Congratulations! You made the decision to buy a sauna! Now, what? Are you worried about how to assemble your infrared sauna? Is it as difficult and overwhelming as it seems? The simple answer is NO.
You and another person can assemble your sauna in about an hour, but don’t try to do it yourself. Many of the sauna pieces can be heavy and awkward, particularly the roof. Trying to assemble it alone is not worth hurting yourself, or damaging your new sauna.
Installing a Home Infrared Sauna
Your sauna will likely be delivered in several large boxes that are packed onto a wooden pallet. The pallet will generally be delivered directly to your home, or you may be able to make arrangements, if you prefer, to pick it up directly from the shipping dock.
If you don’t plan on assembling your sauna right away, be sure to store it in a dry, covered area. The shipping company may be able to assist you in placing the pallet to your chosen storage location.
But more likely, you’ll need to remove the individual boxes from the pallet and carry them yourself. That way, when you’re ready to assemble your sauna, the boxes will be dry and in good condition.
Selecting a location to assemble and position your sauna is an important decision, and it’s highly likely that you’ve already decided. However, here are a couple of considerations:
- Be sure your sauna is in a location where it won’t get wet. It shouldn’t be in a basement that's prone to flooding, nor should it be near water, such as a shower, bathtub, or pool.
- The temperature of the room is also an important factor. The cooler the room, the longer the warm-up time, and in some cases could even prevent your sauna from reaching and maintaining your desired temperature.
- Garages and basements can be challenging locations, as they are generally cooler, and sometimes unheated. Although, there are strategies for overcoming this obstacle, such as wrapping your sauna with insulation.
- Unless your sauna is specifically designed as an outside sauna, it should only be installed inside a home or within an enclosed structure.
- Your sauna needs to be near the appropriate (usually 20 Amp) electrical outlet. This outlet should be dedicated to your sauna and not used for anything else.
- Your sauna should plug directly into the electrical outlet. Do not use an extension cord.
Each sauna manufacturer does things a little different. They may not use the same method of attaching the walls, or they may have a different electrical configuration. Some may require a little more assembly than others, but they all generally follow the same assembly process.
Saunas are designed to fall into alignment and provide a snug, tight fit. They're usually pre-assembled at the factory and then broken down for shipping. Making the assembling of your sauna a quick and easy process. In fact, as a general rule, you'll only need a screwdriver!
Although most manufacturers follow these general assembly guidelines, methods do vary. You should always refer to your individual sauna manual to guide you through the specifics of assembling your sauna.
As you can see, assembling an infrared sauna isn't difficult. With a little planning and the help from a friend, you’ll have your sauna up and ready to use in about an hour.