7th Jan 2023
The Whitehall Whirlpool Products Most Common Questions - Updated for 2023
ProHealthcareProducts.com is proud to represent Whitehall Rehabilitation products. Over the years we have received a number of good questions from our valued customers specifically related to our Whitehall whirlpool products. Below is a summary of the most asked questions we receive at our headquarters. Included in this are the following questions and their answers:
1.How long has Whitehall Manufacturing been a leader in whirlpool therapy tubs?
2.Can people buy Whitehall products for their home?
3.What is the difference between a whirlpool and a cold tank?
4.What exactly is the purpose and need for the Thermostatic Mixing Valve?
5.What are the advantages and disadvantages of a mobile vs stationary whirlpool therapy tank?
6.Can we place our school/team/organization logo on the whirlpool tank?
7.Who Installs the Whitehall whirlpool tank?
8.How do I drain the Whitehall whirlpool tank?
9.How do I clean and disinfect the Whitehall whirlpool tank?
10.Are there instructions for general product set up and functioning?
How long has Whitehall Manufacturing been a leader in whirlpool therapy tubs?
This question cannot be properly answered without first understanding why the company was formed. Whitehall was founded in 1946, by Sal Zaita, with the primary mission to help treat injured soldiers returning home from World War II. Over the years, through acquisitions and mergers, Whitehall has expanded to include several highest quality healthcare and rehabilitation product lines.
Can people buy Whitehall products for their home?
This particular question has been asked on a more frequent basis in the past 5-10 years, with the COVID period seemingly to have further increased the number of inquiries. The answer is simple – yes. With more and more individuals choosing, or being forced, to participate in home-based exercise regimens, an increasing number of people are converting a room in their home, or specifically building into new home plans, a home spa or recovery area. Recognizing the ease of accessibility and desire for the gym, spa, or health club experience at home, more people are turning to the products that can facilitate these needs or desires. The most common Whitehall products we sell for home-based use are:
●Cold packs and their chilling units
What is the difference between a whirlpool and a cold tank?
While whirlpools and cold tanks provide hydrotherapy, whirlpools can also function as cold tanks by simply removing the turbine assembly and thermometer. A dedicated cold tank however cannot be converted to a whirlpool. It is totally dedicated to achieving the therapeutics of cold therapy. This article offers information on the demonstrated beneficial and therapeutics of both cold water immersion and warm whirlpool therapy.
What exactly is the purpose and need for the Thermostatic Mixing Valve?
The Thermostatic Mixing Valve connects to both the hot and cold-water supply and mixes the water in a constant flow to the ideal temperature required/determined, maintaining a stable outlet temperature regardless of the inlet water temperature variations. This provides for the safety of the user while providing increased storage capacity of hot water sources. The ideal temperature is then directed to the whirlpool tank filler spout via the stainless-steel braided hose that is provided with the mixing valve. An accessory that can be purchased for connection to the Thermostatic Mixing Valve is the Washout Hose .This hose allows for the rinsing of the tank during cleaning or may be used to rinse a patient prior to or after treatment. Watch this short YouTube video of these accessories.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a mobile vs stationary whirlpool therapy tank?
The respective descriptive terms (mobile or stationary) identify their chief distinguishing feature. A mobile whirlpool tank can be moved from one location. The mobile whirlpools come with heavy duty swivel casters for ease of mobility and have a lockable feature on the rear pair of casters for safety while the patient or athlete is receiving treatment. Specific to the stationary models that do not have casters, the tank is provided with an extended stainless steel skirt flush to the floor line to conceal internal drain piping.
Can we place our school/team/organization logo on the whirlpool tank?
Yes. On each product page, for all the whirlpools and cold tanks, there is the option for an additional fee to have your organization’s logo placed on the tank. The logo size is limited to 12” x 12”. The purchasing organization must provide the logo file in EPS format including color details.
Who Installs the Whitehall whirlpool tank?
Typically, the tank is installed by a plumber. Often, we receive calls from the contractor of a new building that is being built or doing some remodeling (high school, university athletic department training room, health and wellness spa, even private home, etc.) wanting the whirlpool install dimensions so they can customize or expand the space where the whirlpools will be located. Each of our Whitehall whirlpool tank product pages includes the product’s specific dimensions necessary for installation as well as other important information.
How do I drain the Whitehall whirlpool tank?
There are different whirlpool models and unique options that may be specific to those models, and these can affect how the water is to be drained. However, there are three basic methods for draining the water. They are:
- A drain pump located below the whirlpool tank
- By diverting water from the pump to a drain hose mounted at the top of the turbine motor
- By opening up the drain valve at the bottom of the tank
How do I clean and disinfect the Whitehall whirlpool tank?
Drain the whirlpool tank. Make sure the turbine engine is off and remove any loose objects or debris from the whirlpool tank.
- Disinfect: Using a sponge, soft-bristle brush, or a soft cloth, apply a stainless-steel hard surface disinfectant ( HydroChlor) covering the surfaces of the tank.
- Clean: Using a sponge, soft-bristle brush, or a soft cloth, apply a mild soap solution to the tank surfaces.
Are there instructions for general product set up and functioning?
Each product comes with its own instruction or users manual. The manual is very comprehensive and detailed. It includes information that addresses other “frequently asked questions”, virtually everything needed for product setup and effective and safe use of the product.
ProHealthcareProducts.com is a major distributor of quality Whitehall Whirlpools and accessories including:
●Clinical Hydrotherapy Whirlpools
Please do not hesitate to contact us at service@prohealthcareproducts with any questions we haven’t answered here or for a quote.