Category Archives: Materials and Construction Related

How To Install a Counter Current Swim Machine on a Hot Tub or Plunge Pool


How to install a swim jet? With space being at a premium in most of our back yards, a counter current or a swim jet is a great addition to a DIY Hot Tub, Swim Spa, Plunge Pool or Cocktail Pool. Traditionally, not even traditionally, normally, these pieces of equipment run into the several thousand of dollars to install.

Hot Tub Pipe – The Ultimate Guide

Hot Tub Pipe

You may think that pipe is just pipe. In the case of Hot Tub Pipe, there are certainly a few things you need to know. In this article I will explain everything you need to know about hot tub pipe. This will make the pipe selection process a lot easier for you.

Hot Tub Wall Construction – What are the options?

There are a number of ways in which you can construct your walls for a DIY Hot Tub. The designs that are available in my store are all valid of each of the types of construction I describe below. In this article I am going to focus on the different types of wall construction you can opt for. Before we go any further, I must state I am not a structural engineer and this article has been written from experience rather than qualification.

ICF Block Hot Tub? Absolutely! Case Study

ICF Block Hot Tub

John from the UK has actually “graduated” from the Online Course that I have available on the website. He took the course in late December 2021 with the aim of starting his DIY Hot Tub build in the Spring of 2022.

As you will see from the images and narrative below, John is well on his way with the build.

What type of Spa Construction methods exist?

Type of Spa Construction

What type of spa construction methods exist? In short, there are three different types of spa construction. There are two types of spa construction that your average DIYer can do. These are poured concrete and block-built spa construction methods. The third method of spa construction is called Gunite or Shotcrete spa construction. This is only for the processional spa builder.

In this blog post, I will examine all three methods.

DIY Hot Tub Construction

DIY Hot Tub Construction was something I was struggling finding information about. was established as I could not find the information I needed as a DIY Hot Tub builder myself. I searched the internet and was looking for information on how to perfect my skills and build that perfect tub. I researched everything from building spas, to hot tubs, to swim spas, to plunge pools, but I just could not find the information that I needed.