What has to be observed before installing a whirlpool tub?
The complete whirlpool tub is supplied pre-installed ex works. Only the water and electricity connections have to be made on the spot. The installation height is higher than for a normal bath. All technical devices must remain accessible in order to ensure swift access to the electronic units. It is advisable to use the Villeroy & Boch Multibox or another flexible covering. Direct contact with the building should be avoided for sound protection reasons. A sufficient air intake should be ensured. This is established by both the ventilation grid and the Multibox. If you prefer a different solution, then you should make sure that an air passage of 4000 mm² is attained. The drain pipe should have a dimension of 40 or 50 mm and be preinstalled in the proximity of the installation location. It is advisable to install the whirlpool tub against the tiled wall and on the tiled floor. An electrical connection must be prepared in accordance with the DIN / VDE directive. The voltage is 230V / 50Hz and must be installed via a separate feed line (3 x 2.5 mm² + potential equalisation 1 x 2.5 mm²) via a fault-current circuit breaker. The feed line should be laid with a sufficient length in the proximity of the whirlpool tub. A power switch must be installed between the feed line and the switch box for the whirlpool tub. Both the preinstallation and the connection should be carried out by a specialised tradesman. The Villeroy & Boch devices and jets required for our whirlpool systems end flush with or below the edge of the tub. Depending on the combination of whirlpool system, tub and accessories, it may thus not be possible to tile directly under the edge of the tub.