About a year after my injury we had our hot tub, which was out on our deck, placed on top of three pressure-treated eight by eights. The legs of the standard Hoyer lift would slide under the hot tub and I could be lowered into it.
This year we decided to tear down our old deck, which I had built, and replace it with a new one made out of Trex. When it was done, we had the hot tub placed directly on the deck. We decided to put in a surface mount for the manual Hoyer lift, which had been given to me, in concrete next to the hot tub so we could use the crane portion of the *Hoyer, to access the tub. Hoyer makes a surface mount unit which cost about $380, which is ridiculous. As I said in the page on Alternative Lifts, I thought would be very simple and inexpensive to have someone make one. I have a good friend who is a competent welder and he volunteered his services. You can see the mount he made below, which is completely made from scrap pieces of metal he already had. Even though he did not want any money we gave him some anyway.