What is the thermowood?
We offering to our clients pinewood Thermowood products. The wood is treated using a completely natural and non-toxic practice, where it is baked to a temperature of more than 100 degrees.
The resulting timber product is a lot more stable with minimal moisture absorption.
Durability is also enhanced, leaving the insects and fungi known to cause timber damage with little to feed on. So one more plus-point – resistance to mould, decay and insects.
With less water content, Thermowood is lightweight comparing with pinewood or spruce wood.
Thermally-modified wood generally sports a rich, dark brown appearance – providing an attractive, and almost exotic look.
This chocolate colour can be maintained with the right finishing or can be left to weather naturally to a grey shade, a favourite of many architects and developers.
Thanks to its durability and minimal moisture content, it doesn’t warp or lose shape as much as natural timber.
Our outdoor products with this type of wood retains its shape for many years to ensure optimum performance with very little maintenance.
We use original Thermowood® that is treated using only heat and water vapour, rather than chemicals used normally, it allows the process to be much more environmentally friendly.
How long takes to warm up water in tub?
Using well-seasoned fine wood (or briquettes), hot tub warms up within 2-5 hours. This time depends on the air temperature, the size of the tub, and the temperature of filled water. When warming the hot tub water, we recommend stirring the water every 30 minutes.
What kind of tub to choose – wooden or plastic?
The main difference between the plastic and wooden hot tub is the peculiarities of maintenance and use. Tubs made of special plastic – polypropylene, does not require as much maintenance as those made of wood. Our plastic tubs are made of 5 mm polypropylene (some parts – from 8 mm), which is extremely durable, frost-resistant, easy to clean. Since the exterior is made of wood – tubs look just as beautiful as the wooden ones, but are more hygienic. Plastic tubs do not need to continuously be filled with water because they do not overdry, as wooden tubs do, so feel free to drain the water. The plastic tubs are cleaned with regular means for cleaning baths or pools.
Whereas if you buy a wooden tub, at first, it needs to be swelled for a day or a couple of them. During the warm season, the wooden hot tub cannot be left without water because it will overdry and will need to be swelled again. The water must be changed rapidly, because it sours during summer, starts to green, bacteria breed, wooden walls cover with unpleasant film. You can use chemicals and special filters that slow down water fermentation process, but will you still want to swim in this water?
The decision on what kind of hot tub – plastic or wooden – to choose depends on a person who will take care of it. Evaluate the time and expenses.
Which heater is better – internal or external?
Both heater types are good and comfortable to use. The difference is that the inner heater will take place in your tub and there will be less space for the bathers, while the external heater will be placed next to the hot tub and will use the terrace place.
The external heater can be easier disconnected from the hot tub, which is especially relevant in remote homesteads for protection against theft.
What size of hot tub to choose?
It depends on how many people will usually use it. We recommend choosing smaller tubs as they warm up faster. Typically, the water reaches the appropriate temperature in 2-4 hours. The firing time depends on the firewood kindling, the air temperature and the amount of water in the tub. The higher the hot tub – the longer the burn. Besides, the larger the tub – the more water you will need and the longer the filling process will be. Of course, more people in the company – more fun in a bathing tub. The standard sizes of tubs are 1.5 m, 1.8 m, 2 m and 2.2 m. Optimal size for personal use – a tub for 4-6 persons (1.8 m). On request, we can produce any desired size or shape tubs.
How to soak in the hot tub?
Tradition for bathing in the hot tub came from Japan. Hot Tub repeats homemade Japanese bath traditions, when it is bathed in a wooden barrel, filled with hot water. Japanese bath treatment begins with shower. After that people go the tub. Soaking takes place in seated position or half lying, carefully leaving the heart area above the water. The water is heated up to 40-50° C. The head should be covered with cap or towel, moistened with cold water. One of the most important conditions – hot tub must be in a clean, dry, cool and well-ventilated area, at the best – outside, in the open air. After 10 minutes of soaking, the pulse may rise to 120 beats per minute, so not accustomed people may feel slightly dizzy. After bath it is recommended to take a rest.
When is it possible to start heating the water?
It is important to remember that the heater should not be started to early, until the water is still not in the hot tub, as heat can damage the tub. It is recommended to start heater, when the water level in the hot tub is 10 cm to the top.
When the water can be drained from the tub?
Water should be drained when the heater is completely cooled. If you drain the water to early, the heat could damage your hot tub and the heater itself.
How to care for a plastic hot tub?
It is strictly prohibited to start the heater until the water did not reach the required level – i.e. 10 cm to the hot tub top.
It is strictly prohibited to drain the water from the plastic hot tub until your heater is warm.
It is strictly prohibited to store water in a plastic tub when the outdoor temperature is below zero.
The plastic tub does not need to be swelled, it does not need special attention, simply drain the water after use and that is all. The plastic tub can be cleaned with regular means for cleaning baths or pools. We recommend impregnating the wooden finish of the tub – paint at least once a year.
The heater should be cleaned every 3-5 kindles, with a special paddle – from the top.
The Hot tub is for everyone!
Bathing in the hot tub is a great prevention against colds and it is a health promoting tool. Warm water increases blood circulation and oxygen supply to organs. This simple procedure has a significant health promoting force – protects against flu, rhinitis, has positive impact on the joints, nerves, heart and blood vessels, improves metabolism and overall well-being. In Japanese medics’ opinion, the frequent use of such baths in their country leads to rare heart disease and rheumatism cases. HotTub is just a reprieve for those who can hardly endure the heat of the Finnish sauna or the heat and humidity of the Russian bath! Sauna clears the mind, creates a refreshing feeling, improves health, you get flushed with force, the skin becomes more beautiful. Ancient Japanese legends on the creation of the world argue that the universe was created when Japanese gods were swimming in a Japanese bath…
How to properly place a plastic tub?
The plastic tub primarily requires a smooth surface – this may be a wooden terrace, concrete pads, compacted gravel. When placing the hot tub on a concrete pad or on the compacted gravel, it is necessary to lay the hot tub on a hard styrofoam. Before installing the basis for the tub, it is necessary to think about the water drains.
The plastic tub is to be placed on a flat base:
1. Can be built directly on a wooden terrace (flat)
2. On the pads, we recommend placing 5cm foam polystyrene (reference)
3. On concrete, but we recommend placing 5cm of foam polystyrene (reference)
4. On compacted soil (preferably gravel), but we recommend placing 5cm of foam polystyrene (base)
5. Think about water wastewater