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Ice Bath & Chiller

  • Can I place my chiller and the cold plunge indoor or outdoor?
    Certainly, you can position them either indoors or outdoors. However, it is recommended to place them under shade. If that is not feasible, ask TECKWAVE to make you a wooden box to place the chiller inside to protect it from direct sunlight or rain.
  • Do I have to run my chiller 24/7?
    No, With the TECKWAVE app, you can schedule your chiller to activate approximately 3 hours before your intended plunge. It is recommended to allow the system to circulate for this duration on a daily basis, whether or not you plan to use the plunge, to maintain the water in optimal condition.
  • Does the chiller use a lot of electricity?
    The TECKWAVE chillers feature a contemporary cooling circuit design and function within the environmentally-friendly green zone. With power consumption comparable to that of a small fridge, running the chiller for just 4 hours daily before your peak usage hours will result in a unnoticeable impact on your electricity bill.
  • How are the chiller power (0.6hp, 0.8hp...) and its cooling capacity related?
    The chiller's power rating indicates the electricity it consumes from the grid. Generally, within the same brand and design, a higher power rating often correlates with increased cooling capacity. However, the actual cooling capacity is influenced by various factors within the cooling circuit, including the efficiency of the condenser, the heat exchanger, and the overall design. Consequently, comparing the cooling capacities of two chillers solely based on their power ratings may be misleading, as their efficiencies can vary significantly.
  • Do TECKWAVE inflatable tubs get punctured easily or loose air over time?
    Our tubs are crafted from military-grade PVC and drop-stitch cord, setting them apart from typical inflatable items you may have encountered. Resilient to punctures under use, unless deliberately decide to hammer a nail in and puncture them, they maintain their integrity. In the rare event of a puncture, rest assured, we include a patch kit with each tub. Furthermore, any paddleboard or boat shop can easily handle repairs if needed. Each tub undergoes rigorous testing for air leaks before leaving our factory, ensuring they are as reliable as possible.
  • How difficult is it to set up my TECKWAVE chiller & the tub?
    The plunge set is plug and play. The entire setup should be completed in no more than 20 minutes. Inflate the tub, connect the provided hoses by hand, fill the tub, and switch on the chiller!
  • What size cold tub should I choose?
    Standard Tub (132x76x62 cm): For home use and individuals with height of up to 190cm (6' 2") tall, the standard tub is the optimal choice, as it occupies the least footprint in the house and minimizes cooling time. Larger tub sizes necessitate a longer cooling period, however they are well-suited for specific scenarios. Extra Wide Tub (160x85x67 cm): Ideal for very large bodybuilders with broad shoulders and suitable for commercial settings. Extra Large Tub (196x76x62 cm): Perfect for accommodating two individuals for a shared plunge or for someone taller than 190cm. Also suitable for commercial settings. Note that the typical sitting position in a cold plunge involves having your knees slightly bent, unlike the fully extended position used when sitting in a regular bathtub.
  • How long does it take for the cold plunge to cool down with chiller?
    For a standard-sized tub, anticipate a gradual 5-degree reduction in water temperature per hour. Keep in mind that during the summer, on the first day, it may take a few hours to cool down the water. However, in a well-insulated ice bath, the water will maintain its cold temperature. Consequently, on the following day, the cold plunge will quickly reach your target temperature.
  • What does the TECKWAVE app do?
    The TW-ICE30 chiller is entirely managed through the TECKWAVE app. You have the capability to power the chiller on/off, adjust the temperature and ozone settings, and establish a time schedule for the chiller to automatically activate or deactivate.
  • How often do I need to change the water in my cold plunge?
    If you take shower before plunging, you can expect your water to remain clean anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months depending on whether you use any chemical sanitizers or not.
  • Can I replace my ozone generator with a UV light?
    In theory, UV lights have the potential to aid in bacteria eradication; however, in practice, their efficacy is highly contingent on the quality of the lamp. Commercially, UV lights undergo rigorous testing to guarantee their effectiveness, a level of scrutiny not feasible for non-commercial applications.
