A walk-in tub is a bathtub where you walk in through a door, fill in the water and then take a bath. A specialist is needed to install these types of bathtubs. They have components such as modifiable bubble jets, handrails, flexible shower heads and inside-the-tub seating. There are several models of the walk-in tubs in the market.
The dimension and figure are affected by the design of the door. Door can swing inwards or outwards. A small bathroom needs a door that swings inwards to save on space. Some walk-in tubs are also moveable.Most models come with a height of about 37 to 47 inches. The thickness is likely to be 28 to 32 inches while length is roughly 60 inches. The step up height further ranges from four to seven inches. In addition, the tub can be trimmed to fit the available space.
To take a bath, enter and secure the door before turning on the water. You need to wait for the tub to fill with the requirement amount of water for about three minutes. When the temperature of the water is not set right, you have to drain the tub before refilling again. The water also needs to drain before exiting the tub. Water drains out quickly due to their efficient drainage system. They are designed with fast-filling faucets, rapid drains and temperature panels. This however adds to the price of the tub. Walk-in bathtubs cost from about $2,500 to $10,000. Owners can choose customized water heaters for their tubs.
Tubs require other means to eliminate germs from the hydrotherapy jets since they do not use chlorine or other chemicals.They come with an ozone cleaning system that inhibits mould. Walk-in tubs are also designed with a mobile shower head or an adjustable rod with a mounted shower head. Installations take a significant chunk of the cost. Optional pieces that come with the tab are: a neck rest, acrylic-model tiles, tub-extender and wall surround.
Warranties for these tubs are listed below:
- Water-tight seal with a lifetime warranty
- Tub and faucets with limited lifetime warranty
- Water pumps, heaters and blowers with a 10-year limited warranty
- Hydrotherapy with a one year warranty for the parts