These instructions are intended as a general guide. If you have your own way to enjoy sauna, we are sure you will be equally pleased with your purchase.


To control the sauna heater there are two knobs or buttons, the timer and thermostat. The timer normally provides up to 60 minutes operating time and 9 hours delayed start time. The function of timer is described in the next paragraph. Turn the thermostat about 2/3rds round the dial. Experience will show at which position the sauna reaches the heat that is most comfortable for you. Normal temperature range is 150-190 degrees Fahrenheit.

If the controls are on a separate panel you will still find a thermostat and timer. For example, on the SC-9 control there is a “9 plus 1” timer. This allows 1 hour of operating time plus up to 9 hours delayed start time. To operate the heater, turn the dial past the first 1-hour scale, then turn back, counter clockwise until you hear the heater click on you’ll also see the indicator light come on. To use the preset delay feature, simple turn the dial to the number of hours you want to delay the start. For example, if you want the sauna to come on 4 hours later, turn the dial to “4”. The timer will wind down to four hours without the heater operating, then will click and operate for 1 hour if you don’t want to turn it off earlier. For other control units’ characteristics and use, see “User’s manual”.

STEP 2: Ensure there is water in the sauna bucket. Use fresh tap water each time (do not use spa or pool water as this may contain chemicals).

STEP 3: Wait for the sauna to reach the desired temperature (usually 30 to 60 minutes).

STEP 4: Take a warm shower and enter the sauna without drying. Open the vent enough to ensure a good passage of air through the sauna (if in doubt, leave it wide open).


Remain in the sauna long enough to warm up and stimulate a mild perspiration. Then take a shower to cleanse the skin; sit and cool down before re-entering the sauna. The length of time you spend in the sauna (normally 5-15 minutes), and cool-off periods depend on your own comfort level. Re-enter the sauna when you feel comfortable. This is the time when you completely relax. Have the temperature at a level which is comfortable for you; use warm water from the sauna bucket to make steam (ladle it on the rocks to adjust the humidity to your liking). With no water added the level of the humidity in the sauna can be less than 10%. Most people prefer to add water, creating steam, to raise the humidity to the 20-25% range. Adjust this to your liking.

TRIVIA: Finnish sauna is the only sauna in the world where the user controls both temperature and humidity.

STEP 6: When you are finished and ready to cool down, turn the sauna heater off by turning the timer to “0”. The thermostat can be left at the position in which you want to use it next time. Have another shower; cool enough to close your pores.

Relax, enjoy the special “after-sauna glow”, enjoy an after-sauna snack of something cold to drink and something salty to eat. Enjoy the company of the friends you shared the sauna with, or any other non strenuous pastime.