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Whirlpool Baths Buying Guide

Introduction to whirlpool baths

If you want to add a little bit more luxury to your bathroom then an increasingly popular upgrade is a whirlpool bath. Also known as a jacuzzi bath, these baths are created to provide you with the ultimate relaxing soak, giving you the perfect place to chill out and unwind after a tiring day. But what exactly should you be looking for? Well in this guide we'll explain what whirlpool baths are and why they might be an ideal option for you.

So what exactly is a whirlpool bath?

Whirlpool baths differ from regular bathtubs because they feature an array of jets which create a jacuzzi experience. These jets are positioned to give you a much more relaxing experience by soothing and massaging aching muscles. Whirlpool and spa baths do differ slightly from each other however:

Whirlpool Baths: These baths are slightly more advanced than regular spa baths as they use a mixture of air and water to provide a stronger flow from the jets.

Spa Baths: The more basic option, these bathtubs only use air which creates a softer stream of bubbles.

They both come in a range of designs including freestanding whirlpool baths, standard spa baths and corner jacuzzi baths to suit any bathroom layout.

What benefits do they have?

The advantage that whirlpool and spa baths have over regular alternatives is that they can massage you while you bathe, providing you with a more relaxing soak. The bubbles help to ease tired muscles, relieving tension and stress. They are available with various numbers of jets depending on exactly what you require; some baths feature jets that run all the way around the tub targeting specific body areas, while others have adjustable jets so you can create the perfect flow of bubbles.

They look really cool too, and some of the newer designs are pretty advanced; you can get jacuzzi baths which are built inside a shower cabin for a complete, all in one shower bath experience. Many of these items even come with features such as built-in radios and MP3 connectivity so you can relax to the sounds of your favourite music!

Are they easy to fit?

In a nutshell no, not really; well not unless you have a good idea of what you're doing anyway. Not only do you have to go through all the stages you would when fitting a regular bath but you'll probably need to do a fair bit of wiring too, especially if you opt for a whirlpool bath which has things like underwater lighting. We strongly recommend getting a professional in to install a jacuzzi bath as fitting one incorrectly can be costly or dangerous.