WALK-IN TUB REVIEW
Updated for November, 2019
Universal Tubs Walk-in Tubs
Universal Tubs is a leader in the walk-in tub market and with their partnership with HomeDepot they have made themselves easily accessible to the public. With the many different models of tubs to choose from, Universal Tubs has one perfect for all your walk-in tubs needs.
Top Walk-In Tubs by Universal Tubs
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This is just what we needed for the back and knees. Easy to clean. Drains quickly. Both overweight but we fit for the jets. Nice product.”
“Taking a shower used to be such a chore that I put it off, and stayed home. Now I can take a whirlpool bath in my oasis, or a quick, easy shower with the 6′ handheld shower while I sit in comfort.”
At a GlanceA checklist of standard walk-in tub features.
|Step in||Standard||Knee Cut-out||Wheelchair Accessible||Shower-ready||Compact||Front Entry|
|Price*||$2,000- $3,400||$3,000- $6,000||$2,800- $5,200||$4,400- $5,600||$4,600- $5,200||$3,700- 5,400||$3,700- $5,500|
|Low entry threshold||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Push button controls||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Built-in safety bar||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Textured bath surfaces||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard|
“We have only had the tub for 2 months, but it is working great and we are very happy with our purchase.”
How Much Water Do Walk-in Tubs Use?
Most walk-in tubs can hold between 40 and 80 gallons of water so it is good to know how much water your water heater holds before you buy a walk-in tub. If you buy one too large for your water heater, you may run out of hot water before you fill up your bath.
Do Walk-In Tubs Come In Different Sizes?
Universals’ walk-in tubs come in a variety of sizes to fit the needs of your bathroom ranging between 26 to 36 inches wide and 38 to 60 inches long. Each tub is customizable between two different color choices and four different therapy options.
What Kind Of Warranty Is Offered With My Walk-in Tub?
Universal Tubs’ guarantees fall in the mid-range of the walk-in tub industry. They offer the standard lifetime warranty on the door seal, (which, given the importance of this part, really is Essential). The body of the tub comes with a 12-year warranty, but this is limited to such an extent it’s hard to imagine the situation that would activate it. There is a 7-year warranty on all other parts, but this is also limited to simple replacement of the part: the cost of labor for any repairs is on the customer. A standard warranty, but potential customers will want to read the fine print before putting their money down.
Does Medicare Or Health Insurance Cover Walk-in Tubs?
Medicare and health insurance usually only covers items that deemed “medically required” so it is best to think of a walk-in tub as an out of pocket expense. There are some rare occasions where medicare and health insurances will provide financial assistance. Check with your insurance agent to see what your specific policy covers. Most walk-in tub providers also have a specialist you can contact for more information.
How Do I Clean My Walk-in Tub?
When cleaning your walk-in tub, do not use wire brushes, steel wool or other abrasives. After you are finished taking your bath, be sure to rinse off all surfaces using the shower head wand and warm water. Depending on the type of finish you have on your tub you will want to get a mild solution for a deeper clean. It is recommended to do a deep clean on your walk-in tubs every one or two months depending on how often you use it. Check with your brand to see recommended products.
“This tub is EXCELLENT if you’re ready to relax and chill . . . Beacuse it has a water pump, water drains from tub when you’re done in 1 or 2 mins. Beautiful changing color LED light gives a true spa experience.Lots of room. Easy to clean. Faucet and hand shower head comes with tub but I also had an overhead shower installed so I can still jump in the shower and use it as a standing shower too.
“This is an excellent tub for the money. You can pay more for a lot less.”
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