Introducing the New Swash 1200 Luxury Bidet Seat
Swash 1200 New Features
- New design specifically geared for North American toilets
- Hidden pocket for water and power connections
- Illuminating Cool Blue Nightlight
- Programmable user settings
- One-touch auto mode
Swash 1200 Additional Features
Toilet Fit Guide
FITTING A SWASH TO YOUR EXISTING TOILET
|Measure the distance between the bolt holes. The space must be between 5¼ inches and 8 inches.||Measure the distance from the center of the bolt holes to the toilet tank to ensure proper clearance. There must be at least 1½ inches of clearance.*|
Measure the distance from the bolt holes to the front of the toilet bowl to determine if you have a round or elongated fixture.
If your measurement is 18" – 19½" order an Elongated Swash
If your measurement is 16" – 17¾" order a Round Swash. (note: CL825 is not available in a Round model)
* Is the distance from the center of the bolt holes to the toilet tank less than 2 inches?
The Swash may extend slightly over the front edge of your toilet bowl.
Measure the distance from the front of the toilet tank to the front of the toilet bowl.
If this measurement is less than 20½ inches, consider purchasing a Round size to reduce the amount the seat extends over the front edge, even if your fixture is elongated.
FITTING A SWASH TO A NEW TOILET
If you've decided you'd like to install the Brondell Swash on a new toilet, we recommend you find a toilet that matches your size, budget, design, performance, and height requirements. Once you find your toilet, use the toilet manufacturer’s spec sheet and the diagram below to calculate whether it is compatible. If the value of “D” is greater than 1-1/2 inches, the toilet is compatible with your Swash.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your new toilet, below is our “Best Of” list. Please note, Brondell has not used any of these toilets and is not responsible for the performance of these toilets. Brondell has no affiliation with the manufacturers listed below:
- Best High End: Toto Drake II Two-Piece toilet
- Best High End Concealed Trap Away Toilet (Skirted): Toto Legato One-Piece high-Efficiency*
- Dual Flush High End: Toto Connelly Close Coupled toilet, 1.28GPF & 0.9GPF
- Dual Flush and Budget-Friendly: Glacier bay 1-piece High Efficiency Dual Flush Elongated Toilet in White
- Wall-Hung: Toto Maris (Because this toilet uses an In-Wall Tank System, your plumber will need to provide an accessible ½” water supply connection for the bidet)
Swash 1200 Installation
Installing your Swash 1200 Luxury Bidet Seat is easy! If you have questions, or run into any problems, contact our Customer Service department at 888-542-3355
Swash S300, S900, CL825, S1000, S1200, S1400, SE400, and SE600 Bidet Seats must be plugged into a standard GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt) outlet. The GFCI outlet is generally required in bathrooms, kitchens, and near sources of water. Swash and LumaWarm users typically need an outlet within three and a half feet of the toilet fixture; though running an extension cord is perfectly acceptable as well (see below). We recommend a minimum of 15 amps for the circuit for the Swash Bidet Seat.
NOTE: The Swash Ecoseat, PureSpa and FreshSpa bidet attachments, and CleanSpa bidet sprayers do not require an electrical outlet in the bathroom.
If you don't have a GFCI outlet in the bathroom, you can easily purchase an inexpensive GFCI adapter online at Amazon.com or at your local hardware store
While we recommend installing a dedicated outlet near your toilet fixture, If you need to use an extension cord with an existing outlet, we suggest you use the shortest cord length available. The extension cord should only be a 3 prong heavy duty cord that can handle a 15-20 amp load with a gauge of 10-12. You may want to use a cord concealing kit.
Installing a New GFCI Outlet
An optimum outlet placement would be behind the toilet fixture on the right or left hand side depending on which product you purchase.
To find a licensed electrician in your area, please use our preferred partner eLocal.com by clicking on the link below:
The Swash is compatible with over 98% of residential fixtures in the United States. All that is required to hook your Swash up to water is a toilet fixture with a tank. Wall-mounted toilets require a separate water connection to be added in the bathroom in order to provide water for the Swash.
