Yes, that’s a hot tube and yes, that a rickety deck that’s just waiting to collapse; not to mention the big overhang on the right. This is just one of the 20 unsafe home inspection nightmares on the “This Old House” website this week. Check out the others, like the illegal fireworks next to the electrical problem up in the attic, or the mortar shell or the box of high explosives in the attic.
If you want to view more of these nightmares, this is the 28th set that This Old House has posted. Just type “Home Inspection Nightmares” in the TOH search post to pull up the other 27 sets.