Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MySoakingAddiction Best Purchase I EVER Made
I seriously love this tub! When I first told people I was going to get it, they laughed at me thinking it's a tub for only senior citizens and allot of other things that I thought I would address here.
Time to fill: Yes, it does take some time to fill BUT you can turn on the air bubble jets right away and your feet are SO HAPPY at that point, the time it takes doesn't bother me at all. It's like pleasure that starts at your toes and works it's way up until the tub is filled. Also because of the shape of the tub, it's like you're sitting in a big cup and the rest of your body that isn't in the water yet is warm from the heat of the tub filling and I usually have the bathroom window open even in winter.
Time to drain: It has a nice big drain in the bottom and it drains pretty fast considering how much water it's holding. I always leave the air bubblers going as it's recommended to leave them going a couple minutes after all water has drained to clear the lines anyway, so I'm STILL enjoying my bath even when it's draining.
Space: It is big! I'm 5'5" and sitting I can stretch my legs out straight towards the overflow drain and still have a little space between my feet and the other end of the tub. It's much wider than our previous tub as well which makes it very comfortable. The foot basin area is HUGE too and I love that because sometimes I sit in that area too (don't knock it till you've tried it trust me!) I'm not a skinny minnie but I don't feel cramped at all. It's easy to get up as long as there is water in the tub.
The Air Bubble Jets: The small silver circles. Turn them on at the switch as soon as you start filling the tub and you'll be very happy. Well situated thru-out the tub. According to the men in my house, gentlemen may want to protect their privates until they know how/where the front seat bubbler is going to hit you and then adjust for comfort. You laugh but that's what I was told :-)
The Massage Jets: Large Circular Jets 2 located at your back, 2 at your calves and 2 for your feet. These should not be turned on until the water is above the jet spouts at your back or you may end up with water sprayed EVERYWHERE in your room. And if you lean forward remember to shut them off first as well. Directional adjustable somewhat, Pressure adjustable -righty tighty is closed or less pressure, lefty loosey is Open full pressure. Adjust before turning on: the easiest way I've found for adjusting these is to actually stick my finger in the center of the jet and turn. Now the best part of this feature is that if close down some jets the ones that are open with have even a stronger pressure than when they are all open. So, you can work a specific area that's bothering you even more by doing that. Now of course you can just sit there and let the jets hit you or you can slouch down and the back jets will hit your neck and shoulder area. I rotate my body some in front of the jets to work the area even more.
The In-line Heater- works marvelously! It will maintain your bath temp without having to add more hot water no matter how long you are in the tub as long as you have the air bubble jets turned on. My understanding is that when you turn the air jets on it takes a reading of the temperature and then will maintain that temp. SO, if it's summer and you'd prefer a cool soak, it wont heat your water more than the temperature of the water you put into the tub.
*The air bubble jets small silver circles heat up at least in the seat area, and I've found when I had my skin was touching one it was hot enough that I did NOT want it touching my skin.
I had first looked at this tub when I was caring for my mother who had Alzheimer Disease, and I would be concerned that if she were in there she might not be able to express that her skin was touching it until it burned her. Unfortunately she lost her ability to walk before the tub was installed.
Faucets- Beware they do get HOT! I think they are stylish looking, and hot and cold levers are easily controlled even with your toes. ;-) I like the shower head 3 adjustable spray settings. If the shower head isn't seated properly it will sometimes fall back into the tub slightly.
The Overflow Drain- located quite high on the tub so you can fill that baby DEEP! This is also where the long chain for the floor drain hooks onto. My only complaint with this and I'm going go call the company and see what suggestions that have but it is constantly coming off my tub when I'm trying to pull the chain for the plug because it doesn't appear to screw in -it only has these little pegs that slide into holes on the tub side. There was caulking or putty put there by the installer but it doesn't seem to do anything really. Nothing bad happens when it falls off it's just a pain.
The Floor Drain- is large and drains pretty quickly.
Other suggestions: Have a GOOD exhaust fan in your bathroom.
When installing it if you have the room, have the installer build a little ledge area on the wall side of your tub so you can more easily overhang your arms on the edges.Wish I had done that.
