At LifeSpas our plumbing is engineered to give maximum
performance. The areas on spas not seen by customers are
most often where manufactures will save money by using
cheaper materials and manufacturing methods. A costly part
of building a spa is plumbing due to the extensive labor
involved and rising cost of materials.
It is "clear" you are being
misled by the competition. Clear vinyl hoses are fine for air,
but not for chemically treated water. Many companies use cheap
clear vinyl for their water plumbing. They not only save money
on materials, but are able to use cheaper assembly processes
such as using clamps instead of gluing the plumbing which
saves a lot of time. Since plumbing is the most time consuming
process in building a spa, many manufactures are into speed
more than quality. The problems with clear vinyl plumbing are;
it warps in heat leading to leaks, deteriorates and breaks
down because of chemicals, and can kink limiting water flow
and decreasing jet performance because it is not ridged
|Our Nylon Reinforced PVC
LifeSpas we use thick schedule 40 Shur-Grip
reinforced plumbing and PVC for all of our main water jets.
The Shur-Grip design is nylon spiral reinforced PVC which is
installed on the outside of plumbing fittings so it grips in a
way similar to a toy finger cuff. The more you pull the more
it grips, limiting leaks and weak connections between
fittings. It resists kinking, impact, and overheating. In
addition, all of the plumbing in glued with PVC glue and
thoroughly tested for leaks.
Our mainline plumbing is streamlined to minimize the
distance the water has to travel between the jet pump and the
jets. This helps optimize the flow of the pump and the
performance of jets.
Our large mainline plumbing
allows for a high volume of water to go to our manifold
diffuser which then distributes maximum pressure for your jets
while maintaining a more consistent flow. Many spa companies
will plumb from one jet to the next which can result in the
next jet being weaker then the previous jet creating
inconsistent jet pressure.
Double Seal Gaskets
Many spa companies use
silicone to seal their jets to the spa. When tightening down
the jet, most of the silicone will be squeezed out. If not
installed properly leaking may occur. The bigger problem is
taking the jet apart to make the repair since the silicone
adheres to the jet. This causes a time consuming and difficult
LifeSpas double seal gaskets (patent pending) are designed
to install jets without the use of messy and inconsistent
silicone. It creates a seal on all surfaces; front, back, and
side, to create the very best seal possible while allowing
easy repairs if necessary.
When filling your spa after
draining it, or for the first time, it is very important to
prime your pump and bleed out any air locks that may occur in
your equipment and plumbing. Failure to do so can result in
damage to your pump and heater. Customers often forget to, or
how to, bleed the air out of their spa after filling.
LifeSpas goes the extra mile
to assist customers in this area whereas many companies do not
because of cost. LifeSpas has an Automatic Air Bleeder System
which allows the air trapped in your heater chamber, pump, and
plumbing to escape automatically. The LifeSpas Automatic Air
Bleeder System helps resist damage on pumps and heaters from
air locks in your spa.
Many spa companies require
customers to loosen unions, open drains, or bleed pressure
filters in order to bleed air out of the plumbing and
equipment. This is time consuming, in some cases very
difficult, and often times not as effective as our Automatic
Air Bleeder System.
Gate valves or shut-off
valves serve a very important purpose in working on your spa
equipment. You can shut the gate valves off to hold the water
in your spa, and you can remove and work your equipment
without having to drain and refill your spa. If you don't have
gate valves you must drain and refill your spa which is
expensive in service hours, chemicals, water and reheating
each time a repair is necessary. LifeSpas gate valves make
servicing your spa easier!
many major spa
gate valves on
their spas to