The hot tub has been handmade in Forres and is clad in local Scottish larch. We fill the tub with our own spring water and there are no chemicals added. The water is heated by a wood burner and wood is provided. We recommend that you drain the hot tub after use. You can then clean the hot tub and leave it empty ready to refill with fresh water when you want to use the hot tub again.
To use the hot tub, fold up half of the lid and begin filling the hot tub with water using the grey hose. adjust the handle to the tap setting, lock it in place and put the hose into the bottom of the tub. The hot tub will take around 45 mins to fill so please stay close by and keep checking on it. Once the water level has covered the two water hose holes that link to the wood burner, then you can light the fire. THE WATER MUST BE AT LEAST TWO INCHES / FIVE CENTIMETERS ABOVE THE TOP HOSE HOLE BEFORE YOU CAN LIGHT THE WOOD BURNER.
When the tub is full, remove the hose and fold the lid back down. The water can take up to two hours to warm up so keep checking the water temperature, stirring regularly to mix the water to ensure an even temperature. Keep feeding the fire with plenty of wood, open the ash drawer slightly to increase air flow if needed. Black suede stove gloves are provided and are stored next to the Morso oven. When the water is up to temperature remove the lid and carefully store it away from the wood burner. Use the paddle to stir the water and check the water temperature again before getting into the tub.
A thermometer is provided and you should not use the hot tub if the temperature is above 40 degrees Celsius. Either add more cold water or wait until the temperature has reduced before entering the hot tub.
At a temperature between 39 and 40 degrees Celsius, time in the hot tub should be limited to 20 minutes. Exceeding this time limit can affect your inner organs and cause fever like symptoms. If the temperature remains below this level your time in the hot tub can be extended to one hour.
Please do not take any glasses or bottles into the hot tub, we have provided ceramic beakers for you to use if you would like to take something to drink outside.
Ensure that you stay comfortable and well hydrated while using the hot tub. Excessive use of the hot tub can result in nausea, dizziness or fainting. If you feel uncomfortable, then leave the hot tub until you cool down. You can re enter the hot tub but don’t over do it and always ensure you feel comfortable.
When entering and leaving the hot tub please take care as the steps and hot tub itself may be slippery. On leaving the hot tub your muscles may be very relaxed and you could feel unsteady, so move slowly and take care.
Please do not use any bubble baths, soaps or bath salts in the hot tub. The water circulates through the wood burner and any additives could damage the back boiler. Save the bubbles for the indoor bath and embrace the ritual an all natural forest bath.
YOU MUST ENSURE THAT THE WOOD BURNER IS NO LONGER BURNING AND THAT THE WATER IS COLD BEFORE YOU EMPTY THE HOT TUB. To empty the tub, connect the blue pipe to the drain valve located underneath the hot tub steps and turn the black switch to the open position. The water will drain into the trees so please make sure there are no chemicals or bubble baths added to the water.