If there is one question that I’m asked more than any others, it is this: “Can I use my Infrared Sauna Outdoors?” The answer is YES. And NO. I know… confusing, right? Right. Before I say yea or nay, I’ll point out a few items, and you can judge for yourself.

            First and foremost, every Infrared Sauna Planet Sauna carries is constructed with a flat roof. Flat roofs do not allow for a very good runoff of rain, snow, or debris from trees. With that in mind, standing water can eventually warp and/or rot the wood.

            Secondly, most Infrared Saunas have their electrical wiring on the roof. Electricity + Water = ZAP! So, unless you are Storm from X-MEN and can manipulate electricity, I’d stay away from that combination.

            Planet Sauna’s Infrared Saunas are made of wood. High-quality wood, but wood nonetheless. From top to bottom. Again, rain and snow come into play. If there is standing water or snow, the wood will eventually warp and/or rot. While contemplating the placement of your Infrared Sauna outdoors, don’t forget about pests. Wood destroying insects and woodpeckers are a force to be reckoned with.

            With that being said, if you would still prefer to place your Infrared Sauna outdoors, please allow me to make a couple of suggestions. You might be safe placing the unit on a covered patio where you are certain it will be protected from the elements. The safer choice, however, would be to place the unit inside a shed or outbuilding. That way there will be no doubt that your Infrared Sauna will be kept safe and dry. *BONUS POINTS*- With your Infrared Sauna locked up in a building, there will be no worries of finding random animals enjoying your private space!

            So, whether you place your Infrared Sauna (from Planet Sauna, of course) inside or outside, I’m sure you will achieve the level of relaxation and good health that we all desire.  And remember, we here at Planet Sauna wish you many happy Infrared Sauna sessions!

And if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-470-0256. Or if you like, just drop us a line at, or fill out the quick contact form located on our Contact Us page.

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