Factors in Choosing the Right Tub

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Factors in Choosing the Right Tub

If you’ve come to the decision that it’s time to invest in a portable walk-in tub for you or a loved one, Heavenly Walk-In Tubs is the place to be. We’ll help you find the perfect tub for your situation, and get it installed with no hassle on your end.

What are some of the factors you should be considering as you peruse our walk-in bathtub options? There are actually a few important areas to look at here. Let’s go over a few.


First you’ll need to consider the size of tub you want, which in our case will depend on the model you’re looking for. All our tubs are designed to fit easily in standard doorways and regular tub spaces, so don’t worry here. We also offer basic trim kits and other simple techniques that can help you fit a tub into an unusual space if needed. From here, the big questions center around what kind of space you or your loved one needs to be comfortable in the tub.

Entry and Exit

There are generally two entry door options for walk-in bathtubs: Swinging inward or swinging outward. The outward options are generally preferable for those who use a wheelchair, as it allows for more convenience here. In many cases, this is just basic preference.

Soaking Type

Are you looking for a basic soaking tub, a hydrotherapy tub, a built-in tub or a portable walk-in tub? We have each option available, and each has its own specific benefits.

Filling and Draining

In a standard tub, the bather generally fills the tub before getting in, then drains it before getting out. For a walk-in tub, we have fast-filling and fast-draining options to help with the time you or a loved one has to sit waiting for the tub to fill or drain. These are pump-assisted to help speed up the process.


Finally, make sure you choose a proper warranty for your product. We offer a limited lifetime warranty on our portable walk-in products, so you never have to worry.

For more on what you should be looking for in your walk-in bathtub, or to find out about any of our choices, speak to the pros at Heavenly Walk-In Tubs today.