Custom Hexagonal Hot Tub and Pump House
A project which pushed past the typical focus on woodworking to incorporate processes across multiple disciplines. This hot tub was designed to match the existing home’s angled layout and integrate into the hill side and deck. The position of the home on a steep grade provided for additional challenges; no excavation or heavy equipment could access the site.
Never Stop Building completed a full design, site, and energy analysis before completing excavation, form preparation and construction, plumbing and electrical installation, finish masonry work, tile, new deck construction, pump house construction and final equipment install. While we remain focused on traditional Japanese woodworking, this project serves as an example of the additional skill sets we can bring to bear on full design/build projects.
Construction and Features
The Hexagonal Hot Tub is designed to comfortable host 12 people in its 550 gallon capacity, or one relaxing owner floating vertex to vertex without touching the sides. It features 12 power jets, 3 return jets, and 3 lamps as well as two different seating levels. The basin of the tub was formed during a single concrete pour, capturing the various jet and drain plumbing. The tub surround is surfaced with Pennsylvania Blue flagstone and the exposed sides are covered with local moss rock. The interior is surfaced with a unique glass tile. A new Ipe deck surround was constructed for access and a structural retaining wall was installed to retain the hill.
We produced a full video series detailing every phase of construction, as well as a full build video showing the entire construction compressed into a 5 minute video. Please enjoy!