The Swash includes everything that you need to plumb it into the water supply of your current toilet fixture. In the rare case that your water supply line is inflexible you will have to purchase a flexible water line to complete the installation. A t-valve (shown) provides the Swash with a continuous flow of clean water to use for washing.
Hiring a Plumber
To have your Swash professionally installed or have plumbing work completed, please use our preferred partner eLocal.com by clicking on the link below:
Swash 1200 Features
Brondell Swash Advanced Bidet Seat FAQs
- General Info
- Installation and Fitment
- Using Your Swash
- Special Features & Functions
- Medicare & Medicaid
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. Unlike traditional versions, it has a heated seat and delivers a warm-water wash with temperature, pressure, and nozzle position adjustability. 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 push of a button with a wireless remote control.
What are the differences between the Swash models?
A model comparison chart detailing the differences between models can be found HERE.
Where is the Swash manufactured and serviced?
The Swash is manufactured in Korea. All of Brondell’s products are serviced in San Francisco, CA, USA.
What is your Return and Warranty policy?
When will I receive my order?
- Pre-orders of the Swash 1200 will ship the week of April 24th 2017
- Orders typically ship the next business day
- US orders ship from our warehouse in Effingham, IL and typically ship via UPS Ground unless otherwise specified
- Delivery times vary, but usually are between 1-6 business days depending on distance from the warehouse
- Brondell ships orders directly from our warehouse in Toronto, ON to destinations within Canada
INSTALLATION AND FITMENT
Will the Swash bidet fit my toilet?
Toilet Fit information can be found HERE.
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. View the Swash Installation Video HERE.
I have a skirted toilet with no access to the tank or the toilet seat mounting bolts of my toilet. How do I install the Swash?
The Brondell Swash comes with all of the plumbing and mounting hardware necessary to install the bidet on a traditional toilet. However, many modern toilets have sleek designs intended to cover and camouflage plumbing connections, which makes a typical installation difficult or impossible. For this, we recommend using our alternative T-valve option, found HERE. The T-valve will connect at the shut-off valve at the wall instead of under the toilet tank. If your fixture also only has top-side access to the mounting bolts that hold the seat to the toilet, you will likely need top-mount hardware, found HERE.
What are the plumbing requirements of the Swash?
Plumbing Requirements can be found on the "INSTALLATION" tab on each product page.
Do I need an electrical outlet?
The Swash 1200 does require an electrical outlet, operating on a standard 120 volts AC. You will need a three-prong GFcI 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. For more information, see the "INSTALLATION" tab on each product page.
How much electricity does the bidet use?
The Swash 1200 uses 1200 watts when heating and spraying water. When not spraying water but the seat heater is on, power consumption is 60 watts. Additional information on Electrical Requirements can be found on the "INSTALLATION" tab on each product page.
How long is the power cord? What side of the bidet is the power cord on?
On the Swash 1200, the power cord extends from the left side of the bidet when facing the toilet. The power cord for every Swash model is 3.5 feet long.
I don’t have electricity in my bathroom and don’t want to run an extension cord. What kind of bidet options do I have?
What are the interior hole dimensions of the bidet seat?
The interior hole of the elongated-size Swash is 11.5”L x 8”W. The interior hole of the round-size Swash is 10.75” x 8”.
Is your Swash compatible with seat elevators or toilet seat risers?
The Swash is compatible with some Carex brand risers, found HERE.
What colors are available for the Swash?
The Swash 1200 is available in white only. If you are looking to match your new Swash with an existing toilet, our color recommendations for American Standard, Kohler, and Toto toilets are as follows:
- American Standard: White
- Kohler: White
- Toto: Between Colonial White and Cotton (not a perfect match)
USING YOUR SWASH
How do you operate the Swash?
