Why Choose Wood Fired Hot Tubs?

Wood fire hot tubs are more popular than ever, and for good reason. In a tech-driven world, the timeless simplicity and natural fuel of wood-burning spas are increasingly hard to resist. As our need for holistic wellbeing and eco-friendly alternatives grows, we'll explore why a wood-fired hot tub might just what you need to add guilt-free luxury to your lifestyle.


Natural healing for physical and mental wellbeing

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding moments of calm is crucial for our wellbeing. A wood fire hot tub offers more than just a soak; it provides a therapeutic experience through hydromassage. The natural flow of warm water, relaxing feeling of buoyancy, and massaging jets sooth tired muscles and joints.

Wood burning hot tub

Beyond the physical benefits, regular hot tub sessions can help ease your mind, creating a soothing environment where stress melts away. The crackling sound of the fire takes hot tub ambiance to the next level, making it a sensory retreat for your body and mind. We love to practise mindfulness by focusing on the feeling of the water, along with the sounds and smell of the stove, to really switch off from the stresses of the day.  


Powered by nature for guilt-free luxury 

If you’re serious about a sustainable lifestyle, a wood burning hot tub can make a fantastic alternative to an acrylic spa. Unlike tubs that rely on electricity, these hot tubs harness the renewable resource of burning wood. This reduces your carbon footprint as well as your energy bills. No more worrying about keeping your tub switched on all the time, so you can unwind in a warm, wood-fired hot tub without the stress of heating bills.


Rustic wooden charm crafted to blend into your garden

There's something about an old-fashioned wood-burning tub that feels that little bit more inviting, especially on a winter’s day. If you're looking for a traditional spa experience, these cosy spas might be the perfect choice for you. Their compact style makes them perfect for terraces, patios, or properties short on space

Wood burning hot tub

Made with wooden trims, the warm tones and grain texture of these tubs naturally blend into your outdoor space. The rustic charm of a timeless, authentic design means you don't have to worry about your hot tub clashing with your garden. Their classic and enduring appeal won't look dated, making it a sound investment that transcends trends. 

You can often choose the finish of wood that best blends into your garden. With these spas it's not just about looking good; it's about feeling connected to your outdoor space, enhancing your hot tub experience.


Wood fire hot tub FAQs: your burning questions answered

How long does it take to heat a wood-fired hot tub?

The time it takes to heat up can vary due to the size of your tub, the type of wood you use, and the starting water temperature. On average, it takes about 2 to 4 hours to heat a wood-fired hot tub. The beauty of a wood burning hot tub is you don't need to worry about leaving it on all the time, you can heat it up as and when you need it.

Can you use a wood-fired hot tub in the winter?

Yes, wood-fired hot tubs are even better when used in winter! Insulation and the heat generated from the wood fire make them practical for cold weather, they're perfect for a cosy and relaxing experience even in chilly temperatures.

Do wood fired hot tubs bubble?

If you choose a wood fired hot tub with jets then yes it’ll bubble! 

Are wood-fired hot tubs energy-efficient?

Yes, wood-fired hot tubs are naturally energy-efficient. They use wood as a fuel source, this not only makes them environmentally friendly but also leads to lower heating bills.

What type of wood is best for a wood-fired hot tub?

You can use both dried softwood and hardwood with most wood burning hot tubs.

How do you maintain a wood-fired hot tub?

If you use your wood burning hot tub regularly we recommend using a gentle sanitiser. Avoid chlorine in particular to prevent damaging the wood, instead opt for an oxygen sanitiser in your spa’s water. It's also essential to remove ash and debris from the firebox and chimney to ensure proper functionality.


Parting advice

In the realm of spas, wood burning hot tubs are a great choice if you’re looking for simplicity, sustainability, and Scandi style. Embrace a slower pace, connect with the elements, and relax in the timeless power of hydrotherapy.

Need more advice? Give us a call on 01482 212322 or email enquiries@outdoorlivinghottubs.co.uk and we’ll help you out. Or drop in and see us in our Hull or Leeds showrooms. 

Not near one of our Yorkshire hot tub showrooms? No problem, if you’re looking for an energy efficient tub you can explore our virtual showroom or book a video call with our showroom team

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