Where should I place the Drop pool and what kind of a foundation does it need?

The placement of the pool should be planned as carefully as possible to ensure comfort of use and safety. Place the pool in an open area, if possible. Otherwise, leaves and other dirt falling from trees will easily end up in the pool water during bathing. Consider your neighbours if you live in a densely populated area.


The pool must be installed and rely on its framework. The pool should not rest on the upper edge, and the upper edge should not rest on the patio, for example. The base functions as a capillary break between the earth and the frame. The foundation must be even, load-bearing and horizontal. The best foundation is concrete, gravel, wood or some other hard foundation material. The foundation must endure a weight of 2,500 kg without sinking or changing. In addition, consider the impact of frozen ground when planning the foundation.


The placement of each pool must be planned according to situation and place. The blueprints are indicative examples of installation.

How is the Drop delivered?

The pool is delivered upright by a lorry to the delivery address provided by the customer or as close to the delivery address as possible. The driver will lower the package with a pallet jack. The pool package is upright on top of a pallet.


The pool package has a freight weight of approximately 135–300 kg, depending on the extra features.

How is the Drop pool filled with water? How much water fits in the pool?

The Drop pool does not need a separate water connection as it can be filled with, for example, a garden hose.

The pool’s capacity is 1,830 L. In practice, only 1,000-1,500 is needed to fill the pool.

How much electricity does the Drop pool need?

The Lähde pool with a 3 kW electric heater and no extra features consumes 1 x 16A.

The Vuolle pool and Lähde with extra features consume 3 x 16A.

We use geothermal heat; how is it connected to the pool?

The heat exchanger needs its own heating circuit, or it can be connected to a radiator network circuit, depending on the design. The idea is the same as adding an additional radiator to the heating circuit. With geothermal heating, you pay more for the maximum efficiency at first, but it will pay for itself with time.


Considering the warranty and installation of the heat exchanger, the importer/producer is liable for the pool and equipment delivered with it. Fitters are liable for the installation. If you use geothermal heating, an HPAC professional must always be used because the system will be connected to the house’s own fixed heating system. The heat exchanger, pump, outlet hoses and thermostat are provided by the HPAC fitter to make sure they fit the house’s system.


If you need more information on the Drop pool and geothermal heat, please contact our customer service at drop@drop.fi.



Maintenance of the water


How is the Drop pool emptied?

Electrically heated pools are emptied with a pump.


Make sure that there are no embers left in the fireplace before emptying the pool. Empty the fireplace of ashes before emptying the pool of water. The stove must also be emptied of water by using its own outlet valve.


N.B.! If you use chemicals in the pool water, the water must be led to the sewage system!


How is the pool water kept clean?

If the pool water is not changed after each use like you would do with a pool heated with a stove, you must make sure the water stays hygienic.

A pool always requires a bit of maintenance to keep it fresh and clean. The filter and UV systems alone are not enough to keep all bacteria away.


Change the pool water approximately 3 times a year, depending on the usage.

Change the filter balls approximately once a year.

Add chlorine tablets or active oxygen granules regularly; for example, once a week or after each use. Adjust the water’s pH value when necessary. Always follow the dosage of the chemicals.


Sauna & Lodge


Where should I install the sauna/ lodge and what kind of surface does it require?

The sauna must be installed on a flat, load-bearing surface (bearing capacity 500kg/m2, tolerance +-2mm) and ensure that the drainage from the floor works as planned. The fit is also important for the operation of the door.


Examples of the platform:

Compacted, rust-free gravel bed

Concrete slab on a compacted gravel bed

Concrete, ingot, or steel pillars on a compacted gravel bed (at least 4 in the corners)

Which temperature will the sauna reach in one hour?

With electric stove the sauna heats to 70-75 celsius in one hour.

With wood heated stove the sauna heats to 80 celcius in one hour.

What permits does the sauna/lodge require?

Contact your local building authority to find out the permit matters in your own area.

How should I maintain the sauna?

• The water ceiling must be inspected regularly at least once a year and dirt and impurities must be removed

• Windows and doors should be cleaned regularly

• Ventilation and drying of the interior must be taken care of after use

• The platforms and the floor should be dried from water with a spatula or something similar after each use

• It is recommended to use seat covers

• The inner surfaces should be cleaned regularly and the condition of the silicones should be checked. Silicones must be renewed at least every 2 years

• The exterior surfaces of the sauna are recommended to be re-treated according to Teknos' instructions with a water-based cleaning agent https://www.teknos.com/fi-FI/tuotteet/woodex-aqua-classic/

 when the surface looks worn and the treatment agent comes off when brushing the surface, e.g. with a root brush. Surfaces exposed to the sun wear out faster than shaded surfaces and the surface lives longer. Before processing, loose matter, dirt and dust are removed from the surface with a steel or root brush. After this, it is recommended to wash before re-treatment. Surfaces can be service painted with Teknos water- and solvent-thinned sealants, as well as cover protectors and house paints.

• The inner surfaces are recommended to be treated again in accordance with Tikkurila's instructions (below) when the surface has worn so that the water-repellent property has worn off and the surface begins to absorb moisture. Before the maintenance treatment, it is recommended to wash / sand the old substance so that the substance can be absorbed into the treated wood.