Whirlpool Bathtubs for a Luxurious Spa-Like Experience
The dream of having your own jetted tub is often dismissed because it seems too hard. With Duravit whirlpool bathtubs, however, you can easily turn your bathroom at home into a spa-like setting since our jetted bathtubs combine the massage functions of a whirlpool with a classic bathtub. Not only is this luxury an affordable option, it can also be implemented in smaller bathrooms. It's a flexible solution that allows you to enjoy a soothing massage in your jetted bathtub at any time. A warm, bubbly bath will pamper your body and soul, promote good blood flow and relieve sore joints and muscles.
How Does a Whirlpool Bathtub Work?
Whirlpool bathtubs are an all-in-one solution. They have the advantages of a whirlpool, but they can also be used for normal baths whenever you like.
Jetted bathtubs have several built-in massage jets along the backrest, on the floor and/or on the sides of the tub. These lie flush with the inner surface of the bathtub. This means they won't get in the way of a comfortable bath in your Duravit whirlpool tub in the slightest. The whirlpool system and the related massage functions are intuitive and easy to control via the control panel. In addition, the large lying area provides plenty of space - some models can easily accommodate two people.
With the push of a button, a pump draws the water from the jetted bathtub into the inlet nozzles, infuses it with air and pumps it back out again through the whirlpool nozzles. The intensity of the water pressure depends on the amount of air infused into the water. This can be adjusted to make the massage jets softer or harder as desired. With the air spa system, on the other hand, air is drawn in and blown into the tub via the floor jets, which creates relaxing bubbles of air.
With modern whirlpool bathtubs , individual groups of massage jets can also be controlled separately, allowing you to select a massage for your entire body or just for your back and neck, for example. This deeply relaxing massage increases your sense of well-being and will provide many enjoyable wellness moments.
Which Whirlpool Systems are Available in Duravit Whirlpool Bathtubs?
There are various ingenious whirlpool systems for whirlpool bathtubs. In terms of the whirlpool system, a basic distinction is made between air jets and water jets.
Air jets (Air System)
There are a total of 12 floor jets in the Duravit Air system, which serve up some special whirlpool comfort with the pleasant infusion of air and the obviously invigorating effect. With a diameter of only 0.3 inches (8 mm), the white air jets in Duravit acrylic bathtubs are practically invisible and visually unobtrusive. They are even less noticeable in Duravit whirlpool tubs made of DuraSolid®. Thanks to their flat design, they blend in perfectly with the surface of the bathtub. They are integrated directly into the bottom of the bathtub as tiny, barely visible holes. Both versions can be switched on and off using a discrete button with one-touch operation that is located on the edge of the bathtub. Air jets are very easy to care for and are also suitable for use with hard water. At a certain water hardness level, however, a decalcification system is useful. The pleasantly gentle air pressure will revitalize and pamper your body.
Water jets (Jet System)
The massage function of the water jets in the Duravit Jet System is very powerful. Six flat, adjustable jets are embedded in the side walls of the whirlpool tub. The intensity of the water pressure can be adjusted individually via an air regulator on the edge of the tub. You can have your calves, thighs or back massaged - either gently or powerfully - with just the touch of a button. The bubbling water-air mixture stimulates subcutaneous tissues. This helps to relieve muscle pain and tension and stimulates blood circulation throughout your body. For that extra feel-good factor, you have the option of adding colored LED light to the jet system. A water massage with Duravit massage jets guarantees total relaxation.
The combination of both whirlpool systems promises pure relaxation and the greatest possible comfort, since it combines the positive effects of the two. Duravit has three different combination systems for whirlpool bathtubs:
1. Combi-System P
With Combi-System P, the side and floor jets are supplemented by four special back massage jets, which massage the shoulders and lower back with a mixture of air and water. It is controlled using a pneumatic switch and an air regulator built into the edge of the whirlpool tub. This system also has the option of adding colored LED light.
2. Combi-System E
Combi-System E includes all of the functions in Combi-System P, but it also has two adjustable water-air jets that stimulate the reflexology zones on your feet. The two white LED spotlights also create a pleasant atmosphere. The electronic controls on the edge of the jetted tub are especially convenient, with the additional highlight that the massage effect can be increased specifically in the jets at the feet or back with the help of a diverter. Combi-System E can also be individually equipped with additional modules such as heating, colored LED light and UV hygiene management. Hygiene management includes permanent function monitoring in addition to environmentally friendly, automatic UV disinfection when either of the massage functions is activated.
