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Your Whirlpool Tub: Space, Weight and Other Key Considerations

Posted on: September 29, 2013

If you’ve been considering adding a whirlpool tub, it’s important to keep a few things in mind before jumping into this big investment. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of purchasing a new whirlpool and forget even the most fundamental concerns.

Space

The first question you should ask yourself is “Where will I put my new whirlpool tub?” Whirlpool tubs are rather large and come in three sizes: 6 feet, 5 1/2 feet, and 5 feet. Measure your prospective whirlpool and compare it to the height of your door to ensure it will even clear your doorway. Many bathrooms may not fit such a large tub and it’d be a shame to find that out the hard way.

Weight

It’s going to be important to calculate how much weight the water and occupancy of the whirlpool tub will be to ensure it has sufficient bracing and support. This kind of work should be done by expert Plumbing contractors whenever possible to avoid potential problems down the road.

Design Features

Inline jets and bubbles may be two features you want, but also look into arm rests, grab bars or doors for your whirlpool. You should also determine how many seats you’d like your whirlpool to hold – something that will also contribute to weight. If the whirlpool is for you and your spouse, for instance, a romantic two-seater may be the best choice, while a community whirlpool tub on the back porch may need a little more room.

Installation

It’s important to contact an experienced professional plumber to access the plumbing and whirlpool specs prior to installation. The place you had hoped to put the spa may not be ideal, or even possible, but most experts will know what to do and offer reasonable alternatives.

If you’re interested in having a whirlpool installed at your Chicago home, contact Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical before you purchase. Their friendly and seasoned staff are always happy to help and can be reached over the phone at (866) 350-4793.

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