Hot Tub Water Features

Hot Tub Water Features… the upsides and downsides! Over the years, some of my customers have elected to add some type of water feature to their spa, hot tub or plunge pool projects. These types of features are perfect compliments to a hot tub or plunge pool, they add ambiance, a little extra class, soothing […]

YOUR Hot Tub Year is 2019

Is 2019 Your Hot tub Year? Custom Built Spas is excited about the New Year! We will be celebrating 20 years in business this year, a long way from our humble start in Charleston SC back in 1999. We had an idea and a goal to provide guys and gals like me who love to […]

DIY Hot Tub Construction

Custom Built Spas has been helping the DIY (do it yourself) enthusiast and small contractors for over 18 years perfecting their skills on how to build spas, hot tubs, swimspas, plunge pools and more. DIY Hot Tub Construction may sound a little intimidating at first, and that’s understood. Once you become familiar with our construction […]

Hot Tub Construction

With any type of project whether it’s done through a professional contractor or if you are planning to do the building yourself, the first stage is always about the planning, Hot Tub Construction is no different. After all you wouldn’t take off on a trip unless you have a destination where you wanted to go, […]

Hot Tub Designs

No doubt you’ve seen hot tubs before and have seen many different types of hot tub designs. There are hundreds of hot tub manufactures so naturally there will be and equal amount of hot tub designs. However, manufactured hot tubs do have some limitations in their design criteria. One is, the outside length and width […]

Buying a Hot Tub

Some of you reading this article may have already purchased and read one of my do it yourself spa manuals but decided that the project is a little more than you feel comfortable tackling. I understand this and I thank you again for your purchase and at least considering the do it yourself spa. In […]

Backyard Hot Tubs

Previously I did a blog on DIY hot tubs. In the blog, the theme that was being identified was, exactly what is a DIY hot tub or spa. DIY or backyard hot tubs should not to be considered anything less in quality than a store bought tub or contractor built hot tub. However, I’ve got […]

Hot Tub Customers

Over the 18 plus years I’ve been in business teaching and helping customers build their own hot tubs and spa projects, I have accumulated quite a number of testimonials and comments from my hot tub customers along with pictures of projects these hot tub customers have gone on to build. They have built spas and […]

Hot Tub Insulation

The value of a well-insulated spa! In a previous blog, I talked about electric heat vs. gas heat and how electric heaters for spas work. Whichever heating method you choose for your spa, you’re going to want to maximize the efficiency of your spa to reduce operating cost. Proper hot tub insulation will help achieve […]