Build Your Own Hot Tub – with our help
We have dozens of hot tubs for sale in a very wide range of prices. However, if you have decided to build your own hot tub, we also have a complete range of parts and components at very competitive prices. We invite you to visit one of our local stores for free advice and to shop for the parts you need. Pumps, hose, couplers, jets, ozone generators, lights, digital controls, glue, silicone and much more is typically available at all Arctic Spas dealerships. Build your own hot tub with genuine Arctic Spas brand components.
Key Considerations for Building a Hot Tub
If you really are going to build a hot tub yourself you will need to consider a few basic things:
- Do you have a water source? Sounds obvious, but if you plan to empty your hot tub after each use you will need a large regular water supply. A typical hot tub needs about 350 gallons of water.
- Do you have a suitable water vessel? Plastic containers can work well but be careful not to use chemical totes or old containers that used to contain toxic substances. These plastics tend to absorb chemicals and they can then leach into your hot tub water and body. Wooden hot tub kits are available, but be prepared for leaks since wood expands and contracts over time making leak-proofing very difficult.
- How will you heat the water? In line electric heaters are the most common but wood, gas, and even solar are possible. If you are trying to limit cost or electrical use it is possible to build a hot tub with a wood-burning stove based on the thermo-siphon principle: hot water naturally rises so positioning the water intake lower than the output creates natural water circulation. However, these types are pretty basic and may not be cheaper or easier to manage than a standard hot tub.
Building a hot tub could be a gratifying experience but it certainly would have challenges. We invite you to visit one of our 300+ dealerships worldwide to shop for a new or used hot tub that may be exactly what you are looking for.
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