Whatever the weather, many of us look for ways to relax in calming waters. One popular option is a barrel sauna. But what is a barrel sauna, and what are the benefits of owning one? In this article, we'll explore why barrel saunas are becoming more and more popular among homeowners.
What is a barrel sauna?
Barrel saunas are a type of sauna that is typically round or oval in shape. They are often made from wood, although some models may be made from other materials such as plastic or metal. Barrel saunas can be electric or gas-powered, and they often come with built-in benches and shelves for storing towels, clothes, and other items.
Barrel sauna benefits
Barrel saunas typically seat between 4 and 8 people, and can reach temperatures of up to 65 degrees Celsius. However, you can also purchase smaller options like this 2 person barrel sauna Barrel saunas offer a number of benefits, including relaxation, detoxification, and possible improved circulation and relief from muscle pain. Barrel saunas are also believed to boost the immune system and improve overall health.
Barrel saunas are known for their spacious interior and ability to retain heat well, making them a popular choice for both home and commercial use. Additionally, barrel saunas are typically easier to install than traditional Finnish saunas, making them a more convenient option for many people. Finally, barrel saunas can be used year-round, making them a versatile addition to any home or business. This stunning 4 person barrel sauna made from red pine makes a beautiful feature for any home.
Advantages of barrel saunas
1. Unique shape= more room
Barrel saunas are a type of sauna that is unique in the way that it distributes heat. Unlike traditional saunas, barrel saunas have a barrel shape that helps to evenly distribute heat throughout the sauna. This barrel shape also allows for more headroom, making it more comfortable for taller users.
2. An outdoor barrel sauna is hugely efficient
Barrel saunas are considered to be very efficient because they heat up quickly and evenly. The barrel shape also helps to reflect heat, which makes the sauna even hotter and helps to reduce electricity bills to keep the sauna at your preferred temperature.
3. Bigger and better
Barrel saunas can accommodate more people than traditional saunas, and they can be a great way to relax and socialise. If you're looking for an efficient and fun way to enjoy a sauna with friends and family, a barrel sauna is a great option.
4. It is an ideal outdoor design that requires little maintenance
Barrel saunas are designed to withstand their environment, whether indoors or outdoors. Due to the lack of vapour barrier and insulation, you typically don't have to deal with as much maintenance as other types of saunas.
How long does a barrel sauna last and how can I protect it?
Barrel sauna maintenance is not difficult, but there are a few important things to keep in mind. First, barrel saunas should be kept clean and free of debris. Barrel saunas should also be regularly inspected for cracks or damage. In addition, barrel saunas should be heated slowly and evenly to prevent the wood from drying out too quickly. Finally, barrel saunas should be allowed to cool down slowly after use to prevent the wood from cracking.By following these simple tips, barrel saunas can be enjoyed for many years.
Indoor vs outdoor barrel saunas
There are no wrong choices when it comes to choosing your barrel sauna! Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor barrel sauna will likely depend on how you want to use it.
Why choose indoor saunas?
Indoor barrel saunas tend to be easier to relocate. This can be within your home, or if you move house you can bring it along. An indoor barrel sauna adds a touch of luxe to your space and is generally easier to install than its outdoor counterpart. Plus, you'll have the benefit of knowing you're in the privacy of your own home where no neighbours can see in.
Why choose outdoor saunas?
Once you have the foundation for stability, an outdoor sauna gives you the ability to use your imagination and let it run wild. Without the restrictions that indoor saunas have, such as roofs and walls, you can choose to go with a classic cabin look or make it more personalised to enjoy your outdoor view.
Shop barrel saunas today
Barrel saunas are becoming a popular option for people looking for new and interesting ways to enjoy the health benefits of sauna use. They come in both indoor and outdoor varieties and can be made from a variety of materials. The main advantage of barrel saunas is that they are more affordable than traditional saunas, and they last longer because there is no need to replace the heater. If you think a barrel sauna will suit your home well, we invite you to shop our sauna selection and online furniture today!