Hot Spring and Finnleo Partner To Create the “SPAUNA ™ ” – The World’s First Hot Tub and Sauna Combo



Seattle, Washington –  April 1, 2017 –  For the past year Olympic Hot Tub has been quietly testing out the products formed by a new partnership between Watkins Manufacturing, owners of Hot Spring Spas, and Finnleo Saunas.  Together both companies have created the “Spauna ™ “, the all-in-one hot tub and sauna.  The “Spauna ™ ” was the idea of Don Riling, an industry veteran and owner of Olympic Hot Tub.  “This has been the culmination of 4 years of research and development by the Hot Spring Spa and Finnleo teams and we are very excited to offer the Spauna ™  to the world.”, cheered Steve Hammock as he addressed employees of both companies at an unveiling in their Vista, California office.

“The Spauna ™  is an all-in-one wellness solution that allows customers to enjoy the best of both worlds in their pursuit of health.”, explains Riling.

Space Savings and Energy Savings
Healthcare professionals and researchers have long known the health benefits of saunas and hot tub use is undeniable.  However having the room for both a sauna and a hot tub was always challenging.  All too often, customers had to choose one or the other.  The Spauna ™  overcomes these issues by mounting the sauna on top of a reinforced hot tub base.  It also combined the electrical and heating systems which eliminates the need to run two distinct electrical systems.   “Technologically there is a lot of cross-over as both the heat and the humidity from the hot tub can be recycled and used in the sauna.  The energy savings makes this product the most environmentally-friendly wellness solution.”  Josh N. A’Gain Vice President of Engineering.

In addition, the sauna acts as a hot tub cover and protects the hot tub when it is used.  “When a customer wants to access the hot tub, they simply push the sauna back and it slides on our “E-Z Glide Sauna Mounting Rail System” which acts as a cantilever system.”  The sauna slides and locks into position.  The weight of the hot tub with the water, assures the sauna will not move.  In addition, mounting brackets secure the hot tub to the floor or ground.

“You can actually use the sauna while the hot tub is in the open position”, demonstrates Riling.

Honoring Traditions

“Many sauna lovers enjoy taking a sauna and immediately entering the Hot Spring Spa set to cold with the CoolZone cooling system.  This mimics the Finnish tradition of taking a sauna and thencoolzone entering cold water to close the pours of the skin.”, said  Keith Raisanen, Finnleo’s president.

“It was very important to our team that we could honor the sauna traditions of Finland.  Hot Spring’s CoolZone technology offered the perfect solution allowing customers to enjoy an authentic Finnish experience!”, stated Raisanen

Three Hot Spring Highlife NXT Models Available for Spauna Upgrade
The Spauna ™  comes in three options and offers all of the customized exterior options offered by Hot Spring Spas.

Infrared Sauna Tops

Each sauna for the Spauna system comes with the state-of-the-art infrared sauna from Finnleo.

Olympic Hot Tub is proud to bring you another way to achieve rest, relaxation, and good health, Finnleo®, the world’s largest and oldest sauna manufacturer, since 1919 in Wyborg, Finland.

Finnleo Saunas meet Olympic’s strict criteria: legendary service, and high-quality products that will give you years of trouble free enjoyment. Combined with our company’s solid reputation, we’re confident you’ll love owning a Finnleo Sauna from Olympic Hot Tub.

EZ-Glide Sauna Mounting System

EZGlideRailSystemThe EZ-Glide sauna mounting system is constructed with high-quality carbon fiber rails.  This helps keep the shipping weight down while ensuring the cantilever rail system safely suspends the sauna above the ground.   Your Finnleo Sauna acts as a hot tub cover and protects and secures your hot tub.  The EZ-Glide rails offer both manual and automated controls to move the sauna in place.

The patented EZ-Glide sauna mounting system is capable of supporting 5,000 pounds!  “Our engineers knew we had to balance safety and ease of manufacturing for the Spauna to be a viable project.  The EZ-Glide design made with carbon fiber railing systems exceeded both our design specifications and weight specifications.  They simply hit it out of the ballpark!” explained Josh N. A’Gain


The most exciting part of the Spauna has been the response.  “Pre-orders for all units have exceeded all expectations nationally.  Manufacturing is keeping up with demand, but we will need to add another manufacturing facility once sales go outside our test markets.” said Steven Hammock of Watkins Manufacturing.

Don Riling added, “The Spauna has now become our best seller.  The Wellness Generation has spoken.  They want the best for their health and wellness.  Providing them with a product that exceeds their expectations on both price and results is an easy sell.  The Spauna is a game-changer in the industry.”

Don Riling

Author: Don Riling

Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.

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