Our individual 330mm x 330mm recycled plastic, interlocking hot tub base panels can be used to create a full foundation or used as an add on to an existing plastic hot tub base to create a base of any size or shape. You may also want a non-slip pathway around your hot tub which you can create with the use of our non-slip rubber tiles that simply slot into our plastic base panels.
What Are The Benefits Of Using A Hot Tub Base?
Manufactured in the UK from 100% recycled polyolefin our plastic bases have been engineered as a lightweight, durable and weatherproof hot tub base system. Environmentally the plastic hot tub base is the best, made in the UK from 100% recycled plastics it is kinder to the environment than other imported competitors and compared to concrete options.
Each panel weighs in at just 0.57kgs each, and just because it is light does not mean it is weak. The round cell design without any straight lines means that it is one of the strongest plastic base panels on the market. Tested unfilled to 420 tonnes load-bearing capacity per square metre, the hot tub base panel is able to support all types and sizes of hot tubs and swim spas. Our bases are actually very easy to install thanks to the specially designed slot and peg system which is paired with its lightweight yet strong frame.
The weather can play a large part in the life of a hot tub base so you shouldn’t have to worry about your base not lasting as long as your hot tub. That is why all of our hot tub bases are resistant to erosion, UV stabilised, able to withstand temperatures in excess of 50 degree C (far hotter than the UK summer) and are fully permeable, meaning any rain or spilled water can drain naturally away from your hot tub reducing the amount of stagnant surface water that could damage your spa.
For assistance in installing your Hot Tub Base please read our Install Guide.
330 × 330 × 40 mm
ASK A QUESTION
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.