Blog, Walk In Tubs
Why the Pros Outweigh the Cons When it Comes to Buying a Walk-in Bathtub
Walk-in tubs from Ella’s Bubbles help make the decision to install a walk-in tub an easy choice.
For many elderly and mobility impaired people, the bathroom can be one of the most dangerous rooms in the home. Climbing in and out of the tub on slick surfaces is dangerous and is when slips and falls are most likely to occur.
Walk-in tubs, built with watertight doors that allow bathers to step into the tub over a low threshold, greatly increase safety before, during and after bathing. With additional features like grab bars, slip resistant surfaces, wheelchair accessible doors and more, walk-in tubs can be a smart investment. However, it’s always a good idea to research the pros and cons and make sure to find the right tub model.
Time spent filling and draining is one such issue considered by many walk-in tub buyers, since the bather must be in the tub while it both fills and drains. This can present the problem getting chilly during wait times. Ella’s Bubbles walk-in tubs come prepared for this issue with features like heated seats and backrests which can be activated prior to bathing to stay warm while the tub fills and drains. In addition, Ella’s Dual Drain Technology allows for speedy draining, brining the long wait time down to under two minutes with ideal plumbing conditions.
Another concern held by those considering a walk-in tub is the temperature control. With all of the other safety features bundled into the tub, something that can’t be overlooked is that fact that controlling temperature of the water while in the tub when it’s filling can be tricky, and potentially dangerous. Bathers may get acclimated to higher than normal temperatures and risk burning themselves or even suffering from heat stroke. Fortunately Ella’s Bubbles offers a Thermostatic Control Valve safety features which prevent spikes and regulates water temperature.
Costs associated with installation and increased water usage is also a concern for many considering walk-in tubs. While each situation is unique depending on existing conditions in the bathroom, Ella’s Bubbles works through these potential headaches through a line of walk-in tubs that come in a variety of sizes and configurations to fit nearly any bathroom while keeping costs as reasonable as possible. Ella’s tubs can be installed above the floor, allowing for existing plumping to stay in place, thus cutting down on installation costs considerably. When water consumption or space is a problem, Ella’s also offers smaller models to fit standard sizes alcoves and use less water than the larger models.
Walk-in tubs come in many different models and configurations to meet the needs of almost anyone and any housing situation. Ella’s Bubbles has been fine tuning walk-in tub design since 2005, improving on what works and eliminating the cons that once turned people away from choosing to install a walk-in tub. Research is key when considering such a major purchase, and Ella’s Bubbles has done much of that research for consumers to help alleviate any apprehension in investing in a safer and healthier future with a walk-in tub.