Few Issues You May Have With A Walk In Tub
A walk in tub is deemed much safer than a traditional bathtub because it offers safety, stability and added protection, thanks to its unique design. In addition to this, most walk in bathtubs already have built-in seats so there’s no risk of sliding down and getting fully submerged when you’re soaking in the water and feeling too relaxed.
A walk in tub is much safer and more ideal for families with elderly members and young children. However, if you’re more used to a traditional tub, you may have a few issues with the special design of this tub with a door. Listed below are issues some folks had brought up about it.
- It tests your patience. Since you already need to be in the tub as you fill it in because you need the door closed, waiting for the water to reach the ideal height or volume can be annoying. Unlike with a traditional tub, you can fill the tub without you in it and do other things. With a walk in tub though, you just sit there naked as you wait for it to fill up.
- Old models of this tub do not have water temperature controls so getting the ideal temperature is also a test of patience especially on a cold day.
- Waiting for the tub to drain is another issue, you can’t get out before the water’s completely drained.
Fortunately, manufacturers of walk-in tubs have come up with solutions to these issues that’s why the latest models on the market are actually quite in demand. The issue with the long fill-up time has been addressed through the integration of fast-filling faucets so waiting time has decreased.
As for the issue of achieving the ideal water temperature for soaking (which is said to be 100 degrees Fahrenheit if you wish to relax aching muscles), walk in bathtubs nowadays have water temperature controls, which do not only condition water released into the tub right away but also maintain the ideal temperature throughout the soak.
Lastly, when it comes to draining time, the newest models have big, fast moving drains so you can get out of the tub much faster and wrap yourself up in a big warm towel (you can count on the towel to be warm because of the steam from your bath).
So, if you’re thinking of purchasing a walk in tub, make sure that the one you settle for has the following features. This way, you can be sure that every soak in your tub is optimally pleasurable.