Buying a whirlpool bath can be one of the most rewarding things you can do. Just imagine being able to enjoy a five-star spa experience at home in no time all from the comfort of your bathroom. But, with so many options to make from brand to size, to jet layout, and more it can be a daunting process. With that in mind, we've put together this ultimate guide for whirlpool bath buyers, designed to bring clarity to your decision-making and make the process as enjoyable as taking your first dip in your new tub.
Are you ready to get started?
We're sure you're looking forward to setting up your new whirlpool bath so you can start enjoying the spa lifestyle at home but there are a few things to keep in mind first. Before you start thinking about a new whirlpool bath, you need to consider the installation of your whirlpool tub. This is especially important if this is your first whirlpool bath, as they tend to be a bit more complicated (and often larger) than a traditional bathtub.
Here are the main things you should consider:
1. Location: Where exactly would you put your whirlpool bath? If you have an existing tub, it makes sense to keep it in the same spot, but if you're renovating from scratch, you have the opportunity to change things up a bit, so give it some thought.
2. Size: This is a factor that bothers many people when buying a whirlpool bath for the first time. Making sure you have enough room for your new whirlpool bath is essential. Consider all the dimensions: height, width, and depth – and make sure you can accommodate the entire bathtub before you get to your door!
3. Bath style: We'll talk more about this in a later part of this guide, but the style of the whirlpool bathtub will affect the installation. For example, you can choose a corner bathtub, a freestanding bath, or even an L-shaped tub. The style and size of the bath you choose will naturally affect the installation, so it's important to keep this in mind.
4. Plumbing and Electricals: Lastly, don't forget that your new whirlpool bath will be useless without both the right plumbing and a power source. If you're not sure about this, be sure to consult a professional, but you should at least know where you are at the major plumbing points (for both the drainage and water supply), as well as the pump's source of electricity.
Choosing Your Perfectly Sized Whirlpool Bath
One of the greatest things about whirlpool baths is you have ample amounts of choice when it comes to size and shape. Unlike traditional baths that stick to the tried-and-true rectangular shape, whirlpool baths offer this and much more than that.
Let's take a look at our most popular whirlpool bath shapes and sizes:
Corner Whirlpool Bathtubs: If you want to save a little space in your bathroom, why sacrifice any of your experience in the process? With a corner whirlpool bath, you can enjoy all the benefits of a whirlpool tub without using up so much space in the room. Check out our range of Corner Whirlpool Baths.
Freestanding whirlpool bath: Looking for the ultimate in high-end luxury? Then a Freestanding Bathtub should be the answer. With an iconic design that epitomizes opulence, freestanding tubs are the perfect focal point for your bathroom. From cast-iron to roll-top designs, there's so much to love about freestanding baths.
At this point, you should have a fairly good idea of what you want your bath to look like, as well as how you will fit it into the available bathrooms. You might think it's time to buy but there are a few more options to consider, and they can make all the difference.
First, let's talk about the jets that power your Whirlpool experience. Without getting overly technical on you, a whirlpool bath works by pumping water out of the bath via a suction plate, sending it through a powered pump, then sending the water back through a jet. It results in a lovely bubbly bath and the incredible therapeutic feeling of jets against your body. If you want to experience the ultimate whirlpool bath, you can adjust the number of jets installed in your whirlpool bath.