Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wittenss Installed this in a master bath. I fit into the bath very comfortably (6'3") and the jets were a wonderful luxury. Instillation was relatively straightforward. I built a frame, put in the plumbing, dropped in the tub, and then tiled the entire surface; make sure you leave enough for thermal expansion around the rim of the tub and use a high quality caulk with plenty of give for the expansion.
It does take quite a while to fill, so if you don't have a modern water heater up to the task of outputting that much hot water your bath will be tepid.
Also, the inline water heater for the jets is, in my opinion, a must. Keeps the bath a constant temperature.
Still a wonderful experience over a year later.
October 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kirstina Damage from manufacturers
Beautiful tub unfortunately the piping is broken right at the pump, along with the bracing underneath the tub. Home Depot said where I ordered it online I'd have to speak with them then they said I had to speak with the manufacturer. Needless to say it's been a month and still have not heard anything. Wry irritating
October 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jose N/A
Had to fix jet because leaking after had set in cement not cool.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by angleiron very good tub wife loves it
have had no problems with this tub. wife loves it.
May 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Master Excellent value
This tub looks very nice in our newly renovated master bath. Sleek and excellent value?
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kjGAgirl HUGE BEAUTIFUL TUB
Bought this tub when remodeling our master bath to replace an existing corner tub. The minimal wall measurements you truly need are 66" x 66" to have room to build the surround you need for this tub. In other words, if you don't have 66" in both direction from the corner where you're going to install this tub, then it will not work for you!
We already knew going into this project that this tub was bigger than our existing 60" x 60" corner tub. We wound up having to move our closet door down a foot and remove our double sink vanity and build a new one. If you're doing this yourself, count on it taking a while. This is no easy project.
We paid for home shipping - it was worth the extra $50! The tub arrived in perfect condition. It is heavy, but nothing two people can't handle. you get a cardboard template in the box with the tub. The template has little notches that are perforated around its perimeter. You want your surround to come no further under the tub lip than the inner part of those notches. You need the rest of the space to get the tub in the surround and allow for the motor, piping, etc.
For the tub base we used blocks and spray foam. Once you build your surround and set your tub in place, you use pavers to get within an inch or so of the bottom of the tub. You then fill the tub with water to weight it down and spray foam between the blocks and the bottom of the tub. Wait 24 hours for the foam to set hard, then let out your water. The tub is set, has a sturdy base and you didn't have to kill yourself with mortar!
We skirted our surround with 3/4" v-notch pine. It helps tremendously with the noise from the pump and looks beautiful. Be sure and leave the required opening for service so as not to void your warranty.
We still have several days work to finish our bathroom remodel, but attached is a photo of where we are so far with the tub. It is all hooked up and operational and is wonderful! The jets are very powerful and work great to soothe sore muscles after days on end of DIY!!!! Again, the distance from the corner to the outside edge of the surround in our pic is 66 inches. Hope this helps folks who may think about order this tub based on the dimensions in the description as they are inaccurate when planning on whether or not this tub will fit in your bathroom.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stoney Our favorite whirlpool tub
We have built several of our own homes, and have had 3 of these whirlpool tubs. They require some knowledge of carpentry/plumbing to install these tubs. For ease of entry and exit, we recommend that a grab bar and step be installed beside the tub. We have always purchased the inline heater to keep the water at a nice constant temperature. They are wonderful to help you relax and unwind. We will not build a home without one now.
January 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AuntAnnie Template Easily Available From American Standard
Just bought this tub, too soon for a real review; but I too had a hard time finding someone in the store who could give me good detail. But in a store with so many items, I think it's asking a lot to expect detailed expertise on every item. TRY THIS...I went to the American Standard website and called them with my questions. They answered immediately, knew this product inside out AND sent me a cardboard template which arrived in two days! Laid it out, saw exactly how it would fit in my space, and off we went. The manufacturer was GREAT! And the tub looks terrific, I can't believe HD can sell it for this price.
July 8, 2015