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Maintaining Wood Burning Hot Tubs

Feb 4th 2019 at 1:21 AM

Maintaining Wood Fired Hot Tubs –

Wood fired hot tubs are generally different than a gas fired or electric hot tub. With a wood burning hot tub, the spa owners usually fill the hot tub and use it a couple times and drain the water. There is no need for chemicals that is a great advantage for those who want a natural, chemical-free hot tub experience.

Like any wooden hot tub, the exterior should be stained, if you want to keep the rich cedar color. If it’s left unstained, the hot tub will turn to a natural grey color eventually.

Additional Filter and Jet Option –

The wood burning hot tubs by Northern Lights have the option of adding a pump filtering system with four jets. The additional upgrade is available in a 110-120 VAC power source that you can plug into a home outlet which has a GFIC protected plug.

You can get the additional use of hydrotherapy massage jets through this upgrade. The main reason customers add this option as it will filter the water. This means, they can maintain the clarity of water without draining the tub frequently. If you want to use wood fired hot tubs on vacation or weekend, you can expedite the hot tub experience as you don’t need to fill the hot tub on every use.

If you are planning to use a wood fired hot tub in a vacation home or on weekends, you can expedite the hot tub experience with this option as you don't have to fill the hot tub on every visit!

Temperature Control and Heating Time

From a water heating point of view, the main difference is that a wood fired hot tub heater can’t keep the hot tub water at a specific temperature as other heating options can. The heat energy has a tendency to stratify – which means the hotter water will rise atop, while cooler water will sink to the bottom.

To fight against this situation, use a paddle or similar to stir water occasionally when you soak. The additional filter option will minimize the stratification by mixing the water. Controlling the temperature and heating time will depend on the type of wood, water temperature and external outdoor temperature.

Using the same type of wood will allow you get the feel for the right amount of wood and the heating time required reaching the maximum water temperature. It’s important to mix the water to get a specific water temperature before enjoying your hot tub as the top may be hot but the bottom is lonely luke warm. The heat up time of a wood burning hot tub will depend on the volume of water and the size of the hot tub stove.

Controlling the hot tub fire

While starting fire in the wood fired stoves, it’s wise to use clean burning paper for the initial ignition followed by dry kindling and overlaid with criss-crossed logs. The rule of thumb is simple, the more amount of wood you use, the quicker the water in your hot tub will get to soaking temperature, i.e. 104F.

The more wood you add, the longer the water will remain at a specific temperature. If the water gets hot, damper the fire with the chimney damper and minimize the airflow into the stove – both of them will cool down things quickly.

Final consideration –

If you want to keep your wood burning hot tubs up and running, please take a look at the above discussed considerations. Please follow accordingly and use the wood fired hot tubs for more years to come.

Author Information:

This article is written by Cedar Tubs, which specializes in providing superior standard and highly efficient wood burning hot tubs at the most competitive prices.https://www.cedartubs.com/wood-fired-hot-tubs.html

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