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What are the benefits of an ice bath?

  • Recover faster.
  • Reduces the risk of injury.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Deeper sleep.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Raises mood and energy levels.
  • Helps manage stress and anxiety.
  • Speeds up weight management and metabolism.

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Are ice baths healthy?

There is a lot of researched information about cold therapy and ice baths, which shows that it has many health benefits for our body and mind.

When ice baths are done in accordance with the instructions and research data, it is a safe and natural way to comprehensively restore and optimize the physical and psychological functions of our body.

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What is cryotherapy?

Cold therapy is a short-term exposure of the body to cold, which has been studied to have several health effects on the body and mind.

The cold treatment method at Northdip is cold water therapy.

The body is preferably immersed up to the neck in water for about 30 seconds - 4 minutes maximum at a time. Water temperature recommendation 15 °C - 0 °C.

Cold water therapy is recommended to be practiced at least:

- 11 minutes a week

- at least 3 times a week

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Northdip cold pool vs market?

Northdip basic cold pool:

  • You can sit well in the cold pool, even if it is big and long (2 m).
  • It is quick and easy to install.
  • It can be moved and stored if needed.
  • Takes up little space when stored.
  • Enables everyday cold treatment at home and on your travels.
  • Enables ice baths also in summer.
  • Simple and minimalist design.
  • Cost effective.
  • Long-lived.

In the Nordic countries, ice baths are commonly practiced in natural water works.

Cold pools for home use are available on the market in various price categories. Models, sizes and weights vary a lot.

There is also cryo-treatment on the market, i.e. top-level cold treatment performed locally and mechanically. In cryo-treatment, the body is exposed to cold with the help of electrically operated equipment and, for example, cold fans. Cryo treatments are given in specialized treatment centers.

The Northdip cold pool is:

- quick to install

- movable

- restockable

- cost-effective

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The differences between an ice bath and a cold shower?

According to research, cold exposure is more effective the larger the area exposed to cold.

In an ice bath, the most optimal thing is to immerse yourself up to your neck in the water, when the cold penetrates your body effectively and quickly thanks to the water pressure.

A cold shower is a great way to incorporate cold therapy into your everyday life. However, there are differences in the shower compared to an ice bath. It is not possible to get the water in the shower to evenly cool the body at the same time. The shower also exhausts the hydrostatic pressure of the ice bath, which enhances the penetration of the cold water into the soft tissues and nervous system. A cold shower is also often perceived as unpleasant, because the area to which the shower is directed can, so to speak, "lack" the cold.

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How long are you in the ice bath?

Just one ice bath lifts your mood, releases dopamine, improves blood circulation, speeds up recovery and lowers inflammation.

Regular ice baths achieve the most effective health benefits.

According to the latest research, ice cubes are recommended for at least 11 minutes per week.

The ice bath should last 30 seconds to 4 minutes at a time, depending on the temperature of the water and whether you are a beginner or experienced.

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What factors affect the recommended duration of the ice bath?

  • whether you are a beginner or an experienced hobbyist
  • water temperature
  • what kind of effects you want from cold water
  • your state of health

For a beginner, even a 30-second ice bath in 5-degree water brings the benefits of cold exposure.

If you are a more experienced ice bath enthusiast, you can increase the duration of the cold according to your own assessment.

Examples of water temperature in proportion to the duration of the ice bath exercise:

1°C = 1-2 minutes

3 °C = 2-3 minutes

5 °C = 3-4 minutes

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Should you take an ice bath after every sports performance?

Cold therapy has been a part of health care for decades and a mainstay of athletes' recovery.

Cold therapy has been studied more and more in recent years and it has been found to be a natural, safe, effective and comprehensive form of treatment for the body and mind.

Stress caused to the body by exercise or a busy lifestyle causes a similar reaction in the body to heart rate fluctuations.

Cold treatment affects the Vagus nerve, which covers 75% of the parasympathetic nervous system. By affecting the vagus nerve, you can slow down the heart rate and have a calming effect on the internal organs and mood, among other things. Stimulating the vagus nerve therefore reduces stress and speeds up relaxation.