The Swash 1200 is operated by a remote control which can be mounted on the wall or the side of the toilet.
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, or who 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 of the Swash 1200 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 to the low setting until the seat sensor is triggered by a user.
What is the duration of the wash?
Pressing the ‘REAR’ or ‘FRONT’ button on the remote control starts the 2-minute wash cycle. Pressing this button once again at any point in that cycle starts the 2-minute cycle from the beginning. The ‘STOP’ button will stop the cycle at any point.
How long does the warm water last?
The Swash 1200 uses an instant ceramic heating system that provides "endless" warm water washes.
What is the difference between the front and rear washes?
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 inside 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.
Is a Swash safe and reliable?
The Brondell Swash 1200 is ETL-, CSA- (Canada), and UPC-certified (US) and comes with a three-year limited 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.
What is the weight limit of the Swash?
The Swash Lid has a weight limit of 270 pounds. The seat part has a weight limit of 330 pounds.
SPECIAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
What is EcoMode?
Eco Mode only affects the seat heating part of the bidet. Ten minutes after the seat is no longer in use, the bidet senses no one is sitting on the bidet and will go to EcoMode. If the seat temperature is set to Medium or High, the seat temperature will drop to LOW. If the seat temperature is on LOW or OFF, there will be no change. Turning off Eco Mode will enable the seat to be on the MEDIUM (Pink) or HIGH (Red) temperature setting even when the user isn’t using the bidet and will be the desired temperature when the user sits down on the seat. Instructions for canceling Eco Mode can be found in the Special Operations section of the Owner’s Manual.
Why is it that when my child tries to use the bidet it doesn’t work?
You may have noticed that the bidet will not work unless someone is sitting on the seat. The sensors on the Brondell Swash seats are not weight sensors, but moisture sensors that know when they have made contact with skin. To use the bidet with kids, we recommend turning off this sensor. Instructions for canceling the Seat Sensor Lock Mode (or turning off the seat sensor) on your Swash can be found in the Special Operations section of the Owner's Manual. Alternatively, if you don't want to turn off the sensor, you might be able to have your kids hold their hand on the seat to trip the sensor. If you imagine the tank of your toilet is 12 noon, the sensor is at about 4 o'clock. If they hold their hand here, the bidet sensor will be activated and the bidet will operate.
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 Swash features 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 is cleaned on a regular basis as needed.
What are bidet filters? How often should they be replaced?
If your home uses hard water, well water, or softened water, we recommend using an external bidet filter. The bidet filter should be changed every six months. Installation and purchase information can be found HERE.
MEDICARE AND MEDICAID
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 a medical condition that a hygienic bidet toilet seat can help, then your doctor may be able to prescribe a Swash bidet for you and you may be eligible to receive insurance coverage for it.
Why Are Brondell Products the Best?
Quality - Brondell products are made of the highest-quality materials available. From the most durable internal components to the highest standards of manufacturing, we work hard to bring you the best product available at an affordable price. We test every single item that comes off our production lines to ensure it works like it's supposed to - the first time, and every time.
Features - Compare our list of features for any one of our products to any similar product, and you'll see that Brondell delivers the most and best features for the lowest price. Unlike some of our competitors who list many features at suspect prices (a combination that almost always results in poor quality and inadequate customer and product support), Brondell offers the most possible features without ever comprising our own or our products' integrity.
Experience - Brondell is a leading innovator in the home and bathroom appliance category. We have been manufacturing and selling high-quality bidet seats and home products since 2003, and have several generations of product experience and customer feedback to best guide our designers. Our product & company reviews are a testament to this.
Peace of Mind - Purchasing a bidet product or home appliance can be a confusing and complicated process, especially with so many brands and features to choose from. Invest in a quality product and you will end up not only saving money, but time and frustration as well. Rest assured, with Brondell you are making the best choice possible for overall product quality, features, value, and - most importantly - support. Call us, shoot us an email, or contact us via live chat on our website - we are here if you ever need us.