Here at The Spa Bath Co. we spend a lot of time talking about the aesthetics of our whirlpool baths. Whether it’s the shapes and designs of the bath shells themselves, or the eye-catching underwater lighting systems, it’s all focused on the outside. So with today’s blog post, we thought we do something a little different by looking under the hood and asking: how exactly does a whirlpool bath work?
The anatomy of a whirlpool bath
Let’s start by looking at what ‘ingredients’ go into a whirlpool bath. There are two elements that are more important than anything else: the pump and the water jets. Depending on the particular bath model you’ve chosen, there’ll be a different number of water jets; and of course, the more jets you have, the more bubbles will be produced. In addition to the whirlpool bath pump and the water jets, the bath will also include the water intake (or suction plate) and an air controller (or control panel). Of course, you’ll also find all the usual accoutrements of a conventional bath, like taps, plughole, and so on. But you didn’t come here to hear about that stuff…
The basic mechanics of a whirlpool bath
The actual process of creating that lovely bubbly experience when enjoying a whirlpool bath is actually pretty simple. In a nutshell, the water intake that sits discreetly on the bath’s inner wall will safely suck water towards the whirlpool bath pump via vacuum power. The motor of the pump then redirects the water to the various water jets set around the inner walls of the tub. Depending on the power of the pump, (which can be adjusted via the control panel on most models), the speed of the water will dictate the pressure at which the water will be expelled. And of course, when it is expelled, it creates that unmistakeable jet of bubbles that all come together to form the incredible whirlpool bath experience.
Things to know about whirlpool baths
In addition to the basic operation process outlined above, there are a few things you should know as the proud owner of a whirlpool bath:
Now that you know exactly what goes on behind the scenes of a whirlpool bath, you can explore our full range of premium whirlpool and spa baths anytime. And of course, if you have any questions about whirlpool bath installation, mechanics, or anything else; we’re just a phone call away.