What’s up with people soaking in a hot tub in the middle of nowhere in a forest? Most of us have seen these massive tubs at ski resorts, spas, and wellness centers. If you feel fascinated, you can always get one for your home! The popularity and demand for wooden hot tubs has exploded in the last decade, primarily because buyers are opening up to the idea of ‘wellness at home’. Buying one doesn’t have to be complicated, and in this post, we are sharing a few basic aspects worth knowing.

An ideal pick for your health and wellness

Besides the fancy setup and packaging, wooden hot tubs have many health and wellness benefits. This is a great way to unwind, relax after the end of a tiring day. You can go for additional treatments to rejuvenate the skin and get rid of muscle tension. Some tubs allow you to use products such as bath bombs and Epsom salts. Soaking in hot water can accelerate your heart rate and may help in reducing blood pressure. This is also a great wellness time for the entire family, away from the digital world and devices. There is some evidence that hot baths can help in strengthening the immune system. If you love the Finnish sauna experience but cannot withstand the heat, this is a perfect alternative.

What type of wooden hot tub to buy?

Contrary to popular belief, wooden hot tubs can be used around the year. The size of these tubs may vary, but most of the smaller sizes can accommodate at least four people at a time. The brand, of course, is important, and you may want to do your homework on how these tubs have been manufactured. Considering that wood fired hot tubs are made from natural wood, these are eco-friendly. Some of the best tubs are made from Siberian spruce.

What about care and maintenance?

The best hot tubs don’t require much maintenance, at least not more than what you would do for your pool outside. You have to change the water, at least once in every two weeks, wash the tub at least once a month, and that’s it. If you are willing to spend a tad more, make sure that the tub can withstand high water pressure. While some hot tubs are not meant to be moved around, others are easily transported by four or five adults.

Even with basic care, you can expect your tub to look the same for a decade or more.