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Everything you ever_wanted_to_know_about_whirlpool_tubs

  1. 1. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/08/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know- about-whirlpool-tubs/ Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Whirlpool TubsWhirlpool tubs are among the most coveted bathroom upgrades out there. Theres just something about a big,beautiful, jetted tub that says "Ive made it" in terms of luxury and R&R. But not all whirlpool tubs are equal. Soeven if youre ready to dive head first into your luxury bathroom remodel, read this first! Not only do whirlpool tubscome in different in sizes, shapes, and styles, there are also quite a few types that produce very different userexperiences. So, especially if youve never used a whirlpool tub before, this little bit of lingo will help you find a tubyoull love. The Classic Whirlpool Tub (aka Jetted Tub or Water Jet Tub)Amiga Whirlpool Tub From JacuzziThis is what most people think of when they think of a "jacuzzi" because they were originally designed andmarketed by Jacuzzi almost a hundred years ago. Whirlpool tubs like this Amiga Tub circulate water and force itback out through a series of jets, sometimes mixed with air to give an intense, deep-tissue massage. This is themost intense whirlpool experience (too intense to be relaxing for some), and similar to what youd experience inyour average outdoor hot tub. Importantly you cannot use bath oils or salts in this type of tub, as they can clogthe motor and break the tub as they circulate with the water. Air System Tubs (aka Pure Air, Air Bath, BubbleMassage, Effervescence Baths) page 1 / 10
  2. 2. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/08/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know- about-whirlpool-tubs/Salerno Air Bath Tub From JacuzziThe air bath represents the much gentler cousin of the classic whirlpool tub. Instead of water jets, these tubsproduce streams of tiny air bubbles. Like the traditional water jets, they can be adjusted in intensity, producinganything from a light fizz to a gentle massage, rather than the deep tissue massages of a whirlpool. Air systemtubs like this Salerno Tub are a good choice if you dislike the intense experience of hard water jets, and prefer alighter, bubblier experience. Also, you can use bath oils or salts in this type of tub, as the heated air comes froma separate source and the bath water does not come in contact with the motor or pump. Combo Massage Tub(aka Salon Spa, Combination Tub) page 2 / 10
  3. 3. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/08/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know- about-whirlpool-tubs/Allusion Salon Spa Bathtub From JacuzziAs the name implies, combo massage tubs contain both water jets and air jets. These tend to have many morejets in them than either other type of tub, but not all of them are necessarily used at once, as both systems can beadjusted independently to get exactly the intensity and type of jet experience you want. Combo massage tubs likethis Allusion Tub are an excellent choice if youre not completely sure which kind of jet you prefer and wont havethe opportunity to try them out. These are also great if multiple people with different tastes will be using the sametub, or if you sometimes prefer a more intense experience and other times want to be pampered. For the samereason as whirlpool tubs, combo tubs cannot be used with bath oils or salts. Soaking Tub (aka: I dont reallywant a whirlpool, I just want to soak) page 3 / 10
  4. 4. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/08/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know- about-whirlpool-tubs/Riva Freestanding Soaking Tub From JacuzziIf youve read this far and are still feeling a little ambivalent or uncertain about your options, it might be that youdont actually want a whirlpool tub after all - you just want a big, deep tub to soak, relax, and unwind undisturbedby man, beast, or pesky water jets. The good news for you is that there are now soaking tubs like this Riva Tubthat are just as deep, long, and wide as your average whirlpool tubs, both built in and freestanding. That meansyou can enjoy the luxury of being totally submerged in water without having to go for a full hot tub, plus you canuse bath oils or salts to your hearts content. Chromatherapy (aka Light Therapy, Illumatherapy, or "with lights") page 4 / 10
