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- Small tub (2-4 person) 1500mm diameter
- Medium tub (4-6 person) 1800mm diameter
- Large tub (6-8 person) 2000mm diameter
The vertical walls and greater depth of our tubs surrounds the bather with more water than would be found in a acrylic spa, so there is a greater effect of buoyancy in the hot tub.
As with typical acrylic spas with their molded seats, you are limited to this position only which some people may find uncomfortable. There is no freedom to float and sit in the position you desire.
In addition, there is typically much more leg room since you can stretch out under the bench seats and taller bathers are more comfortably accommodated.
Because of our hot tub’s greater depth, a smaller diameter hot tub will seat the same number of people as a larger plastic spa and a smaller surface area means less heating expense.
And of course, there’s the rustic look of our tubs. From an aesthetic point of view, nothing matches the appearance of a Western Red Cedar hot tub with its pure, simple, natural looks that would look great in any backyard.
Compared to traditional, full wooden cedar tubs, our inner polyethylene moulded shell has many advantages including;
- Provides a leak free tub
- Produces no water discolouration
- More hygienic and easier to keep clean
- Better insulation so cheaper running costs
- No wood rot and breaking down of the cedar walls so a longer life span
Features of polyethylene include;
- Tough and durable 6mm thick
- Environmentally friendly material
- Minimizes algae growth
- UV resistant material
- Non-toxic, food grade (FDA approved)
- Fully ribbed for proven strength
Model A hot tub – choice of having the seats coated in polyurethane which seals up the wood and makes for clear tub water and easier cleaning. No maintenance is required on the polyurethane and it does not to be re-coated. Otherwise you can choose to have no polyurethane applied to the seats which means initially brown coloured water as a result of the natural cedar tannins. The water is still safe to bath in and is a natural process with all cedar. This slowly reduces over time but will take a while to completely disappear.
Model B hot tub – only one choice and that is no polyurethane applied to the seats (or cedar wall/floor) which means that the tub water will initially turn a brown colour as a result of the natural cedar tannins. The water is still safe to bath in and is a natural process with all cedar. This slowly reduces over time but will take a while to completely disappear.
Hydro massage, as we call it, is both physical and mental. There are three factors at work in a hot tub, heat, buoyancy and massage, combined they create a perfect environment that can be used to treat a number of ailments from arthritis to minor sports injuries. Immersing your body in hot water raises the body temperature causing the blood vessels to dilate, resulting in increased circulation and endorphins, your own natural painkillers.
It also helps reduce blood pressure and high blood sugar levels.
Our tubs are deeper than conventional acrylic types, making you more buoyant, you lose over half your bodyweight, relieving pressure on joints and muscles, creating a relaxing sensation you can’t get in a normal bath.
The massaging action in the water is created from the bubble bench and jets positioned in tub, these send a mixture of warm water and air through the jet nozzles, gentle massaging away all those aches and pains caused by the daily stresses of today’s fast pace of life.
Simply soaking in a hot, swirling, tub will, we guarantee, leave you mentally and emotionally relaxed.
Twenty minutes in the morning can give you a fresh start and a long soak before bed can help improve sleep.
A hot tub is something you’ll want to experience every day, relaxing in your own garden.
We can’t think of a better way to unwind at the end of the day.
Ideally, the tub should be placed on a firm foundation such as a concrete or wooden pad. Paving stones or gravel/scoria stones with a firm base underneath are also ideal.
Please visit our Preparation webpage for more info.
The water is filtrated through a 50sqft cartridge filter that comes with all our tubs.
Haarlem Oil, a Danish Oil, is designed to soak into the wood, curing to a tough durable finish, while creating a warm, natural, low lustre.
The water is safe to drain onto your garden if using the AquaSpa chlorine and bromine free water treatment system.
Our electric tubs (not wood-fired) all come with an American made AquaSunOzone ozonator.
Because of our thick insulated tub wall and the high quality New Zealand made heat retention cover that our tubs all come with, our tubs have the same if not cheaper running costs to an acrylic tub and cheaper running costs compared to a fully cedar hot tubs .
Yes. A New Zealand made compliant, hard, lockable, heat retention cover is included with all our tubs. Complies with New Zealand safety standards. Standard supplied colour is black. Other colours available on request.
Finance is available through MTF Finance. Click here to complete online form