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Wooden Hottub – The History Of The Wooden Hot Tub

Nowadays, there are many homeowners throughout the United Kingdom that have the pleasure of owning a wooden hottub. But have you ever wondered where wooden hot tubs came from? After all, this is one of the oldest types of hot tub. In this post, we are going to provide you with the answers you have been looking for.

A lot of people are shocked to discover that this is a custom that goes back centuries and centuries. It can be traced to Japan, where the practice of hot water bathing in a freestanding tub is known as ofuro. Back then, the hot tubs were very different from the ones that we see today. In fact, they were often made by cutting wooden wine casks into two. These tubs could comfortably hold between two and four people once they were filled with hot water. From the 1940s, hot tubs began to make an appearance in the USA after Allied Forces began to bring back these wooden casks on their return from the Second World War. So when did the hot tub as we know it start to become more widespread? Well, they first made an appearance in the US, in California specifically, in 1958. They were made from olive vats and old wine barrels from neighbouring vineyards. Redwood hot tubs then become popular during the 60’s. It wasn’t until 1969 that other materials appeared on the market; first fibreglass and then acrylic.

Are you interested in buying a wooden hottub? If so, you will struggle to find a better selection than the one that is available at Aqualine Hot Tubs. Why not take a look at our website to see the options we have for sale? You can find all of the details you need at However, if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01484 937 337.