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Choosing the right whirlpool bath

By mohit
Apr 27, 2017

Whirlpool tubs can bring a spa-like experience into your regular baths. A whirlpool tub features water jets and an electric pump that circulates water for an ultimate relaxation experience. 

Different types of Whirlpool Bathtubs

The whirlpool bathtubs are available in a wide range of colors, styles, sizes, and designs. They are constructed with fiberglass, acrylic or cast iron. Some are also constructed with a blend of the two. There are also a big variety of different configurations for whirlpool tub pumps, recirculation systems, and jets.

There are two basic types of whirlpool tubs:

•    The drop in whirlpool tub and 

•    The alcove style whirlpool tub

The drop in whirlpool tubs can be made in a plethora of shapes, including round, oval, square, heart-shaped, diamond-shaped, and more. 

Things to consider while buying a whirlpool bathtub:

The size and available space

Don’t ever make the mistake of buying a whirlpool bathtub without first measuring the space you have. You must consider the size of the actual whirlpool bathtub itself and the space needed for it to be installed as well. Make sure it fits properly and that you can still move around comfortably. 

The plumbing

The proper plumbing of the whirlpool bath tub is important. You have to connect the whirlpool bathtub to the appropriate piping and fix the motor box properly. Consult a professional plumber for specifications and for getting the whirlpool bathtubs installed.

Important Safety Information Concerning Whirlpool Tubs

When purchasing a whirlpool tub be sure to take into consideration any safety issues. It is important to consider the shape and the size of the bathtub. Make sure that you get in and out of the whirlpool tub with ease. 

You should be well aware of the safety of the children. It is also important to note that the high velocity of water in a whirlpool tub can affect those with certain medical conditions.