Medical and Therapeutic Benefits of Walk-in Tubs
Feb 16, 2016
Regardless of how health benefits look on paper, a tub that is not kept clean might become counter effective to your health. If it’s treating your illness or disease and is not kept hygienic, it might end up causing more problems than it solves, which is why leading walk-in tub companies take steps in incorporating various technologies with their models to fight bacterial contamination, protecting your health and hygiene.
Walk-in tub manufacturers with a reputation of quality product typically apply a layer of bacteria and mold resistant gel coat that protects your unit from any harmful contaminations and slows down the process of mold formation, making your walk-in tub require less frequent cleaning.
A walk-in tub model with the air massage features air jets that are joined by lines which can turn into breeding grounds for harmful mold and bacterial growth. If you've ever used a hot tub that's been idle for some time, you know that mold and mildew spew out of the jets when activated.
The automatic purge system's job is to clear the lines of any mold formation after every bath to keep your tub hygienic and low-maintenance.
Odorless and effortless ozone whirlpool sanitation systems work like water purifiers by removing bacteria, viruses, manganese, iron and hydrogen sulfide. They eliminate the need for chlorine and abrasive chemicals that have a strong, unpleasant odor after cleaning.
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Medical grade Ultraviolet (UV) light provided by companies like Hydro Dimensions make manual cleaning even less frequent. Within 48 hours of leaving the UV lights on, at least 99.5% of all bacteria, viruses, mold, algae, and yeasts in the tub would be killed, leaving your walk-in tub ready for a clean and hygienic bath.
For a well-rounded hygienic bath, some models come equipped with a bidet positioned either within a small recess in the seat or mounted just above the seat for those “hard-to-reach” areas. In case you’re wondering, bidets (pronounced bee-deys) are extremely sanitary, and they’re rarely ever used here in the U.S. but they’re in every home in parts of South America, Southern Europe and parts of Asia.