A whirlpool bath is a bath with air jets. These push water against your body so you feel like you’re having a massage underwater. Whirlpool baths are often fairly large. There are, however, also more compact versions available. These often have integrated showers for more functionality
What are the benefits of having a whirlpool bath?
A whirlpool bath combines the benefits of heat and massage. Having a whirlpool bath is a deeply relaxing experience for both mind and body. At the same time, it boosts circulation. This speeds up the delivery of oxygen and nutrients and the removal of toxins.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Jacuzzi and whirlpool bath the same?
Jacuzzi is a specific brand of whirlpool bath. There are many other options. All high-quality whirlpool baths will deliver the same benefits. You get the relaxation of heat and the stimulation of massage. This helps boost your heart rate, improving your circulation and speeding up your metabolic rate
A domestic whirlpool bath will usually have a running power consumption of around 4amps. They need a bit more on start-up to get the pumps moving but this is only very temporary. This means they cost about 3p an hour more than an equivalent regular bath.
Whirlpool baths used to be noisy but the technology has moved on a lot since then. High-quality whirlpool baths now dampen the vibrations which used to create the irritating noise. You still hear the bubbles being made but you can easily cover this with music if you prefer.
Whirlpool baths are excellent for arthritis. The combination of heat and massage relaxes stiff joints. It also expands blood vessels and boosts your heart rate. This means that white blood cells go around your body more quickly. These help to reduce inflammation which also eases the pain of arthritis
Most high-quality whirlpool baths use a standard 13amp power supply. You should, however, double-check the manufacturer’s guidance to be sure. As a whirlpool bath needs to be connected to the mains, you should always get a qualified electrician to do this part of the installation.
Whirlpool baths are as hygienic as normal baths. If, however, you don’t like the idea of using a bath to get clean, you can have a shower first and then just enjoy lying in the hot water. Some whirlpool baths even come with integrated showers
After each use, rinse off the whirlpool bath. Every 1-3 months (depending on use) clean the bath with a commercial whirlpool bath cleaner. You can clean the jets with dental floss and/or a toothbrush. Clean the taps/hardware in the same way as on a regular bath