3. Combi-System L
The luxurious Combi-System L for our whirlpool bathtubs comes with a modern touch control panel in black with LED backlighting. It includes all of the whirlpool functions and jets found in Combi-System E for maximum comfort. The special feature of this system is the fact that the four back jets can be swiveled to direct the water jets up and down, which provides an even more intense massage to the back and lumbar areas. Individual additional modules such as heating, colored LED light and automatic UV hygiene management can also be added without any problems.
Whirlpool Tubs With Various Equipment Options
If you decide on a whirlpool bathtub, you can choose from among many different timeless shapes and sizes and various other equipment options. It can be an oval, round or freestanding whirlpool bathtub. You will even find corner bathtubs with whirlpool functions in the Duravit product range. The elegant look of our jetted bathtubs will also catch everyone's eye in any bathroom.
Difference Between Hot Tubs and Whirlpool Bathtubs
Since our whirlpool bathtubs have all of the functions of a regular bathtub, the water is drained after each bath. A hot tub, on the other hand, is always filled with water so it can be used at any time. This is possible thanks to a filter system that keeps the water clean over a longer period of time. Chlorine is usually added to the water as well. It is advisable to change the water two to three times a year, depending on care, water quality and frequency of use.
Compared to bathtubs with a whirlpool function, hot tubs require more maintenance because the water quality has to be checked manually several times a week with a test strip. It is advisable to disinfect the water with chemicals and to clean it regularly so that the pH value can be corrected, for example, and algae formation can be prevented. The nozzles and lines should be thoroughly cleaned of any deposits and calcification in the process. Maintaining a whirlpool bathtub, on the other hand, requires only slightly more effort than maintaining a conventional bathtub.
Without an additional integrated heater, the water in a whirlpool bathtub stays warm for only a limited period of time. An optionally available heater can be used to compensate for heat loss while bathing in your jetted tub and keep the water at a constant 100°F (38°C).
A significant difference between a whirlpool tub and a hot tub is that the latter can be installed both indoors and out. They usually require a lot more space since they are designed to accommodate several people. The nice thing about whirlpool tubs, on the other hand, is that they can fit right into many small bathrooms. In addition, whirlpool bathtubs are multifunctional. Besides the option of using them for a classic full bath, you can also use them as a shower.
Typically, a hot tub will be more expensive than a whirlpool tub. The higher energy consumption contributes to the cost, since the water in a hot tub is constantly circulated, heated and filtered. There are ongoing operating costs (and noise) as a result. In addition, the practical two-in-one use of whirlpool tubs should also be mentioned here.
Whirlpool Bathtubs for Your Health
Whirlpool bathtubs aren't just relaxing. The pleasant water pressure relaxes the muscles, stimulates muscle regeneration and can even relieve joint pain. The bubbling water stimulates the subcutaneous tissue and promotes blood circulation. It also activates the metabolism and massages reflexology zones. As a result, whirlpool bathtubs can reduce stress significantly and they are the perfect solution for relieving tension. They promote inner balance and harmony and help unite your body and mind.
Cleaning Whirlpool Bathtubs
In order to enjoy your whirlpool bathtub for a long time, regular maintenance is advisable. But what are some considerations when it comes to cleaning a whirlpool bathtub?
Cleaning the surface of the bathtub
The surface of the bathtub should be cleaned regularly (after 10 to 15 uses) - or immediately if the surface gets dirty - with a vinegar or citric acid based cleaner or a cleaner specifically designed for whirlpool bathtubs. It is important to use a lint-free cloth when cleaning the whirlpool bathtub because small pieces of lint can clog the whirlpool system. In order to avoid scratches or damage to the surface of the tub, the cloth should ideally be made of cotton and not microfiber. Spray cleaners should be applied to the cloth first and not directly to the surface of the tub. Using a silicone-free cleaning agent is advisable for cleaning the matte surfaces of sanitary acrylic bathtubs. The proper cleaning and care of your whirlpool bathtub is primarily determined by the material of the tub. DuraSolid® whirlpool tubs need to be cared for differently than acrylic whirlpool tubs. Always follow the care instructions for the whirlpool tub in question when choosing the cleaning agent.
Cleaning the water lines
The nozzles, water lines and pump system of the whirlpool bathtub can theoretically become calcified and should therefore be cleaned regularly. Any residues, such as foaming additives, should be removed from the whirlpool system before you use it for the first time and after every tenth bath - or at least once a month and after longer periods of disuse - in order to keep them functioning properly. About two cups of a household chlorine cleaner added to 25 gallons of cold water can be used for this purpose. Circulate this mixture through the water lines at maximum intensity for two hours with the whirlpool function switched on for all nozzles. After this, drain the cleaning solution and rinse the tub with pure water for 30 seconds with all of the nozzles switched on. Then the water is drained again and the blow-out process started.