If you prefer to take long, hot baths over quick showers, then a whirlpool tub might be perfect for you. These tubs are designed for soaking in comfort while jets of water massage your body. Whirlpool tubs come in different shapes and sizes, so you can usually find one to fit in your existing bathroom. Here are some things to know before you buy your new tub.
Get The Space In Order First
You may need the advice of a plumber, installer, and electrician before you settle on a whirlpool tub. First, you must decide where you want it, and since you'll be taking long soaks, you may want the tub positioned so you can look out a window or have a more attractive view than a blank wall. Then, you have to make sure a whirlpool tub will fit and that the floor will support it. Also, you should find out what plumbing and electrical upgrades might be needed for the tub. For instance, you may need a larger hot water heater to keep up with the demand for hot water to keep you warm during your soak.
Try Out Tubs In Person
Once you know the size and shape of the tub that will fit in your bathroom, take the dimensions to a showroom to find suitable options to buy. Then, sit in the tubs to test them for comfort. You need to try out a tub to make sure it's comfortable for soaking, taking into consideration your body size and shape. If you're going to get a tub for two people to soak in, both of you should test out the tub together. Some showrooms may allow you to actually try the tub when it's full of water, but if not, just stretching out in a tub when it's dry will give you an idea of whether you like it or not.
Opt For A Self-Cleaning Whirlpool Tub
A tub that's self-cleaning blows air through the jets when you're finished soaking so the tub dries out. This cuts down on the amount of cleaning you have to do to keep the tub sanitary and prevent bacterial growth and mold in the jets. Also, think about other features you may want in your whirlpool tub to make it more enticing and useful, such as lights and the type of massage jets.
A whirlpool tub is worth considering when you renovate your bathroom and open up the walls, and it might even be possible to replace your current tub with a whirlpool tub if it can be maneuvered into place through the current doorway. If you don't like the idea of an outdoor spa or if you love to take a long bath every night, then you'll probably love having a whirlpool tub in your bathroom.Share
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