For most of us, the idea of a beautiful, luxurious bathroom would often include images of certain elements, such as a freestanding bath, expensive tiles or flooring, big picture windows, or a whirlpool bath. Granted, not many bathrooms can have all the elements mentioned, but if you are to settle for only one element that can make your bathroom a haven of tranquility and comfort, a whirlpool bath is definitely a great choice. Having a whirlpool bath brings its own unique merits, and these baths can increase the value of your home and are considered a worthwhile investment. However, before purchasing a whirlpool bath, there are a number of factors you need to think about.
The cost of a whirlpool bath can range from as low as £350 to as high as £1000, even more. Obviously, the more basic the bath, the lower its cost. The cost will depend, more or less, on the bath’s features and size. For instance, if you would like a whirlpool bath that can also serve as a shower, its cost will undoubtedly increase. The same is true if you want the bath to have as many jets as possible. Some other features may raise the cost of the whirlpool bath, and such as self-cleaning features, independent heating, underwater lighting, and more.
Yet another cost to consider is the cost of installing the bath. If you attempt to do it yourself, you may be in for some headaches (although you can always try). The installer you choose should not only be properly qualified – they also need to have special skills, especially if your bath has features such as independent heating.
Of course, just like any other kind of bath, whirlpool baths need regular cleaning and maintenance as well. It might be a good idea to choose a whirlpool bath which has extra cleaning and maintenance features, such as water purification, an internal filtration system, and the like. However, these features will increase the cost, so if it’s not in your budget, you can simply take care of the bath the traditional way. For instance, make sure the water is completely drained after every use. You can also do regular maintenance of the tubes by operating the whirlpool bath without any water to make sure that all the water in the tubes flow out.
As mentioned, installing a whirlpool bath can mean additional costs. But you can also find ways to make installation less expensive. For example, you can opt for a smaller whirlpool bath with more basic features which is easier to install. Or, as mentioned, you can install the bath yourself. Doing this may take a bit of know-how, but if you read the instructions carefully, it is possible. However, if you need to fix plumbing or electrical requirements, it is always best to rely on a professional.