ACRYLIC OR FIBERGLASS?The fiberglass insert, although made of high-quality materials and professional workers, has the property of fading, is easily scratched, and relatively quickly loses its commercial appearance. Has a limited selection of colors. However, it is a much cheaper option, so it will suit those looking for an economical option.
Meanwhile, acrylic is recognized as one of the best materials for hot tub shell production. It is a much stronger and more impact and scratch resistant material. Acrylic is durable, has a soft and pleasant surface for the body. The origin of the acrylic used also plays a big role in the quality and lifetime of your hot tub. Sidabras Spa uses acrylic of USA origin, which is certified and also used by the most famous Jacuzzi/whirlpool manufacturers around the world.
important to emphasize that acrylic is also much easier to maintain and clean,
but it is a much more expensive option compared to fiberglass.
EXTERNAL OR INTEGRATED HEATER?
The external heater is usually chosen by customers whose priority is to save space inside the tub (to fit more people inside). The built-in stove is usually chosen by customers who have limited space for the hot tub in the intended place or do not want to have additional objects standing nearby. The water heating process length is minimally affected by the type of stove - an integrated one heats the water a little faster. Financially, both options cost the same.
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE SHELL INSULATION?
In the daily rush, one of the highest priorities for people is efficient time planning. Imagine the situation, when you want to use a hot tub after work time on Friday evening, with your family or friends.
Insulation of your hot tub will help you out:
heating time will be reduced, so you can start using the tub faster.
will stay hot longer, which means that you will need to take care of solid fuel
much less often, so you can devote all your attention to quality time with your
3.Insulated insert together with the help of the thermal cover will keep your water warm
even for the next day, so after minimal preparation of solid fuel, you will
soon be able to enjoy the fun of the hot tub again. (Efficiency also depends on
PLASTIC OR THERMO COVER?
A plastic cover is an extremely inconvenient and clumsy object for your bathtub. Apart from protecting the bathtub from rainwater, it does not perform any other function. Some of the biggest downsides to plastic covers are that they are heavy and difficult for one person to lift, and this type of cover scratches the hot tub edges.
Meanwhile, the thermal cover is extremely convenient, you can fold it in half to check the water temperature, one person can easily remove or put the cover back. In addition (as well as shell insulation), the thermal cover will help the water heat up faster and keep the water hot longer.
the quality of the cover also affects its effectiveness. We suggest you choose
lids made in Lithuania, as there is a wide selection of imported lids of
extremely poor quality on the market. The covers sewn specifically at Sidabras
spa are made of special leather that is resistant to UV rays and intended for
WHAT DIFFERENCES ARE BETWEEN THE WOOD TYPES?
-Spruce is a standard wood that does not have any special properties. (cheapest)
-Larch is a tree with rare properties, it is one of the
most weather-resistant types of wood. At least twice as long-lasting as spruce and
pine. Over time, larch's resistance to decay increases - the wood gains
strength and durability. (moderately expensive)
-Thermo wood is pine wood treated with heat and steam. The heat treatment gives wood durability and stability. This wood hardly shrinks or warps. The sap leaves and dries up. All bacteria and substances on which rotting fungi feed are destroyed. Thermo wood is naturally darker, so the shades on this wood are also darker. (the most expensive)
All types of wood are perfectly suitable for the production
of a bathtub, it is equally recommended to renew them twice a year with paint,
oil or impregnant. However, one is superior to the other in the above-mentioned
THE MOST PRACTICAL SHELL COLOR?
We always choose white as the most practical color. This
color blends best with the shade of water sediment or lime.
304 heater - 18% chromium, 8% nickel. Features:
- The cheapest corrosion resistant material.
- Unlimited production possibilities.
- Resistance to oxidation.
- Excellent durability even at extremely low temperatures.
- Raises heat up to 1700 C.
- Resistant to organic chemicals.
- The most popular type of metal used.
316 heater - 16% chromium, 10% nickel, 2% molybdenum. Features:
- Even more corrosion-resistant material due to the
- Chlorine resistance.
- Even greater resistance to oxidation.
- Excellent durability even at extremely low temperatures.
- Raises heat up to 1700C.
- Effective in acidic environment.
- Higher price.
WHAT TYPE OF MASSAGE SYSTEM TO CHOOSE?
- Air massage system - will appeal to those who want a
"water bubbling" effect in the tub. The system works with the help of
a 700W air compressor. 12 nozzles are installed with this system.
- Water massage system - suitable for those who want water
jet massage for their backs. Operates with the help of a 1100 W water pump. 8
nozzles are installed with this system.
- Combined massage system - A great choice to have both
massage systems in one. Operates with the help of a 700W air compressor and a
1100W water pump. 12 combined air and water nozzles and 4 air nozzles are
installed with this system.
All systems are installed together with a leakage relay and
an automatic switch.
The heating time of the tub depends on the type of stove,
the size of the tub, outdoor and water temperatures, solid fuel, and the skills
of the person. The average warm-up time is 2.5-3 hours.
If the outdoor temperature is below zero, drain the water
immediately after use, according to the manufacturer's instructions. Protect
the hot tub with a cover - in the case of extremely heavy snow, remove the
accumulated large amount of snow from the hot tub cover as a preventive
WHAT ARE THE CRITICAL ERRORS IN USING THE HOT TUB?
a fire in the stove before the tub is filled with water. (Or not making sure
that the water tap is closed).
2. Water is
not released from the tub when the temperature is below zero.
3. Too much
water is put into the tub.
1.Do your homework and find out what the bathtub is made of,
weigh the pros and cons of the different materials and components used, the
most common faults and how to avoid them. This information is easily available
in Facebook hot tub groups, foreign forums or YouTube videos. (It will be a
considerable task to select non-false information, point 3 will help with this)
2.Choose a few companies that caught your attention the
most, check the online platforms they use, the information provided, if there
is a feedback section and galleries.
3.Dedicate some time to talk on the phone with at least a
few different manufacturers. Hear what their recommendations are, what and HOW
the components they use are differentiated, and what solutions are offered
specifically to you. Often the conversation helps form most of the opinions
about different companies.
4.Check the manufacturer's company information on the
Rekvizitai.lt website, where you can see if the company pays decent wages to
its employees, what the company's life span is, and the rating.
5.Make sure that the products have a warranty period, so
that in the event of a problem or failure, you have a trustworthy producer who
is able to help you out without additional expenses!
6.When comparing the prices of different manufacturers, do
not forget to make sure whether you are comparing products of the same
configuration. We have faced several clients with a statement "We found
the SAME product for x EUR cheaper at other manufacturers", and these
clients most of the time were actually comparing, for example: completely
"empty" and completely "full" configuration hot tubs.