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DIY Barrel sauna: How to lay the Foundation your Outdoor sauna?

The main idea of any foundation is to lift the barrel sauna from the ground, so that its wooden legs, treated with antiseptic, do not absorb any moisture and can serve for as long as possible. Thanks to its small weight (from 500 to 1500 kilograms) the barrel sauna don’t need any fundamental foundation - the main requirement to follow is to choose the flattest possible site! The presence of any uneven parts on the surface may result in loose...

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Reasons for mold appearance on the barrel sauna

Wood is a natural material that is not only environmentally friendly and aesthetically attractive but also has good hygroscopic properties. Wood quickly absorbs moisture, forming a very favorable habitat for fungi, mold, microorganisms, and insects. The reasons can be as follows: 1. Bioactive outer environment The main reason for mold appearance and growth is the high moisture content in the air. For example, frequent rains or the location of your site near a water reservoir beneficially influence the active appearance of mold....

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How to choose a heater for outdoor Hot Tub?

The rate of heating water in outdoor Hot Tub depends on several factors: The external temperature The presence/absence of heated lid and thermal insulation in Hot Tub The type and power of the heatable element A wood-fired or electrical heater is traditionally used for heat outdoor Hot Tub. However, modern technologies allow combining these types of heating, and you can choose the optimal option for your budget and site. 1. Wood-fired Hot Tub If you have decided to buy wood-fired Hot Tub, you won’t have...

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Baltresto. Outdoor living dream

Baltresto brand welcomes the new 2020 season with a renewed design. The last logo existed for over 10 years. During this time our company has grown from a small private production to the largest European manufacturer, has changed a lot internally, and we decided that it should be visible on the outside as well. The new logo is the symbol of the Baltresto updates. At the heart of the new style, we have retained the blue color - the color of...

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Hot Tub Water Care – Chemistry Guide

The environment influences water conditions in a Wood-fired Hot Tub.  There are three types of pollution: Physical pollution. It can include trash brought by the wind (sand, flower pollen, leaves) or things appearing due to bathing (skin particles, hair, cosmetics) Biological pollution. Raw water is often subject to “blooming”, that is, some blue-green algae appear. Chemical pollution. A plenty of rainwater can influence the pH-balance of water in a Wood-fired Hot Tub and make it too acid. After you fill your Wood-fired Hot...

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Testing the rate of heating 1400 liters of water with 2 heaters 27kW and 35kW

We are testing 2 popular models of heaters for Hot Tub: 1. Aluminum heater 27kW It is a more compact, cheaper and less efficient model. It also lacks the possibility of regulating the air flow supply into the furnace combustion chamber. There is a cast iron ashpit grate on a steel frame in the furnace, and its upper part has a retractable steel partition providing a more effective fuel combustion. The furnace door is made of aluminum and has several holes in...

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How to keep water warm in the Wood-fired Hot Tub?

In this article we will give answers to very important questions related to maintenance of water temperature as well as saving energy and time on water heating. Depending on your needs and wishes, you can easily choose a bath, its size, shape and necessary accessories, such as hydro, whirlpool massage or LED lighting. But as for keeping water warm and saving energy, our customers usually have no clear ideas on what exactly they want. During frosty periods the main requirement...

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Special offer for our customers

Everyone who bought a wood-fired Hot Tub or Barrel sauna from Baltresto in 2019 could participate in the customer program "Win a year' supply of firewood = 4m3!" Thanks to all the participants of our giveaway! Although we only have representative offices in Germany, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, we received photos from satisfied customers from more than 12 countries! Thank you for your choice and trust! We congratulate our winner from Finland!

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How to use wood-fired Hot Tub safely in Winter?

Usage of a wood-fired Hot Tub in winter has become really popular, and our customers often ask how to use wood-fired Hot Tubs at the sub-zero air temperature properly. Tip 1. Pour out water after using a tub. Actually, ice formation can lead to serious defects of your wooden Hot tub. The expansion of water volume when freezing (5% and more) results in irreversible deformation of a wooden Hot Tub: cracks, non-uniform dimension and shape changes of a wooden Hot Tub....

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How to build a Wood-fired Hot Tub? Part 2: DIY fiberglass Hot Tub

Pragmatic and rational customers choose Fiberglass Hot Tub liners made from modern materials using efficient technologies. Hot Tub liners have recently appeared in the market, and they got well established thanks to their exclusive reliability and quickness when building wood-fired Hot tubs. Fiberglass is an ideal material for making swimming pools and wood-fired Hot tubs. It does not get old or lose its features with time; as for its specific durability it surpasses concrete, additionally, it possesses magnificent tactile...

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