Dual Drain Technology

Most Ella Acrylic Walk-In Bathtubs include our Dual Drain Technology. Draining a walk in bathtub needs to be fast because a bather cannot exit until all of the water is completely drained. Adding a second drain decreases wait time and adds to the overall experience of the bathe.

Dual Drain Features:

  • Gravity driven Dual Drain System
  • Empties in approximately 80 seconds (under ideal plumbing conditions)
  • Two independent overflow valves
  • Two ADA compatible extension handles

All Ella Acrylic Walk-In Bathtubs include our Dual Drain Technology. Draining a walk in bathtub needs to be fast because a bather can not exit until all of the water is completely drained. Adding a second drain decreases wait time and adds to the overall experience of the bathe.

Dual Drain Features:

  • Gravity driven Dual Drain System
  • Empties in approximately 80 seconds (under ideal plumbing conditions)
  • Two independent overflow valves
  • Two ADA compatible extension handles

A typical bathtub drains slowly as the bather steps out, a process that can take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. However, a walk-in bathtub is different and unique because the door has to remain closed until all the water is emptied. There is also an additional problem to consider, the conventional drain does not offer any protection or backup if it should fail. The solution: A dual drain design that speeds up the process.

Ella Dual Drain Technology consists of two 2” gravity driven drains with four 2” outlets, 2 overflows and 2 openers, allowing a fast, reliable drainage. Two caps are also included to cover up to 2 of 4 ports if needed. The 2” drain outlets can be connected to the standard 1 ½” house drain with a T or Y fitting and piping selected by a professional plumber. The drain pipe configuration and selection of the pipes and fittings is up to the homeowner or licensed plumber. However, for the most efficient drainage, please consider connecting to all 4 ports and to a 2” house drain if possible.

Some may wonder how an Ella brand drain can drain faster even though it’s connected to a 1 ½” house drain using a T or Y fitting. That’s because as the water drains, air is pushed through the 2 overflows creating a vent system and reducing the amount of air bubbles preventing a free flow of the water. As a result, this produces the fastest gravity driven drain in the industry. The average drainage time evaluated by our dealers range from only 50 seconds to a couple minutes based on tub size, condition of the house drain and configurations.

For additional peace of mind, both drain openers are equipped with ADA compatible extension handles for people with arthritis or weak hands. To read more about Dual Drain Technology, click here.

Dual Drain Technology
Conventional 1-1/2″ Bathtub Drain
Pump Assist Drain
Two 2in. drains Check X X
Two overflow valves Check X X
Drains in less than two minutes
(tested time at ideal plumbing conditions)
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(+/- 80 seconds)

X

(10-15 minutes)

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(1-2 minutes)

Needs electrical to operate X X Check
ADA extended handles for easier grip Check X X