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Wood fired hot tubs handcrafted right here in the UK, including 2 person hot tubs, 4-6 person tubs and 8 person hot tubs. Delivered and installed nationwide.

Enjoy a soak in your new hot tub, in the privacy of your own garden, within 1-2 weeks of ordering.

Spring Sale: 5% off Hot Tubs. Offer ends 31st May 2024

Handcrafted Wooden Hot Tubs for Every Occasion

Beautifully handcrafted wooden hot tubs available in a range of sizes, shapes, and finishes, with your choice of integrated or external wood burners. Including our most popular 2 person hot tub, the Ofuro Japanese Style Hot Tub.

Every hot tub in our range comes equipped with thermal insulation, steps, burner, rain cowl, drinks holder, stainless steel straps and a fibreglass lid as standard.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a wood fired hot tub?

A wood-fired hot tub is a type of hot tub that is heated using a wood-fired stove, heater or burner instead of electricity or gas. The wood-burner is usually much cheaper to run than an electric hot tub and results in far less maintenance. These hot tubs are often made of wood or cedar, and the log burner can be integrated or externally connected from outside of the tub with pipes or hoses.

To heat the water, you need to build a fire in the stove or heater and allow it to heat the water through the pipes or hoses. Wood-fired hot tubs offer a more natural and rustic experience compared to electric or gas-powered hot tubs, as they use a renewable and sustainable energy source.

One of the advantages of a wood-fired hot tub is that they can be used off-grid, making them a popular choice for cabins, camping trips, shepherd hut retreats and other venues. Additionally, many people enjoy the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of soaking in hot water with the added ambiance of a crackling fire.

Many hot tub enthusiasts find the process of tending to the fire and maintaining the tub to be a rewarding part of the overall experience.

What are the benefits of a wood fired hot tub?

  • They cost a lot less to run (£1,000 – £3,000 per year on average) and practically pay for themselves within a year or two.
  • The time spent on maintaining them is far, far less so that you can spend more time relaxing.
  • They don’t need electricity hookups (so no wires, no expensive electrical supply such as a fuse board).
  • They can last a lot longer and make for a better investment.
  • Heating the water is less costly than gas and electric powered hot tubs
  • Better operating costs in the long-term as well
  • Less time is spent maintaining a wood-fired hot tub
  • Longer lifespan (both materials used and reduced maintenance increase lifespan)
  • Quicker to heat the water (electric hot tubs can take 8-12 hours to heat compared to 1.5-3 hours for a wood fired hot tub)
  • No horrible chemicals and PH balance to have to maintain
  • Place a wood-fired hot tub anywhere you want within your garden or even inside
  • More sustainable
  • More in-keeping with most garden environments
  • If you prefer a traditional wood-finish a wooden hot tub will appeal more
  • A smoother, more natural bathing experience

How much do wood fired hot tubs cost?

Our most affordable hot tub, the Ofuro 2 Person Hot Tubs are priced at just £2,500 or from £47 per month with a monthly finance plan.

Our biggest most luxurious wood fired hot tub, has plenty of room for 8 guests along with double hydro jets, underwater LED lighting, headrests and premium cladding including thermowood or composite boards, and more, for £6,950.

How long will it take to get my hot tub? 

Our most popular hot tubs and saunas are usually in stock and available for delivery and installation within 1-2 across the UK.

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

The time it takes to heat a wood fired hot tub can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the size of the tub, the amount of water in it, the type of wood used for the fire, and the ambient temperature outside.

On average, it can take anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours to heat a wood fired hot tub to a comfortable soaking temperature of around 38-40°C (100-104°F). However, if the water is initially cold or the ambient temperature is very low, it may take longer to reach the desired temperature. Our XL 8 person premium deluxe tub can take up to 4 hours to warm up.

It’s important to note that a wood fired hot tub is not designed to maintain a constant temperature like an electric or gas-powered hot tub. Instead, the water temperature will gradually decrease over time as the fire burns out, so it’s important to keep an eye on the temperature and add more wood as needed to maintain the desired heat.

Overall, heating a wood fired hot tub can take some time and requires a bit of patience, but many people find the process to be an enjoyable part of the hot tub experience.

In comparison, it takes about 8-12 hours for an electric hot tub to heat from cold water to the typical hot tub temperature range of 38-40°C. This assumes that the hot tub has a good quality heater with sufficient power to heat the water quickly.

