Before You Purchase a Sauna
Helpful Tips to Keep in Mind
Buying a sauna is an exciting thing to do! It’s a purchase that will positively affect your life— here are some things to keep in mind as you think about what makes the perfect sauna solution for you.
First of all, the most important thing is to decide where, exactly, the sauna will be located. Are you going to convert an area, such as a closet? Or will you be going with a pre-built unit? What considerations need to be kept in mind? Here is our quick list to get you started:
What kind of sauna environment are you looking for?
A traditional sauna is hot and humid; and the heat, which is used to relax muscles, is transferred through steam.
An infrared sauna does not require steam to transfer heat and can operate at lower temperatures with little to no humidity.
At Pettis Pools & Patio, we also carry an Infrasauna sauna that allows you to switch back and forth between the steam heat of a traditional sauna and the deep muscle heat therapy of a far-infrared sauna. It’s perfect for people with varying needs or preferences.
What electrical does your new sauna require?
A larger sauna will need a 240-volt power source; and also a hard wired breaker in your electrical panel. A smaller, portable model will only require a 120-volt outlet (standard house outlet). When picking your sauna location, make sure the right sized outlet is nearby. You don’t want to have extension cords running all over.
Do you need any type of plumbing or gas?
The only water source you need for a traditional sauna is a bucket and ladle to pour water on the rocks in order to create your steam.
What size sauna is best for you?
Think about how you will be using the sauna. Will it just be you? Will you be sitting or lying down? Will you be sharing the experience with friends? This will help you determine the right size.
Whether you plan to use your sauna to de-stress, to reduce pain in muscles and joints, to detoxify, or to promote a deeper, more restful sleep, we hope you find our tips helpful. If you have further questions, feel free to stop in or call. At Pettis Pools & Patio, we are always happy to help you!