It's no secret that barrel saunas offer fantastic relaxation and improve your physiological health, but how do you decide which one's the best for sale? There are so many considerations you have to make – your budget, your size preference, the type of home it's attached to, and materials. Pair that up with the plethora of choices in the barrel sauna market, and it becomes seemingly impossible to choose!
We all know how the adage goes; too many good choices tend to make the decision even more difficult. Fortunately, we've got you covered because this guide will show you how to find the perfect barrel sauna for sale.
Types Of Barrel Saunas
Before you buy a barrel sauna, it's important to review all the options on the table. Remember, barrel saunas come in all shapes and sizes, but they're mostly split into three main categories:
Pine Outdoor Barrel Saunas
Cedar Outdoor Barrel Saunas
Nordic Spruce Outdoor Barrel Saunas
As you can probably tell, these categories are primarily determined by the material used for the sauna's exterior. However, you still have the flexibility to furnish the inside of your barrel saunas as you please.
Pine Barrel Saunas
Pine is a solid option for a barrel sauna; it's cost-effective and provides strength and durability. The sauna adorns a beautiful light color that adds an appealing touch to any indoor or outdoor space at your home.
Pine has a pleasant natural aroma that enhances the indoor sauna experience. If you plan to use a pine barrel sauna outdoors, give it proper care and maintenance to ensure its longevity.
Cedar Barrel Saunas
Cedar is favored for barrel saunas due to its easy accessibility and numerous benefits. Its natural resistance to common outdoor pests and elements such as termites, decay, and rot makes it an extremely viable option for sauna design.
Not only does cedar offer durability, but it also boasts a soothing, forest-like aroma that accentuates the relaxation experience inside the sauna.
Nordic Spruce Barrel Saunas
Spruce is another material you should consider if you're searching for an outdoor barrel sauna for sale. It's a versatile white-hazel wood with specks of fine grain and dashes of white, which gives your sauna's aesthetics that extra touch.
One of its salient features is as the wood ages, it often darkens slightly. Spruce doesn't carry as strong a scent as cedar or pine, but it's subtle enough to add to the relaxation experience.
Factors to Consider When Choosing the Ideal Barrel Sauna for Sale
Finding the ideal barrel sauna for sale involves accounting for a few important factors that will make your sauna experience worthwhile.
Here are a few key considerations:
Size and capacity
Optimal insulation is essential for maintaining heat efficiency and creating a cozy sauna environment. Look for saunas with thick exteriors and effective insulation materials. This ensures that the warmth stays inside, so you don't have to burn that extra fuel allowing you to fully enjoy your sauna session.
Size and Capacity
Consider how many people you'd like to comfortably accommodate in your barrel sauna. Whether you're seeking an intimate sauna for two or a spacious environment for a larger group, finding the right size ensures everyone can relax and unwind without feeling cramped.
Different types of saunas come with varied heating options, each with its own benefits. For instance, electric heaters provide convenience and ease of use, while wood-burning stoves offer a traditional and authentic sauna experience.
Consider which option resonates with you and provides you with the ideal level of control and efficiency.
You can enhance your sauna experience with some thoughtful extras. Look for features like windows to let in natural light, comfortable benches, proper air circulation through vents, soothing LED lighting, built-in audio systems for relaxation, or user-friendly temperature control panels.
The 5 Best Barrel Saunas For Sale
Now that you know what to look for when selecting a barrel sauna, here are five of the best barrel saunas on the market to further help you with your search:
You can save over $4,000 on this limited-time offer on the Audra 2-Person Canopy Barrel Sauna. Like the Salem 2-person Standard, the Audra also boasts a white-fir and rustic cedar lumber, ensuring it lasts for a considerable time.
Unlike the Salem, the Audra sauna can house up to four people: two on the interior and two on the exterior.
The 1-3/8″ thick ball-and-socket lumber is ideal for a rustic cedar/white fir exterior. This lumber guarantees a well-insulated interior while not compromising on aesthetic appeal.
The tempered glass features and stainless steel bands, hinges, heater, and fasteners are the perfect combinations of design and functionality.
Interior LED light for a well-lit relaxing experience.
For seating, it hosts two interior opposite-facing benches for sitting or reclining and two exterior opposite-facing benches. These provide enough space for a comfortable and intimate experience for its two residents.
Supports both indoor and outdoor usage for those looking for a bit of flexibility.
Best-in-class electric heater, ensuring that the heat is uniformly distributed across the sauna room.
Limited lifetime warranty on the sauna room, a 5-year limited lifetime warranty on the heater and its components, with a 1-year warranty on the heating elements.
The Salem 2-person Standard barrel sauna was already a fantastic and cost-effective option for many sauna enthusiasts. Now, the deal's become even better. Starting from just $4,491, you can get a spectacular indoor or outdoor barrel sauna that'll comfortably host two people.
