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Air Jets vs Water Jets. Which One's Right for Your Next Soaking Tub

Posted by Krista Payne on Apr 7, 2015 4:31:12 PM

Custom soaking tub with air jet system

There is alot of confusion when it comes to air jets vs water jets beacuse they sound so similar yet the name says it all. The air system uses air and the water jets uses..you got it..water. But it comes down to personal preference of which system is best in your own personal soaking tub. Some like to have a nice leisurly soak while others want to have a deep massage on their aching muscles and joints. We have put together this little cheat sheet that gives you a break down of the attributes of each system. 

 

       
  Air Jets   Water Jets
       
  Uses Air for affects   Uses Water for affects
  Thousands of bubbles move freely about   Can direct water pressure to move to target areas
  You can drain and then turn the jets back on to dry the tub   With the water jets, you don't have that option and as much as a cup of water can get left in its PVC pipes and may grow bacteria
  Air jets creat a less intense, effervescent massaging sensation   Forceful jets produce deep massage affects
  Water cannnot be built up in the system   Increased chance of contaminants in water jet system if not installed properly
  Aromatherapy oils, salts and bubble baths are commonly used with air jets    Use of aromatherapy oils, soaps and bath salts should be prohibited as in can cause pollutants in the system.
  Gentle massage effects   Powerful massaging jets
  Minimal maintenance    Water jets must be cleaned ever few months
  More jets are needed     Not as many jets needed
  Inline heater built into the air jet system   Water jet system can be purchased with or without heating unit

If you still have questions on these air systems contact us and we can give you all the answers that will help you with sellecting your next luxury tub.Copper Japanese Tub with Water Jets

 

 

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