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New Pool vs New Jacuzzi

Are you at crossroads as to whether to build a new pool or get a Jacuzzi? Because what is life without a bit of relaxation and fun? After all, after a hectic day, a long week, or a month of hard work, there is no harm in relaxing in a well-built Jacuzzi or a nice designed pool and blowing off some steam. 

In this article, we are considering the difference between building a new pool or getting a Jacuzzi. Let us hope this will inform your choice when deciding which to install in your home.

A Pool

Having a pool with those exquisite designs in your house is one of life’s luxury. Having a pool in your yard gives you the means to create fun and an avenue for relaxation. Beyond this, swimming is also a form of exercise that offers a full-body workout with a low risk of injury. Swimming in your pool can also promote faster weight loss.

If you intend to sell your house in the near future, having a pool built on your home may result in an increase in the value of your home. Also, a pool makes your property look more attractive to an intending buyer.

This is not to say that there is no downside to owning a pool. For instance, a pool is quite expensive to build and also challenging to manage. If a pool is not well managed, it will be infested with bacteria and algae. If a pool is improperly built, it may collapse at any time and ultimately lead to loss of life or sustaining a gruesome injury. You must also bear in mind that it is not safe having your kids or aged people or persons handicapped around a pool as it may result in drowning.

Also, maintaining your pool chemical such as chlorine is used to kill bacteria and algae. This chemical may have an adverse effect on your body, such as eye irritation and dry skin.


A Jacuzzi or hot tub is a form of hydrotherapy that facilitates relaxation and helps massage and relieve body pain. The Jacuzzi is more directed towards body rehabilitation after a hectic day. It helps in settling your mind, massaging overworked muscles, and reducing stress.

Jacuzzi can also help you combat arthritis by reducing pain in all the joints of your body. While 

The Jacuzzi is great health-wise. It also has its downside as you can be infected with the hot tub rash if you stay too long in a very hot Jacuzzi. The best way to avoid this is to shower immediately after your hot tub session. You can also contract severe pneumonia caused by a germ called Legionella from a contaminated bacteria’s steam.

While you are still at it, it will be nice of us to help you with some comparison and identify the contrasting areas.

While the pool and the Jacuzzi are a means of relaxation, both can also help health-wise.  


If you are running on a low budget, it is advisable you get a Jacuzzi. 

Depending on the size of people, several people can use a pool while not more than two persons can be in a Jacuzzi. 

A Jacuzzi is safer because it is elevated above ground level; unlike a pool, it is safer to have toddlers around it.

A pool is best during summer because who needs a steam bath during summer? While the Jacuzzi is preferable during the winner.

If you can afford both, why not go for both because they serve different functions. Life is filled with stress and always takes some time out to smell the roses.

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Repairing Pools

A swimming pool is one of the best facilities you can have on your property. It is an excellent place to entertain friends and families as well as cool off in the summer. But owning one is expensive. It is not only the building that is expensive; the maintenance and repairs are costly too. Here, we look at the process of repairing different damages that could happen to any pool.

Concrete Swimming Pool Repair

A concrete swimming pool will usually develop problems as it ages. The common problems include plaster peeling off, chipping, hollow spots, cracking, and worst of all, structural damage. Apart from structural damage, almost all the other problems can be fixed by the homeowner. As long as you have the right materials, right tools, and some know-how, you can repair some of these problems. Below are the repairs you can do on your concrete pool.

Crack Repair: You can carry out a crack repair on your swimming pool, whether empty or full. All you have to do is have the right tools, which include a concrete saw or grinder, safety gear, flat trowel, etc. All you have to do is to open the crack wide enough to clean out any algae in it. Once this is done, apply a sealer to the crack but leave enough space for plaster. Then, pour a well-mixed pool patch to the crack and press it tight to ensure it is compact and make sure it matches the other part of the pool. The pool patch for an empty pool is different from that of an underwater repair.

Other repairs you can do on your pool include plaster patching and complete replacement of the plastering.

Fiberglass Pool Repairs

A fiberglass pool is very durable and rarely develops problems. However, it can also develop cracks, bubbles, and blisters. Repairing small cracks in the fiberglass pool is relatively easy, but you will need to have a fiberglass repair kit. This can be gotten from your local supply and hardware store. When fixing these problems, you are unlikely to find the exact color match for the pool, so you have to settle for the closest.

The other major repair you can do for your fiberglass pool is to refurbish it. This is usually necessary when the pool begins to age and becomes faded. This could also come with cracks, patches, and overall imperfection of the surface. You can fix this by Gelcoat application or multiple layered fiber coatings. Both processes are done through spraying and best left for professionals.

Vinyl Pool Repairs

Vinyl pools usually develop rips and tears. This can be fixed by patching. There are various patching kits available which you can use both underwater or above. It is advisable to drain the pool before making the patch. You can also replace the vinyl liner yourself.


