august 28

Our customers often ask: How much water pressure does the steam shower require to function normally?

Probably the last thing anyone wants to experience in the morning is to turn on the faucet in the shower, only to have a few streams of water drizzle out of the showerhead. That poor water flow is what most of us call low water pressure, and that can be due to a number of problems.

Our steam showers just require the standard amount of water pressure, somewhere between 60 and 80 psi. If you’re finding that the water pressure in your home is less than that, it could be due to a number of different problems. There could be debris in the water that’s clogging the little filter screen in the faucet head. If you live in a hard water area, excess mineral deposits might have built up inside the fixtures. It could even be that the problem is beyond your immediate control. Some cities set their water pressure regulator to low.

Whatever the problem turns out to be, I highly recommend hiring a plumber to help you investigate. Our Support Team is also always available to help you troubleshoot any issues you might run into. Give us a call!

august 24

It’s true. We’re often asked where the bathtub drain is located. But, this is actually a very good question. Here’s why.

The answer to this question is this: it depends. Depending on the particular model of the bathtub, the drain might be located along one of the sides or in the middle of the unit. It’s actually really important to know where the drain is located on the particular bathtub you’re thinking of purchasing (or the one you’ve already purchased!) if you’re renovating your bathroom at the same time. The contractor you’ve hired to oversee the renovation will need to know which side of the tub he will need to set up the plumbing hardware.

Now, if you find yourself in a situation where the drain is not on the same side as the plumbing hardware, you probably still don’t need to worry. The drain assemblies for each of our models come with a flexible hose. Just attach the flexible hose to the drain before the unit has been fully installed.

Give our Support Team a call if you have any other questions. We’d love to help you out.

august 22

For those of you who own the Ariel Platinum Whirlpool Bathtub (model number AM154JDTSZ), you might be wondering if it’s possible to add a heat pump to it?

Everyone loves relaxing in a whirlpool bathtub, right? This model, in particular, is a treat for the whole body. The Ariel Whirlpool Bathtub is a deep tub that features high quality hydro-massage jets, elegant LED chromatherapy lighting and a touch sensitive LCD control panel. It comes with its own heat pump, too, so you know that a soak in this particular model is going to be a wonderfully relaxing experience. Because this model is already equipped with its own heat pump, there’s no need to add one to it.

Some of our models, like the Ariel Ameristeam A685 Soaker Tub, do not support the addition of a heat pump. But, they make a lovely addition to a spa experience nonetheless.

If you’re not sure which product is the right one for your bathroom, give our Support Team a call. They’re always available to help.