Colon Hydrotherapy Equipment FAQ
What is the difference between the three Aquanet models?
The Aquanet APS-100 allows you to give colon hydrotherapy treatments that derive water pressure from regulated building pressure. This means that a more vigorous treatment can be delivered and up to 2psi of pressure may be reached in the colon. The Aquanet GRY-500 allows you to give colon hydrotherapy treatments that derive water pressure from the force of gravity. This means that gentler treatments can be delivered and up to 1psi of pressure may be reached in the colon. The Aquanet EC-2000 combines the two other devices into one. This means that you can switch between the gentler gravity mode of operation and the more vigorous pressure mode of operation quickly and easily during a treatment. For a complete overview that compares the three models, visit our Aquanet Colon Hydrotherapy Equipment Overview page.
How can I look after my Aquanet device after I buy it?
We have a comprehensive preventative maintenance program that explains in detail how to maintain your device to keep it in the best working order possible at all times. All the parts you will need for preventative maintenance are available in handy preventative maintenance kits. For more information see Aquanet Maintenance.
How can I get training?
All of the Aquanet devices has a corresponding training DVD that clearly and comprehensively explains how to administer a colon hydrotherapy treatment and how to operate the device. Everything that would be covered in hands-on clinical training is covered in these videos. This is complete training for medical professionals, especially for those working in gastroenterology and colorectal surgery. Many doctors and nurses have learned how to give treatments effectively solely from the training DVD. For full training options, please visit the training page of this website.
Can I switch from Gravity to Pressure Mode during a session?
With the Aquanet EC-2000 model you can. It can be switched any time or used in combination, such as gravity colon fill cycles and pressure empty cycles.
Is the water filtered?
Treatment water goes through a 3-stage water treatment system. Stage one is a pre-filter that helps remove sediment. Stage two is a carbon briquette filter which helps remove chemicals such as chlorine. And stage three is an ultraviolet light.
How often should the filters be changed?
The Aquanet colon hydrotherapy devices are equipped with a filter change gauge that indicates when filters need to be changed. How often depends on the water quality in your area. A ballpark figure is every 200-300 treatments. How and when to change your filters is covered in detail in the Preventative Maintenance Program.
How often should the UV lamp be changed?
The Aquanet colon hydrotherapy devices are equipped with a UV lamp. The UV lamp should be changed once per year. How and when to change your UV lamp is covered in detail in the Preventative Maintenance Program
Can the Aquanet power supply be used in my country?
The power source for the Aquanet is a universal power supply which can be used worldwide. It will operate with line voltages between 110VAC and 230VAC. These voltages are automatically transformed to 12VDC to operate the unit. We ensure that the electrical plug provided is appropriate for your country.
What is APST™?
APST™ (Applied Pressure Sensing Technology) ensures that treatment water pressure is reduced to a safe level and carefully monitors and controls the pressure in the colon. The safe upper limit of 2psi is never exceeded and the patient experiences an effective treatment. This technology was created by our innovative engineers and is unique to Aquanet colon hydrotherapy devices with pressure mode operation. APST™ is found in the Aquanet APS-100 and the Aquanet EC-2000 devices.
What is LEGT™?
LEGT™(Low Elevation Gravitational Technology) uses a small amount of treatment water elevated at a specific height to create a maximum of 1psi pressure. This technology enables Aquanet devices to provide gravity mode operation. LEGT™ allows for the gentle gravity-fed introduction of water at 1psi into the colon thereby creating a comfortable and effective treatment experience. This technology was created by our innovative engineers and is unique to Aquanet colon hydrotherapy devices equipped with gravity mode. LEGT™ is found in the Aquanet GRY-500 and the Aquanet EC-2000 devices.
What’s the difference between water flow and water pressure?
- Water flow is the measure of the volume of water which passes a specific point per hour and is measured in gallons per hour (GPH). You can think of water flow rate as the speed at which water is travelling, though not only speed but also volume of water is implicated (i.e. gallons (G..) is volume; per hour (..PH) is speed).
- Water pressure is a measure of the force that water exerts and is measured in pounds per square inch (psi). Water pressure is created by force being exerted on water. The force that creates water pressure can come from gravity or from a pump. As a result of force being exerted on water, the water in turn exerts force, which is what psi measures.
To use the analogy of a water fall, water flow is how quickly a specific volume of water is going over the water fall whereas water pressure is how hard the water hits at the bottom (i.e. the force the water exerts).
In colon hydrotherapy, water pressure can come from the force of gravity (the gravity method) or from building pressure (the pressure method). The gravity method of colon hydrotherapy normally allows for about 1psi of pressure because of the height at which the holding tank is installed. The pressure method of colon hydrotherapy accesses the pressure present in a building, which is normally between 30psi and 70psi. A colon hydrotherapy treatment should never exceed 2psi of pressure in the patient’s colon. That’s why we built Applied Pressure Sensing Technology (APST) into the two Aquanet devices that utilize building pressure; APST stops water filling the colon when 2psi of pressure is reached.
Can the operator see water flow rate and water pressure?
Absolutely! Aquanet devices show both water flow rate in gallons per hour (GPH), and water pressure in pounds per square inch (psi) . The operator can adjust flow rate to an ideal level based on Prime Pacific’s established guidelines and on patient comfort level. The water pressure reading is just for informational purposes; a safe upper limit won’t be exceeded so the operator doesn’t need to worry about water pressure in the colon and can focus on delivering the most effective treatment possible.
What’s the big deal with APST?
In the absence of APST, water pressure is not automatically monitored and controlled and a safe upper limit of 2psi may be exceeded. The operator must make sure not to exceed the safe upper limit. The safety of the patient relies on the operator not making an error.
What kind of plumbing is necessary?
You’ll need plumbing to that used for sinks. We can provide you with detailed pre-installation and clinic set-up instructions in both video, paper and PDF format. Just contact us and ask for this guidance; we’ll be happy to share it with you.
What are your standard box quantities of disposable speculum kits?
We can fill any size order. Our standard sizes are 25, 50 and 100 speculum kits.
Can I mix-n-match speculums when I order?
Yes, you can order any combination of our speculums and speculum kits.
Do the Aquanet devices have a specimen collection valve?
We can provide a specimen collection valve if you require one. That said, simply collecting a stool sample in the traditional way is the preferable method for gathering stool samples for lab testing. Stool samples collected via a colon hydrotherapy device are too diluted.