It’s a safe bet that once you’ve installed a hot tub you’ll soon be spending a lot more time in your backyard. Your hot tub is a place where you can relax, experience health-related benefits such as improved quality of sleep, and delight in spending quality time with your family and friends.

But, now that you’re spending a lot more time in your backyard it might be worth investing in improving your backyard and turning it into a backyard oasis. While even a simple hot tub will deliver temporary relief from pain, reduce stress, and bring you pleasure, there are useful outdoor hot tub accessories that will enhance your overall hot tub experience.

There is a wide range of backyard hot tub accessories that can help you improve the comfort, flexibility, and functionality of your outdoor space and entire hot tub experience. Read on to learn what we think the top backyard hot tub accessories are for 2023!

Automatic Cover Lifter

Hot tub covers are bulky, heavy, and can get damaged if left to sit on the ground each time you use your hot tub. Cover lifters alleviate these concerns by allowing hot tub owners to remove and replace their covers easily, and keep the covers off the ground.

Adding a cover lifter to your hot tub makes it more convenient to remove and replace your cover when you are ready to use or have finished using your hot tub. Not only does the cover lifter make life easier to access and close up your hot tub, but it also helps keep it more secure and last longer.

Crystal Waters Hot Tubs has recently added the ConvertALift Automatic Hot Tub Cover Lifter to our line of accessories. The ConvertALift allows you to open and close your cover at the touch of a button, so you never have to risk injury that could come from lifting a heavy and bulky cover manually. The CovertALift adds convenience and safety to your hot tub or swim spa.

So, while it might be tempting to select a generic cover lifter, remember that you’ll use this important accessory every time you use your hot tub. A well-built, automatic, and durable cover lifter designed specifically for your spa is the smarter choice.

Hot Tub Gazebo

A gazebo can prove to be a beautiful addition to any backyard, especially if there’s a hot tub involved. Gazebos offer you many different functions and are perfect for leisure time.

A gazebo could be used to help you and your loved ones cool down and relax without being directly exposed to the extreme heat of the summer sun, which can cause fatigue and even become dangerous. Conversely, during wintertime a gazebo protects your hot tub (and you if you enjoy warm soaks in the winter) from being covered with ice and snow.

For the ultimate backyard oasis experience consider adding outdoor chairs and couches, a patio dining set, an outdoor bar area, a stereo system, and maybe even twinkle lights to your gazebo.

Hot Tub Steps with Handrails

Entering a hot tub safely and conveniently shouldn’t be an add-on. Yet, the default way to enter most hot tubs is by grasping a slippery side while stepping over it. This entry can be awkward for even the fittest among us, which makes having steps with a handrail essential for safety and convenience.

Hot tubs can stand 3′ tall or higher, which could present a problem for people with limited mobility or children. Hot tub steps make entering and exiting your hot tub significantly easier and safer. Quality steps are water-resistant, slip-resistant, and constructed to survive exposure to the elements over the years.

Handrails are a great for safety while getting in and out of your hot tub. Whether you are older or younger, wet feet is always a hazard for slipping and falling. All ages should use handrails when entering and exiting. Hot tub steps with handrails have the added benefit of being very easy to install.


An umbrella adds shade, reduces glare, and affords skin protection against the sun’s hot rays. An umbrella can also protect you from rain or snow, so you can stick to your daily soaking routine even when the weather isn’t cooperative. A cantilevered patio umbrella shades your hot tub by using an offset pole rather than a traditional center pole, which would be awkward to use with a hot tub.

Umbrellas not only provide you and your hot tub shade and protection from the sun, but they also protect your hot tub from other debris that might fall into your hot tub like leaves or tree branches. They also protect against the weather elements like rain. This will keep your hot tub cleaner and lasting longer. It’s just like when you park your car in a garage.

Head and Neck Pillows

Specially designed spa pillows securely connect to the headrests in your hot tub’s shell to comfortably cradle your head and neck. Waterproof and perfectly sized, a hot tub pillow will greatly enhance your hot tub pleasure by making it that much easier to lay back and relax while enjoying your soak.

Bluetooth Connectivity

When you order a music-ready spa, you can augment it with Bluetooth technology, which allows you to wirelessly connect your home devices to your spa. You can stream music, podcasts, and audiobooks, as well as control the volume and track choice from your mobile device or tablet.

For a more customized experience, you can also pair your own speakers to the system or add a Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. And, if you use the speaker’s voice-activated function you don’t have to touch anything, which is especially helpful if you don’t want to handle electronics while your hands are wet.

Towel Bar

As the name implies, it’s always convenient to have a bar to place your towel on just within reach when climbing out of your hot tub. A towel bar will keep your towels clean and dry and ready for use.

In Summary

Your hot tub can be the center of a backyard oasis that you can create. There are many wonderful accessories that you can add to enhance your hot tub experience that we didn’t even mention here. Some improve performance, while others improve safety or ambiance. This list represents our selections for the top backyard hot tub accessories for 2023.

You can check out our website to see the full range of hot tub accessories that are available, all of which can be ordered online and delivered to your door.

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