An ice bath speeds up recovery after sports performance. It enables the next exercise to be performed faster and with a higher intensity. Since the ice bath speeds up recovery and prevents inflammation, it is also considered to reduce the risk of injuries.

An ice bath optimizes post-exercise recovery and therefore it should be a procedure after every sports performance.

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How do I keep the water cold?

The research results recommend that the temperature of the water in the ice bath should be below 15 degrees, so that it would be possible to get the benefits of the cold.

Cold tap water is about 5 degrees Celsius. The water in the outdoor cold water pool freezes when the water temperature is around 0 degrees Celsius.

If necessary, you can cool the water by adding more cold water, ice cubes or ice cubes from the freezer to the pool.

The cold pool is made of 3-layer TPE insulation, which keeps the water temperature constant. Place the cold water basin outside in the shade. When placing inside the pool, please make sure that there is a drain in the space.

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How to assemble a cold pool?

Assembling the Northdip Basic cold pool is easy and fast. Assembly only takes about 10-15 minutes:

  • Open the package and remove the parts from their packaging.
  • Insert the plastic feet into the pockets around the tub, thin ends first.
  • Make sure the tub is placed on a flat surface before filling it with water. The pool is only allowed to be moved when it is empty.
  • Fill the ring at the top of the tub with the pump. Note that the valve has two parts, one of which is put in place to keep the air in the tire. Please note: if you need to deflate the tire, remove both valves and the air will leave the tire.
  • There is a valve at the bottom of the tub, which should be closed from the inside of the tub to the closed position.
  • Slip the black rubber grommet into the drain pipe at the bottom of the tub near the fabric before attaching the drain valve.
  • Close the drain valve to the closed position and fill the tub with cold water.
  • If necessary, add ice cubes or cold packs from the frost to the water.
  • You can put Epsom salt in the water or if you want to extend the water change up to 4 weeks, you can add Bromi tablets to the water.

See detailed instructions and videos in the "product and assembly instructions" section.

What do I do if the water in the cold pool freezes?

If the water in the cold pool freezes, melt the ice by adding warm water to the pool.

If necessary, remove water from the pool, using the drain valve at the bottom of it, before adding new water.

Please note that you must not break the ice with force, because it can break the pool.

The material of the cold pool lasts outside - up to 15 degrees below zero.

By adding Epsom salt to the water, the water freezes more slowly.

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How do I enter the cold pool?

After removing the cover, step into the cold water pool and get into a comfortable sitting position.

Focus on taking calm, deep breaths in and out.

To achieve the most effective health benefits, submerge your entire body in cold water up to the neck.

Depending on where the cold pool is, take support from the wall or railing if necessary, but use them at your own risk.

We always recommend that another person is present when using the cold pool.

You may experience numbness after an ice bath, which can make it difficult to get out of the pool on your own.

How do I keep the water clean?

In the cold pool, the lid must always be kept on when the pool is not in use, to prevent debris and dust from entering the pool.

We recommend changing the water once a week if Epsom salt or Bromi tablets have not been added to the water to extend the life of the pool water.

Espom salt extends the water change interval up to 2-3 weeks.

Ordinary salt (e.g. table salt) is not safe to use, because the coating of the cold water pool may not withstand chloride-containing salts.

The use of a skin-friendly bromine tablet or powder extends the life of the water up to 4 weeks.

The use of chlorine is not recommended because it is less resistant to cold water than bromine.

When emptying the pool, pour the water into the drain or nature while the pool is placed outside.

If Epsom salt or Bromine has been added to the cold pool and the water cannot be directed to the drain, it can be released into the soil in a controlled manner.

Water may not be discharged directly into a body of water, a lake or a ditch.

When you change the water in the cold water pool, clean the inner surfaces of the pool with a neutral cleaning agent.

How do I fit in the cold pool?

In the cold pool, you are in a sitting position, and even a 2-meter person can sit there very well.

How to fill the cold pool?

