I'm thinking about putting a hot tub in detached (separate from my home) garage, since I do not have any space in my backyard for one
. The floor has been painted with concrete paint. We also use the garage's attic space for storage. I'm in the LA County area.
1. Are there certain permits I may need to apply to have a hot tub put in my garage? (or is it even permitted?)
2. If I can put one in, what type of preparations should I setup before putting in the tub? (ie. plumbing, ventilation fans, etc.)
2a. I will not be leaving the garage door open if the hot tub is in the garage, but there are currently two windows and a door in place that can be opened for ventilation. Can anyone recommend any brand/type of ventilation options that I should have installed for optimum ventilation?
3. What can I put in place in the garage to prevent moisture from collecting inside the garage or the storage space above, if needed?
4. Once the hot tub is installed, how should I seal the bottom of the hot tub to prevent water molding or damage under the hot tub? (or should I be asking the local spa dealer about proper sealing of the tub?)
Any suggestions, advice, or information provided will be much appreciated.