There is a lot of confusion when it comes to air jets vs water jets because 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 leisurely 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, please feel free to contact us and we can give you all the answers to help you select your next luxury tub.