Hot tub glossary G-P

Hot tub glossary G-P

Grounded Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI): Known as an RCD breaker in the UK – this is required by local building/electrical codes in home electrical wiring for receptacle outlets installed for use with hot tubs.. A certificate from the electrician verifying it has been tested must be obtained.

Heater Air Blower: Unleash thousands of tiny heated bubbles into the air and water jets to relax pressure points

Hydrotherapy: Physical therapy using water to aid in healing.

Hydrotherapy Jets: Jet fittings in a spa which blend air with water to create a high-velocity, turbulent stream which is stimulating to the skin and body.

Jet: can be easily manipulated to blow heated air and heated water in varying combinations for different effects of massage.

Jet Pump: Used to provide thrust to spa jets.

Kilowatt: A unit of power equal to 1000 watts.

L.E.D. Lights: L.E.D Light with changeable blue/red/green L.E.Ds to create the mood of your choice

Lucite®: Cast acrylic hot tubs made with Lucite are exceptionally easy to clean and won’t wear off which incorporates Microban® antimicrobial product protection in the core of the product.

Microban®: Microban protection is used in leading brands of Hot tubs. which inhibits the growth of microbes, such as bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odours and deterioration of a product.

Motor: Power supply for the spa pump.

Ozone: A colorless gas soluble in alkalies and cold water. Its strong oxidizingcapabilities make it a powerful organic oxidizer.

Ozonator: An electrically-powered device which produces Ozone.

Ozone cleaning system: An ultraviolet light system acts to automatically ozonate the water at regular intervals, to disinfect and kill bacteria in the water.

Pressure Switch: A safety switch which shuts-off power to the heater element if water flow is not detected.

Pump: Part of the spa’s circulation system, a pump is a mechanical device, powered by an electric motor, which makes water flow under pressure to the jets.