The pergola: an effective way to protect your Jacuzzi

1 November 2022

Want to make the most of your personal spa? So give it some shelter by installing a pergola, for example! After outlining all the advantages of a pergola, we’ll take a closer look at the criteria that will help you find the model best suited to your needs.

Enjoy your jacuzzi for longer

Installing a spa or jacuzzi at home requires a considerable budget, especially when compared with the amount of time the equipment is actually used during the year. To make the most of it, the sun has to shine brightly, and rain and wind are, of course, out of the question!

However, it’s possible to get round these climatic obstacles and enjoy your spa at any time of year, thanks to pergolas. Equipped with a solid roof and side reinforcements, the pergolas are, in fact, capable of protecting you from showers and gusts of wind. The roof of the
is made up of slats that can be inclined. By adjusting this parameter, you can vary the intensity of the sunlight.

Security and privacy in your personal spa

bioclimatic pergolas
enhance the overall security of your garden. Totally enclosed or with lockable side panels, they provide a barrier that greatly reduces the risk of drowning in your Jacuzzi. In addition to reassuring young parents, pergolas also act as an effective bulwark against intruders wishing to use your installation, or against animals (including insects).

Such shelters also protect you from the sometimes indiscreet gaze of your neighbors or passers-by on the street. How can you make the most of your relaxation area or sunbathe peacefully on your terrace when you feel you’re constantly being watched? To combat this unpleasant sight, install a shelter equipped with sunshades or opaque glass panels!

Long-term savings and significant profitability

When you have an outdoor spa, the difference between water and air temperature can sometimes be significant. Under such conditions, a natural physical phenomenon called evaporation occurs. Some of the water then turns to steam. It will then leave the spa and escape into the air. You’ll need to replenish regularly to maintain a constant level in your hot tub.

By enclosing your spa, you’ll reduce the thermal gradient. This will have the immediate effect of limiting evaporation of the water in the Jacuzzi. This will also mean lower water and electricity consumption. At the same time, you’ll be protecting the hot tub from dirt, plants and other debris from the terrace or garden. The water will then stay clean for longer, and you won’t need to spend large sums of money on chemicals to treat it.

Which pergola model to choose?

A pergola has obvious aesthetic appeal. It can be adapted to most home or garden configurations, thanks to the diversity of materials available. Each has its own specific characteristics. So, depending on your preferences, you can opt for :

  • Plastic or PVC : this material has the advantage of being modern, recyclable and easy to maintain (a simple sponge and soapy water will do!). It does, however, have the disadvantage of low rigidity, which means it won’t last over time.
  • Aluminum: this metal is ideal for building a shelter, as it is both light and sturdy. It also offers a high degree of resistance to corrosion. What’s more, aluminum is often used in bioclimatic models.
  • Wood: favored by those who prefer the natural and are looking for authenticity. However, its colors may fade over time. Such a choice also means you’ll have to treat the wood every year to protect it from the many stresses it can be subjected to (insects, sunlight or extreme weather conditions).
  • Wrought iron: this material also offers particularly stylish finishes. At first glance, it recalls the charm of old buildings. Bear in mind, however, that such a choice requires a substantial budget, due to the cost of the ironwork involved.

Of course, you’ll also need to take into account your financial possibilities. They will inevitably limit your desires for your pergola, forcing you to forego certain materials or elaborate finishes. Finally, don’t forget to find out about the legal requirements for installing a pergola. In Belgium, these vary from region to region. In Brussels, you’ll need to obtain planning permission before starting your pergola installation project.

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