What can I do with an old hot tub that doesn't work?

Kathleen Restid
by Kathleen Restid
Have old hot tub off deck. What to do with it?
  13 answers
  • Rebecca L Rebecca L on Feb 13, 2015
    dig a big hole, sink it in the ground for a garden pond :-)
  • Janette Smith Janette Smith on Feb 13, 2015
    Fill it with good soil and raise some veggies.
  • Darla Darla on Feb 13, 2015
    Put cushions in it for a conversation pit.
  • Janet Manger Janet Manger on Feb 14, 2015
    I second the garden pond idea and would put gold fish and water lilys (planted in sinken pots) in there. Have staggered (different types) plantings around the tub would finish off the whole thing. We have had a gold fish pond for almost 30 yrs and everyone loves to sit around it as fish are very calming. The fact the tub is deep is good so the fish will have a lower level for the wintertime and also hide from other animals (we have raccoons) who are looking for a meal.
  • Kay Allen Kay Allen on Feb 14, 2015
    koi pond or a fountain feature!
  • Cindy Jones Cindy Jones on Feb 14, 2015
    Hopefully it's a redwood hot tub and not the more current acrylic spa. I'd definitely go with a pond and water plants. If it no longer holds water well, then turn it into a planter/veggie garden if it's in a sunny area. Get creative and have fun!
  • Jerry Ellis Jerry Ellis on Feb 14, 2015
    I put a pump in my filter compartment &made mine into a fountain feature.....use plenty of chlorine to keep water clear!
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Feb 15, 2015
    Great ideas! Daughter hated hers so much it went to the dump. LOL
  • Rebecca L Rebecca L on Feb 15, 2015
    If you do not want to dig out & sink it, The Air-Stone sold at Lowes can also be used outdoors and can be attached to the sides for a above ground pond. If it is not holding water, use a pond liner.
  • Annie Medic Annie Medic on Feb 15, 2015
    If you don't want to use chlorine to keep it clean, you can install an infrared light in line with a fountain and it will kill stuff. We did that with our pond.
  • Jane R. Jane R. on Feb 15, 2015
    Sorry but I would trash it. Anything else you do with it is just a lot of work for you.
  • Kathleen Restid Kathleen Restid on Feb 16, 2015
    Thank You for all your comments. Good ideas not sure yet what I will do.
  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 18, 2023

    I would also trash it. Those take up so much room and are a pain to clean.