?
No, this particular base comes with neither pins or membrane.
Which membrane should I use?
We recommend using a woven membrane with a plastic hot tub base
Can I cut the hot tub base panels?
Yes they can be cut and we recommend using a fine tooth saw.
Do I need pegs to secure my base?
Only areas which have a gradient over 12% will require pegs.
How do I know which side of the panel to put down?
The bottom of the base has ‘X-grid’ written on it, indicating the face you put on the ground.
Can the base panels be stacked on top of each other?
No, the bases were not designed for to be stacked when installed.
Can I be guaranteed the same colour all throughout my product?
Our products are new generation manufactured entirely from post-consumer recycled plastic; this means you may occasionally find very slightly different shades of colour.
Where can I find installation instructions?
Install guides can be found on the ‘downloads’ tab. In addition, more information on installations can be found through our blogs and YouTube videos.
What sub-base do I need under my hot tub base?
We recommend you prepare the ground below your base with approximately 70-80mm of a compact hard base (type 1 or type 3), a weed-suppressing membrane and sand to level.
What is the difference between compact hard base type 1 or type 3?
Compact hard base, type 1 is much finer and can occasionally dust while the compact hard base, type 3 is larger and more permeable.
Will the hot tub base allow grass to grow in its cells?
Yes, grass can grow in the panels cells when filled with soil and seed.
Can I put the base straight onto grass or soil?
We recommend not installing directly onto grass or soil but instead install onto a compact hard base or similar as it creates a sturdy, even base. Soil or grass can and most likely will absorb water leading to sinking and creating an uneven sub-base for your hot tub base.
How much is delivery?
Delivery is £10 for any quantity of grids, bases, mats, tiles and accessories.
How quick is shipping?
We typically endeavour your product to be delivered within 3-5 working days but the expected delivery time of your purchase will be displayed clearly at checkout.
How are the products packaged?
We take great care when packaging your order to ensure that our products reach you in the best possible condition. In addition, we are always trying to be more sustainably friendly therefore try to minimize the amount of plastic packaging we use around our products and use recycled packaging.
How will my order be sent?
Our plastic base panels are 33cm x 33cm. For ease, speed, and efficiency of shipping, we pack a maximum of 24 panels in boxes and send through courier network up to 180 panels. Orders with a greater quantity of 180 panels will be delivered through the Palletways network.
To help our customers pick the right product and learn more about how our products can be used, we have compiled blogs which can be read by clicking the button below.
Hot Tub Base Installation Case Study - 6ft x 6ft
A case study from a past customer who used a 6ft x 6ft hot tub base under their new Canadian Spa Company Hot Tubread more ❯
Rubber Hot Tub Base Tiles Under An Inflatable Lay-Z-Spa
Installing a Lay-Z-Spa onto a solid and non-slip green inflatable hot tub tile baseread more ❯
8ft x 8ft Hot Tub Base Customer Review
A case study from Nick who used an 8ft x 8ft hot tub base from us as the foundation for a new hot tubread more ❯
Tahiti Spa Hot Tub Base [Customer Review]
A review from William and Mark who used an 8ft x 8ft plastic hot tub base as a foundation for their Tahiti hot tubread more ❯
7ft x 7ft Hot Tub Base - Customer Review
A case study from Joe who transformed his garden and used our plastic hot tub base as the foundation for his new hot tubread more ❯
49 Panel (7ft x 7ft) Hot Tub Base Installation - Customer Review
See how Gary & Sheena used our plastic hot tub base as a solid foundation for their new hot tubread more ❯
Customer Review - 7ft x 7ft Hot Tub Base Kit Installation
See how David used a 7ft x 7ft hot tub base kit as the foundation for his new Blue Whale Spa Hot Tubread more ❯
7ft x 5ft Canadian Spa Company Hot Tub Base Installation
Installation from Carl who used a 7ft x 5ft hot tub base under his new Canadian Spa Company Hot Tubread more ❯
7ft x 7ft Plastic Hot Tub Base Under An Artesian Spa Hot Tub
See how a 7ft x 7ft hot tub base was installed by Tony under his new Tropic Seas Hawaii Hot Tubread more ❯
Typhoon 6 Seater Hot Tub Installed On Our 7ft x 7ft Plastic Base
Stuart used one of our 7ft x 7ft hot tub bases under his new Typhoon 6 seater hot tubread more ❯