Collection: Outdoor Steam Saunas


Outdoor Sauna Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, but be sure to consider weather resistance of the sauna as it is exposed to the elements. It should be resistant to rain, snow, wind and extreme temperatures. Proper ventilation is crucial to prevent buildup of moisture and mold. The foundation needs to be strong, secure and not susceptible to sinking or shifting over time. Consider the proximity to power sources, and any local regulations regarding outdoor structures and permitting concerns.

The value of a sauna comes down to what you want out of it and the savings you could have from its use. Consider the health benefits, of course, but also the convenience, the space and privacy as opposed to going to a spa or gym, cost savings especially over time with more use and the value it could add to your property.

In general, outdoor saunas are designed to last for many years. Most saunas can endure anywhere from 15 to 25 years, provided they receive proper care and maintenance. It's crucial to regularly tend to both the exterior and interior of the sauna to keep it in good condition and maximize its lifespan.

Choose a sauna that can withstand outdoor elements, ensuring it's weatherproof against sun, wind, and rain exposure. When deciding on the type of heater, weigh the benefits of electric and wood-burning options. Always prioritize safety when using an outdoor sauna, taking into account potential risks associated with its placement and use in an open environment.

Traditional saunas achieve high temperatures by heating the air with steam, leading to increased exposure to moisture. The higher moisture levels in traditional saunas pose a greater risk of mold and mildew formation. Ensure you have good ventilation and always air it out well after each use. Regular maintenance can help prevent the buildup of moisture causing mold.

Most residential saunas do not require a drain. Commercial saunas that are large and have more excess water from many bathers and humidity should have one. It can be helpful for cleaning purposes especially if using a hose.

Saunas that are more round or curved help prevent air pockets. A barrel sauna, because it is circular lends itself to the best air circulation, as does a ‘pod’ type sauna with curved walls and a curved roof.