Choosing a hot tub - What to consider before buying a wooden hot tub

We do not brag about the cheapest prices on our hot tubs.
However, enough quality and customer service. What do you value?

There are mostly reasons why prices vary between similar products. Although there are similarities between hot tubs , there are also big differences and unfortunately there are many bad products on the market. The main reasons are rogue manufacturers who want to sell cheap but it also has its price. Study this comparison and you will get a better idea of ​​what we mean. A large majority of our customers value quality and service and know that our slogan "Where Quality and Service meet" is not just empty words.

Comparison between traditional hot tub (160 cm) with SpaDealer's construction (150 cm).

The hot tub | Risk of leakage | Heating | Montering | Straps | Material properties

Traditional hot tub

SpaDealers hot tub



A typical hot tub of traditional model where the stove is placed inside. Material used in this case is spruce.
SpaDealer's hot tubs and outdoor baths are made of heat-treated pine. Also called ThermoWood, which is completely stained during the manufacturing process, much lighter and great dimensional accuracy can be achieved.













Ordinary wood material (spruce, pine, larch, etc.) is alive and it always creates problems with leakage when the material dries together. These pictures above show the bottom from below, from above and a close-up of what it looks like between rods and bottom boards when the material dries. The result is recurring large leaks. Expect twice the volume of the hot tub of water to be consumed before keeping it reasonably tight each time the material dries.
In SpaDealer's hot tubs and outdoor baths, heat-treated pine is used. In the manufacturing process, almost e.g. moisture away and that is one of the reasons why the material is so suitable for this type of product. As heat-treated pine is dry during assembly and almost lifeless, there are no problems with leakage. Not even in dry weather. A normal leak after installation, mainly via twigs, is 5-10 liters of water.









An internal stove takes up a lot of space inside the hot tub and therefore the size is generally larger for these. More water to heat also gives longer heating time. An internal stove also makes it impossible to use an insulated lid.
As the stove is deep, there is a lot of wood but the efficiency is poor as much of the energy goes up through the chimney. The stove is also difficult to make a fire in and empty of ash. Rubbish and ash debris often retaliates in the water. Another negative thing is that tar leaves on the walls caused by the cold water that surrounds the stove for much of the heating time. This further impairs the efficiency of the stove.
As heating of the water is concentrated around the stove, it requires stirring in the water to achieve an even temperature.
SpaDealers stoves are connected to the outside. The construction is double-jacketed and the heating part and the flues are designed so that the best possible efficiency is achieved. The location of the connecting pipes also contributes to a very good water circulation throughout the hot tub , which contributes to very small temperature differences regardless of where you sit. The stove on the outside provides more space inside and is easy to maintain. Expansion and accessory options are also much greater.









When a hot tub is made of ordinary material, you are almost always forced to make one part wider or narrower to make the last rod fit. This is one of the reasons why almost all hot tubs made of ordinary wood material are marketed assembled as special tools and machines are usually required for the sake of assembly.
Another great advantage of SpaDealer's hot tub is that it can be easily mounted on site. All material is pre-processed and prepared and the assembly method itself has been developed so that everyone can handle the assembly without special knowledge or tools. The kit is delivered in 7 packages, the heaviest of which weighs 30 kg. This makes it easy to transport.







Since ordinary spruce, pine, larch etc. cause a large swelling force, coarse and strong clamps and bolts are required which give a slightly "clumsy" appearance. It also requires a large tension and adjustment often when the material dries together and it is not entirely uncommon for the straps to fall off as well.
The straps for SpaDealer's hot tub are 0.6x50 mm and that is good enough as heating wood does not give rise to such a large clamping force. There is also no need to tighten the straps afterwards as the material does not dry out.





Resin is something you almost never get rid of in a hot tub of ordinary material and it can be annoying and difficult to get rid of swimwear and the like.
Heat-treated pine does not contain resin as all such disappears during the manufacturing process which takes place with high heat and steam. An environmentally friendly material without chemicals and other additives.



After this, you might want to take a look at our package solutions or put together your own package?