Spa Tubs 101: 5 Helpful Tips For Selecting The Perfect Bathroom Jet Tub

Posted on: 8 October 2015

A jetted tub is one of the most luxurious items you could have in your bathroom. Not only does it soothe your muscles and provide deep relaxation, but it also adds beauty and value to your home. The idea of owning a jetted tub is probably exciting, until you begin looking at purchasing one. Buying a jetted tub can be stressful and confusing, but it doesn't have to be. Follow these five tips to help you purchase your dream jetted tub:

1. Have a Seat

The best way to determine whether a tub will provide you exactly what you want is to test it. While you cannot take it home and give a test run, you can sit it in. It might seem odd, but you should always sit in a tub that you plan to buy. Sitting in the tub will give you an idea of the perfect size. It will show you how large it is, how comfortable it is, and whether you can fit another person in it. So have a seat in the tubs when you're shopping, even if it feels weird to you.

2. Know Your Water Heater Capacity

You might want to purchase a very large tub because it's comfortable. However, that might not be very realistic. Large tubs require a lot of hot water, which may not be possible with your current water heater. So when you're shopping, make sure you know the exact capacity of your water heater. This will ensure you purchase a tub that can be filled to the brim with hot water—and not a tub that will only be half-full of hot water.

3. Determine Tub Style

There are various types of jet tub styles. Some may be more comfortable, while others are more practical. If you want your shopping trip to go well, try to have an ideal tub style in mind. There are a few different types of tubs, each with its own pros and cons.

Drop-in and corner tubs are the most common, because they are fairly easy to install. Plus, they offer additional storage and a larger size. Other types of tub styles available include alcove and freestanding tubs. Ideally, you should familiarize yourself with the different types of tubs before you go shopping so you know what you are looking for.

4. Air vs. Water Jets

You should also know what type of jets you want in your tub. There are two main choices: air and water jets. Air jetted tubs are more common, because they are easier to maintain. They also allow you to use oils and bubbles while you're in the tub. Water jetted tubs provide more massage power but require more maintenance. The type you choose will depend on how frequently you use the tub and what type of features you're looking for.

5. Door Size

Finally, make sure you purchase a tub that will fit through door. Otherwise, you may need to break your door to get the tub into your bathroom. So before you go shopping, take measurements of your door, unless you're okay with paying extra for installation.

Jetted tubs, like the hot tubs sold by Arctic Spas & Billiards, can be ideal for any home. If you are interested in purchasing a jetted tub for your bathroom, use these tips to ensure you get a tub that you will enjoy for many years to come.

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