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Whether you’re curious about our custom saunas, cold plunge pools, or the whole Nordic spa experience, check out our FAQ for quick answers.
This depends on whether a wood burning stove is installed or an electric stove is installed. All electric sauna stoves require 240 volt power and the exact draw from the sauna stove varies from 30 to 60 amps depending on the size of the stove.
This entirely depends on how the outdoor sauna is constructed and where it is constructed. The price can range anywhere from $10,000.00 to $60,000.00 for an outdoor sauna in Calgary. Well built saunas that are constructed in Canada and designed to use year round start around $18,000.00.
There’s no empirical evidence that we’re aware of that clearly states the recommended cold plunge immersion time for maximal therapeutic effect. Just like sauna therapy, the cold plunge stresses the body and it’s important to push your comfort zone while also paying attention to your body’s limitations.
Your body undergoes many physiological changes while under stress in both a sauna and cold plunge. Specifically, your cardiovascular system experiences a significant change as blood vessels constrict and dilate when transitioning from the cold plunge tub to the outdoor sauna.
It’s hard to describe in words how much a home sauna can benefit and enhance your life. We deeply believe that home saunas increase your physical and mental health and also provide a space to be present and connect with yourself and those closest to you.
Saunas only draw electricity when they are in use. In comparison to a hot tub that is constantly heating the water, saunas are much more cost effective.
This entirely depends on how the outdoor sauna is constructed. We believe that our saunas stand in a league of their own in regards to durability and performance. As an example, the siding we install on our outdoor saunas has a 50 year material warranty and the metal roof has a 40 year warranty. The outdoor saunas we sell to customers are truly built to stand the test of time.
This question depends on how much you value your own time. The outdoor saunas and indoor home saunas that we build take our team of Red Seal carpenters anywhere from 2-4 weeks to construct. The average DIYer that has not built a home sauna will take significantly longer to complete the sauna and pay 15% more on sauna material.
Majority of the outdoor saunas that are available for purchase are entirely designed around their ability to be shipped in a crate and assembled on site. This usually results in a single piece of wood serving as the entire floor, wall and roof assembly. While these types of outdoor saunas are light in weight and easy to assemble, they fall short on performance and durability. All of our outdoor saunas are built from scratch using the best possible material and construction practices. We build the saunas from start to finish in our controlled shop environment, we then transport the sauna to your location and crane the sauna into place. There are certain site circumstances that prevent us from craning the sauna into place, in these scenarios we will build the outdoor sauna on site in the Calgary area.
Building permits for indoor and outdoor saunas within the Calgary area are entirely dependent on the size of the sauna and the type of stove that is being installed. In Calgary, any outdoor saunas exceeding 107 square feet in area require a building permit. If an electric stove is being installed (for both outdoor and indoor saunas) an electrical permit is always required.
Still have questions? Feel free to reach out— the SaunaBuilder team is here to help you every step of the way.