Jacuzzi tubs differ from ordinary bathtubs, as they have added features, such as water jets, built into them, and they are usually larger to accommodate more than one person. They can be used for pleasure, relaxation, or for health reasons. The type of Jacuzzi tubs you choose will usually depend on a few considerations, such as the number of people using it, the reason for installing the tub, and the space available. There are so many different types, sizes, and shapes of Jacuzzi tubs on the market today, which could make it difficult to choose the perfect one for you. Below, we provide you with some more insight that could help you make the best choice when it comes to choosing a spa bath or Jacuzzi that will work well for you.
What Will Your Jacuzzi Be Used For? Before you start shopping for Jacuzzi tubs, you have to be sure that you want to buy one. Some of the most popular reasons for installing Jacuzzis or spa baths include the following:
Physical therapy for injuries or stress management
To enhance the atmosphere and comfort of your bathroom at home
To increase the value of the property
As an added part of your home gymnasium
For entertainment with friends and family – indoors or outdoors
All of the above!
Once you have determined the most important reasons for needing a Jacuzzi, you can start to look at the different Jacuzzi tub styles that will suit your specific needs.
Types of Jacuzzi tubs
Most Jacuzzi tub styles can be used in an indoor or outdoor setting. Styles include:
Whirlpool Jacuzzi Tubs: these can pump air or water through jets, situated in strategic places of the tub. The air is there to gently massage the skin, and water jets can be used to massage tired or injured muscles.
Air-bath Jacuzzi: these tubs provide hydrotherapy with a system that uses air to blow through the water. It can have a soothing effect, and they can create a more relaxing experience than water jets.
Heater Jacuzzi: while most Jacuzzi tubs can handle both hot and cold water, the heater Jacuzzi can provide blasts of hot air or water that can stimulate muscles and improve relaxation.
Steam shower Tub: these are similar to the typical spa bath with water jets and air vents, but they also generate steam that adds to the heat and moisture. These are great for cleansing the body and face overall.
Bathtub Jacuzzi: if you have a smaller space available in your bathroom, but still crave some extra luxury, a bathtub Jacuzzi may be just what you need. It is only slightly bigger than a normal bath, and various versions, such as oval or corner tubs can be used. They operate as a normal bath but contain some added features, such as air- or water jets. They can also be ordered with shower heads in order to operate as a shower instead of a bath.
Mobile Spa Baths: these can be set up, used, and dismantled to be used again or to be transferred to another location. This means that you are able to use it outdoors or indoors as you prefer.
Typical shapes of Jacuzzi tubs include rectangular, oval, kidney-shaped, square, or round. While some of them are sunk into the ground, others are installed above ground level.
The Cost of Jacuzzi Tubs How much you pay for your spa bath or Jacuzzi is usually determined by a variety of factors, which include:
The Size of The Tub: the bigger the size, the more it will cost
Additions to The Tub: if you need any extras that will create a more luxurious experience, such as a waterproof sound system, steam jets, or other similar luxuries, you will pay more for these. The more features the spa bath has, the more expensive it will usually be.
Installation: the way it is installed can make a big difference to the cost. Above-ground Jacuzzis are usually more affordable because they require less time and labour to install.
If you are keen to install a spa bath and need to know more about the different types of Jacuzzi tubs and the best ones to pick, give our team at Summer Place a call today. We will help you make an informed decision!