BARREL OUTDOOR SAUNA RESOURCES

BARREL OUTDOOR SAUNA RESOURCES

Description

BARREL OUTDOOR SAUNA BY DUNDALK LEISURE CRAFT

The Barrel Outdoor Sauna is custom made, based on your needs. This means you get one of the best saunas available in the U.S., with a wide range of optional configurations to create your ideal sauna experience.

The sauna configurator at the top of this page will help you easily select and price each of the available options. What are the options? See the information below for a detailed explanation to help you configure the perfect sauna for your home.

 


SAUNA HEATERS

A traditional wood-burning heater or a modern electric heater - which is the best?

As the decision is very personal, it's impossible to say that one or the other is the best choice for everyone. Here are some details about each that we will help you choose the one that best fits your lifestyle.

The wood-burning heater is the most traditional option. If you install your sauna in a location without easy access to electricity and know how to light a fire yourself, the wood-burning heater is an excellent choice that we highly recommend. With this option, you can choose between an inside- or outside-feed for the wood.

 

The electric heater is preferred by some people because it’s convenient and simple to use. It can be turned on and off with just the click of a button. Plus, you don't have to worry about acquiring or storing any firewood.

Both heaters will offer a powerful heat experience that will have you enjoying your sauna for years to come.

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Electric Heater

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Wood-burning inside feed heater

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Wood-burning outside feed heater

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Wood-burning outside feed heater

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Firewood storage

 


PORCH AND CHANGEROOM

Adding a porch and/or a changeroom will make your sauna much more sophisticated, beautiful and practical.

A changeroom is an excellent choice for colder climates or areas where weather can change unexpectedly. This space allows you to transition more easily between the hot sauna and cold exterior. The changeroom adds 4 feet to your sauna.

The porch provides a sheltered space for cooling off post-sauna and keeping rain and snow away from your door. The porch adds 2 feet to your sauna.

 

 


ROOF AND COVE

The extra roof for these saunas is optional. The barrel design will keep practically all rain water out of the sauna, but after dry periods (when the wood dries and contracts), a few drops of water might seep in through the wood. While this won't decrease the sauna life span, it’s an aesthetic issue for some people.

The EPDM Rubber Roof upgrade makes the sauna 100% waterproof. A high-density rubber (designed especially for use in roofs) is held in place by full length cedar slats to maintain the natural appearance of your sauna.

The wooden cove is a good alternative if you don't select a porch. It keeps the rain and snow away from the sauna door, and provides a unique, finished appearance.

 

 


ADDITIONAL WINDOWS

The window in the door comes standard with all saunas. You have the option to add additional windows in two locations: the front and the back wall. The front wall windows on both sides of the door let in a lot of natural light. If you select the changeroom option, you can also add extra windows next to that door. It is nice to sit in the changeroom between sauna sessions, and to be able to see out.

With electric heaters, it's possible to have a window on the back wall as well. You can choose to have a 20 inch by 30 inch window, to let in more natural light.

 

 


INTERIOR UPGRADES

Every sauna includes standard benches. You can opt to keep the standard benches however we recommend adding a flat floor. A level surface makes it more comfortable to walk inside the sauna.

You can also choose one of these bench upgrades:

The Signature Upgrade includes curved, park-style benches, giving the sauna a very detailed and finished look. This upgrade includes a flat floor.

The Lounge Upgrade (available with 7'x7' and 7'x8' saunas) gives you the option to turn your flat bench into a personalized lounge chair. The reclining option gives support to your back and legs which offers the ultimate relaxation experience. This upgrade includes a flat floor.

Both Signature and Lounge upgrades come with cedar slats between the bench and the flat floor. It gives the sauna a very sophisticated look. Both upgrades also include the full length backrests inside the sauna (choose this option also changeroom if you'd like the benches to match).

 

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Lounge Interior

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Versatile Angles

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Signature Interior

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Standard Benches/Flat Floor


ACCESSORIES

As our gift to you, Sun Home Saunas includes essential accessories with all saunas: a bucket & dipper and a thermo-hygrometer, to ensure your experience is always at your preferred temperature and humidity.

Would you like more comfort when you take a sauna? Select the Deluxe Comfort Set which has everything you might need to make your experience even more enjoyable.

 

  • Bucket & Dipper
  • Thermo-hygrometer
  • Marine-grade light for the interior or exterior
  • Red Cedar Light Shade and Bottle Shelf
  • Two Comfort Neckrests
  • Eucalyptus Sauna Essence
Bucket and Dipper

Bucket & Dipper

Thermo-Hygrometer

Thermo-Hygrometer

Comfort Neckrest

Comfort Neckrest

Red Cedar Light Shade

Red Cedar Light Shade

The Deluxe Comfort Set comes with all of the accessories you will need.

Deluxe Comfort Set

Full experience

The Full Experience!


MORE INFO?

Would you like to know the exact measurements, the sauna base preparation, electrical requirements, access to all manuals and videos on how to set up your sauna?

Our team of experts has gathered in one place everything you need to know about your Barrel Outdoor Sauna.
Resources Page
Click here to access our RESOURCES PAGE.

