Colon Hydrotherapy Equipment: Technical Info
Installing Aquanet at Colonic Clinics
Aquanet colon hydrotherapy equipment is easy to install and comes with comprehensive and clear installation instructions. Additionally, we have complete, easy-to-follow pre-installation instructions that explain spacing in your treatment room, setting up the sanitary sewer connection and hot and cold water connections, hot water source, water pressure, and guidance on how to make a colon hydrotherapy treatment table. You’ll find much of the crucial pre-installation information you need below to prepare your colonic clinic for the installation of an Aquanet device.
We also have video guidance with more details on how to prepare your colonic clinic prior to the arrival of your Aquanet device. To request access to this comprehensive video guidance please contact us.
Plumbing and Electrical
|1 ¼” (43mm) sanitary sewer connection with a P-trap configuration. The P-trap configuration will be installed directly under the right side of the Aquanet unit as close to the floor as is possible.
|One hot and one separate cold water shut-off valve with 3/8” male compression fittings. They should be located within 20” (51cm) of the right side of the Aquanet unit. (Adaptors for other fittings available upon request.)
|To estimate where in space the water connections on your Aquanet unit will be when your unit is installed, just measure 31” (79cm) vertically up from the floor directly below your P-trap plumbing connection. The Aquanet units come equipped with two braided high pressure hot and cold water hoses that measure 30” (75cm). If you need longer or shorter hoses please mention this when you order.
|One double electrical wall outlet (grounded and polarized) 100 to 240 volts (50 to 60 Hz). Preferably within 5 feet (152 cm) of the right side of the Aquanet unit.
|To estimate where in space the electrical connection on your Aquanet unit will be when your Aquanet is installed, just measure 34” (86cm) vertically up from the floor just below your P-trap sanitary sewer connection. The Aquanet units come equipped with an electrical cable that measures 6 feet (180cm) in length.|
|Inadequate Pressure (colon hydrotherapy equipment cannot operate)||Below 20 psi (1.4 bar)||Install Pressure Booster Pump|
|Marginal Pressure (frequent filter changes necessary)||20 to 29 psi (1.4 to 2.0 bar)||Install Pressure Booster Pump Highly Recommended to Increase Life of Filters|
|Adequate Pressure||30 to 49 psi (2.1 to 3.4 bar)||Install Pressure Booster Pump Recommended to Increase Life of Filters|
|Optimal Pressure (most efficient use of filters)||50 to 70 psi (3.4 to 4.8 bar)||No Action Needed|
|Excessive Pressure||Above 70 psi (4.8 bar)||Install Pressure Regulator|
The above measures should be taken are at their lowest point i.e. if water from the same source is used at the same time at other points of use, the water pressure will be reduced.
Hot Water Source
|This must be a hot water heater tank, not an in-line tankless water heater. An in-line tankless hot water heater does not work as a hot water source for colon hydrotherapy equipment.|
Specs of the hot water heater tank required to be able to deliver continuous back-to-back colon hydrotherapy treatments:
|One Colon Hydrotherapy Unit||Must be capable of continuously delivering 140°F (60°C) water at 0.4 gallons per minute (1.6 L per minute)||30 Gallon (120 L) Capacity||Two 3000 Watt heating elements|
|Two Colon Hydrotherapy Units||Must be capable of continuously delivering 140°F (60°C) water at 0.8 gallons per minute (3 L per minute)||45 Gallon (175 L) Capacity||Two 3000 Watt heating elements|
You will be able to operate your Aquanet unit with lower capacity hot water heater tanks, however some recovery time after a few treatments may be necessary.