What You Should Know Before You Buy a Whirlpool Tub

You may be excited about remodelling your bathroom, but before you rush into a purchase that doesn't meet or exceed your expectations you should ask some questions that directly impact your decision of what to buy. In fact, you may want to visit a local fitness centre to try out a whirlpool before you make a final decision to see if you really need this upgrade in your bathroom. Let's take a look at some of the most important questions that you should ask so that you will avoid making expensive mistakes that damage your household budget.

  1. Is the whirlpool bath tub that interests you going to fit in the space that you have in your bathroom? Can you successfully get it through each opening in your home as you carry it to the area in which it's going to be installed? Be sure to consult an expert before you begin taking measurements that don't include enough space for your accessories or more important plumbing fixtures that must marry with the unit that you buy. You should become familiar with the standard sizes so that you'll know if the size that would work in your available space is ready for purchase at your local supplier.
  2. How much does the tub that you like weigh? This information is important because of the load-bearing joists that are underneath your bathroom floor. The experts at can advise you about the total weight of the tub when it's filled with water so that you can make sure to add additional bracing or support if necessary. Knowing the weight of your whirlpool is especially important if it's is going to be placed on the second floor of your home; any bathroom remodel should include the close inspection of existing flooring to ascertain if any damage has occurred over the years.
  3. Will any part of your space or plumbing have to be modified? Knowing that the whirlpool will fit nicely and that you can use your existing plumbing will save you a great deal of worry and money. Remember that the space has to accommodate your plumber so that he can connect and install your whirlpool and that should service be required the technician will have to be able to access the electronics of your tub. It may be a good idea to consult with your local plumber before you make a purchase to ascertain how the tub will fit and if any changes need to be made before it's installed.
  4. Other enquiries that you should make before you buy a whirlpool tub include how often you are planning to use the tub, if the wiring will have to be changed before it's installed, and what type of features do you want the tub to offer.

Adding a whirlpool tub to your bathroom can provide you with the ideal spot in your home to rest, relax, and rejuvenate but you must give careful thought and consideration to the entire process before work begins on your project.
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