There are few people, who do not like to relax in the bath or in the hot tub, which not only strengthens health and immunity, but is also a fun way to spend time. This time, let's talk about hot tubs, which have become a common attribute of country houses and private homes. It is a relatively inexpensive pleasure and you can sunbathe in both summer and winter. Although outdoor hot tubs do not require a lot of maintenance, it will still be useful to know this and its types and operation.
Types of hot tubs
Although the word "hot tub" comes out in front of a wooden barrel-shaped device, nowadays they can be made of various materials - polypropylene (plastic), stainless steel or fiberglass. True, the traditional barrel shape remains the same - wood is still used for external cladding
Wooden hot tubs - for those, who value tradition and naturalness
Heating a hot tub of any kind has essentially the same effect, so the choice of hot tub depends entirely on your personal preferences. “Those who value naturalness and ecology prefer wooden tubs. We make them from durable, temperature-resistant spruce or larch wood and impregnate it to protect it from the negative effects of moisture, ”says Edvinas Zelionka, co-owner of Edjusta, a handmade outdoor hot tubs and other wood products. - "Wooden tubs use only natural wood and other environmentally friendly materials and are completely safe for people and the environment."
Hot tubs made from spruce or pine wood are cheaper than larch hot tubs, though larch is more durable. Properly maintained spruce tubs will delight you for about 10 to 15 years and larch for up to 20 years or more. Spruce tubs are lighter and easy to move from place to place, but larch tubs look more luxurious and decorate, retain colour longer, and are more moisture resistant.
Polypropylene and fiberglass hot tubs - easy maintenance
While a wooden hot tub is a classic, other types of hot tubs also have distinct advantages. Wooden hot tubs require a little more care than conventional materials, because of their normal wood properties. As Valentas Lau?ys, CEO of “Memel Tree”, a company that sells hot tubs, saunas and other products, observes, people are increasingly choosing polypropylene and fiberglass hot tubs, because of the simplicity of their maintenance and easier maintenance of wooden hot tubs.
“Wooden hot tubs need to be swollen before use and left to float later, otherwise their walls will dry, shrink and allow water to flow sideways. Of course, when it's hot, it takes some time to drain and replace the water. With plastic tubs, it's much easier - you just swim, drain, and everything, you just have to rinse it clean once a month, ”says a specialist. - “These tubs are not subject to rotting or fungus, they are resistant to frost, ultraviolet rays and other negative environmental influences, and can be used for very long periods. Plastic and metal (stainless steel) tubs have similar features. However, these hot tubs do not give the feeling of naturalness that we experience when we soak in a wooden tub, feel the texture of the wood and smell it. "
Types of burners
Another important part of the hot tub is the burner for heating it. Hot tubs come in two types - external and integrated. Species are selected according to the customer's specific requirements. The power of the stove is adjusted to the capacity of the tub.
If aesthetics and the traditional look of the hot tub are important to you, choose a hot tub with an internal log burner. In this case, the stove is integrated into the tub