Author Archives: buildahottub

DIY Dipping Pool – Case Study, Roger, Dominican Republic

DIY Dipping Pool

DIY Dipping Pool – yes please!
What I love about what I do is the variety of people, countries and projects that I get to deal with.
Some projects I have a huge amount of involvement in. Some, like this one, I have some correspondence, supply some parts and then out of the blue, I get a wonderful email from Roger with a whole bunch of pictures of his build which is now complete.
This variety makes everyday different which I love!
In this post, I am going to explain all the stages that Roger went through when he was building his DIY dipping pool in his back yard in the Dominican Republic.

The Great Pool Filter Face-Off: Sand vs Cartridge

sand vs cartridge filter

Forget gladiatorial combat, the real clash of titans happens poolside in the silent struggle between sand and cartridge filters. As summer’s vibrant curtain closes, you, the valiant pool warrior, stand poised at the precipice of a crucial decision: which filter will reign supreme in your watery domain? Fear not, for this epic tale delves beyond the surface, unveiling the hidden truths most blogs dare not reveal, to guide you towards your crystal-clear destiny.

Adam is Building a DIY Hot Tub with ICF Blocks: Let’s follow his journey

tub icf

ICF Hot Tub? Have you ever dreamed of having your own hot tub in your garden? If so, you’re not alone. Hot tubs are a great way to relax and unwind, and they can also add value to your home. But what if you don’t have the budget for a pool or spa builder to come and build it for you? That’s where DIY comes in!

In this blog post, we’ll be following along with Adam, a DIY enthusiast who is building his own ICF hot tub using ICF blocks. ICF blocks are insulated concrete forms, which are becoming increasingly popular for DIY projects. They’re lightweight and easy to work with, making them a great option for beginners.

How To Fill a Hot Tub – The CORRECT Way

fill a hot tub

Avoid Airlocks and Get Your Hot Tub Up and Running Quickly

Filling your hot tub with water may seem like a simple task, but if you do it wrong, you could end up with frustrating airlocks that prevent your jets from working properly. In this blog post, we’ll share the correct way to fill your hot tub, whether it’s a plastic shell tub or a DIY hot tub you’ve built yourself.

Considering a saltwater hot tub? Pros and cons

salt water in a hot tub

When it comes to hot tubs, the traditional method of keeping the water clean and clear has been through the use of harsh chemicals like chlorine. However, in recent years, an alternative method has gained popularity: saltwater hot tubs.

By using a saltwater system, hot tub owners can enjoy a more natural and gentler approach to water treatment. But is a saltwater hot tub the right choice for you?

In this blog post, I’ll explore the pros and cons of saltwater hot tubs, so you can make an informed decision about whether this innovative system is the best fit for your lifestyle and preferences. So, whether you’re a seasoned hot tub owner or considering your first dip, read on to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of a saltwater hot tub.

DIY Infinity Hot Tub – From Concept to Reality

DIY Infinity Hot Tub

DIY Infinity Hot Tub – this was what Brian wanted when he got in touch with me back in April of 2022. Unlike most clients that make contact as they dont want to pay the exorbitant prices that the spa and pool builders choose, Brian has somewhat of another problem.

Where he wanted to build his infinity hot tub at his new home that was under construction in the Bahamas – there simply were no pool or spa builders. Therefore, Brian wanted to use his existing contractors to do the work.

The other problem, was that they have never built one before. This is exactly what I do, so was more than happy to start initial dialogue with Brian for how I could help him and the team.

Building a DIY Hot Tub or Plunge Pool in 2024

Building a Hot Tub or Plunge Pool in 2024

Are you dreaming of soaking in your own DIY hot tub or plunge pool in 2024? Look no further than Buildahottub, your one-stop resource for all things hot tub and plunge pool building!

This blog post, based on the video below, will guide you through the process of creating your own backyard oasis, no matter your experience level there will be a way in which I can help.

I’ve helped 1000s of DIYers just like you achieve their hot tub and plunge pool dreams – just take a look at my case studies to see some of the amazing projects I have been involved with.

DIY Hot Tub – Case Study, Jeff from GA, USA

As a refreshing change, this article has actually been written by Jeff from Georgia, USA – not me! Jeff has very kindly put together some words and sent some amazing photographs of his DIY build.

Like pretty much everyone, he went down the DIY route to save the cost of a pool or spa builder. In his pursuit to get the hot tub come plunge pool he was looking for – he found me and my website.

Armed with plenty of information and purchasing the parts from me too – Jeff began his DIY Hot tub journey.

At this point, I would like to hand over to Jeff and his narrative.

Adding a Hot Tub to a Pool – Case Study – Scott, AZ, USA

Add Hot Tub To Pool

Scott from Arizona, USA first got in touch with me back in May of 2022. He was looking to add a hot tub to his pool. Having put the feelers out to see how much it would cost to get a builder to do it – Scott decided that it was something that he felt with my advice and guidance, he could do himself. It was going to be a fun project for him and his son but most importantly, he would save a whole bunch of money in the process.

Fast forward to January 2023 and Scott was almost ready to start. He hired me to design a custom layout for his hot tub so that it could make use of the pool kit from his existing swimming pool in terms of heating and filtration but also, it would have separately controlled jets.