FAQs

Why a wooden tub?

Research has shown massage, heat, and water to have the following effects:

  • Increased blood circulation for better homeostasis
  • Decreased muscle tension for better movement
  • Increased oxygen absorption in the bloodstream for better energy
  • Decreased inflammation and muscular toxins for better injury recovery
  • Increased release of endorphins for a better feeling of well being
  • Decreased blood pressure for better circulatory health and stress relief
  • Decreased muscle guarding for better effectiveness of treatments
  • Increased muscular range of motion for better flexibility

How are the hot tubs water tight?

Our cedar hot tubs are made with the traditional process of coopering. Vertical cedar staves placed around a solid end (base) then tightened with metal straps. We manufacture our stainless-steel straps in house with adjusters for tensioning.

What sizes do the tubs come in?

We have three set sizes as standard

Large round = 1830 outside diameter

Small round = 1530 outside diameter

Oval = 1660mm wide by 1230mm deep

All hot tubs are the same height of 1230mm

What are tannins?

All cedar hot tubs release tannins into the water. This is the same process that gives whiskey its colour. When the hot tubs are filled with water, the cedar slowly releases tannins. The water will appear brown but is in no way harmful and in fact is very aromatic but with progressive water changes this will gradually disappear. Every hot tub is different and some tubs will leach tannins for a month or two, some up to a year and beyond. 

A cup of tea is a great example of tannins in action. When a tea bag is submerged in water, tannins are released from tea leaves turning the water brown. The more you use the same tea bag, the lighter and clearer the water becomes.

What type of base is needed for the hot tub to sit on?

Concrete Slab: A concrete pad or existing patio is the most common type of foundation prepared for a hot tub. Pouring a slab, a minimum of 100mm with rebar reinforcing is recommended to prevent the slab from cracking over time. Allowing proper curing time is important to prevent settling and sinking.

Paving Stones: These are a cost-effective option when creating a foundation and can very decorative and aesthetically pleasing as there are a multitude of shapes, sizes, and stone types. It is important to level out the area ahead of time with sand or crushed gravel before setting the pavers to avoid sinkholes or settling. The recommended paver thickness is at least 2 inches.

Wooden Deck: Having a hot tub sitting on or sunk into a deck is very common. It is important to consult a licensed contractor or structural engineer when placing a hot tub on an elevated deck due to the weight which can be anything over 2 tonnes. 

What is the build time?

Current lead times are around 4-5 weeks depending on our current workload at the time.

We will advise when supplying a quote.

Do you supply a lockable cover?

Every hot tub comes with a New Zealand made compliant, hard, lockable, heat retention cover is included with all our tubs. Complies with New Zealand safety standards. Yes. A New Zealand made compliant, hard, lockable; heat retention cover is included with all our tubs. Complies with New Zealand safety standards. Our standard supplied colour is charcoal.