Whirlpool Tubs


Whirlpool tubs are not like any other ordinary bathtubs. These are capable of giving your bath that “wow” factor. They are great for relaxing the body, especially through targeted muscle massage to relief areas that are stressed.

It is essential to take into account your bathroom’s size. Ascertain that your bath can accommodate the whirlpool tub you want to buy. Since these tubs are meant to be dropped into a deck, it is wise to consider the extra space required.

Sizes, Configurations, and Features of Whirlpool Tubs

2 person jacuzzi tub
Whirlpool tubs usually come in three standard sizes--- 5 ft, 51/2 ft and 6 ft. So long as your bath is big enough to accommodate a large bathtub, then it should accommodate even a two person jacuzzi tub. The two most popular two person whirlpool tubs are EAGO AM124ETL-L and EAGO AM196ETL. The decision of buying a whirlpool does not lie in the size of your bathroom, but also in the configuration of the tub --- how you want the tub to be oriented in your bathroom.

For a medium bathroom, the best decision is to go for a standard-sized tub in a single person and freestanding configuration such as an oval whirlpool tub for example. For the case of a small bathroom, you may want to consider a corner whirlpool tub with a surrounding deck. If space is no issue for you, then you might consider installing a big drop-in whirlpool tub or a standard whirlpool bathtub for two.

The right whirlpool tub for you is the one that fits your lifestyle. If you are looking to soak severally in a week, then it is important to find a whirlpool tub with additional features. These extra features could be an inline heating system or an aromatherapy tub. These options are beneficial to your body when used frequently. On the other hand, if you intend to use your whirlpool tub a few times in a month, then the extra features are not necessary.

Air Jet vs Water Jet

A whirlpool jetted bathtub is meant to provide you with a refreshing experience. However, each uses a different mechanism to serve a unique purpose. Choosing one over the other is a matter of your preference.

Air jetted whirlpool tubs send jets of warm air to specific parts of your body. These jets are sent through many tiny jets that bring forth a rejuvenating air bubble massage. Fragrant bath oils can be used in the air jets to enhance the experience and produce a spa-like atmosphere.

Water jetted whirlpool tubs have fewer jets than their air jetted counterparts. These jets are, however, larger and are arranged strategically to reach different muscles of your body. Water jets can, therefore, be swiveled in various directions to target specific body areas. Water is pumped in and then directed out through the jets at high speed to give the bather a vigorous and therapeutic massage of the muscles. Bath oils, bubble bath, and salts should be avoided in the case of water jetted tubs.

Material Make-up of Whirlpool Tubs

Whirlpool tubs can be made of most of the materials available for the construction of bathtubs. These include fiberglass, cast iron, and acrylic material. Fiberglass is extensively used but has its downsides. Fiberglass tends to be porous, meaning that water leaks into the bathtub. Over time, fiberglass whirlpool tubs are bound to flex at the middle, where the weight is greatest.

Cast iron is another material used in the construction of whirlpool tubs. Another option is to go with an acrylic whirlpool tub. These tubs are not as heavy as the cast iron tubs and are therefore more flexible in installation. They are also good retainers of heat, which is a trait most bathers will prioritize.

Cleaning of Whirlpool Tubs

Depending on the material making up the tub, cleaning may range from easy to hectic. Stained fiberglass whirlpool tubs may be difficult to clean. However, cast iron and acrylic whirlpool tabs are easy to clean, with most home cleaning solutions capable of doing the job. Vinegar is also an excellent disinfectant for these whirlpool tubs.

Whirlpool tubs may have so many features to consider when buying. Let your preference be your ultimate guide. By knowing what you need in a whirlpool tub, the selection process gets easier. We know that buying a whirlpool tub is not the easiest thing to do so if you have any questions feel free to contact our experts via live chat, phone or email. We're here to help.