When Miami Fulfills Northern Eire

Situation Review – Jody from Northern Eire – Scorching Tub and Pool Combo


Jody got in contact with me back again in Might of this 12 months. He was arranging a pool and scorching tub combo in his yard but was obtaining quoted astronomical amounts of dollars by pool builders.

Owning spoken to Jody a quantity of instances now, I know he is not the form of guy to allow something like that get in the way of what he desires. He is surely extremely determined but he is also going to get it on his phrases – eg not shelling out a fortune for what he wants!

He needed to uncover a less costly way of performing matters and this guide him to me and my site.

Scope of Get the job done

The scope of operate originally was the style and design of the sizzling tub part of the make but this quickly progressed into me developing the plumbing layouts for the pool as nicely.

Dependent in Northern Eire, obtaining the components that you need to have locally was also a challenge for Jody so I have also supplied him all the pieces that he requirements for his scorching tub and pool venture.

Right before we get to this, I want to choose a couple actions again and discuss about the style and design stage. As I have claimed previously in this article, Jody is aware of just what he needs.

“Andi, you will have to imagine I am crazy”

This was component of 1 of our conversations about the style. My response to Jody was very basic – “Jody, indeed, you are ridiculous” So how is this likely to be one of the craziest initiatives I have been associated with?

Just take a glimpse at the artist mock up of what Jody is likely to establish. I haven’t drawn this up, it was from a 3rd occasion that Jody was brainstorming tips with.

Pool Incredibly hot Tub Combo

I can only explain this as “When Miami meets Northern Ireland”. I’ve been fortunate ample to be involved in some really awesome Do it yourself warm tub and pool jobs. This a person is challenging for the best place!

The design and style is wonderful. There is no arguing with that. So why do I assume Jody is ridiculous? I’ve finished tasks in Florida, Hawaii, Thailand, South Ireland and additional. What do these destinations all have in widespread? They have great temperature.

Northern Ireland, regardless of its absolutely gorgeous normal beauty and enviable landscapes, doesn’t have an average temperature of 70F all yr round. Nor does it have many hrs of sun like the Sunshine Point out. My largest issue for Jody and his develop is the Northern Irish local weather!

Really don’t get worried about that” said Jody – I have ideas to enclose it all next year he said– so mainly is going to make this indoors if the temperature proves an issue. As I claimed, he is aware of what he desires and not even Mother Character herself is having in the way of this.

Avoiding the “Swimming Pool Tax”

I’ve talked about many occasions on my blog and YouTube Channel, the “swimming pool tax” as I call it. This is where areas and anything at all to do with swimming pools are a lot more highly-priced just because you have the phrase “swimming pool” in the title.

Jody is a good chap. So how do you get a concrete poured pool with no the “swimming pool tax”. This, in Jody’s head was straight ahead. If you really don’t know Northern Eire, when you leave the important cities it is pretty rural. Open up areas, rolling countryside, completely breathtaking landscapes. Given the rural nature of factors and rather a good deal is “off grid” in conditions of utilities. Thus, creating exterior drinking water storage tanks is fairly regular on farms and properties alike.

So what does Jody do? He will get on the cellphone and begins ringing spherical for prices from men and women to establish him a “water storage tank” that just occurs to be the proportions of the pool he is making!

As soon as he has a published estimate from them, just because this water tank is likely to be fitted with plumbing fixtures to develop into a swimming pool does not mean they can cost him additional. He gets a poured concrete pool for the rate of a poured drinking water tank – GENIUS!


When he called me and instructed me what he experienced performed I virtually fell off my chair! This approach is complete genius. My tactic is usually to assistance preserve funds for my shoppers by the Diy strategy on swimming pools and warm tubs – but this is a diverse level. Jody, hat off to you sir!

So, with the “concrete drinking water tank pour” all quoted out, low charge pool and sizzling tub types from yours actually done and elements provided by me – he is on to a winner. He’s shared the budgeted determine he thinks it is going to cost and it’s very remarkable. For clarity, impressively lower! I’ll help you save this until eventually the stop of the develop and see how near he actually gets.

Time to split ground

Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

It is fairly uncomplicated to overlook the sheer volume of earth that wants to be removed when you are developing a swimming pool. glimpse at the measurement of the mountain up coming to the digger. From the photo over you can evidently see the form of the pool and the sizzling tub that is coming from the facet. Jody is keeping the waters independent so there will be no overflow but we have place in a plumbing design and style to make it possible for the pool and the sizzling tub to be heated with the similar air supply warmth pump.

hole dug

hole dug

Pouring the Footings

With the gap dug, subsequent ways are to put in some foundations for the walls, recognized as footings. This clip from Jody’s drone footage reveals the sizing of the website and you can evidently see the pool and the scorching tub spot. Next step is to set in the shutters for the walls. This is fundamentally the picket variety for making the partitions. Jody is not opting for a mono pour so will pour the partitions initial, then will pour the flooring a few times later.

pool spa combo

pool spa combo

This is an ongoing job

This is an ongoing job, so remember to do check out back frequently for updates. Recall, if I can enable you in any way, please do get in touch with the variety down below. Allow me know what you are imagining – even the craziest of tips like Jody’s are doable!

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