This is a tub I built for my wife after she hurt her back at work and needed somewhere to soak and relieve tension. Our indoor tub is small and didn't work well enough for her to get any benefits of the hot water or the bath spa.
Because we have a limited budget, no truck to transport a real hot-tub, and no one to help me move such a beast, I decided building my own would be the next best thing.
I took as many pictures as I could, but the camera broke shortly after starting this and trying to salvage what few pics my phone could get, I came up with a few to get the general idea! If you have questions or comments, please leave them for me, and I'll answer them as best I can!
Step 1: Step 1. Gather materials/ What you will need:
1.A stock tank- This is a 4' diameter 2' deep round stock tank I found used for $50. (You can use the plastic ones too as they are cheaper if new and easier to cut.)
2.A Chiminea/outdoor fireplace. (we had one already but they sell for around $40 new for a medium to small one at garden centers.)
3.A Bathtub Spa/Jacuzzi -
4.Two ¾ inch PVC faucets/spigots.
5.Two ¾ Male PVC adapters.
6.Four or five ¾ inch O-Rings/Washers.
8.JB Water Weld (for Occasional Leaks)
9.Garden Hose ½ or 5/8 inch – about 20 feet.
10.20' copper tubing (I used type L – about $25 at home improvement stores.)
11.5 to 7-¾ inch hose clamps
12.1 or 2 female hose ends.
13.Fountain Pump (I got mine at a discount store for $10 but as long as it has a 2' lift it should be fine)
14.A Piece of Plywood big enough to cover your tank (You can use other things too if you have them)
15.1 roll of electrical tape.
16. 5 or 6 pool-noodles for padding and/or insulation.(optional!)
1.Drill with 1 inch bit or hole bit.
2.Flat head screwdriver