You say tomato, I say tomato. Sounds similar right, but sometimes words can mean entirely different things to one individual and something else to another. When ordering a highly custom bath tub or sink product from Diamond Spas, we want to make sure we are all on the same page when it comes to terminology so we have come up with the most common used words in ordering a custom tub and defining each one and how it relates to ordering your luxury tub.
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Glass Sided Pools are quite impressive as they have a huge cool factor to them most likely due to their unique look and because they are so new to the residential markets. With the large paneled clear walls keeping the water in place, and an outstanding clarity to allow others to see in, these world class custom swimming pools are defining luxury. Sometimes referred as a fishbowl pool or glass sided pool, which is a misnomer as the clear sided walls are actually made of a thick acrylic, which wears wells in water conditions and provides a superb clarity and is highly impact resistant. This acrylic is the same material that is used in commercial aquariums and zoos. Think about how much traffic comes through these public areas and the water pressure that these walls must withstand and still maintain its quality looks. The custom high quality acrylic allows us to develop and fabricate many flexible designs including angled and curved panels. Contact us today to let us quote you on your clear walled swimming pool or luxury spa.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Rooftop gardens are literally coming out of the bricks and ashes. Once forgotten abandoned spaces are now becoming the hottest place to add extra living space with everything from custom water features to drown out the city noise, outdoor dining areas and kitchens to entertain guests or rooftop spas to unwind from a busy day. These green spaces are the growing trends especially in the larger metropolitan areas where city dwellers are looking for a slice of green space to take the edge off.