When over 50% of people see the letters DIY, the first thought that comes to their minds is, “I can’t do that”. The truth is that most likely 90% of them can do DIY projects, especially when you have a little help and guidance. A DIY Hot Tub is not nearly as difficult to do as you may envision. Now if you’re thinking of getting into the arena where you would like to do something that you might see on the cover of home and garden magazine, well yes, you’re going to need some advance skills.
Most of the processes required to build a basic DIY Hot Tub are well within the capabilities of average homeowners. Have you ever heard the saying “If you think you can or you think you can’t, your right”. That’s pretty much how it is with this type of project. Many of you are more than willing to take on a DIY Hot Tub project but simply lack the proper information to take you through those first steps. From there it’s a simple process of following one step after the other until the project is completed, (with my personal help!)
This is where I come in! For over 17 years now, I’ve made a business out of teaching people just like you how to build their own DIY Hot Tub. And now I’ve expanded that building platform to included your own swim spa, plunge pool, exercise pool or cocktail pool. What’s most exciting about these types of projects is all the skills and confidence you’re going to gain, it will help you to tackle many more DIY projects around your home. Here’s a little secret… the biggest difference between you doing a project like this vs a professional hot tub builder doing this project is the speed in which the project gets done.
Here’s something else you may not know. Here in the US, you would think that there are literally thousands of contractors around the country that build hot tubs, you may be surprised to find that there is not that many. Of course, portable hot tub installers are everywhere, but those who specialize in just building hot tubs are much more difficult to find. Over the years, I can’t tell how many times I’ve had my customers say that the reason they decided to build their own DIY hot tub is because they couldn’t find anyone to build one for them. And when they could find someone to build it, the price the quote was nothing short of outrageous. (If you’re a contractor, keep that little bit of valuable information tucked in the back of your head).
Below are a few DIY hot tub projects in their beginning stages.
One of the more important considerations you’re going to need to address when planning a DIY Hot Tub project is where are your going to locate this unit. You may think the answer is straightforward enough and common sense might seem to be a governing factor for location. However, there are over a dozen important factors to consider when choosing the right location for your unit. Some of these will be obvious but, several will not so obvious to an inexperienced DIYer. Here again is where I come in. My hot tub building book covers all the aspects you need to address and think about, thus my information will save you time, money and aggravation right from the beginning.
Another important aspect you want to give consider carefully is the size of your DIY Hot Tub. The bigger the better is not a good approach to take. The basic difference in cost for example of a 6-foot square tub vs a 7-square tub is not that much, however, this increase could add as much as 20% to the operating cost. I cover sizing your hot tub project in a lot of detail in my information package. So be sure to spend a little time on this when you read over this section. A few of the other things I talk about are the number of people that will regularly use your hot tub as well as rules of thumb for determining the number of jets to install and the type of heating unit to consider.
Needless to say, I could just continue to outline more and more of what I cover in my DIY Hot Tub books. But, the real goal with this blog is to give you enough of an inside glimpse of the kind of information you can expect to find in my publications so that you feel confident that you’re going to get more than your money’s worth. I cover these projects from A-Z and everything in between. And, don’t forget as my customer, you can call, or email me anytime during your project until it’s completed. Anything you get stuck on or are not sure of, call me first. Read some of the testimonials on my testimonials page if you have any doubts as to my commitment to my customers.
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