Jets are assemblies of three separate components – a Jet Body, a Wall Fitting, and a Jet Face Cap. Jet Assemblies are sold individual sets of these three components, and are most often used to add a few additional jets to a whirlpool system. Refer to the illustration for each Jet system to view the components of that system.
The Jet Systems shown below are named according to the style of facecap shown (in the left column). Please note that VIP 4 Facecaps may be used on VIP 3 style jets however.
Duraflo’s VIP 4 whirlpool systems are popular worldwide for there clean sleek lines. They are available in solid metal finishes and will accommodate either 3/4″ or 1″ flex hose or rigid pipe. Face Caps are available in a variety of colors and finishes.
Duraflo’s VIP 3 whirlpool systems are popular worldwide for their clean, sleek lines. They are available in solid metal finishes and will accommodate either 3/4″ or 1″ flex hose or rigid pipe. VIP 3 Jets are assemblies of three individual components - a Jet Body, a Wall Fitting, and a VIP 3 (or VIP 4) style Facecap.
VIP 3 Face Caps are very popular, and are available in a variety of finishes and colors. They are attached by threading them into the Wall Fitting. The VIP jet's innovative venturi design permits individual adjustment of the water/air flow at each jet - in addition to the master air regulator control. The attractive one-piece face plate encapsulates a recessed directional flow fitting which can be easily adjusted as much as 40 degrees. The solid one-piece design eliminates build up of hard to clean bath water residue.
Selecting the appropriate Wall Fitting
The jet system assemblies shown above illustrate the component included in a Jet Assembly. These components include a Jet Body (3/4" or 1"), Wall Fittings (Short, Medium or Long), and Face Cap options (VIP3 or VIP 4).
Face Caps are also available in a variety of materials and finishes and colors (see Face Caps). Which one of each is right for you depends on the pump and water hose used in your system, and and thickness of the bath tub you are adding the whirlpool kit to. Note that VIP 3 and VIP 4 facecaps are interchangeable on a VIP jet system.
Jet Wall Fitting Choose from Short (1" depth), Medium (1-1/2" depth), or Long (2-3/4" depth) wall fittings, depending upon the thickness of your whirlpool.
|Bathtub Construction||Typical Wall Thickness||Appropriate Wall Fitting|
|Cultured Marble or Solid Surface||3/4"||Medium|
|Thick Cultured Marble or Solid Surface||1" or greater||Long|
(for VIP 3 or VIP 4)
(for VIP 3 or VIP 4)
(for VIP 3 or VIP 4
Jet Bodies are positioned on the tub, and installed by drilling a 1-1/2" hole through the tub wall for each Jet Body employed in your whirlpool system. Water is supplied from the pump via hoses (either 3/4" or 1" diameter depending on your pump and system requirements).
A Wall Fitting is fitted through the drilled hole, and screwed into the Jet Body. The Wall Fitting length that you require is dependent upon the thickness of the tub being used. Measure your tub wall thickness to determine which wall fitting you require.