Wooden Hot Tub FAQs

How often should I change the water in my hot tub?

This really depends on use, but generally for private use every couple of days. If being used intensively for lots of different people you may want to change it every day. You will get a good idea of when the water needs changing through using your own tub, but if you wish to leave it for longer periods of time then a filtration system should be looked into.

Remember, never leave your hot tub empty of water.

How do I clean my wooden hot tub?

We recommend only using natural cleaning products. Depending on the manufacturers instructions, add disnfectant to the hot tub about an hour before emptying. While the timber is still wet (you can wait for it to drain, or start during draining) scrub all acessible areas with a soft brush or sponge. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.

How long do wooden hot tubs last?

With good maintenance, a cover and a good exterior preservative applied once a year then it can last for many years. Although we have not had one on the ground for decades yet, we would say at least 15 to 20 years.

Does the hot tub leak?

Yes, when they first arrive they do. The wood swells to fill the gaps ensuring a watertight seal, which is the reason you should always keep your hot tub full.

How long does the water take to heat up?

About one to four hours, depending on tub size, the surrounding air temperature and the quality of the firewood used. Use the paddle to stir the water and help distribute the heat.