What to Look for in a Walk-In Tub
Before you buy your walk-in tub make sure that the following 5 features are available:
Safety Features and Convenience – Your safety and convenience is the utmost important. Make sure any walk-in tub you are looking for has the following features:
- A no leak door
- Anti-slip tub floor and seat
- Anti-scald technology
- Therapeutic jets and features
- Cleaning system
- Hand-held shower wand
- Heater for constant temperature
- Right or left hand door
- Built-in and wall mount grab bars
- Quick release drain
- Chromotherapy features
- Easy to reach controls
- Less than 4 inch step-up into tub
Warranty – Before you buy make sure that you are covered under a comprehensive warranty paying close attention to the door. One of the best features of a walk-in tub is that the door seals completely when filled with water. Make sure the walk-in tub’s door seal comes with a lifetime warranty.
Local Installation – Does the manufacturer have certified installers in your area? If you have an issue or problem with your walk-in tub installation, you want to make sure that you can easily reach or visit the installer. Ask for testimonials and referrals of customers in your area.
Cost – In today’s economy and at this stage in your life you want to get the most value for your hard-earned dollars. Make sure that installation is included with your purchase. Pay attention to features and convenience options so you don’t end up paying more later.
Manufacturer – Get the best quality and best price by purchasing your tub from a well established and reputable manufacturer. If you want to get the most value look for Made in USA. Also make sure that the company has a long track record, has been in business for a long time, and will be there if you have any issues or problems.