This is the isolation switch I take it you are talking about and not the
normal functional switching one?
If so, somewhere in Zone 3 or outside would be ok for a normal switch,
as long as it is not going to get splashed.
nafuk wrote in
Haven't got one in the current house, but did have until last
The FCU was in the airing cupboard, and the supply ran from there
under the floor to the pump, mounted under the bath. The user switch
on the side of the bath operated a piston which was linked by PVC
tube to a pneumatic switch on the pump. [Aside: the airing cupboard
had two FCUs, one for the immersion heater, one for the Jacuzzi
Slightly OT: Having had a whirlpool bath (it came with the house) I
wouldn't personally recommend them. Over time, the tubes/pipes/pump
become filled with stale water, soap scum, hair, assorted slime etc.
Because the pipework is at the lowest point beneath the bath, it can
never be satisfactorily pumped out. Fine when it's new, but not IMO
after a few years. I did once see Aggie + friend (you know, the TV
cleaning ladies) recommending a good clean using dishwasher tablets.
Also I remember one of the younger offspring playing with a
polythene bag in the bath (sort of water bomb - you know what lads
are like) and the bag being sucked into the pump inlet. Then I had
to dismantle the pump to free the impeller. Lots of fun that, as the
side of the bath was not planned to be removable. Access to the
plumbing was from inside the airing cupboard, which although tight
was workable. Access to the pump was something else.
Almost forgot - what most amused the kids was the *amazing* quantity
of bubbles that can be generated with a generous helping of shampoo
in the bath water + whirlpool action. By amazing, I mean several
feet deep on the bathroom floor... But don't let me put you off :)