Here at J&A USA Pedicure Chairs Inc. we have always paid special – some might say obsessive – attention to pedicure chairs, seeing them not merely as furniture but as a symbol or reflection of the salon in which they reside. This is the inspiration for every high quality pedicure chair that bears the J&A USA name. Our chairs have been chosen for use in four and five diamond hotels and resorts and countless cruise lines. The Lenox line in particular stands out as a premiere example of the current trends that keep today’s salons relevant and ahead of the curve with features such as pipe-less and liner friendly jets, Hard Roc durable glass bowls, adjustable foot rests, and full Shiatsu massage mechanisms.
We hope the following pages will expand your knowledge of pedicure chairs:
What is a pipe-less pedicure chair?
The use of pipes in most pedicure chairs requires a pump to create jets of water. But a pipe-less chair relies on a propeller to create those jets of water inside the bowl. The pipe-less option cuts down on the growth of bacteria in the water. This is because the pipes are tough to clean properly and the salon needs to dismantle the chairs in order to do that work. Unfortunately, most salons cannot or will not take them apart so as to clean the pipes in a manner that meets state health board standards.
More salons are going with pipe-less chairs because they are cleaner and more sanitary for the client as the water remains fresher. When the pedicure is finished, the water is drained properly and the chair is ready for the next client reducing the spread of germs and bacteria.
Does my pedicure chair need a discharge pump?
The rule of thumb is if you need to push the water out above 3 feet then you need a discharge pump. Also, if you’re in the basement you will need a discharge pump.
Considering the purpose the pump serves, answering this question is essential before you purchase the right pedicure chair for your salon. Without the proper drainage apparatus in place, you could be facing major challenges from health and safety inspectors.
What is a discharge pump?
This is the pump that you depend on to move dirty water from the footspa to a drain so you can discard it properly and prep the chair for your next client. This drain can be located just about anywhere you wish, be it in the wall behind your chair or somewhere across the salon.
The pump does all the work of moving the water from the chair to the drain. So if you do not have a floor drain, a discharge pump is mandatory. A spa or salon with drains installed will usually have them placed next to each pedicure chair in the establishment, at which point gravity moves the dirty water from the footspa into the drain.
But let’s say you can’t install those drains in the floor, you will need to have them placed in the wall behind each of your chairs instead. Since water can only flow downward, the water has no place to go when the drain is in the wall. So the discharge pump is there to move the water from the chair into the drain.
If you don’t have the floor drain in place and you don’t get the discharge pump, it’s going to be very difficult to move the dirty water from the footspa to the drain. In fact, it may not drain at all or it could drain very slowly.
How much weight can a pedicure chair hold?
Most pedicure chairs have a weight limit of up to 350 pounds. Every J&A USA pedicure chair has a similar weight limit threshold. Knowing the restrictions on your pedicure chair is important because exceeding that limit could result in damage to the chair. This can make the chair inoperable and result in fewer profits for the salon.
The weight limit must always be observed for a number of reasons:
If someone exceeding the weight limit of the pedicure chair sits down inside of it, that could be putting undue stress and strain on the chair, especially along the frame. That could significantly damage the product. This damage could be very expensive to repair and you may be left facing a replacement cost of your pedicure chair.
If the individual seated in the chair is over the suggested weight limit, the chair could collapse can injure the client. This could occur when the overweight client is seated in the chair or when another clients sits inside of it after the overweight client has left. This is due to the damage caused to the frame, which would no longer be stable.
Many pedicure chair manufacturers will choose not to honor the warranty provided with the chair should you choose to allow clients who are over the recommended weight limit to sit inside the product. Always be cognizant of the weight limit recommendations that come with your J&A USA pedicure chair to avoid all of these concerns.
What are the best pedicure chairs on the market?
J&A USA pedicure chairs have been named among the top pedicure chairs in the United States. The Lenox LX is the winner of the American Spa Professional’s Choice Award two years in a row, for 2017 and 2018. The entire Lenox line of pedicure chairs have been recognized worldwide for their modern design, contemporary style, and luxurious comfort.
These chairs are some of the most popular best sellers, chosen because they represent the best design and manufacturing processes in the industry. The brand of chair you choose for your salon makes a big difference in terms of quality, functionality, longevity, and the reputation of your salon or spa. Don’t accept anything less than the best. The success of your business could depend on it.