  • How should I clean my tub?
    It is advisable to use a soft sponge to wipe the inside of the tub on a weekly basis. This helps dislodge any buildup on the walls, allowing the filter to capture it effectively. When it's time to replace the water, ensure to completely empty the tub and clean its interior with soap and water. Allow it to dry thoroughly before refilling.
  • How do filtration & sanitization work in a TECKWAVE chiller?
    Large Metal Mesh: A robust metal mesh is integrated into the chiller, distinguishing it from older models with smaller mesh filters. This design eliminates the need for frequent and regular cleaning. 20-Micron High-Quality Filter Elements: The chiller features high-quality filter elements with a 20-micron rating, effectively separating particles in the water. These filter elements can be easily replaced, ensuring continued optimal performance. Ozone Generator: An ozone generator is employed to produce ozone (O3), which is then introduced into the water. Ozone serves as a potent oxidizing agent, capable of breaking down or converting various substances present in water. This includes organic matter, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants. The ozone achieves this by attacking and disrupting the chemical structure of these substances.
  • Do I need to add any chemical sanitization to the tub?
    The effectiveness depends on several parameters. For occasional use, when you shower before entering the tub, the mechanical filtration and ozone generator prove sufficient. However, if your intention is to replace the water less frequently and extend its use, there are various options available, including Hydrogen Peroxide, Chlorine, or Bromate.
  • Frequency and dosing quantity for Hydrogen Peroxide
    Hydrogen peroxide (HP) is one of the most dependable sanitizers for a cold plunge. As a general guideline, adding 25 ml of 30% HP to your standard size tub weekly is recommended. Additionally, test kits are available to precisely measure the HP concentration in the water for accurate application frequency. The HP concentration should be around 30 to 100 ppm for effective sanitization.
  • Frequency and dosing quantity for Bromine
    Bromine presents itself as another viable option. It boasts greater potency than Hydrogen Peroxide and has a longer half-life. Nonetheless, it is recommended to monitor water acidity. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding concentration and frequency. However, as a general guideline, one Bromine tablet should remain effective in the standard size tub for 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Increase Metabolism & Fat Loss
    Cold exposure has the incredible ability to activate and increase the amount of brown fat in our bodies, leading to improved metabolism, increased insulin sensitivity, and potentially weight loss. Also in the process of warming up, during and after an ice bath or cold plunge, the body expends a large amount of calories that can lead to further weight loss
  • Enhanced Immune Response
    cold exposure can have a profound impact on our immune system. Studies have revealed that subjecting ourselves to the cold can enhance the production of white blood cells, bolstering our body's defence against infections and diseases. By incorporating regular cold plunge ice bath into our routines, we may experience fewer bouts of illness and enjoy a fortified immune response.
  • Mental Rejuvenation
    Ice baths are not only beneficial for the body but can also have positive effects on mental well-being. The shock of cold water triggers the release of endorphins, dopamine and serotonin the body's natural feel-good chemicals, promoting a sense of well-being and relaxation. It is also known as a potent remedy against depression.
  • Reduced Muscle Inflammation
    Ice baths can help reduce muscle inflammation and soreness. The exposure to cold water constricts blood vessels and decreases metabolic activity, which can lead to a reduction in swelling and inflammation. Regular cold exposure has been a game changer for many people. It's a potent, natural painkiller that has been shown to alleviate conditions like Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and arthritis.
  • Enhanced Muscle Recovery
    The cold temperature of the ice bath slows down nerve impulses, reducing muscle spasms and promoting relaxation. This can contribute to enhanced muscle recovery by alleviating tension and promoting a more rapid restoration of normal muscle function. Athletes have long been utilizing cold plunges for faster muscle recovery after intense training or competitions. Renowned athletes such as LeBron James, Christiano Ronaldo, and Novak Djokovic have embraced this practice for years.
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