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DIY Hot Tub – Case Study, Jeff from GA, USA

As a refreshing change, this article has actually been written by Jeff from Georgia, USA – not me! Jeff has very kindly put together some words and sent some amazing photographs of his DIY build.

Like pretty much everyone, he went down the DIY route to save the cost of a pool or spa builder. In his pursuit to get the hot tub come plunge pool he was looking for – he found me and my website.

Armed with plenty of information and purchasing the parts from me too – Jeff began his DIY Hot tub journey.

At this point, I would like to hand over to Jeff and his narrative.

Muriatic Acid: A Guide for Hot Tub and Swimming Pool Owners

Muriatic Acid

Muriatic acid is a diluted solution of hydrochloric acid (HCl), a strong mineral acid with a characteristic pungent smell. It is also known as hydrochloric acid, spirits of salt, or muriate of hydrogen. Muriatic acid is a versatile chemical compound with a wide range of applications in various industries, including:

• Pool maintenance: Muriatic acid is widely used to adjust the pH and alkalinity levels of swimming pools, ensuring optimal water quality and preventing algae growth. It can also be used to remove rust stains from pool surfaces.

• Masonry cleaning and repair: Muriatic acid is an effective descaler and can be used to remove efflorescence, limescale, and rust from brick, concrete, and other masonry surfaces. It can also be used to prepare masonry surfaces for painting or sealing.

• Surface preparation for concrete work: Muriatic acid is often used to neutralize calcium hydroxide deposits on concrete, known as efflorescence, which can create an unsightly white residue. It can also be used to etch concrete surfaces, creating a better bonding surface for sealants or adhesives.

• Metal cleaning: Muriatic acid can be used to remove rust, scale, and other impurities from metal surfaces. It is often used in the preparation of metal surfaces for welding or painting.

Scott, Texas USA – Case Study

Scott Texas

Scott, a passionate DIY enthusiast and resident of Texas, had a dream – to create his own custom hot tub right in his backyard. With a strong background in construction and an eagerness to take on new challenges, Scott was determined to turn this dream into a reality. However, he knew that the success of this project depended on more than just his building skills. He needed the expertise of a hot tub design consultant (me!) to guide him through the complex plumbing and parts selection process.