Category Archives: Design / Ideas Related

Discovering the Bliss of Built-In Spas

built-in spas

Have you ever dreamt of having your personal oasis, a sanctuary where stress melts away, and tranquillity reigns supreme? Well, that dream became a reality for me when I decided to build in a built-in spa for my home.

I embarked on a journey to create the ultimate haven within the confines of my own abode. Little did I know that this decision would end up becoming the business that it is today.

In this blog post, I want to share with you the remarkable wonders of built-in spas, how they have transformed my life, and why I believe everyone should consider indulging in this delightful luxury.

Step into my world as I take you on a journey through the serenity-filled realms of built-in spas. Whether you’re contemplating a home renovation, seeking solace from the chaos of daily life, or simply curious about this modern-day haven, prepare to be captivated.

Let’s delve into the incredible benefits, design possibilities, and the sheer joy that comes with building  a built-in spa.

What are the Self-Priming Hot Tub Pump Options?

Self Priming Pump Hot Tub

If you are not able to build your control room for your DIY hot tub below ground, then you are going to need a self priming pump. But what are the options? In this blog post, I will discuss the two main options that you have for self priming pump setups on your DIY hot tub build.

What is a self-priming pump?

A self-priming pump is a type of centrifugal pump that is capable of automatically removing air or gases from the suction line and creating a vacuum to draw in and pump liquids. Unlike standard centrifugal pumps which are found on hot tubs, which require the pump casing to be filled with liquid before operation, self-priming pumps can start pumping without the need for manual priming.

Can I Use a Variable Speed Pump in a Hot Tub?

Variable Speed Pump in Hot Tub

This is one of the questions that I do get asked regularly. There tends to be a common misconception around variable speed pumps and hot tubs. So, hopefully, in this article I can dispel some of the myths around the topic.

I’ll start us off with a statement – you cannot use a variable speed pump for the jets in your hot tub. Why not? Read on and I will explain all.

Can I build a DIY Infinity Pool?

DIY Infinity Pool

Are you dreaming of having your own luxurious infinity pool but feel intimidated by the high cost and complicated installation process?

Well, I have good news for you! With a little bit of planning and some elbow grease, I was able to help you build your very own infinity pool right in your own backyard without breaking the bank.

I can help you create a stunning oasis that will leave your friends and family in awe. In this article, I’ll share with you some tips on how to build a DIY infinity pool, and provide tips and tricks for making your project a success. So, if you’re ready to turn your backyard into your own private paradise, grab your tools and let’s get started!

Building a DIY Party Pool – Considerations

Party Pool

Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to beat the heat than by taking a refreshing dip in your very own party pool? Having a pool in your backyard can be a luxurious addition to your home, but it can also come with a hefty price tag.

However, with a little bit of creativity, time, and effort, you can build a DIY party pool that is both affordable and fun for your family and friends. In this blog post, I’ll go over some key considerations for designing and constructing a DIY party pool, including the size and shape of your pool, materials to use, and safety tips.

Whether you’re looking to cool off during the summer months or host a backyard pool party, a DIY party pool can be a great way to enjoy the season without breaking the bank.

What makes for good in ground hot tub designs?

In Ground Hot Tub Design

Few things are as relaxing and luxurious as soaking in a hot tub, but when it comes to creating a backyard oasis, the design of the hot tub itself can make all the difference. While above-ground models can be functional and convenient, in-ground hot tubs have a certain charm and sophistication that elevate any outdoor space.

From custom shapes to unique materials, the design possibilities for in-ground hot tubs are endless. In this post, I’ll explore some of the most stunning in-ground hot tub designs to inspire your own backyard oasis. Whether you’re looking for a sleek and modern look or a more natural aesthetic, you’re sure to find inspiration here.

What I don’t want to discuss on this article is the prospect of dropping a plastic shell hot tub into a hole. This never works well as they are designed to be above ground and not in ground. For a true in ground hot tub, you are going to want to consider building on – don’t worry, with my help it is easier than you think – read on!

Fancy a dip? Build a DIY Dipping Pool

DIY Dipping Pool

Are you looking for a refreshing way to cool off during those hot summer months? Have you considered building your own DIY dipping pool? Not only can it be a fun and rewarding project, but it can also add value to your property and provide a relaxing oasis for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the steps involved in building a DIY dipping pool, from planning and design to construction and maintenance. Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or a first-time builder, this guide will help you create the perfect backyard retreat to beat the heat and unwind in style.

So grab your tools and let’s dive in!

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.