An Overview of Traditional Saunas
Hot Tubs and Spas, Saunas
This classic has been helping people for thousands of years!
The predecessor to the contemporary traditional sauna originated in what is now Finland approximately 2,000 years ago. Early saunas were heat rooms with fire pits in the center. Sauna bathers waited for the fire to die down and the smoke to clear; then, they would enter the room. The sauna experience became a ritual for physical and spiritual cleansing. Over time, the fire pit was replaced by using hot stones that released heat when water was poured over them. In Finland today, it is estimated that there is about 1 sauna for every 3 people, roughly around 2 million. (There are more saunas in Finland than cars!)
A traditional sauna is a small room designed for experiencing extended heat sessions for purposes of cleansing, health, and relaxation. They can be constructed with several different types of wood, and all traditional saunas contain radiant heaters that heat the air directly. Temperatures range from 180°F to 220°F; and the humidity—when operating dry—is around 5%. When water is poured over the stones, it produces water vapor and creates the “wet” effect as the humidity climbs to between 20%-30%.
At Pettis Pools & Patio, we exclusively carry Finnleo Saunas. Here is a closer look at the Finnelo traditional sauna line, the Passport Series.
Finnelo Traditional Sauna at Pettis Pools & Patio:
Passport—Finnleo’s Passport Series makes owning a personal oasis at home easier than ever. Easy-to-assemble, yet loaded with upgrades usually only found in designer-type saunas, Passport puts the opportunity for a daily chance to relax and recharge within the reach of everyone.
The Portable PS44
Imagine having the complete Finnish sauna experience quickly, easily and wherever you like. And what’s more, it is truly portable. This 2 person model in the Passport series is available with similar features as the other size Passport models, but with 120 volt plug-in simplicity instead of 240volt.
- Clear Canadian Hemlock interior and exterior
- Exterior finished with biodegradable wood treatment for luxurious look and for ease in maintenance
- Stereo/CD sound system
- Ceiling Overhang with integral puck lighting
- Interior low voltage lighting & color therapy lighting
- Built-in floor with vinyl surface
- Simple hook & pin panel design; easily installs in less than an hour
- Stainless steel heater
- Digital controls
- 4 sizes available (4×6, 5×5 corner, 5×7 and 6×6 corner)
Contact Pettis Pools & Patio at (585) 392-7711 (Greece) or (585) 383-0700 (East Rochester) to learn more about Finnleo saunas.