Rob got in touch with me late last year through the website. Here are some extracts from the email he actually sent.
“I have seen your videos and website and wonder if you can help me with a project in France.Firstly there is a bit of background. About 5 years ago I bought an expensive above ground hottub. This has been a big disappointment. I am forever mending the thing and fixing leaks (everything is really difficult to get to), to the point that I am completely fed up with it. Last year I built an inground swimming pool with a travertine terrace around it, I put the spa half in ground with about a 600mm access all around it. My plan was to cover the access with some sort of wooden structure. Anyway recently ive made my mind up that the hottub needs to go and I shall build a concrete one instead. This needs to fit in the existing hole and I can house all the pumps, filters in a room next to the tub, so it will be so much easier to fix things.
Some of the parts on the existing hottub are ok and i plan to use these. There are 3 x WP400 pumps and a blower. There may be other parts but I wont really know until I cut the thing up. The controller and panel are balboa and may be reusable, but at the moment its showing a dry heater warning (the heater is not dry) so I don’t know.
So my questions are……….Is this possible?Is this something you could help with, with plans etc?I live in the middle of nowhere in France and my French is terrible. This makes getting parts difficult. Do you supply parts?”
How it Started
Converting a Hole in the Ground
On custom projects, it is usual for the client to send me through some sketches of what they want to build. Here are Robs.
Project Paused a Few Months
Recycle some of the Parts
“Hot Tub for sale, one careful owner”
Let the Building Commence…
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