What to Consider When Purchasing a Pedicure Chair
We recommend that you ask yourself, your staff, and others these valuable questions before starting the research on your next pedicure chair.
We recommend understanding the price range of pedicure chairs in the market. Added features and options will make a difference. A good warranty should also figure in.
Ask your technicians for features they would like to have, height adjustments they would find useful and what would make them more comfortable.
Auto Fill: Just turn the water on and walk away. Auto Fill will turn the water off when the bowl is filled to the recommended level.
Magnetic Jet Pipe-less Whirlpool System: A magnetic pipe-less jet is one version of a pipe-less jet. All modern pedicure chairs are pipe-less, meaning they do not use pipes to create the whirlpool effect in the bowl. They are much more sanitary and easier to clean than old-fashioned pedicure chairs. Continuum and LEC pedicure chairs come standard with a magnetic pipe-less whirlpool system. Magnetic motors offer the benefit of using a liner for easier cleaning.
Extra Jet: Jets are easy to clean, but they need to be soaked in disinfectant. If you have an extra jet, you can let one soak while you’re using the other one.
Colors: If you have not picked the colors for your salon, we recommend using our website to change upholstery and finish combinations. Samples are available upon request.
Sizes: We recommend having your room measurements ready when you are shopping for a new pedicure chair. Some units have a much larger footprint than others. If you have any constraints your distributor or manufacturer can help with which model would be the best fit.
Customer Service: Keep in mind both the reputation and location of the company you are purchasing from. Many pedicure chairs look alike, we highly recommend contacting reputable distributors or manufactures. The differences in quality and service will astound you.
Local Codes: It is very important that you talk to your contractor, local building inspector, engineering department or even your board of cosmetology on what code(s) you will need to meet in order to open or remodel your salon. It is best to gather all details early and talk to your contractor about plumbing, electrical and ventilation.
Back Flow Preventer: All furniture with hot or cold water connections require back flow preventers. Most pedicure companies equip the chairs with it, but some counties and cities require their own regulated device.
Ventilation: Having chairs equipped with ventilation capabilities is standard code for salons in certain cities and counties. We recommend that you check your local regulations. The ventilation code may require you to connect your pedicure chairs and nail tables to an HVAC system.
Drain Pump: Some buildings may need a drain pump. Drain pumps are not part of code requirements, but you need to check with your contractor to determine this. If you don't have a floor drain, you will probably need a drain pump. A drain pump for pedicure chairs will be needed if the center of your drain pipe is higher than the center of the pedicure chairs drain pipe. If so, you will need additional power to move the water out. We recommend measuring the height of your drain, so you have it available when you speak to us about possible chairs.
We would love to help you with your search to find the right chair!
Please call LEC at 800-358-8292 with any questions.