Our customers were particularly delighted by how easily the sauna could be assembled and customized. The Salem sauna — just like the rest of our saunas — come with an in-depth instruction guide, turning the building process into an effortless task.
Its 1-3/8″ thick ball and socket lumber gives the exterior a sensational rustic aesthetic. You can add a traditional touch to your home while enjoying the benefits of long-lasting lumber.
Tempered, long-handled glass door with stainless steel bands, hinges, and fasteners, which means no irritating creaking sounds.
Equipped with LED lights perfect for relaxation.
Opposite-facing benches guarantee an intimate experience for groups of two.
The 4.5kw, 220v stainless steel heater from Harvia provides the perfect amount of heat and steam. If that doesn't do the trick, you can even try upgrading to a 6.0kw KIP Electric Heater.
Limited lifetime warranty on the sauna room with five years of warranty on the heater.
The Almost Heaven Charleston is ideal for hosting smaller groups in their affordable barrel saunas. Its design gives it an extremely aesthetic appeal, as the front porch provides ample space to place belongings while basking in the steamy interior.
The spacious interior allows groups of up to four people.
1-3/8″ thick ball and socket lumber.
Equipped with LED lights for a relaxing sauna experience.
71″W x 64″L x 71″H interior dimension – enough space to fit opposite-facing benches without compromising comfort.
The porch canopy has the dimensions 71″W x 29″L x 71″H, giving enough space for you to place your towels and bearings.
The aromatic Western red cedar adds a sensational relaxing scent to the interior as the sauna heats up.
It boasts a 6.0kw, 220v stainless steel heater from Harvia, ensuring that the interior heats up to 190 - 195F in less than an hour. If you'd like even more heating, you can upgrade to an 8KW Virta Heater with Digital controls.
The Lewisburg stands out as one of the most spacious Barrel Sauna options in the market, which makes it perfect for people looking to host large groups. This Barrel Sauna has several customization options; you can pick between rustic cedar, onyx, and thermally modified Hemlock lumber based on your preference.
Don't be intimidated by the size of Lewisburg. Even though it's one of the largest barrel saunas in our collection, it's incredibly easy to install and arrives with an in-depth instruction guide for assembly.
Perfect for entertaining large groups as the spacious interior can fit six to eight people.
1-3/8″ thick ball and socket lumber, earning itself a Lifetime Warranty from Almost Heaven.
The sauna's interior is calmly lit with LED lights to reward your guests with a relaxing experience.
Spacious 79″W x 86″L x 79″H interior dimensions.
The installed heater fence accentuates the Western red cedar aroma, immersing your guests in the sauna experience.
Powerful 8.0kw, 220v Harvia stainless steel heater ensures that heat reaches every nook and crevice of the expansive sauna, which you can upgrade to an 8KW Virta Heater with Digital Control.
The Phoenix Luxury Barrel Sauna is among the most unique and stylish saunas in the Almost Heaven series. Its spacious interior allows up to six people to comfortably seat themselves while leaving ample space for their bearings.
What sets the Phoenix apart is its gorgeous Hemlock exterior. Its lumber provides the outdoor barrel sauna with a deep, polished color contrast while complimenting the interior with its thermally modified wood. The spacious interior also makes it the perfect option for commercial use.
Can host large groups of up to six people.
Houses an 8kW, 240V, 40-amp electrical requirement, hardwire connect heater, letting you seamlessly adjust the interior environment of the sauna.
High-end 110V, 15-amp service, plug-in connected LED lighting to allow for the perfect lighting.
Heater can be upgraded to a traditional M3 wood stove with a chimney installation kit, Virta Heater, and WiFi.
Boasts a unique and stylish interior design. It clears the internal clutter by removing the orthodox support for the benches and instead firmly latching them to the sides of the sauna interior.
What Happens To Your Body In A Sauna?
As soon as you enter a sauna, you'll feel your skin temperature start to rise. Your body reacts by going into 'cooling mode,' where it starts working to bring down your skin temperature. This physiological change produces a relaxing effect unlike no other.
Are Barrel Saunas Difficult To Assemble?
No, barrel saunas are easy to assemble. Each barrel sauna is shipped along with an in-depth building guide, which takes you through each and every step of assembling the sauna.
Should You Use A Sauna after Strenuous Activity?
Sauna treatment is a fantastic way to boost recovery after strenuous activity like a hard workout. This is also why you'll notice saunas in high-end gyms as a way for people to rest after their workouts.
Finding the ideal barrel sauna that fits your budget can be daunting if it's your first time, but if you keep a few key considerations in mind, it becomes infinitely easier. Simply note your preferences for aspects like price, insulation, size, and materials before buying a barrel sauna.
If you’re ready to purchase your own barrel sauna, you can head on over to My Sauna World to check out our collection of indoor, outdoor, and traditional saunas. We host a variety of home-use and commercial saunas, so we've got you covered for all your barrel sauna requirements. If you have any queries, please contact us, and our team will be in touch as soon as possible!
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