If you are thinking about buying a walk in tub, there are a lot of aspects you have to consider before buying one.
There are a lot of different models available on the market nowadays, so you may feel a little lost and confused.
First, you need to think about your need; who is going to use it, what are this person´s health problems and so on.
Second, how much money do you have to spend? With this article we will try to help you to find the perfect walk in tub for you.
Let´s start talking about the most important aspect when it comes to a walk in tub; safety. If you want to buy a walk in tub you probably have someone with some kind of disability in your home.
So, the walk in tub must be safe and the person needs to be able to bath alone and feel confident. What makes a walk in tub different from a regular tub is the door located in it. Thanks to the door, the entrance is much easier and safer, so the person is able to do it alone and usually doesn´t need help.
Now let´s move on to the material. If you are already looking for a walk in tub, you´ve noticed that they are made of fiberglass and acrylic. But what is the difference?
Well, comparing both of them, we´ve got to the conclusion that fiberglass is stronger than acrylic. But there´s another thing you have to check beside its material; you have to check to quality of the fiberglass.
Make sure to pick the Marine Grade Gel Coat over the Chinese fiberglass, which has a very poor record. Tubs made of Chinese fiberglass tend to be cheaper, but don´t base your choice on price, because the cheaper may turn out to be expensive in the future.
Some walk in tubs have only a door to distinguish them from regular tubs.
But, of course some of them have great and useful features like air jets or bubbles for a relaxing bath, for example.
If you want both features, air jets and bubbles; make sure to buy a hydrotherapy tub. A hydrotherapy tub offers not only those features, but is also good for your health.
It was proved that hydrotherapy relieves arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, insomnia, and the symptoms of diabetes, MS, MD, and many more.
Now, to finish this article we want you to check the warranty of the walk in tub you are considering buying. Warranty is very important, special the warranty of the door seal.
Because it’s the door seal that maintains the water inside of your tub, preventing it from leaking. And make sure to read about your tub´s installation.
You will need a professional to do it for you, because it requires carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and sometimes more. So, make sure to buy a tub which will be installed by the company.