Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Leshia My spa day begins at home!
I just did a bathroom remodel where I incorporated This American Standard whirlpool tub. one of the highlighted features of my new bathroom. the Jets are very strong and adjustable according to your desired level of comfort. I would highly recommend this tub.
May 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by seemc So glad we switched to the Whirlpool Tub
We have a very small bathroom, and it was a little difficult getting it in, but it was well worth it !! The soaking depth is perfect ! The bathroom isn't finished yet, however we are still enjoying soaking & having the jets hit us just right. We originally ordered the same tub without the whirlpool, but it was on back order & we had to get the tub in to processed ahead with the remodel. So this one was in stock less then $100 more but well worth it. My husband was not a big fan of baths, but has soaked in the tub serval times now to soak his 50 something aching body !!!
July 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GummyRoach Good quality tub at an affordable price
My home was built in the mid 1950's. The bathroom had peach-colored tile through-out, and looked like a grandma's house. The walls are plasterboard, covered with chicken wire, mortar, and tile, making them about an inch thick. (This actually worked to our advantage, because it provided some additional inches to get new tub installed) I decided it was time to remodel the bathroom and get rid of the Grandma motiff.
Getting the old, cast iron tub out of there was quite the chore. Silly me! I thought my brother and I could simply disconnect it, lift it up, and out of there. Boy was I wrong! For those who don't know, an old, cast iron tub can weigh over 400 pounds! About the only way to remove one of those is to disconnect the plumbing, cover it with a damp blanket, and then smash the living you-know-what out of it with a sledge hammer! When you do that, be sure to wear ear plugs and safety glasses.
Anyway, old tub out, old floor pulled up, new plywood floor put down, it was time to install the new tub. The directions clearly state that you should test the tub outside first before installing it in the house. There's a reason for this, folks! I'm very glad we tested it outside, because one of the fittings was cracked and leaking!!! Fortunately the cracked part was the small section of pipe designed to be removed if you were to install the optional heater. We bought the heater, so it was simply a matter of removing that pipe, installing the heater, and the problem was solved. If we decided not to buy the heater, it would have been a big problem, because there would have been no way to use the tub without replacing that part.
Some tubs are designed to sit directly on the floor without having to put cement underneath them. That is not the case with this particular tub. The reason I rated ease of installation as average is because, for a do-it-yourselfer, the installation can be a bit tricky. Although the tub installation requires "stringers" (horizontal studs around the rim) the stringers are used for leveling purposes only, and NOT intended to support the weight of the tub. You must put down a batch of cement or mortar on the floor, underneath the tub, in order to give it support. Now, mixing concrete isn't really difficult, but it could be considered a bit of a chore if you've not done it before. The importance of a concrete or mortar bed under the tub is to ensure that the bottom of the tub is supported. Without a mortar bed, if a large person were to use the tub, there is a possibility of the tub cracking because there's nothing underneath it to support it. If you've never installed a tub using a mortar bed, there are Youtube videos that show you how this is done. The mortar bed was probably the most difficult task in the installation process. Everything else was quite simple.
This tub is certainly a LOT lighter in weight than that old, cast iron tub! Two guys can easily pick it up and move it. Care must be taken when you stand the tub up on end, so that you do not chip the corners. We didn't have any problem.
Something that's important to note is that this tub requires a dedicated, 15amp GFCI circuit for the pump. If you decide to install the optional heater, AN ADDITIONAL 15amp GFCI circuit is needed for that.
The drain assembly is sold separately. It isn't exactly cheap, but it's less than $100. The overflow gasket is a bit tricky and cumbersome to install, and you will need a tube of silicone caulking for this. It took a few attempts, loosening, tightening, and re-caulking, before we got the overflow connected properly. That gasket likes to slide out of place, so keep a close watch on the gasket as you're tightening everything up so that it doesn't slip out of place.
Because of the design of the tub, and where the motor assembly is located, the inside dimension of the tub is a bit shorter. What this means is you cannot stretch out or fully extend your legs. It's not a big deal, but it is something to keep in mind. If you want to massage your back, your knees are going to be above the water line if you are a tall person. (I'm 5' 11')
The tub has 8 jets, and you may adjust how powerful they are by rotating them either clockwise or counter-clockwise. Also, there are two controls, one on the left, one on the right, which control the over all air flow. The tub isn't going to give you the same, powerful, almost whiplash-type massage that say, a hot tub at a swimming pool would provide, but... the jets are still powerful enough to give you a decent, relaxing massage. I really like it.
One other thing worth mentioning; This tub is a few inches wider than a conventional, non-jetted tub. What this means for me, is the toilet is going to sit much closer to this tub than it did with the old tub. Something to keep in mind.
If the dimensions of my bathroom permitted it, I probably would have gone with a larger, drop-in style tub. But because space was limited, this tub was the perfect fit. I really like it, and I'm confident you will too.
July 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Solid purchase. Just as stated. Quality product
According to the contractor, it as a little tough to install but that was more because of the size of my bathroom. Product looked great in there.
April 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by harlydude Good Buy
Installing a Jacuzzi tub is not easy, but I checked the tub prior to install, all valves and air mixer worked perfectly with no leaks in the system. The install went as anticipated
June 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by antandlyd Powerful jets!
This tub is amazing! I was a bit nervous since it is economically priced, and I've been trained to think that if it's not super expensive it won't be any good. Well this has taught me a lesson. The jets are powerful and they can be adjusted. My contractor did recommend that we get the EZ Heater (also sold by Home Depot) to ensure that our water temperature remained as we liked it. We did this. No complaints. It is sleek looking and easy to use. Just one button to push. It is deep enough to give a good soak and it is comfortable to lie in without using a bath pillow. We are using it regularly and enjoying it immensely! Removable panel to access mechanical parts, which I hope to never have to use.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by clhomes Great Purchase
Easy installation, super comfortable and I love the deep soak drain. The integral apron made tiling so easy. I would highly recommend
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JadNJ Bath Remodel
We purchased this tub for our unexpected but well needed bathroom remodel.. I have always desired to own a jetted tub and the value of this though a bit over my budget with the drain kit not being included allowed me the oppertunity .. Installation definitely needs at least 2 people. The mortar bed required was a bit tricky but manageable with a some of persistance and patience. During installation the tub chipped rather easily along the corners in the front bottom of the tub; nothing major and covered well beneath the tiles so no repair was needed. Once set aand tested the unit had no leaks and I am thrilled with the jets force not to heavy and adjust easily with the knobs. The soaking depth was not overlooked when purchasing this unit. I opted out on the heater for now; however the hour long soak I enjoyed after instal of the unit held the heat nicely with the motor for the jets not being as loud as I thought they would be.. If not for the ease in chipping I would have rated this at excellent quality.
October 8, 2013