Archive for November, 2013

Custom made hot tub with stairs

Tub installed with custom made stairs and equipment enclosure

Our team has just delivered and installed 4 person hot tub with two jets, gas heater, 2 speed pump, electronic sanitazation – Ionizer and Ozonator and 1.8m long barrel sauna with window at the back wall.

After installing barrel sauna and hot tub:

Barrel sauna and hot tub

Barrel sauna and hot tub installed… (Sauna door was mounted later)

We’ve been asked by customers to design and build equipment enclosure with stairs for the tub. With this particular project, we decided to make it on site as we go. Since the gas heater is positioned closer to the tub, the enclosure cannot be made square.

Last week we started with outlining framework for the enclosure and stairs:

Enclosure framework

Part of the enclosure bypassing the heater….

Enclosure framework base for equipment and stairs...

Enclosure framework base for equipment and stairs…

The enclosure frame base and posts are all supplied in High grade Canadian Western Red Cedar (with inside frame boards from treated pine to reinforce the structure):

Side framework

Side framework in place with Cedar base and posts…

Enclosure framework

Another shot of the framework…

Framework is done

Framework is almost done and starting with the stairs…

Stairs are done

Stairs in place…

From this point Sydney weather was not on our side. It took us few extra days to finish the job and yesterday we finally signed it off:

Side enclosure

Side enclosure and gas heater…

Tub is filled with water

Water is in and we’re testing tub equipment with jets…

Tub with enclosure

Tub with enclosure from the top of the house…

Tub controls

Raised jet controls to allow more water in the tub…

If you are after a sauna or hot tub now is the good time to place your order and get $950 discount for delivery in the next year. Contact us for more information….

Octagonal benches

New design for hot tubs – Octagonal benches

We are in the process of manufacturing one of our big 2.1m diameter tub and as per customer request to make it even more “spacey”, we’ve come up with new octagonal bench arrangement instead of our standard hexagonal design:

Hexagonal tub benches

Hexagonal hot tub bench arrangement

As you can see, with hexagonal setup there’s less space in the middle of the tub where with octagonal setting there’s plenty of room.

This is an option which is available now and cost extra $450 to cover the cost of extra supports and benches.

We’ve taken few pictures from the 2.1m diameter tub test fitting in our factory which we are happy to share with you:

Cutting tub staves

Cutting staves to 1.2m length…

Tightening bottom rings

Tightening bottom ring…

Tightening middle ring

Tightening middle ring…

We don’t put top ring during the test fit since two rings are enough to make final touches to the tub (we do supply 3d ring though đŸ™‚ ):

Rounding staves tops

Rounding and leveling staves tops…

Tub test fit finished

Tub test fit is done and benches are looking great…

In case you are wondering why there are so many holes in the tub – those are for jets, skimmer, suction and ozonator assemblies.

Octagonal benches with step down

Octagonal benches with step-down – closer shot…

Tub with custom made inclosure

Tub with custom made enclosure – view from the top

Last week-end we’ve delivered and installed  1.8m diameter gas heated (enviro range) tub with custom made decking and equipment enclosure.

It was a rainy and rather cold day but we’ve managed to put everything together:

Complete tub

Complete tub with Alder decking boards and Cedar stairs…

Below is a proposed design of the tub with enclosure confirmed with the customer:

Tub design

Hot Tub proposed design

As you can see the space was tight just to fit all equipment and hide all those pipes…

On the first day, we’ve put together the actual tub:

Hot tub floor

Tub floor assembly (it comes with joists – not seen here)

Tub assembled

Installed tub (not in its final position yet)…

Second day, we moved the tub in to its place, finished bench assembly, plumbing and almost all of the framework for deck:

Tub's framework

Filling water and starting the tub…

Gas heater was positioned on the other side of the stone wall:

Gas heater

Gas heater hidden away behind the wall…

And finally we’ve done enclosure which took us all Saturday and half of the Sunday (good thing that we are keeping our bodies in shape so we can get to the back of the tub đŸ™‚ ):

Cedar tub stairs

Custom made Cedar stairs with tub enclosure…

We used specially designed “wavy”profile (thermo treated European Aspen) for the sides of the enclosure and for the door:

Treated Aspen

15mm thick thermo-treated European Aspen…

Enclosure door with "Wavy"profile timbers...

Enclosure door with “Wavy”profile timbers…

We would like to thank Steve and his wife (proud owners) for letting us share pictures of the installed hot tub and for their hospitality. Hot coffee and cold beer kept us going…