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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.

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!

Why do I need a Hydrostatic Release Valve in my Swimming Pool?

Hydrostatic Release Valve

Swimming pools are a great source of entertainment and relaxation, especially during hot summer days. However, as much as swimming pools provide a fun experience, they can also pose a danger to those who use them. That is why safety measures are essential to prevent accidents and structural damage from occurring.

One safety measure that is commonly installed in swimming pools is a hydrostatic release valve. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why a hydrostatic release valve is crucial for swimming pool safety.

Do I need an Air Blower on my Hot Tub or can I use Venturi?

Air Blower or Venturi

Welcome to my blog post where I will explore the question of whether you need an air blower or venturi on your hot tub. If you’re a hot tub owner, you may have heard these terms before and wondered what they are, or if they’re even necessary. Likewise, if you are in the design stages of a new hot tub you may be wondering what to do.

The truth is, both of these components can enhance your hot tub experience, but it depends on your personal preferences and the specific features of your hot tub. In this post, I’ll break down the differences between air blowers and venturis, and provide you with the information you need to decide which one, if any, is right for your hot tub.

5 Alternatives to Buying a Hot Tub

5 Alternatives to buying a hot tub

Hot tubs have long been a popular way for people to relax, relieve stress, and soothe sore muscles. But with the high cost of purchasing and maintaining a hot tub, it’s no wonder many are exploring alternative options. From affordable, portable options to free and natural alternatives, there are plenty of options available to those looking for a similar spa-like experience.

What is New In the Industry? My Findings at Spatex 2023


For those of you who have not heard of Spatex, it is one of the largest trade shows in Europe for the wet leisure industry. This week, I had the pleasure of attending, catching up with some suppliers and manufactures and chatting about all things hot tub and pool related. In this article, I will share some of my findings.