A whirlpool is made by installing venturi jets into the side of a bath through which water is re-circulated using a powerful pump. The process of pumping water through these venturi causes air to be mixed with the water creating a strong turbulence in the bath. The amount of air can be regulated by turning an "Air" Control on the rim of the bath, enabling the turbulence of the water to be controlled from a gentle to a vigorous massage.
Our Whirlpool systems can be fitted to any size, colour or shape of Acrylic Bathtub. Simply choose your bathroom suite and then choose a Pegasus Whirlpool System from our online store to go with it.
Pneumatic switching is a means of remotely operating the on/off switch by means of a puff of air from a bellows incorporated into the on/off control on the Bathtub.
Not really, the friction of the water being forced through the pump has a warming effect, In addition the air which is introduced into the venturi is drawn in from around the bath and is therefore warm. As with a normal bath your bath water will gradually become cooler, but as with an ordinary bath all you have to do is to turn on the hot tap for a few moments to restore the temperature!
A whirlpool is fun and relaxing in addition we have received may letters from customers who have found that their whirlpool has helped with stress, strains, aches and pains, rheumatism & arthritis, circulation & migraines. A word of caution - a whirlpool is not a magic cure-all and it won't give the same benefits for everyone. If you suffer from an ailment you should seek advice from your doctor about any benefit that hydro-massage may have.
Not really, except for the pump your whirlpool system contains no moving parts. The pump & motor contain high temperature seals designed to last for many hours of continuous running, as your pump will only be operating for regular short bursts of half an hour or so, it will be relatively under-utilised and should give many years of good service.
A whirlpool bath is like an automatic (body) washing machine - it needs low foaming bubble baths. You can use ordinary bubble baths if you only use a minute drop - any more and you may float out of the bath on a sea of foam!
The pump is supplied pre-wired to a pneumatic switch box. Your electrician then has to make a connection from the switch box to the M.C.B or E.L.C.B. and from there into a convenient point on the 16 amp ring main in your house. This takes about one hour.
When we supply a bath fitted with a whirlpool system it is covered by our comprehensive 1 year Replacement guarantee and 2 Years of Service Warranty.