I took a large pillow that was from an outdoor patio set to use between the wall and my head which was a perfect fit. I also bought microfiber dish drying mats and cut them to shape of the back wall ledge because sometimes you do get some wild wayward bubbles. Both the pillow and the drying mats are machine washable as well.
Be aware that this holds allot of water and we were worried that our water heater wouldn't be big enough to handle it, but we just turned up the heat on it and it does the job.
**This will be the beginning of your soaking addiction, once you're in, you don't want to get out. Once you're out you're already planning your next soak.
October 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by deegee1552 I absolutely love my new tub!
After researching for over a month, and choosing a more expensive well-known brand name, I came across the Allure walk-in tubs. I was somewhat reluctant to go with the least expensive but my budget made the final determination. Most of the more expensive tubs did not come with the inline heater, so that was a plus for the Allure tub since the heater is almost standard with all Allure whirlpool and air tubs. I had to sacrifice some width of the tub due to the limited width of the bathroom door (the installers had to widen the doorway to 30 inches). So, get the widest tub you can fit through your door.
The only negative was that in the right upper corner of the left access door there was apparently a bubble between the acrylic surface and the fiberglass reinforcement. The bubble cracked when my plumber removed the access door and left about a 1/2" void. He was at a loss as how to repair it until I suggested filling the void with WaterWeld epoxy putty and cover with acrylic repair paint. You can't even tell a repair was made!
I paired it with the ASB Tilekit Easy up Adhesive tub wall in white granite.(See photos)
I defintely recommend Allure brand tubs. Their customer service is excellent, from answering all my questions before the purchase, to a phone call to thank me for buying Allure.
I found it helpful to print the Installation instructions (for my own research and for my plumber's information). Allure customer service emailed me a more detailed diagram of dimensions, which was helpful in planning for installation.
I am not disabled but am looking toward the future as I age and may need a walk-in tub. And the tub has been put through the durability test with my 2 granddaughters using the tub regularly. So, you don't have to be elderly or disabled to enjoy this tub.
October 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pete DIsappointment with Allure
I'm happy with our Tub acquistion. What I'm disappointed with is Allure's customer service, or lack there of. E-mail and phone call to customer service have not been responded to in over a month. Phone call took approximately 20 rings before someone picked up and it seemed like I bothered her. She did state she would have someone get back to me as soon as she could. Still no response. Also, Allure advertising doesn't display the lack of end overs on the back and front of the tub. The way mine is installed all of the faucet connections can be seen. I would recommend the tub but not Allure's lack of customer service.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Very happy with my decision
After having the tub for about two weeks, I am thrilled that we finally decided to get one. It is very inexpensive compared to other tubs we heard about, and there are no complaints so far, it all works great, we mainly just like to soak but the jet therapy system works great and feels nice sometimes. The installation was qretty quick by a local plumber but he did scratch getting it in the bathroom but he lowered his price for us but you really need two people to install it easily.
I would recommend this walk in tub to anyone.
Thanks Home Depot!
October 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Witheirate Very poor quality
I purchased this bath for my 81 year old father who is living by himself. We hoped that this bath would let him bathe independently as the ad promised. All we got was an endless stream of technical issues and increasing installation costs. Our plumber had to work miracles to get rid of the leak in the door seal and steady the faucet unit. Stay away!
January 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kay153 4.58 ft. Walk-In Whirlpool and Air Bath Tub in White
This was an excellant value. Could not ask for more in a tub like this and the price was the best around. The water stays hot no matter how long you soak. It was easy to order and came right away. NOT one tiny issue. I would recommend this tub from Home Depot to anyone in need of a walk-in tub. Felt so good to have a relaxing soak in a wonderful tub.
January 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Papasaull This product has all the features I wanted in a walk in tub.
This is a great tub. It is solid made from the best quality materials. I have always wanted one and wanted to install it myself. I did not know Home Depot had them at their stores until I went online. They had just what I wanted. I am truly satisfied with this product.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Audrey This product has all the features i need.
I should have got one yeas ago. I just love it. easy to use.Can get in and out very easy. Love the looks of the tub.
February 16, 2013