Setting up your wooden garden hot tub correctly will prevent breakdowns further down the road due to a rushed
installation. So here's some valuable advice for setting up a tub.
Preparation of the garden hot tub
The garden hot tub needs a flat, rigid, horizontal base. It can be a concrete foundation, cement pavers, wooden
terrace, gravel beds, etc. If the garden hot tub is placed incorrectly or on an uneven surface, the hot tub may lose its
strength, stability and even aesthetic appearance. When you plan your base, don’t forget that the base has
to be able to accommodate also all the necessary plumbing and electrical installations.
Before using the wooden hot tub it should be washed clean. For cleaning polypropylene and fiberglass hot tubs you can
use substances used for maintenance of the swimming pools and bathrooms. After washing the hot tub it can
be filled with water (use common water-supply line). Only when the tub is fully filled (must remain 10
cm to the top of the wooden hot tub), you can kindle the heater. The heat can damage the walls of an empty wooden hot tub,
especially if you acquired the tub with the plastic inside. The water from the wooden hot tub can only be flushed
when the heater is completely cooled. Otherwise, the accumulated heat can damage the hot tub.
The heating stoves
How to start a fire correctly
The wood you burn should always be dry and well-seasoned, because it burns more cleanly and more
efficiently than the unseasoned wood. The unseasoned wood contains a great deal of moisture, which
reduces the burning temperature of the fire, and produces irritant smoke and pollutants. First, add finely
chopped firewood and paper. Newspaper without color or gloss is the best. Magazine pages are not
suitable for this purpose. Only add more wood when the fire has started to burn down. Adding heavy
wood chunks to an already burning fire may cut off its air supply, possibly smothering those flames
you've worked so hard to get going. The air intake and flame intensity may be adjusted by adjusting a lid
on the top (for the inside heater), or using the shutter in the outside heater door.
The temperature of the glass fiber elements of the hot tub should not rise above + 55°C. A higher temperature
affects the structure of the fiberglass.
Outside heating stove
The heating stove of the outside type must be placed on a flat, solid foundation, as well as the hot tub
itself. It is important that the front of the heater be a little lower. The heater hose does not have to go up,
but should be lowered and go down. It is prohibited to install additional filters or circulator pumps on the
outside circulation system of the heater. Do not load too much fuel to the heater, so that the fire does not
flush through the door, and the pull passes through the chimney.
Inside heating stove
When loading wood to the heating stove, you should not exceed two thirds of the stove capacity.