How much water do your hot tubs hold?

Different packages hold different amounts of water. For example our range of wood-fired hot tubs hold the following:

Do your wood burners smoke alot?

Everything depends on the logs you use. If you use kiln-dried or well-seasoned logs you get very little smoke. If you use wet/unseasoned logs or treated timber you will get a lot of smoke and unhappy neighbours.

What’s the difference between integrated and external wood burners? 

The integrated package has the burner under the tub. With this configuration, you will lose one adult space but gain two small child seats plus it needs less water to fill up. However, it still takes 2 hours to heat up.

The external package has an extra adult space, it holds an extra 200 litres of water and the burner is on the outside of the tub.

Do wood fired hot tubs bubble? 

Yes, air bubble systems are available to upgrade on all of our wood fired hot tubs. Either choose a package which includes an air bubble system or ask for this to be included on your hot tub.

How do wood fired hot tubs work

Wood-fired hot tubs work on the principle of heat conduction and natural circulation, also known as “convection”. Here’s a basic breakdown of how they work:

  1. Burning Wood: A fire is lit in the wood burner, which is either integrated into the side of the hot tub or stands separately, connected to the tub by pipes. The wood burner, often made from a durable material like stainless steel, serves as the heat source.

  2. Heating the Water: The fire heats the water within the burner’s walls or in the pipes connected to the burner. This causes the water to heat up and rise, due to the principle of convection (hot water is less dense and tends to move upwards).

  3. Circulation: As the hot water rises, it naturally flows or is pushed into the hot tub, displacing cooler water from the tub, which then flows back into the heater or pipes to get heated. This creates a natural circulation of water between the hot tub and the heater, which gradually increases the overall temperature of the water in the tub.

  4. Temperature Control: The temperature of the water can be controlled by adjusting the rate of the fire. A faster, hotter fire will heat the water more quickly, while a slower, cooler fire will maintain the temperature.

  5. Safety Measures: It’s important to note that most wood-fired hot tubs have safety measures in place to prevent the water from getting too hot. These may include a heat shield to protect tub users from the stove and a temperature gauge to monitor the water’s heat.

It’s worth noting that wood-fired hot tubs don’t require electricity or gas, which makes them environmentally friendly and ideal for off-grid use. The only real requirement is a sufficient supply of firewood.

All of our hot tubs can be upgraded with optional extras such as LED lighting, air jets and bubble systems which require electricity.

Wood fired hot tub regulations in the UK?

General Regulations for Wood-Fired Hot Tubs in the UK: There are no specific regulations for wood-fired hot tubs in the UK. The major considerations for wood-burning appliances, which could be extrapolated to wood-fired hot tubs, revolve around smoke control areas. In these areas, there’s a limit on how much smoke you can release from a chimney and you can only burn authorised fuel, unless you use an ‘exempt appliance’​1​. To find out if you live in a smoke control area, you can contact your local council. The environmental services department will be able to help you​1​. Outdoor ovens, burners, and barbecues can be used in smoke control areas, which would suggest that wood-fired hot tubs can be used as well, provided they adhere to the rules on smoke control​1​. 

For more information see the Government’s rules on smoke control areas: https://www.gov.uk/smoke-control-area-rules

Contact your local council to find out if you live in a smoke control area. The environmental services department will be able to help you.

In a smoke control area you can only burn fuel on the list of authorised fuels, or any of the following ‘smokeless’ fuels, unless you’re using an exempt appliance:

  • anthracite
  • semi-anthracite
  • gas
  • low volatile steam coal

List of unauthorised fuel in exempt appliances such as some boilers, cookers and stoves:  

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Amazing services through out, from communication at the beginning with answering all my questions, delivery was extremely quick. Quality of tub is brilliant. The aftercare/service is also great all the advise given with links.

Samantha Knibbs, reviewed on Google

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Really impressed with quality of the tub, pumps and accessories. I’ve had a log burning hot tub in the past and the quality from Baltic is of a much higher standard

Paul Barraclough, reviewed on Google

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The service was excellent and the hot tub is a fabulous addition to our house. Looking forward to getting a canopy over it and enjoying cold winter evenings overlooking the burn outside the house.

Rona Button, reviewed on Google