Operating information - Hot Tubs
We require 1m wide and 2m high access to roll the hot tub into your garden. It is not essential that there should be vehicle access to the precise spot, but it would be helpful if we can park as close as possible. If you are uncertain about the this, please feel free to send us some photos.
Choosing the right spot
All you need is a flat space 7ft x 7ft (2m x 2m). Our hot tub takes approx. 1,600 litres of water so it weighs almost 2 tons when full. Please bear this in mind when choosing the spot. If you’re buying a hot tub, it can be placed on an already existing patio; flagstones or concrete base providing this base is solid. If you need to prepare a new base, we recommend a basic gravel stone base. Rental hot tubs can be placed on the grass.
WATER: Our tub takes around 1,600 litres/352 imperial gallons at a cost of about £5;
WOOD: Cost varies according to the supplier but should not exceed £20 for 3 bags (3 to 6 bags needed to heat the water from tap temperature to the recommended 37-39°C)
£0 when not in use
Filling with water
The hot tub should be within 60 meters of the water supply. Filling takes approx. 1.5 to 4 hours. While this is taking place we will guide you through Health & Safety.
Maintaining of the Fire
Do not start the fire until the hot tub is full to the recommended water level. Our hot tubs are fuelled by dry wood only. If you're renting the hot tub, we'll supply you with the wood necessary for the whole duration of your booking, cut to the ideal size.
Heating takes 4 to 6 hours and the temperature will only drop 3 to 6°C overnight.
Discharging of the water
To discharge the water, wait until the fire is completely extinguished and the heater is cold. Use the pipes and fittings provided to discharge the water either freely in the garden or into a drain. It is safe to water your garden because our concept doesn't require the use of damaging chemicals.
Changing the water
In a domestic environment the same water can be used 2-3 times, depending on the number of bathers and particle pollution. Bathers should take hot soapy shower prior to bathing. The more respectful the bathers are towards the bathing ettiquete and hygiene, the more pleasurable the experience. If you know that you will not be using the hot tub again soon, empty and sanitize it.
Frequent water changes and antibacterial properties of western red cedar wood are the core elements for avoiding the use of chemicals. We recommend non-synthetic chemical agents such a eucalyptus-based disinfectants and ECOVER sanitizer empowered with pure, concentrated tea-tree oil. MILTON Spray is a cost effective and powerful solution as well.
The outer wood: Cedar oil, teak oil or similar garden furniture treatments can be applied once a year. Cedar can also be left untreated so it will gain silver colour over the years.
Cleaning of the heater
There is no need to completely empty the heater in order to clean it. Wood burns well on the bed of its own ash therefore heater-cleaning needs to be done only after 3-4 fires.