Even though taking a bath is the ultimate in relaxation, buying a bathtub unit is bound to be a very stressful undertaking. There are several factors which you have to take into consideration apart from the price tag. First and foremost you need to determine how much space you have because this will determine the size of the unit you are going to purchase. You should also decide on how you intend to use the unit, a standard tub will simply be filled water whereas an air bath or whirlpool has several jets or channels which provide some massaging air. You should also consider any special installation considerations which may be required such as planning for an electric timer, air switch, or pump. You also need to take into consideration whether the drain is on the right or left hand side and where your drain is located.
One should also take into consideration the size of the water heater: it should be able to handle the size of the bathtub with ease. If weight is a problem, you need to keep in mind that whereas an iron cast bathtub can weigh up to 1000 pounds, a plastic bathtub can barely weigh 50 pounds when empty and is therefore easier to handle.
Here are examples of some of the readily available bathtub shower units, they include but are not limited to the following:
1) Product Name: Sterling Accord Whirlpool Bath and Shower Unit (Right Drain)
Product Price: $ 1290.44
Product URL: http://is.gd/5j4c1E
Product Details: this whirlpool unit from Sterling does measure 60 inches by 30 inches by 72 inches. This 15 inch deep bath and comes with a total of 6 adjustable hydro massage jets. The unit does have two end walls and one back wall. It does also feature some very convenient shelving on the back wall. It has an actuator (air switch) and a front access panel that's been pre-mounted for ease of access to the system. It does include a tub liner which is used to protect the bath during installation. No caulk or sealant is required at the seams and the drain is on the right hand side. It is worth mentioning that it is a easy to install due to its "Pivot Snap" mode of installation
2) Product Name: Steam Shower Enclosure Kit with Whirlpool Tub
Product Price: $ 3699.00
Product URL: http://is.gd/yinw4b
Product Details: this is a right side version and includes a whirlpool bathtub system with a total of six hydro massage jets. The steam shower portion does have a built in 3KW steam generator and 24 massage jets. Using the LCD control panel, one can easily control lots of luxury features such as shower, steam, lighting and entertaining settings. With current steam generation technology, the steam is produced within sixty seconds. The cleaning port does allow users to pour your favorite disinfectant and cleaner. It has built in heating limiters which do provide for a safe heating environment which prevents the risk of burns. It has an FM radio for easy listening and does also have an external MP3/CD player connection.
3) Product Name: Ensemble Bath/Shower Unit Left drain (3 walls) Sterling
Product Price: $ 658.78
Product URL: http://is.gd/xNxI7B
Product Details: this ensemble is made from Vikrell material and does measure 60 inches by 32 inches by 74 inches. With a high gloss finish and an 18 inch deep bath, this is a tongue and a "groove snap" for easy installation which also includes a tub liner which is used to protect the bath during the installation process. It also does feature twp end walls and one back wall and a convenient shelving on the back wall. To finish the installation, a sealant that's made solely from silicone is usually used. The tub does have a drain on the left hand side and is CSA certified.
4) Product Name: Ensemble Bath/Shower Unit 3Walls and Right Drain (Sterling)
Product Price: $ 692.58
Product URL: http://is.gd/ZvVsSH
Product Details: this bath/shower unit is manufactured from Vikrell material and does measure 60 inches by 32 inches by 76 inches. It is sold with a 20 inch high apron. Its above floor drain construction does provide for 3 inch drain to floor clearance and is also a tongue and "groove snap" installation mode for ease of fixing It does feature a very convenient shelving on its back wall and a single backwall which also dons tile pattern and two other end walls with similar patterns. It has a 2 inch tile/waistcoat ledge and a drain on the right hand side. To finish the installation, a sealant that's made purely from silicone is usually used. The ensemble is CSA certified.
5) Product Name: Seaside Jetted Whirlpool Tub Stem Shower and Shower Enclosure
Product Price: $ 2380.00
Product URL: http://is.gd/6AhTyl
Product Details: these units come fully loaded with a steam shower enclosure which has a built in generator which are all designed in such way to increase a users therapeutic experience. With a 3KW generator and a whirlpool tub, this two person unit is easy to install and comes complete with state of the art features which ensure that your bath experience is second to none.
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