When you buy a new hot tub for your home, it comes with certain features, and without other features which are considered to be more of accessories to the manufacturers. For instance, you might expect your hot tub to come with some sturdy steps to get in and out of the hot tub without having to climb around, potentially slipping and falling. Unfortunately, hot tub steps are often considered an accessory to the hot tub itself and sold separately.
That said, hot tub steps could and perhaps should be considered essential to the overall set up of your hot tub, not just because they make it a safer experience getting in and out of your hot tub (especially if you purchase a hot tub hand railing as well), but steps make it much more convenient as well.
In fact, some people that certainly won’t even be able to access the hot tub without steps (and a hand rail), and those are likely the people who need it most, for purposes of hydrotherapy. You don’t want to limit who can access your hot tub, and steps can certainly assist with that.
Once you conclude that steps might be a good idea, you must face other considerations. For instance, hot tub steps, like the tubs themselves, come in a number of shapes, sizes, and colors, and that means the challenge is now to purchase steps that are not only safe, but convenient, and, importantly, matching with your hot tub aesthetically.
For some, the steps of the hot tub can complete a look for your hot tub that will really match and compliment everything in your yard, from hot tub, to surrounding decor.
With respect to safety, the best hot tub steps which are the subject of many of our reviews are designed with all of the proper safety features in place. The steps are often made of wood or plastic, built wide, with no-slip resin steps, or have rubber coverings, and some even contain storage compartments underneath the steps, which are sometimes removable. The best quality hot tub steps are durable, UV-resistant, and weather proof.
All steps that are high quality are made to support a lot of weight, but are not necessarily extremely heavy themselves. Most steps are portable in this way, since there are no anchors to bolt them in place, which is good for when you want to store them in the off season. Most models of steps will work well with inflatable hot tubs as well.
When reading our reviews, keep these features in mind, as they are all worth considering.