There is no better thing to do after a hard day’s work than to relax yourself to the fullest that you can. Over the years, a hot tub has been serving people to give them the relaxation that they always wanted, aside from giving a healthy activity since bathing in hot water helps the body in releasing toxins. But before you dive into the hot tub, perhaps you would like to know how the hot tubs were made and why they are so trending right now.
It is a common knowledge that in the past, water was scarce due to a lot of environmental reasons. In order to save water, containers were used to collect either rain water or water obtained from rivers and other bodies of water for future use. One of the containers used back then was a wooden tub where people would take a bath by soaking their bodies. The water that remained would further be used for washing clothes and other activities that need water.
Whenever the temperature was cold, people would use hot or warm water to take a bath, and this might have been the start of the hot tubs. Since the available materials back then were different kinds of wood, they managed to make a lot of hot tubs.
Nowadays, having a wooden hot tub would seem a little unusual because most people have switched to the most advanced form of hot tubs, those electrical hot tubs with smart sensors and other top-of-the-line hardware.
If you are the type of person who likes to try things on his own, then perhaps you would to build your own hot tub.
Building your own hot tub
The process of making a hot tub is not that easy, because there are lots of factors to consider first. Though the process is not easy, it is generally enjoyable throughout, most especially the finishing time when you would have to try your finished product all by yourself.
The first consideration that you have to do is of course, plan. Planning not only helps you grasp the whole idea easily, but it also gives you almost all of the necessary things that you would need to go to the end of your project. You can make a sketch of your hot tub, specifying its dimensions such as the depth, the length and the width of the tub itself. Most hot tubs have dimensions that could accommodate one person comfortably, so you can make that as your standard. Take note of your height, if you like to soak your whole body straight.
The next thing that you should consider is the place where you would like to install your hot tub. One of the key factors when planning to build your own hot tub is the place because it could directly affect its surroundings. For instance, a high amount of water vapor rising from it would accumulate at the ceiling, which could have a pre-installed light. The contact between the water and the lightings could start a spark, damaging the lighting. One more thing about the location is that it should be able to withstand the heavy weight of the water and the person’s weight combined. With that, you should consider making your hot tub on the ground, but you have to make sure that its surrounding surface would be rough to prevent you from slipping. Lastly, be sure to have a drainage system to prevent the place form flooding.
Another important consideration is the type of wood material that you should use. It should be strong enough to hold a lot of water, and it should not shrink. Basically the wood would tell you the type of hot tub that you could make because almost all other properties would depend on it. One example of desirable wood material is oak wood, because it is very strong and weather-resistant.
To build your own hot tub, you should take note that you are actually making it to lessen the cost that you would be spending, so be sure to lay out all the materials before purchasing. All in all, building your own hot tub should be enjoyable, and at the same time, efficient.