The short answer is probably no. Let’s face it; a jetted tub has long been regarded as a must have plumbing fixture in a luxury bathroom. That being said, a jetted tub is such a great way to relax after a long hard day, and many people that own could not part with theirs. But, installing a jetted tub in your own bathroom is a considerable investment, and it’s a major decision that you need to fully understand before you go ahead. In this article, we will look at some of the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision.
- Improving Your Health
A jetted tub will certainly help anyone that has problems with bad circulation, joint pain, or sore muscles. The action of the water jets will ease aching muscles and improve flexibility in tight limbs. If you undergo any regular physical therapy, you will appreciate having 24/7 access to a jetted tub in your own bathroom.
- Improving Your Bathroom
The bathroom is one of the key areas in your home, where changes can add value. A jetted tub is a fantastic way to add a little extra class to your bathroom, and many people are looking for that hotel spa like vibe.
- Better Relaxation
Even those of us that are not undergoing physical therapy can feel tense at the end of a hard day at work. When you have access to a jetted tub, it’s like having a spa in your home, and you can get deep relaxation any time. Ask anyone that has a jetted tub, and they will tell you that nothing beats it for soaking the stress away.
- The Cost
Let’s face it, a jetted tub is a considerable investment, and even an entry level model could cost $1,500. If you want a good jetted tub, you will probably pay at least $2,000 plus the installation costs.
- The Installation Process
Speaking of installations, a jetted tub is considerably harder to install when compared to a standard tub. A jetted tub is typically, deeper, larger, and heavier, and they take longer to install. This can add a significant amount to the cost of the installation.
- Higher Water Bills
A jetted tub is larger and deeper, so it takes a larger volume of water to fill it. This may seem trivial, but over time you will notice that your water use has increased, and your bills will reflect this.
A Final Note on Cleaning
A jetted tub is harder to clean than a standard tub because of all those little jet nozzles. These create a large number of nooks and crannies that need to be kept clean to keep mold at bay. The best jetted tubs have self cleaning features, but other models require manual cleaning. This is not a pro or con, but it is something that a prospective jetted tub owner should know up front.
If you are interested in a jetted tub for your bathroom, contact a local certified plumber for expert help and advice today.
By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.