How to Choose the Right Whirlpool Bath for You
So you’ve decided you’re going to treat yourself to a whirlpool bath, you’ve educated yourself on all the benefits of having one and you’ve got a rough budget in mind… now you’re probably wondering how you’re supposed to go about choosing the one that works for you and has all the features you’re looking for. If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Below is our guide on how you can go about choosing the best whirlpool bath for you and the things you need to consider to ensure you enjoy your bath now and in many years to come.
How much space do you have?
First things first, you need to figure out how much space you have in your bathroom to determine what size of tub you go for.
Carefully measure the space in your bathroom where you’re planning on putting your whirlpool bath. Make sure you take the tubs full dimensions into consideration, not just the interior measurements.
It’s also worth considering the bigger picture at this point. No doubt you’ll want to keep your toiletries and towels nearby, so where are you planning to store them? Working out these smaller details can help you make a better-informed decision the size of tub you choose.
Whereabouts are your electrical lines located?
Now that you’ve figured out what size tub you need, you need to consider your bathroom’s current plumbing situation. Whirlpool tubs need to be connected to water lines, so it’s a good idea to know ahead of time if this process is going to be quick and easy or whether it will be a bigger job.
So, before you make your final decision on your whirlpool bath, check the plumbing specifications of the model you’ve chosen and ask a plumber for their advice too! You’ll also need to make sure your electrical lines are in a good location and powerful enough for your tub.
Are you prepared to carry out regular maintenance?
Whirlpool bathtubs do require more cleaning and maintenance than regular baths. This is because water is pulled down into the internal plumbing system which is then re-circled back into the tub. This process makes it easy for the pipes to get clogged.
While cleaning out your whirlpool is really easy, you do need to do it fairly regularly with a cleaning solution and hot water.
What are your design and feature preferences?
Now we’ve got the more boring aspects out of the way, we can focus on the aesthetics of your whirlpool tub. The good news is, there are actually a lot of options to choose from…
- Do you want your hot tub to look elegant and modern, or would you rather go for a more contemporary look and feel?
- What colour acrylic would look best with your bathroom colour scheme?
- Do you want different coloured LED lights in your bathtub?
- How many jets would you like? And what colour do you want your jets to be?
There are so many options when it comes to choosing your whirlpool bath, asking yourself these questions can help to narrow down your options.
Now that you know the criteria for choosing the right whirlpool bath for you, take a look at our product range where you can find a whirlpool bath to suit your needs and requirements.