Naked Flame EcoTub 1.8 (6/7 Adults) Wood Fired Hot Tub
The EcoTub 1.8 is perfect for small groups and families.
With very low running costs, half the price of electric hot tubs and no chemicals needed to be added. The Naked Flame Wood Fired Hot Tubs are a great alternative.
When not in use simply drain the water out, clean the bathing area and clean the ash out. Then the next time you wish to use the tub simply refill and heat again.
The amazing EcoTub 1.8 has a 2 year manufacture's guarantee. Renowned for their prime insulating qualities, this makes the EcoTub Compact very economical to heat, and of course very beautiful to look at.
You will require a 3m square area to be able to accommodate the tub with walking space to put wood in the fire etc.
Please note that the lead time from full payment is 4-6 weeks as they are made to order.
Please note the price includes delivery, and the hot tub is delivered fully assembled to the address, but it is then the customers responsibility to have the means to be able to unload the hot tub from the lorry and to be able to move it into position themselves. Installation is not included.
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Spruce - With its strength, flexibility, and natural good looks, spruce is a great choice for wood siding. It also takes very well to wood treatments.
Larch - Frequently used for outdoor purposes due to its hardness. It is also used in the ship- and boat crafting area. It is very decorative and reaches a very high hardness level. The natural resistance to the weather distinguishes larch wood from all other domestic conifer woods.
Thermo-wood - This wood is darker than natural wood, more weatherproof and more resistant to the elements. Its insulation qualities are better, it suffers from less moisture deformation and is more stable. The equilibrium moisture is up to 50% less than natural wood, which makes thermo-processed wood a better option for use in outdoor conditions.
How often should I change the water in my hot tub?
In a domestic environment you should change the water every couple of days. If there are lots of different bathers and intensive use you might want to change it every day.
How do I clean my wooden hot tub?
You can recycle the contents of your tub on land/lawn/plants etc as there are no aggressive chemicals used during use. While the timber is still wet, spray the inside of the tub with Hydrogen Peroxide or anti-bacterial sanitising spray, leave for a minute and scrub all accessible areas with a soft brush or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dispose of this water down a drain.
Are they difficult to keep clean?
No, It's a myth that hot tubs go all green and slimy. This only happens if you really don't look after them. Wood has a natural mild antiseptic in it so as long as you follow our simple maintenance instructions you'll have no problems - and it doesn't take much effort.
How long do wooden hot tubs last?
With good care, a cover and maybe a yearly coating of Danish Oil (or similar) on the exterior, it will last indefinitely. The tight grained, heat treated premium Thermowood that we use doesn't rot easily. In short, 20 years if not longer.
Why doesn't the hot tub leak?
This is our most commonly asked question. The truth is, it does at first, but as the water swells the wood all the joints close up forming a watertight seal.
How long does the water take to heat up?
About one to four hours, depending on tub size, the surrounding air temperature and the quality of the firewood used. Stir the water every now and then to get an even spread of heat.
Is it noisy?
Not at all. An occasional crackle or snap of a log and light rumble from the flame in the flue is all you hear. It just adds to the atmosphere.
Is it smoky?
There is some smoke until the wood gets up to optimum temperature. After that, there is very little - if you use dry wood. The smell of a wood fire is wonderfully romantic and again, part of the atmosphere.
Can I use any type of wood or solid fuels?
No. Only dry wood. Don't use solid fuels or fresh, green/wet wood.
How much fuel is used per session?
Wood burners are very fuel efficient and our timber tubs insulate the water. So you need about two bags of dry logs to get water up to a good temperature and keep it there while you bathe. Once you've heated your hot tub in the evening it will still be hot enough to get into the next morning if you keep the lid on.
How often do I have to clean out the boiler?
Every now and then. Wood burns fine on a bed of ash. You don't have to clean it completely out wither, just enough to ensure airflow. When you do clean it out though, make sure the embers have died out completely and use a long-handled shovel.
What should I do with the ash?
It's great for your garden. Compost it or mix directly into your soil.
Does the wood fade?
Premium Thermowood ages naturally to a slightly silvery colour. You can deepen colour by adding suitable oils (only to the exterior) such as Danish Oil.
We offer free next working day delivery on all orders over £75 to UK Mainland addresses.
All spares and accessory orders to UK mainland addresses that are under £75 are still next day delivery but are subject to delivery charges based on the items size and weight. Please see below for more information on these costs.