Whirlpool baths are fitted with a system of jets, circulating pipework and a pump. The system re-circulates the existing water, via the pump, through the jets which can be of a fixed or variable direction. The force of the flow through the jets is also variable and is controlled by a dial or digital pad depending on the type of system. A good quality whirlpool system will have health and safety features the most important being fully draining pipework, which prevents the build up of bacteria in stagnant water left in the system. In fact as well as fully draining pipework, our best selling range of whirlpools also has a special coating on the inside of the pipes which is specifically designed to kill bacteria.
Spa baths have a variety of fine holes drilled in the base of the bath, which are connected to small bore pipework. The pump delivers air through the holes which provides a soothing effect. An inline heater may also be installed to prevent the air from cooling the bath water.
These systems can provide a very relaxing effect on sore or damaged muscles and joints. People who suffer from sports injuries or arthritis have also found them to be of great benefit.