Consumer Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between an air spa and a whirlpool?
Both air spas and whirlpools provide a relaxing bath, but they work in very different fashions. Air spas simply force heated air out of portals in the bottom of the tub. Air bubbles form and rise to the surface, massaging the body as they rise. Whirlpools actually circulate water through an internal system and pump the circulated water out a series of jets. Air is infused in the water to create millions of microscopic bubbles. This process is called “cavitation”. The combination of water movement and air bubbles massages and cleans the body, and has been proven to provide distinct hydrotherapy benefits. In some cases bathing in true whirlpools may be reimbursed under certain Medicare codes.
I was told that air spas are safer than whirlpools in regards to cross-contamination issues.
How does your Advantage Bathing System work?
Check out our in-depth video on how to operate our Advantage Bathing System and learn about the features and benefits of this unique system.
I was told that “closed loop” air spa systems are better than other air spas and whirlpools. Is this true?
What is the Remedy™ Ultraviolet Light Water Purification System, and what benefits does it provide?
How does the Remedy™ system kill bacteria in the water if there are “dead spaces” in the tub and contaminated water does not get circulated past the UV bulbs?
Typically, water in the bath will circulate past the UV bulbs at least five times in the course of a bath. However, in the unlikely event water in a “dead space” does not flow past the bulbs, the overall bio-load in the tub is reduced to such a level that the resident stands a greatly decreased chance of contracting an infection