Walk-in Tubs: Your opinion?

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Registered: 09-05-2003
Walk-in Tubs: Your opinion?
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Wed, 08-20-2008 - 10:54pm

Surely we've all seen the ads for walk-in tubs: touted as being perfect for the elderly and/or disabled. And these tubs can be filled higher than normal tubs. Some walk-ins can be filled almost as high as four feet. Now, that's on par with a hot tub...or even higher. Throw in a few options like a whirlpool, and you've got a seriously nice bathtub. On the other hand, these are fairly pricey items, running well into the thousands of dollars.

Would you put one in your home? Now? Sometime in the future? Why or why not?



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Thu, 08-21-2008 - 3:08am

I'm not much for baths --- I actually prefer showers so if I were concerned for my own age/infirmity, I'd replace a tub with a walk-in shower instead.

So I guess my answer to this question would be no, I wouldn't put one in my home...



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Wed, 08-27-2008 - 9:12pm

Maybe when I'm old enough to have trouble getting in and out of my tub.