Hey Roy,Look like they did that lower jet cutout correctly, can’t wait to see how they work.
Yep, had the niche here to show them how it had to be done. Still had to do some chipping, mostly rebound that was stuck on pretty good. We did the bench with one manifold and 6 each 1“ jets. Hindsight I would have angled the manifold more, but space was tight as it was. We added about 2” of thickness to each wall of the spa to keep the rebar depth right and have enough mud behind the manifolds. Walls are about 14” now.
All the Waterways jets went in super easy. I set the niches, the bodies and jet internals in a couple hours. With a little planning, anyone with a spa should be using at least the single jet if not the manifold, IMO. Adds some cost but having the ability to change the jet internal and adjust the flow makes a big improvement to a gunite spa, at least to me anyway. Hindsight (again, lol) I would recommend planning on 14” minimum wall thickness, setting the waterways manifold the minimum from the outside of the spa wall, if that makes sense. The docs give a minimum from the inside and if you are off, it’s a problem. One is of mine is too tight to use the power storm on the bottom, so I used the Poly Storm instead. Live and learn.