What you need to consider before buying a walk in bath
Taking the challenge out of bathing
Bath accidents are common with older people or people with reduced mobility. Many bathroom accidents involve older people slipping and falling because they have difficulty getting in and out of bathtubs.
Walk-in baths drastically reduce the chances of them getting hurt. They are safer for the old, and some of them even have provisions for sits.
Are you thinking of getting a walk-in bath? Here are five things to consider before swiping your credit card.
Walk-in baths are designed to look like traditional bathtubs. So they come in the same sizes as them, which make it easy when one needs to get a walk-in bath. In addition to the conventional bathtub size, walk-in baths also come in different shapes and sizes to accommodate people’s choices. This means that you can always get a walk-in bath that is suited to your preferences.
2. Quality and Warranty
Quality products often go hand-in-glove with warranties. Manufacturers feel safer offering warranties on products that are of high quality. When buying a walk-in tub, it’s essential to consider the quality of the bathtub.
The important warranties to look out for include warranties on the tub, the door, and a lifetime leak-proof warranty. If all these three are present, then it’s a vouch for the bathtub’s quality. It also wouldn’t hurt to look up customer reviews - what better way to know if it is as good as it says than reading reviews made by people who have bought and used the product.
3. Drainage Time
The amount of time it takes the tub to fill up or drain is another thing to consider before purchasing a walk-in bath. It’s important because unlike traditional baths, walk-in baths have to drain and fill up while the person is still inside.
To make this easier on the users, some walk-in baths have a quick fill and drain technology that reduces the time for such tasks.
You might also want to check out the reviews from people who have bought and used the walk-in baths as well. You’ll get a better idea of what the fill/ drain time is.
4. Type of Walk-in Bath
There are different types of walk-in baths, and you need to consider what type you want before purchasing one. Walk-in baths are grouped in the following categories;
Standard or Bariatric: The standard walk-in baths are for people who weigh less than 300 pounds and the Bariatric, for people who weigh more.
Soakers or Therapeutic: Therapeutic walk-in baths have all sorts of enhancements, including aero-therapy, hydrotherapy, and aromatherapy. Soakers are regular walk-in baths.
Step-in or Wheelchair Accessible: Step-in wheelchairs have a lower threshold to accommodate the wheelchair.
5. Type of Door
Walk-in baths either have inward opening or outward opening doors. Inward opening doors will be the best option if you haven’t got a lot of room in your bathroom. They also don’t make for the smoothest entrance and exit to the bathtub. Outward opening doors, on the other hand, making inward and outward movement easier.
Finally, after you’ve considered these five factors and you’ve made your choice, take a look at our walk-in baths. They are manufactured with the best materials making them durable and of high quality. We also offer great warranty offers, so visit us today.
When buying a walk in bath, it’s best to have professionals handle the installation. At Aquability, we have fully trained installers that would install the most beautiful and functional walk in baths within a day, with no mess and no fuss*.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements and we’ll provide a free quote. Please call free on 0800 316 0115.
* based on straight forward fitting
**not in conjunction with any other offer