Wood-fired Hot Tub Facts
Submerged wood stove
No need for electricity! Our wood stoves heat your hot tub from under the water. Composed of 2mm stainless Steele and outfitted with a corrosion-proof coating, the wood stove will never rust and never cause hassle. The wood stove is so efficient that, while running underwater, it is not even hot to the touch! Unlike conventional hot tubs, which rely on thermal convection, our wood-fired hot tubs do not require plumbing, so frozen and burst pipes are not a worry.
Tradition and durability
Our hot tubs are made of 100% western red cedar, an incredibly rot-resistant wood. Our vertical staves are precision-crafted for a watertight hot tub fit.
Running a wood-fired hot tub is easy. Make a fire inside the stove like any fireplace – scrunched paper, kindling, then small logs; ignite the paper and situate the stove door to maximize draft. After a good fire is lit, fill the firebox with wood. Our recommendation for wood is cordwood that has been split, which allows for a faster-burning fire and, therefore, a faster-heating hot tub. The time required to heat the hot tub depends on many factors: the size of the hot tub, dryness, type of wood, fire size, frequency of wood-feeding, wind speed, temperature, insulating cover (or not), and other environmental and technical factors. Our most popular hot tub – 6’ x 3’ – will heat up at approximately 31 degrees (F) per hour with well-dried softwood and a cover on the hot tub.
Temperature control is very easy. It is just like controlling the temperature while filling a bathtub, but instead of checking the temperature of the water and adjusting the taps, you check the temperature and adjust the amount of wood you add to the fire. After a time, this process becomes very intuitive. The best part is, if you make the hot tub too hot, simply add some cold water from your garden hose. Monitor the hot tub temperature with even more ease with our new remote thermometer/alarm.