Choosing a whirlpool bath can be said to be a lot easier nowadays, what with the many choices on offer. But aside from thinking about the whirlpool bath’s size, its weight, the plumbing and pipe work, and so on, there are three other things that may well affect your decision. These are how often you will use it, what works with your existing design, and what additional features you really want. Here’s what you need to know about these three key factors before you choose your whirlpool bath.
When do you get to use it?
As you know, there are plenty of choices when it comes to whirlpool baths, especially in regards to sizes, shapes, configurations, designs, and features. But you have to choose a whirlpool bath that suits your lifestyle. You can’t just choose one that you like or looks good and be done with it. If you’re a couple, for example, you may want to consider a whirlpool bath big enough for two, such as a corner whirlpool bath. If you have young children, you may want some additional safety and maintenance features. if you like spending hours in the bath, then you may want to consider some more advanced features, especially if you’re planning to use the bath more than just a few times every month.
If you know that you aren’t going to be able to use the bath on a regular basis, you can opt for a bath with air jets rather than water jets. With air jets, you can drain the bath and turn the air jets on again to dry it up. But with water jets, there is often no option like this, so some water may remain in the pipes and encourage the growth of mould or bacteria.
What design should you choose?
When it comes to design, there are plenty – but the design you choose should be a reflection of your own taste and personality as well your home or bathroom’s theme. The standard whirlpool bath is often one with an oval shape, but there are now sleeker rectangular shapes that are more modern. You also have to think about not just the bath’s design and shape, but the design of the bath fillers and taps. The decking should also reflect your personality and theme, whether you opt for wooden decking or surrounds (more traditional), tile, natural stone, or solid surface, which has a more modern look.
There are many features you can choose to have, such as arm rests, grab bars, and inline heaters. An inline heater can be a great choice, and some people also like the relaxing appeal of bubbles rather than the intensity of jets. The key is to get to know as many features as you can so you can choose the ones which appeal to you most.
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