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Your frequently asked questions on saunas, steam rooms and related products

Below we answer as many questions as we can on varying topics covering anything from sauna installation to steam room care. If you have a question not answered here please contact us and a member of our team will get back to you.

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How hot can I make my sauna room?2018-11-30T21:44:11+00:00

Your sauna room should be not hotter than 194oF near the ceiling. This is in accordance to UK or ETL recommendations. It is always possible to make the sauna hotter but seek professional advice and possibly medical advice before you decide to do so.

How do I go about cleaning my sauna interior?2018-11-29T08:44:32+00:00

Firstly the floor should be mopped with mild soap and rinsed. Then clean the benches, again with mild soap and a wet cloth. At least once a year lightly sand the interior to remove stains. Use towels for seating areas and apply sauna wood oil to keep the wood looking fresh.

Do I need specific types of sauna stones for my heater?2018-11-28T16:05:31+00:00

With most sauna heaters you can get away with using standard sauna stones. If however you are using a wood burning heater you will need to use larger stones to aid circulation.

Is it possible to control my steam room via the internet?2018-11-28T16:01:55+00:00

In some cases and depending on the steam generator and control panel you will be able to control your steam room via the Tylo WellAccess APP.  We would never recommend you not being in the property when you operate your sauna or steam room for health and safety reasons.

Will it be necessary to have a floor drain for my sauna?2018-11-28T15:58:02+00:00

For the most part this is only true if you are installing a commercial sauna. Larger home saunas that are used daily may also require a drain but generally it is not needed in domestic settings.

Can you sell me spare parts for my heater?2018-11-28T09:58:24+00:00

Leisurequip can supply and install most spare parts for all our products including sauna heaters. We are certified TyloHelo dealer / installers.

Can I install my control panel inside my steam room?2018-11-28T09:17:51+00:00

Unfortunately, you cannot install your steam room control panel inside the room for health and safety reasons. Also, the steam would degrade the working parts and it would soon stop functioning.

Will my old control panel work with my new sauna?2018-11-28T09:15:11+00:00

This depends on whether you have installed a new sauna heater or kept the old one. It will also depend on how your old sauna room was controlled. It’s important to note that some sauna control panels have been re-branded but are essentially the same technology under the hood. Consequently, there is a chance it could still be relevant.

Is it possible for the steam generator to be inside the steam room?2018-11-28T08:34:45+00:00

Unfortunately not. This is a health and safety issue. You steam generator must be kept in a well-ventilated, dry area outside the steam room.

What is the difference between a dry and wet sauna?2018-11-28T08:32:00+00:00

Simply put a wet sauna is when you pour water over your sauna stones. A dry sauna is when no water is used during the bathing session. The water poured over the stones turns to steam and this is what is meant by a wet sauna.

Will I need to ventilate my wood burning sauna heater?2018-11-28T08:31:13+00:00

Proper ventilation for a wood burning sauna heater must be put in place. The ventilation input must be some distance from the heater. The chimney of the heater will provide outgoing ventilation.

Is it possible to build by sauna from stone?2018-11-28T08:22:16+00:00

Many sauna enthusiasts opt to have a stone walled sauna. Although not as popular as a traditional sauna, stones saunas are still widely used around the world. You may want to consider longer heating times and greater build and running costs. Leisurequip can supply and install a range of stone types for your sauna.

Can I install my sauna anywhere?2018-11-28T08:17:24+00:00

The good news is that yes, you can install a sauna pretty much anywhere. There are a few things you need to consider such as a clean waterproof area and electrical point for the lighting and sauna heater. You may also want to consider putting it close to your bathroom as it’s good practice to take a shower after your sauna session.

Which types of wood panelling are best for saunas?2018-11-28T08:13:27+00:00

There are many choices available for sauna wood panelling with different scents, colours and textures. The most popular wood choices are aspen or spruce which are seen as traditional sauna woods. They are also the better value choices. More expensive wood panels for sauna include Red Cedar, Fir, Alder, American Tulipwood and Hemlock.

Is it expensive to operate a home sauna?2018-11-28T08:08:03+00:00

General everyday running costs of your home sauna are fairly low. Once the sauna is built you will only need to worry about heating costs and accessories such as cleaning, therapy oils and alike. Heating costs vary but can be as little as £1 per session.

Do you have CSCS cards and insurance?2018-11-27T22:37:07+00:00

All our site staff have CSCS cards that are fully up to date. Any member of staff that comes to your premises during installation will be fully trained and insured.

Do you have electricians that can sign the work off?2018-11-27T22:09:13+00:00

Leisurequip employ a team of fully qualified electricians that will ensure your sauna, steam room or treatment room is fully compliant. When we’ve finished we will sign-off the completed installation.

Do l need a specific space for a commercial steam room to fit?2018-11-27T22:06:29+00:00

We bespoke build all our commercial steam rooms. Consequently, we can design it to fit any space. We will need to make sure is that it meets health and safety regulations but other than that the choice is yours.

Do you commission and provide training?2018-11-27T22:00:46+00:00

If it is required, Leisurequip can come to your business and train your staff on how to operate and maintain any equipment we install. This includes all steam room, sauna and treatment rooms.

Have you worked for county councils before?2018-11-27T21:57:56+00:00

Leisurequip have worked on numerous projects with many local councils, hotels, leisure clubs, health spas, main contractors and private clients.

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