The main difference between the polypropylene (PP) plastic / glass fiber and wooden hot tub is the peculiarities of maintenance and use.
Hot tubs made of glass fiber or special plastic – polypropylene, does not require as much maintenance as those made of wood.
Generally we producing hot tubs of 5 mm polypropylene (some parts – from 8 mm).
Since the exterior is made of wood (spruce, thermowood, siberian larch) – tubs look just as beautiful as the wooden ones, but are more hygienic.
PP plastic and glass fiber hot tubs do not need to continuously be filled with water because they do not over-dry, as wooden tubs do, so feel free to drain the water. The PP plastic and glass fiber hot tubs are cleaned with regular means for cleaning baths or pools.
Main Characteristics of Polypropylene:
-Resistant to acids, alkali, and corrosion;
-Does not absorb moisture, easy to weld;
-Non-hazardous, hygienic, may be used in contact with foodstuffs and drinking water;
-PP with UV protection, resistant to atmospheric action, thus durable for outdoor applications;
– Colour: light grey (RAL 7032), black, light blue and other.
Polypropylene is the most widely used for production of waste water treatment plants, various tanks, basins, outdoor hot tubs, water slides, chemical receptacles, electrolysis baths, ventilation systems, panels, partitions, shelves.
Properties of Glass Fibers:
Long service life of a fiberglass hot tub.
Just like the hull of a boat, a fiberglass hot tub is something that will last you a long time. Whereas fully wooden tubs can be worn down by the changes in temperature and moisture levels, the fiberglass is affected significantly less by the change of seasons. But we must pay your attention that fiberglass is less resistant to impact and scratching compared to polypropylene. The tiny fibers of glass from insulation wool can irritate your skin and eyes. If you experience too much contact with fiberglass, it can cause what’s called irritant contact dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin (that problem has people in factory). Breathing in fibers can also increase the difficulty of breathing.
Fiberglass hot tubs are lightweight.
A fiberglass hot tub models, even with wood decoration is lighter than a fully wooden tub of the same size. This comes down to the fiberglass model not needing a thick wooden base plate.
Fiberglass hot tubs also like polypropylene hot tub are non-corrosive.
For those using salt-based purification systems or simply salt water, it may be difficult to choose a hot tub that will not be negatively affected by the sodium in the water.
Opposite to fiberglass – polypropylene hot tubs offer a high level of customization regarding the shape of the tub, as the material is more easily workable.
The main difference between a fiber glass hot tub and a polypropylene hot tub is that fiber glass hot tubs benches and sil is from the same alloy. You will need less water to fill glass fiber hot tub.
Available colors of the interior body: black, white, blue, grey.
Whereas if you buy a wooden hot 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 over dry 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 –PP plastic or glass fiber or wooden – to choose depends on a person who will take care of it. Evaluate the time and expenses.