Frequently Asked Questions


Sauna Assembly & Foundations

The video below shows the assembly of a classic barrel sauna. Check out of YouTube channel for more sauna installation videos. A detailed assembly manual is also available after purchase.

The video below shows the assembly of a cube sauna. Check out of YouTube channel for more sauna installation videos. A detailed assembly manual is also available after purchase.

For best performance, we recommend placing the thermometer ~12" to the right or left of the heater and ~20" below the ceiling.

Heat will rise to the top of the sauna, so the top of the sauna will be hotter than the bottom. To run your sauna at a higher temperature, place the thermometer lower. If you plan on lowering your thermometer, we recommended lowering by ~3" inches at a time. After lowering the thermometer, use the sauna a few times to test the sauna's maximum temperature at this height. Continue lowering until you reach your desired temperature.

Customers running the sauna at high temperatures do so at their own risk. Consult with a doctor before using your sauna.

Our lightest sauna weighs ~900 lbs.

Our heaviest sauna weighs ~2,000 lbs.

The weight for each sauna is shown on the product page in the specifications tab.

When building a foundation, remember that you must also account for the weight of the bathers inside the sauna. This can easily add an extra 1,000 lbs if you have an 8-person unit.

It is important to choose a site that has a level, strong, and stable foundation. This is critical because a sauna with several bathers inside can weigh over 1000 lbs. A deck or concrete pad (patio) are both excellent options for placing your sauna atop.

If you will be placing the sauna directly on the ground, we recommend you rest the support cradles atop concrete pavers to prevent the cradles from settling into the ground. This could result in the sauna not sitting level and may cause issues over time.

We do not recommend placing the hot tub directly on the ground. Due to the weight, the sauna will sink into the ground and may become unbalanced.

If you have ever seen a sauna on a deck, you know it is a wonderful place for a sauna. It looks great, and it is close to the house, meaning you will maximize your usage of the sauna. If you choose to install your sauna on a deck, be sure that your deck has been designed to support the weight of a full sauna (over 1,000 lbs). We recommend you have the deck inspected by a qualified architect or building engineer prior to proceeding.

If constructed properly (compacted well and leveled), a concrete pad will maximize the life of your sauna. The concrete pad should be at least 4" thick and reinforced with mesh to minimize cracking. We recommend constructing the pad significantly larger than needed for the sauna alone, as this will allow room for accessories such as chairs and tables. There is a wealth of information available online with instructions on how to design and pour a concrete pad.

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