A lot of careful thought and decision will go into picking out the perfect bathtub for your home. This will involve comparing features, finding the tub that’s the right size and deciding if you want air jets or whirlpool jets in your bathtub. You may also consider purchasing a walk in bathtub, which may come with one type of jets or both. The possibilities are endless; the good thing is that many of your decisions will be guided by your needs and wants.
How do you know if you should look at bathtubs with air jets or whirlpool jets or both? A big part of the decision will be based upon personal preference. Both types of jets differ in the way in which they work and the type of massage they deliver to the body. Whirlpool jets deliver a stream of water through the bathtub, which creates a more intense hydrotherapy massage on specific muscle groups. Air jets, on the other hand, deliver warm air into the water in bathtubs to create a more subtle, softer massage. Both types of massage are enjoyable, but which one you would like incorporated into your bathtub is up to you. Of course, some bathtubs come with a combination including both types of jets.
You may want to consider going to a show room that will allow you to try out different types of spa bathtubs in your bathing suit. Otherwise, you can ask a friend or relative with the type of bathtub you’re looking for if you can try out their unit before making your final purchase.
Your purchase will also be influenced by size. The size of the bathtub you buy will depend upon how much space you have in your bathroom for the bathtub, on the number of people using the bathtub and the height of the people using the bathtub. Always measure your bathroom before purchasing a bathtub that may not be the right size for the space you are using. Other factors include whether or not you want a one person or a two person bathtub unit. Two person bathtub units are perfect for those who want to enjoy a relaxing experience with a partner, and one person bathtub units are perfect for those who enjoy their “me time.” Lastly, if someone who will be using the bathtub is especially tall, you may want to opt for a longer unit.
When thinking about sizing and where you will install the bathtub, remember that a bathtub with whirlpool jets and/or air jets needs to be installed in such a way that maintenance can easily be performed on the bathtub. This means that access panels to the motor, etc. need to be easy to reach.
With walk in bathtubs, you can shop for a model with the combination of whirlpool jets and air jets you want, and it comes with grab bars, textured bottom, a door and reduced the chance of falling in the bathroom.
At SteamShowersInc.com, we are happy to help you in creating the bathroom of your dreams. Call us today at 800-304-3598 to learn more about our bathtubs.