Who doesn’t enjoy a nice soak in a hot tub? Are you considering one for your bathroom remodel in Santa Clara?
Perhaps you should take a look at a soaking tub instead.
Why? With no jets they’re quieter, creating a much more tranquil soak, and some require very little floor space.
First off, Jacuzzi is a brand name, not a type of product. In the same way that everything we blow our nose with is considered to be a Kleenex, whirlpool baths are generically referred to as Jacuzzi, so from here on I will use the name Whirlpool Bath.
Why you might NOT want a whirlpool bath
Reason #1 was stated above. With no jets there is no motor and with no motor there is no noise. There are however other aspects of having a motor that you may wish to live without.
The motor requires a dedicated circuit, which means the circuit originates in an electrical distribution panel (most homes only have one, larger homes have more) and run to where the motor is. No motor, no dedicated circuit, less cost.
Both the motor and the jets require eventual maintenance. Quite simply, they will eventually break and when they do you will spend money and or time and effort (or both) fixing them.
With no motor and no jets those maintenance needs go away.
Types of soaking tubs
I categorize them into three broad categories. These are my distinctions and I base them on how horizontal the tub allows your body to be:
- Lie down
- Deep soaking
Others categorize types of soaking tubs based on how they’re installed.
A lie down soaking tub
You will sometimes see this referred to as a “deep tub” and that is because it’s deeper than a standard tub. However these are not the deep soaking tubs which are mentioned later.
They are certainly deep enough for a full body soak. Some have an inclined surface on which you rest your back, which is a huge plus (in my mind) of these types of tubs.
The incline soaking tub
Again the name “incline” is my name and is based on the fact that you don’t lie down in the tubs, you lie back. Due to their very nature you incline when sitting in this tub.
The advantage of these incline tubs is they fit into a smaller space than the full lie down tub shown above.
The Deep Soaking Tub
As you can see the true deep soaking tub is deep and prevents you from lying back at all. That being the case, why would you want one? If your bathroom remodel is constrained for space and your choices are this style of deep soaking tub or none, you’ll want to go with this.
This is a modern variation of the Ofuro tubs of ancients Japan.
In my humble opinion, there is nothing quite like a good relaxing full body soak in hot water after a hard day’s work.
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