What to think about and consider when purchasing Pedicure Spas

When you start shopping for pedicure spas online, it might be overwhelming to search from many different pedicure chair companies and 100s of different models. I would like to share my thoughts on how I would purchase pedicure spas.

  • Local codes.
  • What is my budget?
  • What color theme am I going for?
  • Searching Online.
  • If necessary, is it worth it to get something that will increase my budget?
  • Purchasing Pedicure Spa and After Sale Support.
  • What to expect on delivery.

Local Codes

It is especially important that you talk to your contractor, local building inspector, or even your board of cosmetology about what code(s) you will need to meet to open a nail salon. I have seen salon owners who must build their salons and had to start over from scratch because they did not set up to meet local or state codes. Not meeting local and State codes will give major setback and cost to redo the salon to meet codes. It’s best to obtain a manual and talk to your contractor about plumbing, electrical, and ventilation.

Back Flow Preventer

As one of the codes for salons, all the furniture or products with hot and cold-water connections will require a backflow preventer.


What is the purpose of a backflow preventer?


Backflow preventers are essential devices installed on pedicure chair water lines to prevent contaminated water from flowing back into the drinking water supply.


All Continuum pedicure chairs are built with a backflow preventer, there will be some county or city that requires their own regulated backflow preventer.


If you own or are planning to open a nail salon, it's important to be aware of ventilation requirements in your state. In some cities and counties, having proper ventilation is becoming part of the code for nail salons. For example, in New York and Florida, all new salons and salons under renovation with permits are required to have ventilation setups (be sure to check your state government website for more details).

The ventilation code requires that the pedicure spa and nail table be connected to a blow-out system or the HVAC to blow air out of the salon. It's important to note that the air cannot be recirculated, as this can lead to a buildup of harmful chemicals and fumes.

Proper ventilation is crucial for the health and safety of both salon workers and customers. Without proper ventilation, harmful chemicals and fumes can build up in the air, causing respiratory issues and other health problems.

To ensure that your salon is following ventilation requirements, it's important to work with a licensed HVAC contractor or ventilation expert. They can help you design and install a ventilation system that meets code requirements and provides a safe and healthy environment for everyone in your salon.

By taking the time to properly set up ventilation in your salon, you can not only comply with regulations but also provide a safer and more comfortable environment for your workers and customers.

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Lastly, it is important to note that in most cases, the ventilation system for the pedicure spa will be located next to the footrest, within twelve inches of the working area. This ensures that the fumes and odors are removed directly from the source, providing the most effective ventilation possible.


Table Fan Connected to Duct to Vent Contaminated Air Outside.

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This is a link to New York Salon Owners’ How-To Guide for Ventilation.

Drain Pump

It's important to note that not all buildings may require a drain pump. While it's not a code requirement, it's always a good idea to ask your contractor if a drain pump is necessary for your unit.

If you're setting up a pedicure spa, you'll need a drain pump if the center of your drainpipe is higher than the center of the pedicure spa drainpipe. To ensure that you have the correct measurements, it's a good idea to measure and record the height of your drainpipe so that you can inform your distributor.

By being proactive about the need for a drain pump, you can ensure that your pedicure spa operates smoothly and efficiently, without any unexpected hiccups or issues. So, take the time to assess your building's requirements, and consult with experts if needed, to ensure that you have all the necessary components for your pedicure spa.


If you're in the market for a pedicure spa, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different pricing options available. The lowest price units may seem appealing, but it's important to keep in mind that they often come with minimal options or parts that may be lower quality.

While searching online for a pedicure spa can be overwhelming due to the hundreds of options available, it's important to do your research and find a reputable company that offers pedicure spas in your budget range. If your budget is between $2,900.00 – $3,600.00, you'll be able to find a quality pedicure spa that meets your needs on the lower side.

When searching for a pedicure spa, it's a good idea to talk to a distributor who is knowledgeable in the field. A distributor who has been in the business for a long time will be able to give you the best options for your budget, as well as help you find a pedicure spa that matches your preferences and taste.

While it may be tempting to go for the lowest-priced option, it's important to remember that investing in a quality pedicure spa can save you money in the long run by reducing maintenance and repair costs. So, take the time to do your research, talk to experts, and find the best pedicure spa for your budget and needs.

What color theme am I going for?

If you've already picked out the color scheme for your salon, you're off to a great start! The next step is to find a pedicure spa that complements your chosen color palette. One tool that can be incredibly helpful in this process is Pinterest.

Searching Online

If you're in the market for a new pedicure spa, the process of finding the right one can be overwhelming. With so many different manufacturers and models available, it can be hard to know where to start. That's why it's important to do your research and get recommendations from trusted sources.

One of the best ways to find a reputable pedicure spa manufacturer is to ask your nail supply distributor. These distributors often have relationships with manufacturers and can provide valuable insight into which companies offer high-quality products and reliable after-sale support. Keep in mind that some distributors may not sell furniture, so you may need to ask around to find one that does.

Once you've narrowed down your options, it's important to take a close look at each manufacturer's website. Look for details about the materials used in their products, the features offered, and the warranty and after-sale support policies. You may also want to read reviews from other salon owners who have purchased products from the manufacturer to get an idea of their overall satisfaction.

It's also worth considering whether it's worth it to invest in a more expensive pedicure spa. While it may increase your budget initially, a higher-quality spa may save you money in the long run by requiring less maintenance and repair. Additionally, a higher-end spa may provide a better customer experience, which can lead to increased business and profits.

When it comes to delivery, it's important to be prepared for what to expect. Depending on the manufacturer and the size of the spa, the delivery may involve a freight company and may require assembly. Make sure to ask the manufacturer about delivery options and any assembly instructions or requirements. Continuum pedicure chairs are designed to be shipped fully assembled, which means you won't have to worry about spending hours putting the chair together or hiring a professional to do it for you. This can save you time and money and ensure that your spa is ready to use as soon as it arrives.

In conclusion, purchasing a pedicure spa is a significant investment, and it's important to take the time to research your options and find a reputable manufacturer. By getting recommendations from trusted sources, reviewing manufacturer websites, and considering factors like budget and delivery, you can find a spa that meets your needs and provides a wonderful experience for your customers.

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