Hot Tub Removable Deck Panels
When planning you hot tub location you will need to make sure you have serviceability for the front of the Spa. Dropping a hot tub into a deck requires a removable panel for just that. Shown below is a Grandee Spa by Hot Spring Spas up against 2 sides of a deck. Behind the Spa there is a privacy wall. So there are two sides accessible for service and the front is accessible with a removable floor panel. If you do it right you it will look invisible.
Behind the Spa is where the Cover Cradle sits once the Spa is open.
Here is the view from top of the deck.
Notice the notch out for the Cover Cradle.