Height 59 cm / 23 inch
Width 100 cm / 39.5 inch
Length 185 cm / 73 inch
Leg distance 50 -120 cm / 20 – 47 inch
40 kg / 88 lbs
350 liter / 92 gallons – suitable for 2 persons
Glass Fibre Polyester
Stainless Steel 316
The Dutchtub® Loveseat will be delivered with a firetray for under the spiral, a special wok and a turbo connection for fast heating.
1 – 6 weeks
Time & Energy
Getting the Dutchtub® Loveseat at 38°C /100°F
± 1,5 hour
± 1 bag/1.25 cubic ft of firewood
Keeping the Dutchtub® Loveseat at 38°C/100°F
± ½ bag/0.65 cubic ft of firewood
The time & energy needed for heating the Dutchtub® Loveseat depend on the temperature of the water and the outside air, the quality of the firewood and the ability to make a proper fire.
Water in the tub is heated by the naturally occurring thermo-syphon effect through the coil generated by the fire. A fire in the centre of the coil warms the water inside the coil. The warm water expands, rises and flows out the top of the coil. This in turn then draws in cool water from the bottom of the tub to the base of the spiral. This will continue for as long as you keep the fire going.
What happens in the spiral will happen in the tub: hot water ascends. To heat efficiently you need to stir the water once in a while. When the water gets too hot, you can allow the fire to burn slower or simply spin the basket up within the spiral, thus regulating the heating by exposing fewer coils to the heat of the fire. The higher the basket, the lower the circulation. This option preserves the ambiance of the flames. If you have a chimney set with your tub it is best to leave the basket in position and simply remove the chimney lid to allow the heat of the fire to escape.
The Dutchtub® is as dangerous as a pool or bbq. The water is wet and the fire is hot so especial caution must be taken whenever children are using the Dutchtub®. The heating coil won’t get red hot: it cools itself because of the water circulation within. However, we would advise against touching any part of the heating coil or chimney (if fitted) whilst the fire is alight. The handles on the chimney lid do remain cool at all times. The Dutchtub is not a toy and responsible use should equal safe use.
The tub can be cleaned using a soft cloth such as a microfibre and some mild cleaner like Simple Green or Milton.
Weltevree stipulate that the Dutchtub® Wood can withstand salts, soaps, hydrogen peroxide and small amounts of chlorine. Though using chemically treated water next to a wood fire is not the intended way of enjoying the Dutchtub®. Non chemically treated water can be used again to water your garden or recycled into a grey water system.
As the Dutchtub is not fitted with a filtration or chemical dosing system we recommend emptying the tub and flushing the spiral with clean water after each time of use.
If you plan to locate your Dutchtub® on a terrace, roof or platform you should check its construction with an official contractor or architect first. The weight of the Dutchtub® can reach 700 kg / 1500 lbs when filled with water and people. A small plate under the tub can spread the weight of the tub.