 

Are you still not sure if this is the best sauna for you? Then you need to read "The Ultimate Sauna Buyer Guide" Buyer's Guide
ALL AVAILABLE SAUNAS

Instructions, Guides & Manuals


1. Sauna Dimensions & Weight
2. Assembly Guides
3. Sauna Heater Manuals
4. Sauna Maintenance & Care

Before using your sauna: wash the dust off the rocks, and heat up your sauna with the door open for an hour to burn off any factory dust and fumes.

Ongoing maintenance: with enough towels on the benches, the benches need to be washed only rarely. When washing, it's ok to use diluted chlorine, just rinse well and make sure the smell of chlorine has disappeared before you use the sauna. Use of chlorine is not necessary, any wood-friendly cleaning agent diluted in enough water will work.

Cleaning: Vacuuming and sweeping the floor can be done whenever needed, and it's not required often if you have a shallow bucket of water next to the sauna door (in outdoor saunas). Just step through the bucket when entering the sauna, and the debris from outside gets left in the water.

Wood maintenance: wood treatment products are not recommended inside the sauna. Outside, it is possible, but not required, to use wood treatment products such as Sikkens. Inside, it is recommended to leave the wood untreated. If stains form, it is ok to use sandpaper on the benches. The use of towels should prevent most of these from forming in the first place.

The Rocks: Heater rocks inevitably break down over time. Whether they should be replaced once a year or every five years, depends on your use of the sauna. They should be at least checked once a year: the important thing is that there is enough airflow between the rocks, and that the heating elements (in electric heaters) are completely covered. When the rocks start breaking down too much, they get smaller, airflow gets tighter, and the heater rods start to show between the rocks. When this happens, it is time to get new rocks.

Important Note: to prevent damage to your sauna, make sure it gets left dry after use, especially if you don't plan on using it within a day or two. Even though cedar is resistant to mold, that doesn't make it 100% immune to mold in all situations. With the use of towels, most of the moisture is already captured in those. For any residual moisture, leaving the heater on for a little while after leaving the sauna should make it dry.

Not a clothes dryer: While this is not exactly a sauna maintenance task, this will make sure you will continue to have a sauna... never use the sauna to dry clothes, especially anywhere near the heater! In Finland, using a sauna as a clothes dryer is the no. 1 reason why saunas burn down. The sauna heater gets very hot, and clothes can easily catch fire if left unattended in the sauna near the heater.

5. Sauna Accessories

Accessories

As our gift to you, Sun Home Saunas includes essential accessories with all saunas: a bucket & dipper and a thermo-hygrometer, to ensure your experience is always at your preferred temperature and humidity.

Would you like more comfort when you take a sauna? Select the Deluxe Comfort Set which has everything you might need to make your experience even more enjoyable.

 

 

  • Bucket & Dipper
  • Thermo-hygrometer
  • Marine-grade light for the interior or exterior
  • Red Cedar Light Shade and Bottle Shelf
  • Two Comfort Neckrests
  • Eucalyptus Sauna Essence

 

Bucket and Dipper

Bucket & Dipper

A bucket and dipper are essential accessories for any sauna model.

Thermo-Hygrometer

Thermo-Hygrometer

A thermometer will help ensure your sauna is always at the right temperature and a hygrometer will indicate the humidity in the sauna depending upon the amount of water used on stones.

Comfort Neckrest

Comfort Neckrest

Comfort Neckrests will give you the proper neck support when you lay down to relax in your sauna. Comfort is rounder and more evenly shaped than most standard supports.

Red Cedar Light Shade

Red Cedar Light Shade

A marine-grade light with a red cedar light shade with you can mount inside or outside the sauna.

The Deluxe Comfort Set comes with all of the accessories you will need.

Deluxe Comfort Set

The Deluxe Comfort Set comes with all of the accessories you will need.

Full experience

The Full Experience!

With the Deluxe Comfort set you can have the complete experience of a perfect Finnish sauna.

6. Sauna Videos

 

7. Sauna Manufacturer Warranty

Dundalk LeisureCraft Inc. warrants their saunas against defects in materials and workmanship under normal/residential use for a period of five (5) years, as applicable, from the date of receipt of the product by the original end-user consumer.
This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear and/or natural weather conditions.
This warranty does not cover regular required maintenance of the sauna, (eg. tightening bands on the barrels, cleaning or staining the sauna) refer to your sauna assembly manual for maintenance guidelines.
This warranty does not cover misuse or negligence and the manufacturer and associated retailers are not liable for any injury or damage caused by the product.
This warranty is a parts only warranty and any service or labor costs would not be considered as part of the 5 year warranty.

INSTRUCTIONS, GUIDES & MANUALS

Resources & Technical Guides

 

Listed below are all of our products: saunas, heaters, hot tubs & outdoor showers. Click on the product to find all technical information including: measurements, weight, assembly instructions, technical requirements & specifications.



DUNDALK'S OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SAUNAS
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DUNDALK'S HOT TUB
DUNDALK'S SHOWERS