Category Archives: Materials and Construction Related

Rebar for Hot Tubs and Pool Construction Explained

rebar for hot tubs and plunge pools

Imagine soaking in a steaming hot tub or cooling off in a refreshing pool on a hot summer day. What you might not realize is that beneath the sparkling water lies a crucial element contributing to its strength and longevity: rebar.
Rebar, short for reinforcing steel bar, is a hidden hero in the world of concrete construction, including DIY hot tub and swimming pool builds. It adds vital tensile strength, which concrete lacks, allowing it to withstand the pressure of water and resist cracking.

Keeping Your Pool Crystal Clear: A Deep Dive into Sand Filters

How does a Sand Filter Work?

Sparkling pool water is every pool owner’s dream. But achieving this oasis of refreshment requires a silent workhorse behind the scenes: the pool filter. And among the most popular filtration systems are sand filters. Today, we’ll delve into the world of sand filters, exploring their inner workings, cleaning regimes, and some lesser-known aspects that might surprise you.

Creating a Solid Foundation: A Comprehensive Guide to Hot Tub Bases

Hot Tub Concrete Base

Welcome, hot tub enthusiasts, to our informative guide on hot tub bases! As a dedicated hot tub design consultant, I understand the importance of a solid foundation for your spa. A properly constructed base not only ensures the stability and longevity of your hot tub but also enhances your overall relaxation experience. In this comprehensive article, I will walk you through the essential steps of creating robust hot tub bases, from measuring and clearing the area to excavation, laying a gravel base, constructing a wood frame with a waterproof membrane, incorporating metal rebar, achieving the perfect cement mix, and removing the wooden frame or mould. Let’s dive right in!

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.

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.

I’ve Sprung a Leak – “Fix a leak” Review

I’ve Sprung a Leak – “Fix a leak” Review

I’ve had a small leak in my hot tub now for some time. Nothing too drastic, couple of centimetres / an inch of water a week that I have been topping up.

I thought that this would be a good time to review the “Fix a Leak” product from Canadian Manufacturer Marlig Industries. They have specialising in this leak repair industry since 1980. I know that a couple of my customers have used this product before with success so let’s see how I get on.