Category Archives: Reviews & Info
Off Grid, Wood Fired Hot Tub Review – I had the pleasure last weekend of getting away with the family. It was actually another anniversary of my Mother’s 21st birthday – strange how I’m in my forties yet she never gets any older! Anyway, with these mathematical improbabilities aside we went away as a family to a house in the country that happened to have a hot tub. We had a great time.
Even on vacation, there is always something to learn about the swimming pool. There is always something that we can “take away” with us in terms of the design, layout, plumbing etc etc.
In this post, I will review the Hydro Royal Air Source Heat Pump. With many different brands of air source heat pump on the market, why have I closed Hydro Royal for the US market. Quite simple – its made in the USA and comes with a 10 year warranty. Yes, you read that correctly, 10 year warranty! Anybody offering a 10 year warranty on their product has some serious build quality! Let’s take a look at the features of the product and how we can incorporate these into our DIY Hot Tub and Plunge Pool Builds.
I had the pleasure of meeting the Gecko support a couple of weeks back week. The first thing that I said to them was that I don’t supply enough of their kit to my customers. I guess just as we all have a “go to” drink at the bar, I tend to have a “go to” set of kit for my specifications and hot tub designs.
The short answer is that it depends. Not the most helpful (yet) thing you have read but please do read on. It does depend on where you are located. If you are located in the UK for example, then no, you do not need a permit for a hot tub. You are able to build tubs and pools without a permit or planning permission as it is called over there.
Air Source Heat Pump Related, Reviews & Info
Balboa Clim8zone Heat Pump – First Look and Initial Review
Balboa Clim8zone ™ Heat Pump. What is all that about I hear you say? I had the pleasure of meeting with the Balboa Team this week and was introduced to one of their new products. This is the Balboa Clim8zone ™ heat pump.
Reviews & Info, Support & Maintenance
Review of Control My Spa (ControlMySpa) from Balboa – WiFi Module
In this blog post I am going to review the new ControlMySpa from Balboa which is the Wifi controls and App to control the BP series of Hot Tub Spa Packs.
Building your own DIY Wooden Hot Tub is arguably one of the great DIY projects you can undertake. It requires skill. It requires attention to detail. The end result however, is just fantastic! There is nothing more satisfying that sitting in your own home made wooden hot tub.
Design / Ideas Related, DIY Hot Tub Building, Reviews & Info
The ULTIMATE guide to Hot Tub Lights in your DIY Hot Tub
You lift the cover on your DIY Hot Tub build. You can feel the heat rise, the steam hits your face. Your water is beautifully clear and the soothing colours gradually fade from red, to green, to blue, to white, ah bliss. The hot tub light, as with any “scene” really sets the ambiance so it is really important to get it right. In this blog post we are going to discuss how to install lighting into your DIY Hot Tub build. We are going to assume that you have built your tub out of bricks or concrete as we did in our own guide.