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TopicWalk-in Bathtubs: Finding the Best Choice

  • Sat 28th Nov 2020 - 6:54pm

     

    In the last 20 years, walk-in bathtubs have evolved from a little known concept to a huge industry. The Baby Boomer market demand for a product that is both attractive, safe, and affordable of good quality has encouraged the best bathtub company to be diligent in offering products that consumers are looking for.

     

    One company, the Safety Bath Walk-in Tub, has made it easy for buyers to choose a bathtub that fits their individual needs by offering a wide range of styles. The Safety Bath offers seven different walk-in bathtub models as well as a walk-in shower and bathtub conversion kit. All are available for left or right hand drains. Each has its unique features, so that those who need assistance to enter or exit the bathtub need only come to one place to find the best option.

     

    A recent development has been the addition of a new water jet / hydrotherapy system that includes an in-line heater that keeps the water warm, or both air and water.

     

    (1) Rio all in one: The Rio is an elegantly designed bathtub for those who want a deep soak. It has an external swing door design and is considered the easiest tub to enter the market. It is available in 2 widths, 29 "and 26" widths, and can be purchased as a soccer tub or 16 jet hot air massage tub. Panels are also available if you want to finish the tub all around.

     

    (2) Fairmount: The Fairmount is an affordable priced walk-in bathtub, offering an inswing door that allows easy access to most bathroom floor plans. The Fairmount is available as a soaker tub or as a 16 jet hot air massage tub and optional panels can be purchased to fill the space where a large traditional tub once was.

     

    (3) Panama: Panama offers a wide 32 "out-swing door that allows for easy access and can also be purchased as a soaker tub or 16 jet hot air massage tub. Also optional to eliminate the bathtub area Comes with end panels.

     

    (4) Peace: The Serenity is the original walk-in bathtub and due to its compact size is often chosen by those looking for a smaller tub footprint with less water usage. Serenity is available with a soaker, water jet or 12 jet hot air system.

     

    (5) Stretch: The stretch is a slightly longer version of the sanity and is recommended for those who require extended legroom. This is the perfect choice for someone who is more than 6 feet tall or who has difficulty bending their knees to sit. With serenity, you can choose a soaker tub, water jet, or a 12 jet hot air system.

     

    (6) Solo: The So-Lo is a 5-foot bathtub with a standard entrance. Designed to meet the changing needs of the baby boomer generation, the So-Lo allows for a full length bath or shower without stepping on the bathtub wall. The Solo comes with a safety seat / transfer bench so that the user can sit while bathing or while bathing. Soccer, water jet or 12 jet warm air massage systems are options.

     

    (7) Top: The Supreme was developed for use in long-term care facilities and hospitals, offering less threatened and more respectable baths with ambulance capabilities. These features make it easy for both customers and employees to use. Because Supreme is designed for multiple client use, it offers a San Air hydrotherapy system, a sanitizing system, and a backflow presenter.

     

    (8) Waterton : Many people choose a shower, but balancing in a shower without a seat seems tedious or difficult. Waterton is a universal low-entry shower that will fit any standard bathtub space. It can be purchased from all four sides with or without a wall that will eliminate the 5 ft bathtub occupied area.

     

    (9) Bathtub Conversion Kit: For those who are unable to leave their traditional bathtub, but are difficult to enter and exit the tub, a door insert kit was developed that would convert the existing bathtub into an accessible bathtub. The addition of a custom safety seat / transfer bench makes safe transfer and safe seating in the bathtub a reality.

     

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