Respect for the Environment with Hot tub & Cedar Saunas

There are more Western Red Cedar trees now than 100 years ago.

Replanting.

Each year more than 35 million new saplings are planted, which means that the total growing area in North America is increasing. On average, three new saplings are planted for every tree that is harvested. Every year, 30% more trees are planted than harvested.

In line with this proactive approach, the landowners comply with the mandatory requirement to replant within three years, and they also make sure that important species and habitats are completely restored. Generally, landowners will even ensure faster growth within 12 to 18 months before wild plants have a chance to proliferate and block the sun.

 

 

Nurseries.

Where do these 35 million saplings come from? Almost all of them come from nurseries in North America. New forests are grown from seeds of pine cones that have been taken from the same area or region as the original species, known as its “seed zone”. Since the first seed zone charts were compiled in 1966 more and more new information has been recorded.

The use of seed zones helps landowners to replant specimens that are best adapted to the environment, ensuring the sustainable renewal of long-lived and healthy specimens, and the prevention of damage due to climate and disease, as well as maintaining local species.

No pollution with Hot tub.

Sustainably replanted forests ensure that this CO2 is absorbed. In fact, the North American forests function as “net carbon sinks”, meaning that they absorb more CO2 than they give out during their entire lifecycle, including processing. What's more, wood is completely biodegradable. At the end of its lifetime, it can be put back in the ground without any negative effects. Plastic products, for their part, will go on lying in landfills for many years without breaking down. 

Western Red Cedar is not only renewable and biodegradable, it is also free of (toxic) chemicals because of its natural resistance to decay. Although completely untreated, its natural properties protect it from insects and harsh weather conditions. All these features mean that Western Red Cedar is ultimately more environmentally friendly than plastic or composite materials as plastic comes from non-renewable resources, but trees are replanted and can be grown again and again.

GO GREEN

Life Cycle Assessment shows Western Red Cedar is the environmental choice.

Natural Sanitization Systems.

100% halogen free for cleanest water and minimal maintenance.

Ozone.

Ozone is a natural purifier 1000 times more powerful than chlorine when it comes to oxidizing (i.e. neutralizing) body oils and bacteries that can rapidly develop in warm water.

Ozone (O3) exists of 3 oxygen atoms. In aqueous environments (read “in your hot tub”) the 3rd oxigen atom reacts with impurities in the water, thus eliminating them in the oxidation process, leaving only pure oxygen (O2) as a byproduct. Ozone is used also in public pools, breweries and water purification plants.

 

Ecological Sanitization.

Ionization.

Ionization is the process of gaining or losing electrodes. How can this be used for cleaning the water in your hot tub?

In very basic terms, we place an anode made of silver, copper and zinc in a chamber. The chamber is mounted in the recirculation system of your hot tub. A safe low voltage controller sends signals to the anode causing microscopic particles (ions) of silver, copper and zinc to be dispensed into the water as it passes through the chamber.

So, what do these ions do?

Silver (Ag) ions kill over 650 types of bacteria, viruses and protoza such as legionnaire's disease, streptococcus, E-coli, salmonella and most viruses. Silver has been successfully used in ailments such as acne, athlete's foot, herpes, lesions, poison oak, rashes, septic ulcers, sun spots, etc.

Copper (Cu) ions prevent algae growth. Copper is recognized as one of the best algaecides known to man, yet safe for humans.

Zinc (Zn) ions stimulate healing of the skin and prevent stains and rings on the hot tub basin.

 

Advantages of Hot tub & Cedar Saunas.

  • Completely safe for humans, animals and plants.
  • The system is environmentally friendly.
  • The water is healthy, sanitary and odor-free.
  • Water quality is improved dramatically.
  • The water feels fresh and clean and has no chemical smell.

 

Connect your Solar Heating.

Increase the total return of your solar collector system by up to 60%.

Northern Lights Hot Tubs with Solar Heating

1. Increase coverage without overheating.

2. Optimize total warm water heating.

3. Enjoy energy-conscious comfort.