It seems that the type of tub you?re looking for is a fairly new
development and this may be the reason that standard ratings and
evaluations aren?t available. Nevertheless, my research shows that
Americh is a highly respected luxury brand.
Since 1982, Americh has been the number one innovator in whirlpool
technology. Whirlpools are what Americh built its reputation on, and
we've earned our reputation by consistently offering the finest
products on the cutting edge of innovation. Our whirlpools are
fashioned from the finest materials available and unparalleled
attention is given to every detail.
At Americh, we offer 3 series of whirlpools and AirbathTM systems or a
combination of both, each producing a different kind of hydrotherapy
experience. When you select an Americh bathtub, we'll work with you to
create your own personal system.
Americh is great quality.
Americh Luxury Tubs
Note: Americh makes tubs on a custom basis and therefore they cannot be returned
The tub model you?re considering buying is an air jet tub. Currently
there are only two manufacturers of air-jet tubs (Americh and Ultra)
compared to the better known water jet whirlpool tubs. Below I?ve
collected a variety of resources to help you with selecting the tub
that?s right for you. It seems that you have nothing to worry about
choosing a whirlpool tub from Americh.
Wishing you many hours of relaxation and enjoyment in your new tub.
~ czh ~
Americh Icaro 7242
How to Buy a Whirlpool Tub
Air Jets or Water Jets for Your Whirlpool?
Besides the wider range in pulsations from the jets, the motor for an
air-jet tub is quieter, and you can add bath oils, bubble bath, sea
salt or therapeutic herbs with abandon. If you use any of those things
in a conventional water-jet tub, you can damage or clog the system.
And because no water is recirculated through the air-jet system, hair
and small objects cannot get caught or sucked into the openings.
But the main reason for the increasing popularity of the air-jet tubs,
Thomas said, is that after the bath is over, no water residues will
remain in the harnesses, the pipes behind the jets. With conventional
water jets, a small amount of water can remain in the harnesses after
the tub is emptied; mold, bacteria and fungi can flourish there.
Most manufacturers use acrylic to make whirlpool tubs, but a few still
make them with fiberglass. The "gel coat" finish of a fiberglass tub
looks exactly like acrylic, but it is not as durable. After three
years or so, the tub will look dingy. The acrylic is much more
durable, but it can scratch and "you shouldn't wash your dog in one,"
A Better Bathtub, By Way of Europe
An increasingly popular solution: air-massage baths, which force warm
air through as many as 70 little holes in the tub floors or walls for
a gentle all-over massage. They've been available for years in Europe
but have only recently started to make a splash in the market here, in
large part because they can tolerate additives such as oils and even
therapeutic mud masks.
Though whirlpool tubs still are top sellers, the market for air-jet
tubs is growing fast. At $1,000 to $4,500, the cost of air-jet tubs is
comparable to whirlpool systems. Air-jets account for about 25% of the
therapeutic baths sold at Tubs & Stuff Plumbing Supply Inc. in
Ansonia, Conn., compared with 10% three years ago, says Kenneth
Shortell, president. Sales are rising even faster at McGuckin Design
Center, a division of Hight Enterprises in Boulder, Colo. Manager Phil
Iwane says 70% of therapeutic tubs he sells this year will be air
jets, up from 15% three years ago.
One selling point: clean-up. Some air-jet makers are marketing their
tubs as low maintenance because air channels stay -- or are blown --
dry after the tub is drained. Whirlpool baths can breed mildew and
bacteria if small amounts of water are left in the pipes, but
manufacturers say properly designed and maintained tubs shouldn't do
that. Some manufacturers recommend cleaning air jets' channels as
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