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Walk In Tubs Are An Amazing New Bathroom Compliment

Nov 25, 2007
A walk-in tub is one of the ultimate innovations to assist an elderly or handicapped person in maintaining their independence and dignity. The family has less fears of their loved one bathing unassisted with one of these tubs.

Perhaps the most difficult part of bathing in a conventional bathtub is stepping into and out of the tub while maintaining one's balance trying to step over the high sides of the tub. This no longer poses a problem with the walk-in tub.

This tub has only a five inch threshold under a twenty-four inch wide door that seals when closed. With grab bars standard in all of these tubs a person can feel confident in maintaining their balance.

The tub is designed with a non-slip seat and flooring for added safety. The faucet is within easy arm's reach and has an extendable showerhead for further ease in bathing and rinsing off.

An additional benefit is the special design of the faucet. It is enhanced so that it reduces the wait time for filling the tub. This faucet also has an anti-scald mixing valve that prevents the water temperature from exceeding the preset temperature.

Also included in this tub are air propelled hydrotherapy jets. With water propelled jets a person with fragile skin may not be able to use the jets at all or for a very limited amount of time. The air propelled jets allow for sustained use for a longer period of time.

The jets have temperature sensors that adjust and maintain the temperature of the water that is thrust outward. These jets act as a water massage, which has beneficial effects for the reduction of arthritis, sore joints and muscles, and inflammation.

Unlike a Jacuzzi or a hot tub, the water is not recirculated. The water is completely drained after each use. This allows the tub to be wiped with disinfectant to maintain a bacteria- free environment. Not only is this important for a person with diabetes, open cuts, or recovering from a surgical procedure, it is imperative when the tub is to be used by others.

Compact and designed to fit in less space than a conventional tub, the walk-in tub matches up to existing plumbing thereby eliminating the need for any further expense to install new drain lines and plumbing. Constructed of high quality fiberglass this tub is low maintenance and wipes clean with a non-abrasive disinfectant cleanser, providing many years of use.
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