Included with the Ultra is one (1) reversible end panel for left or right corner installation options and one (1) extension panel kit for 60” alcove installations. Additionally, the Ultra has two removable access panels that allow for easy access to the underlying parts of the tub. All Ella’s Bubbles walk-in tubs have a limited lifetime warranty for shell, door and the frame which can be found in the “Downloads” section of the product page or at the end of the manual.
One of the best and exclusive Ultra features is its Dual Drain Technology (DDT) which consists of two (2) independently operated 2” gravity driven drains. Each drain is outfitted with its own overflow and stainless-steel cable operated drain opener with extended handle for an easier grip. Typical drainage time is approximately +/-80 seconds at ideal in-home plumbing conditions. Having two gravity driven 2” drains not only provides you with quick and reliable drainage, but also acts as a safety feature in case if one drain fails, allowing you to safely drain and exit the walk-in tub. The two-inch drains can be connected using Tee or Y 2” pipe connectors to the standard 1 ½” or 2” house drain. If possible, it is recommended to connect into 2” or 3” house drain for a faster drainage time. Ella gravity driven Dual Drain drains are fast and reliable because they do not require electric pump. Whereas electrical driven drains may fail due to electrical shorts or power outages.
Ella Ultra acrylic walk-in bathtubs are available in either Dual Massage (Hydro and Air) or just with Hydro Massage. Additionally, heated seat and backrest is also an option with either jetting package.
Hydro Massage System
The hydro massage system includes a hydro pump with an in-line water heater, ecofriendly ozone sterilization, hydro massage intensity dial control, strategically positioned hydro jet system for targeted and effective massaging, and an on/off push control. There is also digital controller option available with the dual massage (air and hydro) package, however the on/off push controls are the most popular choice considering the ease of use. The push controls are designed to rise above the deck for easier push to touch for easy on/off action. Smaller digital controller maybe harder to see and operate by the elderly, however that is a great option for people with specific design requirements.
The hydro massage intensity dial control allows you to adjust the strength of the water stream by adding more or less air into the hydro system. The in-line water heater and ozone sterilization automatically engage when the hydro massage push control is pressed down when turning on your jets.
The Ella Ultra has fourteen (14) strategically placed hydro jets in order to deliver optimal therapeutic relief while you bathe. Ten (10) upper seat area fixed flat design jets work to provide relief to your back, hips and thighs. While the four (4) lower area adjustable jets massage your feet and your calves. The specially designed and placed foot area 2 hydro jets are moved all the way down to the floor allowing the bather to be in relaxed position for maximum foot massage enjoyment. Feel free to compare the jetting in our competitor tubs and you will find out that this is another exclusive feature and unique feature available only in Ella’s Bubbles walk in tubs.
The ozone sterilization helps to keep your tub cleaner and clear of bacteria build-up. The in-line water heater helps to maintain the bathing temperature at constant level; however, it does not guarantee your hot water level in the water tank. It is suggested to upgrade to the largest available 75-gallon water heater to assure enough hot water. Please consult with your contractor to assure enough hot water for your walk-in tub.
Air Massage System
The air massage system includes an air pump with a 3-speed variable push control and strategically positioned air jet system for optimal therapeutic relief. A digital controller option is also available with dual massage (air and hydro) package however the on/off push controls are the most popular choice considering the ease of use. The push controls have a raised design for easy push on/off action. Smaller digital controller may be harder to see and operate by elderly however that is a great option for people with specific design requirements.
The Ella Ultra has sixteen (16) air jets strategically placed in order to deliver optimal therapeutic relief while you bathe. These jets are designed flush with the acrylic shell in order to ensure maximum comfort. Six (6) upper seat area jets gently massage your lower back and thighs, and two (2) bidet jets are included as well. Eight (8) floor jets deliver a gentle massage to your feet and legs while you bathe. Sixteen (16) jets in total, all strategically placed to give you the best bathing experience imaginable.
The air massage system also includes the auto-purge feature. This feature engages automatically 20 minutes after the pump has been turned off to purge water out of the air jet lines. The auto-purge will engage automatically and run for 120 seconds to ensure your system is clear and free of moisture and excess water helping to prevent the mildew build up.
Infusion™ Microbubble Therapy (Only available with hydro massage)
Ella Infusion™ MicroBubble Therapy consists of a single microbubble jet connected to a hydro pump and microbubble tank system. The high-pressure hydro pump along with the microbubble tank brakes down the water molecules into billions of tiny bubbles which are then sent out through the single jet, filling your walk-in tub with billions of tiny bubbles, providing you with an unequivocal moisturizing and exfoliating therapeutic experience. These bubbles moisturize and exfoliate your skin while you bathe.
Infusion™ MicroBubble Therapy is a calming experience that offers many added benefits to your bathing experience. It is a process of infusing the pressurized water with billions of micro sized, oxygen rich bubbles. These bubbles whirl around your body to help you rest and unwind. The stimulation of the epidermal layer of your skin can also promote restfulness and the release of muscle tension. Feel your muscles release built up tension as billions of tiny bubbles burst to help clean, exfoliate and hydrate your skin.
- Dual massage – Hydro and Air Massage
- Hydro + Microbubble
When it comes to controls we offer two options: Push Control or Digital Control. Our push controls are easy to use push down buttons that will operate your chosen jetting and any additional features such as the Chromatherapy LED light. The digital control is our more modern option, giving you a digital keypad from which to control your jettings and additional features such as Chromatherapy LEDs and heated seat & backrest. Both are excellent options and provide all the functionality needed to fully enjoy our walk in bathtubs.
Our dual massage walk-in tubs have two air jets in the center of the seat. The U shape pillow is designed to accommodate these two bidet jets. If you want to cover bidet jets, you can utilize the regular seat pillow. This luxuriously thick pillow is incredibly comfortable and can be used as riser or additional seat support in all walk in bathtubs. The interior material is washable and can be removed.
Lifetime limited* warranty on shell, frame, door and parts to original purchaser.
Labor or installation is not covered.
Thermostatic control valve faucet is covered for 1 year due to water quality variations.
Non-Ella brand faucets covered under manufacturers original warranty.
See Downloads for warranty certificate. Ask your sales agent to add the warranty changes to the invoice at the time of purchase.
Ella “Ultra” Walk-in Tub Video
Ella Ultra 4-Fold Screen & Rain Shower Head Column Option
The new shower column with rain shower head and adjustable hand held shower mixer for walk-in tubs is arriving in September, 2020. Please contact sales for pre-orders. 4-fold shower screens are arriving end of July or beginning of August, 2020.