The first time you use it, rinse the inside of the cold pool with lukewarm water and wash it with mild soap.

Fill the pool about 70% full with cold tap water.

Please note that when there is water in the pool, it must not be moved, because weight is applied to it and the pool may break as a result.

How does a cold water pool fit in a small space when packed?

The cold pool is packed in a small briefcase-shaped cardboard box with dimensions of 68 x 36 x 11 cm and a total weight of 3.5 kg.

The cold water tub comes with a carrying bag in which you can store and carry the tub if you wish.

How long does it take for Finland, the EU region and other countries to post an order?

The shipping schedule is displayed in the online store when making a purchase.

Estimated delivery time after your purchase from the northdip.com online store:

FINLAND: 1-5 days

EU region: 3-7 days.

Non-EU countries: 5-14 days.

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What are the exchange and return conditions for my purchase?

We hope our products make you as happy as your order made us!

If everything didn't go according to plan, for example the delivered product is wrong, faulty or damaged, the products you bought have a 14-day exchange and return right in the EU.

The return time is calculated from the moment the product is received. A return form with the information for the return is delivered with the product.


The products have a 14-day right of return in the EU area, when it has not been used and it is in the original packaging, which is in good condition for sale.


The 90-day free return policy presented on the Northdip.com website: we offer a free return policy worldwide for Northdip Basic cold pools purchased from the northdip.com online store. The right of return is valid when it has not been used and is in the original packaging, which is in good condition for sale.

We will review your return within 14 days of receiving it. We will refund your return according to the payment method via Paytrail to the bank account from which the payment was originally made.

We will replace missing or damaged products with a new product whenever possible.

If we cannot offer an equivalent product, we will refund your money in full. Either way, you will receive an email notification from us about the return.

FINLAND and the EU region

In Finland, exchanges and returns are free of charge within 14 days of purchase. Use the return form that came with your purchase for a customer return.

Countries outside the EU

Unfortunately, we cannot currently accept exchanges or returns from countries outside the EU. However, we are constantly working to be able to serve countries outside the EU area better.

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Do the products have a warranty?

We are proud of our products.

Products purchased from the Northdip.com online store have a 1-year factory warranty if the product has been used according to the instructions. The 1-year factory warranty covers construction or leakage defects for 12 months from the date of purchase.

If the product is found to be defective, we will offer a replacement product. You must provide proof of purchase and we reserve the right to inspect the product to determine if it is defective.

Please contact us by email within 48 hours of receiving the product if it has been damaged during shipping. Failure to do so may affect the shipping insurance claim and result in the claim not being paid.

If the product is found to be defective, a replacement product will be delivered, depending on the stock situation, or a gift card or refund will be issued. You will receive an answer within 14 business days from the receipt of the written complaint. If the item is defective or damaged, attach a copy of the postal delivery receipt to the complaint.

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We accept online payments: American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Shop Pay, Mastercard, Maestro, PayPal, Visa, Klarna.

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What warnings should be observed when using a cold pool?

Using Northdip cold sinks and accessories is easy, fast and safe if it is done according to the instructions.

Read the warnings before using the cold pool.

- Always talk to your doctor before using the tub.

- Install and use the tub according to the manufacturer's instructions.

- Never use the tub alone. There must always be someone else there who can help if needed.

- Monitor body temperature and heart rate during the bath. If either starts to drop too low, the user should immediately exit the tub.

- In an emergency, call the emergency center and follow the recommended instructions until help arrives.

- Do not use the tub if you are under 18 years old, pregnant or have previous health-related risk factors and/or health problems.

- The user must take into account all the risks associated with the ice bath.

- The manufacturer, importer and/or seller of the tub is not responsible for possible injuries, damages and/or illnesses that may occur during or after bathing or use.

- The manufacturer, importer and/or seller of the tub is not responsible if the tub breaks and causes water damage.

- The user of the bathtub must make sure that the bathtub is used safely, that it is monitored and that the place where the bathtub is placed is a safe location for the bathtub and is water resistant.