- Swash Features & Functions
- Installation and Fitment
- Using and Maintaining the Swash
- Medicare and Accessibility
What is a Swash?
A Swash is an advanced toilet seat that offers men, women, and children a fresh and hygienic cleansing using two retractable wash wands for posterior and feminine areas.
How does a Swash work?
The Swash replaces your existing toilet seat. Better than a conventional toilet seat, it has a heated seat and delivers a warm water wash with temperature, pressure, and nozzle position adjustability (features vary by model.) Two self-cleaning retractable wands are used, one for the posterior wash and another for the feminine wash. All functions are easily operated at the turn of a dial (Swash 100) or at the push of a button with a wireless remote control (Swash 300, 900 & 1000). The Swash 1000 also includes a warm air dryer for a complete "hands-free" experience as well as a deodorizer and other special features.
Where is the water stored that is used for the bidet wash?
The Swash 100 pulls room temperature water from your existing water line on demand while the Swash 300 has a built in water reservoir of heated warm water. The Swash 900 and Swash 1000 use an Eco-friendly tankless instant heating system that provides "endless" warm water washes.
What is the weight limit of the Swash?
The Swash will support users who weigh up to 330 pounds.
What colors are available for the Swash?
The Swash 100, 300 and 900 are available in white. The Swash 1000 is available in white and biscuit.
Will the Swash fit my toilet?
The Swash fits over 98% of residential toilets. Swash will even fit highly contoured one-piece toilets. If you know the model name or number of your toilet, you can check it against our Swash toilet fit chart on the website. If you do not know the type of toilet you have, a few simple measurements should confirm if the Swash will fit. Simply click here to check the fit measurement guidelines or contact us for additional toilet fit information.
What installation is required?
Standard installation is quick and easy. It involves a few simple steps: shutting off the water valve at your toilet, removing your existing toilet seat, installing the Swash mounting bracket, and attaching the Swash to the bracket and connections. The included T-valve is installed directly below the toilet tank to direct filtered household water to the Swash.
Do I need an electrical outlet?
Our Swash 300, Swash 900 and Swash 1000 do require an electrical outlet. You will need a three prong GFI grounded outlet (e.g., outlet with an internal safety breaker, common in kitchens and bathrooms). If your outlet is more than three and a half feet from the toilet, you will need a grounded extension cord to operate your unit. For those customers interested in installing a new outlet specifically for the Swash, the optimum location when facing your toilet fixture is to the right side of the fixture underneath the toilet tank. The Swash 300, Swash 900 and Swash 1000 operate on a standard 120 volts AC.
How to you operate the Swash?
The Swash 100 is operated by simply turning a dial while the Swash 300, 900 and 1000 control their wash operations by remote control, which can be mounting on the wall or held in the users hand.
Can a Swash be used by children, elderly, and handicapped?
Absolutely! Children love using a Swash and they are wonderful for parents with children who are potty-trained but not yet able to clean themselves. Those who are elderly, have limited mobility or other limitations can especially benefit from using the Swash.
Does the seat stay heated at all times?
The heated seat function on the Swash 300, Swash 900 and Swash 1000 is controlled by the user. It can be set to one of three temperature settings, or simply turned off. The Swash also features an Eco Mode that turns the heated seat function on low until the seat sensor is triggered by a user.
How long does the wash cycle take?
Effective cleansing is generally accomplished in 15 to 25 seconds.
How long does the warm water last?
The Swash 900 and 1000 use an instant ceramic heating system and provides "endless" warm water washes. The Swash 300 is equipped with a warm water reservoir tank, which maintains warm water for the duration of a 45-60 second wash cycle.
What is the difference between the front and rear washes on the Swash 900 and 1000 remote?
The front wash offers a feminine cleanse while the rear wash offers a posterior wash for both men and women.
Do the wands ever "get in the way"?
No, the wash wands are only extended during the cleaning cycle. At all other times they are housed in the unit to avoid being contaminated. As a further safeguard, the wands clean themselves with a high pressure spray of water before and after each use. The Swash 1000 also offers nozzle sterilization.
What maintenance is required?
Swash seats are made of germ-resistant plastic. They can be cleaned with a soft, wet cloth and a mild detergent. For complete cleaning, the Swash300, Swash 900 and 1000 feature a quick release from the mounting bracket. Although Swash wands are self-cleaning, Brondell recommends they be cleaned with a soft brush monthly or as needed. Brondell recommends that the removable mesh filter be cleaned on a regular basis as needed.
Is a Swash safe and reliable?
The Brondell Swash is ETL and UPC certified and Brondell warrants its products for one year from date of purchase, with the exception of the Swash 1000 that includes a limited three year warranty. With proper usage, Brondell products will provide years of reliable use. Owners should read and follow all safety precautions in the literature provided with the product.
Is the Swash covered by Medicare or Medicaid?
You may be able to get coverage particularly with the State level Medicaid , but you should check with your doctor and/or insurance provider for more information. If you have medical conditions in which a hygienic bidet toilet seat can help, then your doctor may be able to prescribe a Swash bidet for you and get some insurance coverage for it.
- Introducing the Swash
- Swash Benefits
- Swash Accessories
- Swash Installation
- Electrical Requirements
- Plumbing Requirements
- Swash Warranty
- Swash FAQ
- Swash Toilet Fit