WaterWorks Blog

Pool and Spa Plumbing Equipment-Remote vs Onsite Access

Posted by Krista Payne on Oct 27, 2014 7:30:15 AM

onsite plumbing Self Contained Equipment Package

During the process of ordering your custom hot tub or spa our Spa Sales Manager will ask you where you would like your spa equipment to be placed. The choices for installation is either remotely or self contained. Remote access can be installed in a crawl space, equipment closet, basement or other location away from the custom spa. A self contained equipment package will have all the plumbing attached to the spa where an access panel is placed for easy access to the plumbing. Here are some points to consider before you decide on where your want to place your plumbing.

  • Space. You will need more of it if you want a self contained unit. Because all the equipment is on the spa, it will inevitably take up more space. If you don't have the space near the spa for the plumbing, you will need to consider where you will put the remote package unit.
  • Noise. Some clients choose to put the equipment in another area as they don't want the noise of the equipment when they are using the spa.
  • Ease. It can be easier having the plumbing located directly on the spa as you don't have to have all the plumbing and pipes strewn throughout. If there are plumbing issues, a self contained unit is nice as you can make repairs on the unit and do testings without having to walk back and forth to the remote equipment.
  • Looks: Our access panel we place on the spa is very discreet. See image below to see how we fabricate the access panel on the spa. Some clients don't want any type of doors or panels on the skirting and choose to do a remote location purely on aesthetics.
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Swimming Laps to the Pulse of Light

Posted by Krista Payne on Oct 20, 2014 6:08:14 AM


London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has just completed a 6,500-square-foot fitness facility conceived by the New York–based designer Adam Tihany that incorporates a technology that will have swimmer enthusiasts and lovers of lap pools train in a more unique way. Hotel guests can use the new plush modern styled stainless steel swim spa which utilizes a pulsing light system to program their desired lap time and swim duration. The light system takes the information and translates it into a “chasing” display of LED lights at the bottom of the pool that helps the swimmer keep pace. The 17-meter-long, two-lane heated custom stainless steel swimming pool was chosen instead over common pool materials because metal has great design flexibility properties, is considered more hygienic and can withstand high use without corrosion.

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Topics: Blog, Design Inspirations

Adding the Splash to Your Jacuzzi

Posted by Krista Payne on Oct 14, 2014 9:40:56 AM

Does you gorgeous hot tub just sit idle and covered up when you are not taking a long hot soak? Or does your high end spa have an integrated water feature that can be displayed when your hot tub is not in use. Adding a water feature to your spa is guaranteed to add ambiance to your hot tub and landscape.
Here are just a few benefits of adding a water feature to your spa:
  • Calming Effects-Sounds of water falling
  • Attracts Wild Life (birds, butterflies, frogs)
  • Increases Resale Value to your Home
From fountains, spillover features, water walls and jets, there are many ways to add a custom water feature to a custom spa. Here are some ideas of how clients are adding a splash of water to their jacuzzi.
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Topics: Blog, Design Inspirations

Should You Patina Your Copper Products?

Posted by Krista Payne on Oct 7, 2014 8:38:17 AM

Copper in its natural state is called raw copper. Think of it as a shiny new penny, with its beautiful bronze tones. And just like a raw copper penny, without any wax or patina added to it, that raw copper will darken over time and naturally patina bringing out greens, browns and even light blue tones. The look is absolutely gorgeous but just note, it will patina unevenly. Darker tones in some areas and lighter in others. This custom copper shower pan was fabricated without a final patina or wax and you can see how the copper is oxidizing. There are blues, greens and browns popping through out the custom shower pan making for a fabulous rustic look.

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Automatic Hot Tub Covers vs Foam Covers

Posted by Krista Payne on Sep 25, 2014 7:40:31 AM

The traditional hot tub covers we are all accustomed to seeing are the standard foam insulated covers. Known as the water logged, faded, heavy piece of foam hot tub cover that was a total pain to get off, has come a long way with newer technologies in place. These new technologies include higher quality vinyls and insulation that withstand the elements and save energy and money, tapered edges that allow for precipitation run off, and steel hinges replacing the old vinyl flaps allowing for heavier use and a longer shelf life. A very good option for keeping your outdoor spas hot and debris from getting in.

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Rooftop Hot Tubs Are Trending

Posted by Krista Payne on Sep 23, 2014 8:57:43 AM

Rooftop hut tubs are THE hot trend at the moment. We are seeing the trend in the bigger metropolitan cities such as New York, Miami and San Francisco but also Seattle, Chicago and Aspen. Metal hot tubs are relatively light in weight compared to that of traditional hot tubs. And Oh the views! Really what is better than a hot tub and a view!

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Can Stainless Steel Crack?

Posted by Krista Payne on Sep 18, 2014 7:46:42 AM

cracked hot tub shell

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5 Reasons for Purchasing Your Own Home Swim Spa

Posted by Krista Payne on Sep 16, 2014 8:15:44 AM

300dpi Clear sided Swim Spa 1

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Blog

7 Ways to Modernize Your Bathroom Space

Posted by Krista Payne on Sep 2, 2014 7:05:44 AM

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Built-In vs. Freestanding Bathtubs

Posted by Krista Payne on Aug 19, 2014 5:49:48 AM

Copper Bath and Sinks

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