Soon New York’s famous ‘Hamptons’ and other Long Island playgrounds will be open to vacationers. Beachfront homes and local businesses are hectically getting ready for the onslaught of summer visitors.
One Westhampton couple recently purchased a home they will operate as a rental until they retire. The home can accommodate about 20 visitors, boasts delightful beach views from its porch, and has a graceful concrete pool and new Cambridge patio.
“What was missing in their minds,” says Best Hot Tubs’ Bill Renter, “was a hot tub — and one sufficiently large to accommodate a group of vacationers. Not only that, they wanted the hot tub to be set in the ground and appear to be connected and operating in conjunction with the existing pool.”
Bullfrog Spas A9L
For sheer size, style, and JetPak (massage) power, the homeowners chose Bullfrog Spas’ A9L. This model is built to hold up to 9 adults, with 7 operating JetPaks.
“You might say the A9L is setting the standard for luxury large spas,” says Bill.
“It has 8 premium seats, and a wonderful lounger. There’s loads of leg room and even great foot therapy.”
As part of Bullfrog’s A Series, the A9L also claims a great control system with a premium touch screen.
“This makes it very easy to manage the spa water temperature, lighting, jets etc. from the hot tub. The A9L also offers Bullfrog’s upgraded CloudControl app. With this, control of the hot tub can be done from a smart phone. In addition, the A series offers premium spa lighting for setting the mood. The homeowners really made a great choice. Their renters will love it.”
Delivering a Large Spa
“Best Hot Tubs has great equipment to deliver spas,” adds Bill. “But even I worried a little about the sheer size and weight of this model. But everything worked just great. Our spa dolly got us to the yard.
From there we used PVC pipes and set the hot tub on them so it could slide easily across the new Cambridge patio and into its vault location without disrupting anything.”
The homeowners had given Bill a photo of how they wanted the custom installation to look. “With this in hand I could work with Manorville-based Lupco Site Developers, the firm hired by the homeowners to do all the construction work.”
A spa vault, says Bill, must be installed in such a way as to appear in-ground but also allow access for service technicians to get inside it for future maintenance. The vault was made of concrete blocks to coordinate with the pool. The base has 6” of crushed stone with concrete poured over it.
Vaults can be individually designed, depending on taste and style. The homeowner’s plan called for two sets of wrap-around steps, fitted on two sides of the spa, one set facing the pool and the set facing the house.
“This was a great idea. “It appears completely set in-ground from those two vantage points.”
Bill adds that he drew some sketches to help the homeowners and their contractor understand how a hot tub and vault work together.
“Today’s blog shows us the early stages of this project before the pool was ‘opened,’ etc. and before the hot tub was put in the vault with the steps. We’re looking forward to sharing photos of the finished job in the near future once we have them. We’re sure it’s going to look amazing.”