Jacuzzi tubs have always been popular, and this popularity is growing as more and more people become aware of the wonders of a Jacuzzi tub and the effect of hydrotherapy to soothe tired muscles, relive stress, increase metabolism and improve overall health. However there are a few things to think about before choosing a Jacuzzi bathtub, including the design of the tub and how it fits with your overall décor, the power requirements, and the type of materials you can choose for the tub.
The first things that should be considered before choosing a Jacuzzi bathtub is the design of the tub itself and ensuring that it goes well with the general design of the bathroom. The tub will be a prominent part of the bathroom, and so it’s essential that the color should the general decor. There also needs to be some consideration of shape and style. If you have a bathroom that is done is a modern style, then something with sleek, clean lines would be suitable. If the bathroom is in a more vintage style, then something a little more ornate should be considered.
When it comes to the power requirements of a Jacuzzi it is very important to ensure there is adequate power available to enable the massage jets to function effectively. A good rule of thumb is that there should be a separate pump for every twenty jets, and obviously this can put a strain on the power supply if it isn’t adequate. A thing to remember is that it is probably a very good idea to hire a licensed contractor to install the tub to ensure that the electricity supply is up to standard and installed safely.
Jacuzzi bathtubs, like any other type of tub, are available in different types of materials. Many of these materials can add a unique look to the bathroom, but in terms of functionality it might be an advisable to go for the standard acrylic tub. Acrylic is not only naturally shiny, but also chemically inert and nonporous. An acrylic bathtub will neither fade nor stain. For more information on the different types of bathtub materials, see the resources at http://www.bathtubworld.com.
Another option is the cast iron bathtub with porcelain. But this common bathtub material is quite heavy and also expensive. It can also be tough to clean. Other types of bathtub material that it may be wise to avoid is the synthetic cultured marble which can crack due to sudden changes in temperature. Similarly, gel coated fiberglass can stain easily and due to its dull luster is not particularly good looking.
A final thing to consider when choosing your Jacuzzi bathtub is what kind of optional extras you want to install. Jacuzzis nowadays come with a variety of additional features that make bathing more than a water-based experience. Some Jacuzzi bathtubs have LED matrix lighting that offers lighting effects, which can be programmed to provide chromo therapy.
Most modern Jacuzzis also come with an ozonator system, a natural disinfecting agent which decreases the usage of other chemicals to a good extent. Other optional features in some varieties of Jacuzzi tubs include a mood light, heater, and even a water-level sensor.