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Cold Plunge Tub; Can You Build Your Own?

Cold Plunge Tub; can you build your own

Cold Plunge Tub; can you build your own? Absolutely. Yes, I know what you are thinking, you’re the “hot tub building guy” so why would you want to help me build a cold plunge tub? Easy. The process is the same just you are using a chiller rather than a heater! I’ve actually helped quite a few people these days build cold plunge tubs. PS that is not me in the picture!

In this blog post I will cover some of the considerations you will need to think about if you are planning to build your own DIY cold plunge tub.

Determining the Perfect Heater Size for Your Pool or Hot Tub

Determining the Perfect Heater Size for Your Pool or Hot Tub

Picture yourself on a warm summer day, ready to plunge into your refreshing pool or soak in the soothing waters of your hot tub. The anticipation builds, but suddenly, you realize that the water is far from the ideal temperature you envisioned. Whether you’re a pool owner seeking to extend the swimming season or a hot tub enthusiast yearning for consistent warmth, one crucial question arises: What size heater do you need to maintain the perfect temperature?

Choosing the right heater size for your pool or hot tub is a critical aspect of ensuring optimal comfort and enjoyment. A heater that’s too small might struggle to raise the temperature adequately, leaving you shivering and disappointed. Conversely, an oversized heater can lead to excessive energy consumption, wasting resources and unnecessarily inflating your utility bills.

Adding a Spill-Over Hot Tub to An Existing Swimming Pool

Adding a Spill-Over Hot Tub

Are you dreaming of transforming your backyard into a serene and luxurious oasis? If so, you’re in the right place! In this blog post, I’ll explore some of the key considerations involved in adding a spill-over hot tub to an existing swimming pool.

This exciting project has the potential to elevate your outdoor space, creating the perfect haven for relaxation, entertainment, but you can’t go into a project like this without a plan.

Before you jump into this project headfirst, it’s essential to carefully consider a few key factors. By taking the time to plan and understand the requirements, you can ensure a successful and seamless integration that will bring you years of enjoyment.

So, let’s dive into the considerations that will guide you towards creating the backyard oasis of your dreams!

Copper-silver ionization for Hot Tubs?

copper-silver ionization

When it comes to maintaining crystal-clear and hygienic water in your hot tub or pool, traditional methods like chlorine treatments may have been your go-to solution. However, advancements in disinfection technology have paved the way for alternative approaches that offer effective sanitization while reducing chemical usage and potential side effects. One such method gaining popularity (but I will be honest, I hadn’t heard of this before I researched for this post) is Copper-silver ionization.

Copper-silver ionization is a remarkable technique that harnesses the natural antimicrobial properties of copper and silver ions to keep hot tubs and pools clean and safe for a swimming or hot tub. By incorporating this innovative system, pool and tub owners can enjoy the benefits of thorough disinfection while minimizing the reliance on harsh chemicals like chlorine.

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!