Installing a Whirlpool Tub: What to Know

Installing a whirlpool tub can give you a spa-like environment in the comfort of your own home. It’s a dream renovation for many homeowners. But there are key things you need to consider to make a bathtub upgrade work for you functionally and aesthetically. But before you start ripping out your old, grimy tub-and-shower combo, consider a few important factors.

Renovate First, Buy a Tub Later

Even though installing a whirlpool tub might be the crowning glory of your renovation project, choosing the tub should be the last thing you do, not the first. It’s exciting to go to the kitchen and bath showroom and learn more about all the incredible features a modern jetted tub has to offer, but save this for later. Make all the other changes your bathroom needs first and that will narrow down your options, helping you find the right model tub for your space.

Of course, when it does come time to choose a tub, you should always sit in it first before you spend money on it. Make sure it’s a comfortable fit for you!

What Will Fit?

When it comes time to choose a bathtub model, make sure you assess the measurements of the tub thoroughly. Some tubs weigh a substantial amount, so make sure the floor is designed to handle it when it’s full of water and people. You should also make sure it can fit through your doorway, or else you’ll be in for an unpleasant surprise when you try to get it into your home.

Consider Plumbing and Electrical Needs

If you’re majorly reconfiguring your bathroom to install the tub, you’ll probably have to call in a plumber. The best way to avoid a major headache is to get the specs for the tub then hand it off to an experienced licensed plumber.

Even if you aren’t moving the tub to another location, you will have to make sure the connections and motor box are easily accessible both for installation and for repairs. Whirlpool tubs have high electricity demand, so your plumber may opt to call in an electrician to help with the project as well.

Let Us Help

My Buddy the Plumber is the experienced contractor you want on your side when installing a whirlpool tub in your home. Call us today to set up a time for us to come and take a look at your bathroom remodel. We can give you some tips on how to organize the blueprint to get the most out of your space and reconfigure or replace fixtures in the most cost-effective way possible. Get in touch today!