The key to repairing pools is proper preparation. Once you can get the right tools and materials, what is left is following a simple process to restore your pool.

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How Swimming Pools Are Made for Hotels

A home swimming pool is usually a luxury, for a hotel, it is a necessity. Constructing one is a very technical work that requires professional builders, months of labor, and different permits. Here is a stage by stage explanation of what goes into building that fantastic swimming pool you admire. 

  1. Planning: in everything we do in life, planning is essential. It is even more crucial in construction as it can determine the success and failure of the project. The first thing to do when building a pool is to contact a professional builder. Many hotels usually try multiple builders before settling for one who understands their proposed project best and has the experience and resources to execute it at the most cost-efficient rate.
  2. Preparing the ground: once there is a plan and an agreement. The first thing is preparing the site for the pool by scraping the land, then leveling it.
  3. Stakeout: the shape and size of the pool is outlined and properly defined with stakes
  4. Excavate: the next step is digging the land outlined for the pool. After the digging, the edges and walls are squared off with a shovel.
  5. Lay bottom piping: the bottom pipes which will later become embedded in the soil are laid.
  6. Secure backing:  fiberglass steel mesh is used as backing by stapling it to the form. This ensures that the pool has a flat surface on the edges of its outer side after spraying the pool shell.
  7. Build rebar: steel reinforcements are added to strengthen the pool’s wall and floor.
  8. Light pots installation: the pool lights pots are to be installed and tested before spraying the shell
  9. Lay spa plumbing: if your pool has a spa with it, lay it side piping as some of the pipes will be enclosed in the shell.
  10. Spraying and forming the concrete shell: the concrete is sprayed and formed into the proposed design.
  11. Remove framework: the form is removed after the concrete has hardened.
  12. Fix the tiles: in doing this, one level of tile is fixed to the pool’s upper vertical edge to signify a transition from the coping stone to the surface.
  13. Lay the piping around the pool: all pipes carrying and returning water from chlorinator, pump, filter, etc. are fixed.
  14. Dig the footer: the footer is the foundation that supports the pool. It is a trench dug around it and reinforced with steel and bonding wires that tie the steel with the pool shell’s rebar. The trench is filled with concrete after this.
  15. Pool equipment installations:  the pumps, filters, chlorinator, air blower, and valves are fixed.
  16. Lay of the coping stone and paver
  17. Erect screening to protect your pool for wind and heat
  18. Install safety fence: this is usually mandatory for the protection of children.
  19. Apply the pool surface: the concrete surface is applied and smoothened.

Throughout the stages, the local building authorities usually inspect the construction to ensure compliance. There is an inspection after the pipes, and electrical connections are already in place, but before spraying the concrete. There are other inspections as well, and a final one after the completion of the pool.

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Pros of a Concrete Hot Tub

Concrete is a fantastic building material that can be used for almost anything around the house. It works for everything, from pools in the yard to the walls and floors to the kitchen cabinets. Concrete has acquired a ubiquitous status around the house. One of the many things you can use concrete for is building hot tubs. Here, we look at the pros of building a hot tub with concrete.

A concrete hot tub is produced using gunite or shotcrete. They are both mixtures of sand, water, and cement with differences only in how their preparation and final mix. While the traditional hot tubs are factory-made and above ground, a concrete hot tub can be above or in-ground and are usually built to homeowner’s taste. When making the choice on which to go for, it is advisable to consider their features and other details like the price. A concrete hot tub is usually more expensive to build and can take some time before construction is over. You also have to consider the space you have. It does not take much space and can be a smaller alternative to a swimming pool where there’s less space. But it will require more space than the traditional hot tub depending on your specifications. These are the advantages of going with a concrete hot tub.

Aesthetics Benefits: When fixing a concrete hot tub, you don’t have to worry about whether it’ll fit into the landscape. You can have an in-ground or above ground hot tub made of concrete, and both sit well and pleasant wherever they are placed. You can also finish the hot tub with any material of your choice as its plaster is available in several options and colors that will wow you and your guests.

Custom-made: Unlike most hot tubs that come in clearly defined shapes and sizes. A concrete hot tub can be in any form and size you want it to be. The material can be customized into any design that comes into your head. Just make sure you don’t go overboard with this if you plan to sell off the house later. Functionality must go hand in hand with uniqueness. Also, you can add as many jets as you like to the pool.

Durability: This hot tub lasts the longest and has the best warranties. It is built to last for many years and stand the test of time. The concrete is usually reinforced with steel to make it more reliable, and the high initial cost brings considerable benefits in the end. Perhaps one of the things that makes it exceptionally durable is its ability to adapt to soil conditions. The soil is known to contract and expand with the weather conditions; a concrete spa can effectively withstand this pressure.

Extra features: You can easily integrate features such as speakers, waterfalls, lights, and even fountains with a concrete hot tub. This way, you can always outfit your hot with as many comforts you want.

For any advice on hot tub maintenance visit this link and continue to build on your hot tub knowledge.

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