High-tech whirlpool and saunas: the CE marking to market them

High-tech whirlpool and saunas: the CE marking to market them

Saunas and domestic hot tubs are among the most popular furnishing products dedicated to wellness, To date, much more within the reach of various categories of users than in the past. Whether it's more or less traditional saunas and hot tubs, Operations have changed relatively little over time. They have been implemented, But, various additional technologies that have made it the most desired elements of domestic wellness.

Especially in the most spacious and elegant contexts, TheLatest generation whirlpool, the Finnish sauna it is to infrared sauna, enriching itself with hi-tech programs that allow you to redefine the experience connected to their use. Let's explore the main types of Wellness bathroom devices and related technologies.

TUBS: TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS

Hot tubs can be a solution applicable to the vast majority of bathrooms. It ranges from the size of a standard tank of 170 x 75 Cm, to get to the versions from 400 Cm, Mostly suitable for outdoor spaces. Whether it is a panelable bathtub – supplied with infill panel – or a Built-in version – to be inserted in a masonry structure, metal or wood – hot tubs are divided into two macro-categories, related to the operation of the vents.

The main techniques, that orient the types of massage, I am the Whirlpool Technology in which the adjustable nozzles, placed on the side walls of the basin, dispense water mixed with air andpool, in which the air, alone or mixed with ozone, it is introduced into the water of the tank through a series of diffusers arranged on the bottom. The same tank can be set up with only one of these systems or with both.

Among the technical details, Please note that the tank water circuit pressure – which generally requires between 3 and 6bar – it must be compatible with that of the domestic water system and that an electrical outlet with safety switch and a connection to the grounding must be provided. In general 3kW standard domestic system is sufficient, if we talk about standard operating tanks.

FINNISH SAUNA AND INFRARED SAUNA

Among the different types of sauna we distinguish those with infrared heating and those with electric stove heating, very common on the market. Let's start by saying that in the infrared sauna the temperature range is included between 30°C and 50°C, while in the Finnish sauna – powered by an electric or wood stove – the temperature range fluctuates between 40°C and 110°C.

For the infrared sauna you need a normal 220V socket, with protection 10/16 Ampere. For medium/small cabins, the 3kW of connection to the meter is sufficient; This causes the energy consumption Are relatively low, hovering around 1.6kWh per session.

The Finnish saunas require a more powerful connection. It starts from a minimum of 4,5 Kw, preferably 380V; the energy consumption I'm much higher, also because they are more spacious saunas, where multiple people can access at the same time.

In the case of infrared saunas, heating can be achieved through the use of Radiators – also called heaters – a infrared; the most common are built with carbon, ceramic or a combination of the two. The Electric heaters for saunas, instead, work through heating elements regulated by a thermostat, that are located inside the cabin, protected by a shielded metal casing. Generally in both these types of sauna there is a control unit with a thermostat, which also allows you to adjust the resistances, the interior light, The audio and the various hi-tech features that we will talk about shortly.

HI-TECH TECHNOLOGIES FOR HOT TUBS AND SAUNAS

Chromotherapy, music, aromatherapy, Lighting effects; These are some of the elements that today enrich hot tubs and saunas of good level. Thanks to LED light sets, for example, You can activate different diffusion of colored light. You can use, Furthermore, High quality audio systems – Bluetooth or WiFi connection – with transducers, speakers and speakers that convey vibrations and audio above and below the water level, in the case of hydromassage, and inside the cabin in the case of the sauna.

Many saunas, Furthermore, have as an add-on a steam generator, that allows you to transform the environment into a steam bath, with different humidity settings, generally definable through a control unit.

CE MARKING OF HOT TUBS AND SAUNAS: WHAT OBLIGATIONS?

For theobtaining the CE marking of Hot tubs and saunas are required identify what the requirements are defined by the directives of the European Community, verifying them by applying the harmonized standards. We will therefore proceed to the preparation and drafting of the Technical file, where all the documents necessary to certify the conformity of the devices will be inserted.

L’affixing the CE marking visibly, legible and indelible on the products and the drafting of the EU Declaration of Conformity will therefore indicate the compliance of the products with the requirements of the European Community.

In the process of achievement of CE marking, The figure to be most involved is that of the manufacturer of the product itself. Under his responsibility, indeed, there is the drafting of the EU Declaration of Conformity and the Technical File and the Retention of all documents relating to the product for 10 years. They are obligations of the manufacturer, Furthermore, the affixing of the CE mark and the development of corrective actions to ensure constant compliance of the product with EU directives.

The tasks of theimporter are more related to the verification function. It will be him, indeed, to verify that the product imported by him is equipped with all necessary documentation and that this – under its responsibility – does not undergo changes that could make it non-compliant. In a similar way, also the distributor You will have to make sure that the Durability of products, reporting to the competent authorities any event that jeopardises its legitimacy.

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