Hot Tub Operations

We appreciate you taking the time to read these guidelines in its entirety before operating our Cedar Wood hot tubs.

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Wood-Fired Hot Tub Basics

  • Our hot tubs use a wood-burning stove rather than an electric heater to heat the water.
  • The unique design of these hot tubs is the most efficient and fastest heat up time of any wood fired hot tub thanks to an integrated firebox that sits between the exterior wood cladding and the ergonomic fiberglass lining.
  • The Scandinavian built stove reduces wood consumption by 50% compared to traditional models.
  • It makes for a great experience and just takes a bit of knowledge to operate!

How to Heat

  1. The hot tub should be pre-filled with water (we change out the water regularly and pretreat + shock in between stays) - lift the top cover out of the fire chute.
  2. Place 4-5 fire logs in a criss cross pattern on the bottom grate.
  3. Light the fire and insert the top cover back in the fire chute but sliding it to the side so that air can get to the fire (otherwise the fire will go out). 
  4. If you get excessive smoke, reduce the amount of wood you are starting your fire with.
  5. The wider the chute opening, the faster the hot tub will heat up (this will also consume more wood so you will need to add more firewood more frequently). 
  6. Once the fire has taken hold, add more wood. Start by adding smaller pieces every 20 minutes or so. You eventually want to have your stove 1/2 filled with burning wood.
  7. Keep fire burning until tub is about 10 degrees from desired temperature, then begin to let the fire burn down.
  8. This process should take approx 3 hours to reach a desired temperature. This will then heat the tub for approx 4-6 hours.
  9. CAUTION: The stove door and stove pipe get very hot.

Putting Out The Fire

Put out the fire by sliding the door
completely across the opening. This cuts off the air intake to the fire. DO NOT pour water over the fire unless it is an emergency. Water in the fire chute will damage the heating mechanism of the hot tub. 

Please put the hot tub cover on when finished.

Good To Know

  • It takes about 3 hours to heat the hot tub to optimal temperatures so please plan accordingly.
  • Most guests find 104° F the ideal temperature for relaxing.
  • Occasionally stir the water with the wooden paddle to prevent stratification (i.e. hot water on top, cold on the bottom).
  • Always close the top cover door when not in use
  • Please keep the hot tub cover on when not in use

Hot Tub Safety

  • Hot tubs are not toys, nor are they places for small children. Never let your tub be used by unsupervised children. Drowning is a very real risk.
  • Hot tubs are designed for sitting and relaxing in. Never use a hot tub for playing in or diving in.
  • Children over 12 years of age should use the tub at lower temperatures. Consult your personal physician regarding hot tubbing and children, pregnant women, or if you have specific questions relating to your health and safety.
  • Hot tubbing can accelerate your heartbeat, lower you sperm count, and may overheat pregnant women. Don’t take long hot baths if you are concerned about these items. Consult your physician if you are concerned.
  • Drinking, drugs and hot tubs do not mix and can be lethal.

Fire Safety

Please review these important fire safety reminders:

  • Fire and hot water can cause injuries.
  • Do not leave children unattended around the hot tub.
  • Do not use the hot tub when under the influence of prescription medication, alcohol, or recreational drugs.
  • Do not leave the hot tub unattended when the stove is burning.

Please contact us with any questions / concerns. How to video coming soon!