Making a Hot Tub Shell

hot tub lucite acrylic shell mouldhot tub lucite acrylic sheet heating

First the acrylic sheet is placed into the heater with the mould in place

The heated acrylic sheet sags as it is lowered into position

hot tub lucite acrylic shell vacuum formerhot tub lucite acrylic shell mould

A vacuum former sucks the soft acrylic sheet into the mould

The shaping of the acrylic sheet is completed

hot tub lucite acrylic shell sanded for griphot tub lucite acrylic shell bonding resin applied by hand

The back of the acrylic sheet is sanded for grip

Bonding is applied

hot tub lucite acrylic shell with polyester resin sprayed onhot tub lucite acrylic shell with polyester resin is cured in an oven

A mixture of polyester resin & chopped fibreglass is sprayed on

The fibreglass resin is cured in an oven

hot tub lucite acrylic shell with polyester resin is cured in an ovenThe edge of the shell is trimmed to shape

Closed cell foam insulation is applied to rear of the acrylic shell

The edge of the shell is trimmed to shape

Holes are drilled for jets and fittingsThe finished shell is ready for further assembly

Holes are drilled in the acrylic for the jets and fittings

The finished shell is finally ready for further assembly!