  5. 5. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/08/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know- about-whirlpool-tubs/Acero Chromatherapy Whirlpool Tub From JacuzziChromatherapy isnt a particular type of tub, but a common add-on feature offered by most luxury brands.Whirlpool tubs with chromatherapy (like this Acero Tub) essentially contain a series of LED lights placed variouslybelow the water line that seem to tint the water when theyre turned on. The lights can be altered to almost anycolor in the rainbow, and many of them have pulsing or color changing settings as well. Why? Because sciencehas found again and again that colors have a profound effect on the mood, and the use of colored light can helpdeepen and intensify the relaxing or invigorating experience of using whirlpool tubs. Sound Therapy (akaVibrAcoustic or built in sound system) page 5 / 10
  6. 6. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/08/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know- about-whirlpool-tubs/Fountainhead VibrAcoustic Whirlpool Tub From KohlerMany luxury whirlpool tubs also include the option to add on full stereo systems or, at the very least, link up youriPod so you can enjoy your favorite music while you soak. If you dont already have an easy, waterproof way toplay music in your bathroom and youd like one, this can be an excellent add-on. Some brands, like Kohler, go astep further, with tubs that actually use the music youre playing to produce vibrations that ripple through your bathwater. In fact, this Fountainhead Tub even comes with built in sound therapy rhythms designed to help energizeand invigorate your body and mind. In Line Heating (aka RapidHeat, Whirlpool Heater, Safe-T-Heater) page 6 / 10
  7. 7. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/08/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know- about-whirlpool-tubs/Calla EcoSilent Whirlpool Tub With In Line Heating From PorcherAnother add on and, Ill admit, a personal favorite, in-line heating is available in select whirlpool tubs andessentially heats and/or maintains the temperature of your bath water. Now, if youre buying a whirlpool tub in thefirst place, I think its fair to say theres a good chance youll spend some time soaking in it. And when you have atub that can hold over a hundred gallons of water, you probably dont want to have to top it off every time thewater starts to cool down. Whirlpool tubs with in-line heating like this Calla EcoSilent Tub from Porcher will keepyour water as hot as you like it for as long as you want to use it. Tub For Two page 7 / 10
  8. 8. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/08/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know- about-whirlpool-tubs/Consonance Two-Seat Combination Whirlpool Tub From KohlerWhile this is neither strictly a feature nor a type of tub, its important to note that theres an increasing number ofindoor whirlpool tubs that are designed to seat two rather than just one. Some of these come in the form of long,figure-8 shaped tubs and some square, round, or wedge shaped ones that are more like your traditional hot tub.This Consonance Tub is a pretty good example, with two side-by-side depths and a nice "cool off" ledge to boot.So if youve got the extra space and are looking to spend some quality time with your significant other, there arewhirlpool tubs of all types that can accommodate you. No Room For Two (A Tub AND A Shower, That Is) page 8 / 10
  9. 9. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/08/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know- about-whirlpool-tubs/Acclaim Whirlpool Tub From SterlingIf youre reading this in hopes that Im going to reveal the secret whirlpool tubs that will work in an ordinary everyday sized bathroom without room for a separate shower, your patience has just been rewarded. Not all whirlpooltubs are an inaccessible luxury. In fact, Sterling offers a whole line of surprisingly practical whirlpool tubs, again ina variety of types, that are the same five foot length as your average bathtub (rather than a whopping 6 or 7 feetlong). In fact, many of them - like this Acclaim Whirlpool Tub - even come with built in shower walls, so you canuse the space every day even if you dont have time to soak. What are you looking for in a whirlpool tub? Whattype are you most interested in, and what are your favorite add-ons? Let me know in the comments! www.HomeThangs.com - Home Improvement Super Store info@homethangs.com Phone: 267-670-3883 page 9 / 10
  10. 10. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/08/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know- about-whirlpool-tubs/ Toll Free: 1-866-278-0880 Circle HomeThangs on Google+ Like HomeThangs on Facebook Follow HomeThangs on Twitter Follow HomeThangs on PINTEREST page 10 / 10Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)

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