Whirlpool bathtubs or popularly known as Jacuzzi bathtubs, named after the popular brand of the same name, take the bathing experience to the next level. They use air or water jets that give you that relaxing feeling of being massaged while soaking in the water. A whirlpool bathtub is a good addition to your bathroom, especially if you love long, soothing baths. To ensure that you get the best bathtub, here are some of the factors to consider when choosing one.
Location of the Bathtub
This is one of the most important things to consider not only when choosing a whirlpool bathtub, but any kind of bathtub. Decide on where you will place it so you can be sure of the size of bathtub to choose. You want to make sure that it fits where you want it to be installed. This will also determine the style or shape that will work in your bathroom.
Whirlpool baths also come in varying materials, as well as weight. It’s vital that you know not only the weight of the bathtub, but also its total weight once it is filled with water. This is to determine if your house structure can safely carry the weight, especially if it will be used on the upper floors of the house.
Style or Type
There are various styles or types of whirlpool bath. Corner bathtubs typically have two sides that are open and secured against the wall. The other sides can be curved or closed in straight sides. Drop-in baths are either raised or sunk into the floor. This gives a stylish look that is not commonly seen in typical bathrooms. Recessed on the other hand has one finished side, with the other three being open and secured to the wall. The last one is the freestanding whirlpool bathtub. This is a built-in bathtub that is almost ready for use, aside from minor plumbing and electrical work.
Location of the Drain
The location of the drain is important, as it should be within reach. You will need this to drain the water from the bathtub once done. Most of the built-in bathtubs only require minor plumbing work, so they can be used sooner.
Wiring in the Bathroom
Aside from plumbing, the wiring in the bathroom is also important, as this is needed to connect the water or air jets, as well as the heating feature of the bathtub. Hire an expert electrician to do this.
Whirlpool bathtubs also come with other features, including headrests, underwater massage systems, lighting, and more. Explore your options to ensure that you get the best one that meets your needs as well as your wants.