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Exterior painting of garden saunas and wooden hot tubs

If you have purchased a barrel sauna or a wood fired hot tub unassembled and unpainted, you should paint its exterior after assembly and installation. Untreated wooden surface of a garden sauna or a wooden hot tub needs protection against the external factors, such as precipitation, temperature fluctuations, air humidity, and UV radiation. There are many different paints and impregnation agents suitable for protection of wooden surfaces from the environmental impact. In general, any paints, glazes, and impregnation agents, intended for...

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How to protect barrel sauna from mold. Internal treatment

Here are some major points that need to be considered before buying any protective agent for outdoor sauna treatment: Type of treatment: external surfaces or internal parts of a barrel sauna Type of the surface: floor, ceiling, benches or entire sauna Is any additional treatment planned for decorative purposes Whether application of the chosen agent is easy and convenient enough Protective agents have specific composition for different kinds of treatment. Such division is absolutely necessary, as it not only allows protecting the surfaces from...

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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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