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, 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. 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…show more content… 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 it's own pro's and con's.
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