Avoid these 7 DIY Hot Tub Mistakes

Avoid these 7 DIY Hot Tub Mistakes

When I built my own DIY Hot Tub, what seems like a lifetime ago, I made every mistake possible. I’ve said more than once on this blog, and my YouTube Channel that because of this, I am more than qualified to advise others on their DIY hot tub builds.

Today, I’ve had the pleasure of helping over 700 of you with your builds in the shape of plans, build consultancy and parts. It’s a real privilege to be involved with some of the fantastic hot tub projects that dream up.

In this article, as we head into peak building season, I am going to highlight the 7 mistakes that I think you should avoid when you are building your own DIY Hot Tub.

What is a Swimming Pool or Hot Tub Auto Top Up System?

Pool Auto Top Up System

A Swimming Pool or Hot Hot Tub Auto Top Up/Fill System is a device that automatically fills up your swimming pool with water when the water level drops below a certain point. The system is designed to maintain a consistent water level in your pool without requiring you to manually add water every time it’s needed.

The system usually consists of a water level sensor that is installed in the pool and connected to a valve that controls the flow of water into the pool. When the water level drops below the desired level, the sensor sends a signal to the valve, which opens and allows water to flow into the pool until the desired level is reached.

Everything you need to know about gas heat for hot tubs

gas heat for hot tubs

Gas heat for hot tubs? What is that all about? Hot tubs are a fantastic way to relax and unwind after a long day or week, and there’s nothing quite like soaking in warm, bubbling water to soothe sore muscles and calm the mind. But while hot tubs are a popular and beloved addition to many homes and properties, they do require some maintenance and upkeep to keep them running smoothly and efficiently.

One of the most important factors in maintaining a hot tub is ensuring that the water is heated to the right temperature. The ideal temperature for a hot tub is generally around 100-104 degrees Fahrenheit, but achieving and maintaining this temperature can be a challenge, especially in colder climates or during the winter months.

Redneck hot tub? What is that all about?

redneck hot tub

Redneck hot tub? Are you unsure about spending a fortune on a fancy hot tub that requires maintenance and expensive repairs? Do you long for a simpler, more rustic hot tub experience that won’t break the bank? If so, it may be time to consider building a redneck hot tub.

A redneck hot tub, also known as a hillbilly hot tub or a cowboy hot tub, is a DIY hot tub made from basic materials like a stock tank, a heater, and some plumbing. While it may not have all the bells and whistles of a traditional hot tub, a redneck hot tub is a fun and functional way to relax and unwind in the great outdoors.

In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the process of building your own redneck hot tub, from choosing the right materials to installing the plumbing and heating system. I’ll also provide tips and tricks for maintaining your hot tub and keeping it clean and comfortable.
Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or a first-time builder, this guide will help you create the ultimate redneck hot tub experience. So grab a cold beer, put on your overalls, and let’s get started!

How to Install a Hydrostatic Relief Valve in your Pool or Hot Tub.

Install a hydrostatic release valve

Installing a hydrostatic release valve in your pool or hot tub may sound like a complicated process. With a complicated name can come a lot of confusion. Hopefully in this article, with my help you will be able to get your head around exactly what you need to do. You will quickly realise that it is not as complicated as it sounds.

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.

A Small Hot Tub for a Small Backyard

Small Hot Tub

Have you ever dreamed of having a hot tub in your backyard, but thought it was impossible because you don’t have much space? Think again! With a small hot tub, you can enjoy the soothing benefits of warm water and bubbles, even in a tiny backyard or patio.

In this article, I’ll explore the world of small hot tubs and show you how to build one that fits your space, your budget, and your personal style. From selecting the right size and shape to choosing the best materials and features, I’ll guide you through the process of creating your own little oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. So, let’s dive in and discover the joys of a small hot tub!

What Does a Swim Spa Cost?

what does a swim spa cost

If you’re considering investing in a swim spa, one of the first questions that probably comes to mind is, “what does a swim spa cost?” After all, swim spas are not exactly cheap, but they do offer a range of benefits that make them an attractive option for many homeowners.

In this blog post, we’ll dive into the cost of a swim spa and explore what factors influence the price. Whether you’re looking for a compact swim spa to fit in a small backyard or a large swim spa for your entire family to enjoy, understanding the costs involved can help you make an informed decision.

What is the difference between the Onda and the Comfortline Air Source Heat pumps?

Onda Versus Comfortline

There is certainly a lot of confusion around Air Source Heat Pumps and which model we should select for our Hot Tubs and Pools. Everyone under the sun seems to be selling a model now and more and more brands are popping up every day. I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of most of the ones I get asked about!

I’ve tried on my website to keep the range that I offer for sale to a minimum. Minimum being that I offer a model or range to suite everyone and everyone’s budget or requirements.

In this blog post, I will take a look at the difference between the Onda range of Air Source Heat Pumps and the Comfortline Range.

What type of Spa Construction should I choose?

Type of Spa Construction

When it comes to building a spa, there are many factors to consider. One of the most important is the type of spa construction you choose. There are several different types of spa construction, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. In this blog post, we will explore the different types of spa construction so that you can make an informed decision about which type is right for you.