Your Most Important Considerations when Selecting a Whirlpool Bath
You undoubtedly know about all the wonderful advantages a whirlpool bath has to offer, that’s why you’re thinking about getting one, after all. And it’s a good choice, no question about it. A person who eases himself or herself into the warm water for the first time, enjoying the feeling of warm jets of both air and water against the body, wonders why they haven’t done this before – and the experience is addictive. Having taken a whirlpool bath once, you’re guaranteed to want it again. So it’s understandable that you want one. But there are some things to think about first – just to make sure you’re not going to regret your decision later on. Here are your most important considerations when selecting a whirlpool bath.
Check your bathroom
Whirlpool baths are not the smallest of baths, so you do need some space to accommodate the bath. The best way to go about it is to make a floor plan on paper of your bathroom and see how much space you really have available. Take also into consideration how windows and doors open, as well as the space that is taken up by cabinets and other items. Be sure you have the space and decide the location.
Check the plumbing
Most whirlpool baths are very easy to hook up, so your ordinary plumbing should not be a problem. However, it’s the location of existing pipes that you need to pay attention to. It may limit the possible locations of your bath, or you may have to make a few adjustments.
Check your doors
It’s all well and good to check your bathroom to see if you have enough space for the whirlpool bath, but make sure the bath will fit though the doors, as well (yes, trust me, you wouldn’t be the first to make the mistake of buying a bath that can’t fit through the door).
Think about the features
Whirlpool baths come not only in various shapes, sizes, colours, and designs, but also with a wide variety of features. They will directly influence the price tag.
And of course, there is one more important aspect to consider. Will the design fit with the existing décor? Here’s a little secret: if your bathroom has an old-fashioned or traditional look, you may be better off with an oval or round-shaped whirlpool bath, whilst a rectangular whirlpool bath tends to fit in better with modern and contemporary settings. There’s always a possibility of redecorating, of course, but this would make it harder on the budget. The point is this: we applaud your decision for choosing a whirlpool bath, but choosing the right one for you does require some thought. It’s an important decision, after all.