The first to use a bathtub were the Greeks, who invented it 17 centuries BC, exactly in the palace of Knossos in Crete. From this moment the use of the bathtub began to grow, in fact in the 3rd century BC the Romans began to create huge bathtubs in which to bathe using perfumes and perfumes for their own well-being. In the first half of the 19th century, the deposits begin to be zinc, then copper and cast iron and also stone, being very heavy (from 25 kg for zinc to 130 kg for cast iron and stone), the builders then began to look for new lighter materials, in fact towards the end of the century they began to use materials such as porcelain and ceramics (our current tanks will not arrive until the middle of the 20th century).
In 1956, the manufacturer of sanitary appliances Francesco Jacuzzi, having a son who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis which makes him suffer a lot and the only treatments to relieve his suffering are expensive, decides to introduce a pump in the bathtub which introduces air in the water, creating large massage bubbles that help the child feel better.
In 1968, the descendant Roy realized that the invention of this massage bubble bath had a lot of potential and was undoubtedly a novelty on the market and thus began the first mass production of the whirlpool bath.
Since then, the spa has become a prestigious object used on a daily basis, but also for spas, relaxation and amusement parks.
Outdoor hydromassage: materials, models and their advantages
Over the years, the hydromassages have evolved not only for their operation, but also for their resistance to external elements, in fact, different types of materials have been created according to the needs and for a longer duration.
To date, the most sought-after for outdoor use are those made with heat-insulating and weather-resistant materials, resistant to UV rays and resistant to shocks and scratches, these quality standards are found above all in Nordic spruce, in the modern thermals. -Insulating nylon and acrylic with polyurethane.
Among these materials there are some examples of bins, for example:
– the tank-shaped tank: in the shape of a barrel in which the water is heated by a stainless steel wood stove;
– inflatable hydromassage pool: it is made of nylon and heat-insulating material to resist various external factors and ultraviolet rays and is easy to assemble and transport;
– the hydromassage mini-pool: these are the most resistant and the most comfortable, thus guaranteeing a feeling of relaxation and total well-being.
Contrary to what is said, jacuzzis are an excellent gift that you can give yourself, creating a small oasis of relaxation in your garden, whose main advantages are in fact:
– Relaxation: with hot water you can relax the muscles and relieve daily tension;
– Eliminates stress: by alternating hot and cold jets, it eliminates fatigue and heaviness that accumulate during the day;
– Toning: using nourishing creams and hydromassage with cold water, excellent results are obtained;
– Massaging and sculpting: using water jets in certain areas of the body, you can fight against fluid stagnation and cellulite, in fact you can use aromas based on seaweed, lemon, rosemary, sage, juniper, cypress and oregano.
Outdoor whirlpool: operation and installation
Hydromassages now have advanced technology, extraordinary comfort and design, in fact they owe a lot to their internal mechanism with which it is possible to have these advantages.
The action of the hydromassage is regulated by a pump and by the different pipes connected to the different water outlets and this is based on the physical principle of the Venturi effect, which is the pump that draws water from the hole in the filter, the flow to the discharge outlets, where the water is mixed with the air (Venturi effect) and finally the massage jet is created. In doing so, the air, set in motion by the force of the water, is divided into a myriad of micro-bubbles which burst on contact with our skin, thus releasing the oxygen which promotes the dilation of our vessels.
At the time of acquiring one of these tanks, as there has been an evolution, the structure will be composed of the pump, the motor and the hydraulic system, ensuring that during installation only the connection to the water should be provided. Login.
For its installation, however, it is necessary to pay attention to certain aspects:
– the weight of the tank: it is important to check that the surface on which the tank must be placed can support the weight of the tank when it is full, generally a base of cement and concrete is created;
– at the water intake: at the place where you want to place the bathtub, you must make an entrance for the entry and the evacuation of the water;
– to the power outlet: the connection must be made via a power outlet with a safety switch, checking that the consumption is compatible with the power of your power supply.
Most spas of a certain level already have an automatic disinfestation system for the technical parts included, while for those that do not have one, cleaning must be done by hand.
– balance the water in the tank: it serves to control the pH and the hardness of the water, thus avoiding deposits of limescale and alkalinity, which cause irritation of the skin and eyes, so an anti -limestone and specific pH correctors -Minus or pH -Plus and Alca-plus from Bayrol;
– carry out a basic treatment once a week to disinfect the water: for this you must use SPA Pure by Bayrol with which you can prevent and keep the water clear, crystal clear and clean;
– Disinfect the water: thanks to the high temperature of the water used in hydromassage bathtubs, it is the ideal environment for bacteria, in fact every time the bathtub is used it is important that it is disinfected especially for our health;
– Water filter: these tanks have a water recirculation system that helps retain excess dirt so that you always have clean water. This filter must therefore be cleaned at least once a month, using a cartridge filter cleaner which dissolves in ten liters of water, thus cleaning the filter in a few hours;
– Change the water regularly: it must be changed according to the liters of water contained in the bathtub and the number of people who use it daily.
If these simple tips are followed, the life of your spa will increase.