Costco Walk-In Tubs: Reviews & Buying Guide & Tub Installation Tips

Costco Walk-In Tubs
Costco Walk-In Tubs

Just about everyone knows about the wonders that are Costco stores; the ability to buy in bulk for low prices and the convenience of having everything you might need under one store roof. But not everyone knows that Costco has their own line of walk-in tubs and Access Tubs and that they are some of the highest quality tubs you can find on the market.

Before we talk about some of the models that Costco offers, let’s talk about some of the things that you need to know before you purchase a walk-in tub:

1. If you want the highest quality tub available, purchase a walk-in tub that is made in America

Many foreign-made walk-in tubs don’t meet the North American quality standards and license requirements that are necessary to ensure consumers are purchasing quality items. Because most of these tubs don’t meet all the necessary requirements, consumers tend to have issues installing and maintaining the tub after they purchase it, which can add more costs to the amount you already spent. But by purchasing an American made tub, you will have the guarantee that the company who developed that tub has met all the necessary standard requirements. Plus, you get the added benefit of being able to communicate with the manufacturer if any problems arise after purchasing the product.

2. Look for warranties on your walk-in tub

Walk-in tubs are lifetime purchases, they can require a lot of upkeep, and they are a hefty upfront cost to purchase. So, why would you purchase a walk-in tub, knowing these things, without knowing that you have a warranty or guarantee on the tub? By purchasing a walk-in that has a lifetime warranty with it means that you are able to contact the manufacturer if, for instance, the door seal randomly stops working. Never go with a company that offers you a warranty that is less than ten years in their walk-in tub, ten years is hardly any time on a walk-in. Finally, having a warranty on your walk-in tub means that you’ll have more peace of mind knowing that if anything happens, you won’t be out a lot of money.

3. Find a tub that best fits your needs

There are so many different types of walk-in tubs on the market today, and they all come with their own features and designs. When it comes to purchasing one, you need to know what you are looking for. The body frame is something that you need to consider when you are selecting a walk-in tub. Most walk-in tubs vary between 26-36 inches in width. Depending on your body, the choices go between narrow, medium, and wide – so knowing how your body would fit in a tub is ideal for picking one that is of the utmost comfort for you. If you are in a wheelchair, you might want to consider a walk-in tub that is wheelchair accessible. This means that you will be able to slide down a wall, they call this a “rising-wall,” and then you will be able to safely and easily transfer from the seat of your chair to the seat of the tub.

4. Don’t overpay

Many walk-in tubs are overpriced, so it’s important to do some research and compare prices and get quotes from different companies before settling on one. When comparing prices, it’s important to remember to compare tubs that are equal in design and quality. The difference between a regular soaker walk-in tub and a hydrotherapy a tub with water jets can be thousands of dollars. So, when it comes to picking out the features of your walk-in tub, you need to do some research to figure out which would be most beneficial to you and your needs. Don’t feel like you have to go for the most extreme features that are available to you if you just want a couple of water massage jets to help relax your muscles; some options have just that.

5. Find the right installer

It’s important to have your walk-in tub installed by a licensed and reputable professional. If your tub is poorly installed, it can lead to many complications, damages to your bathroom, and additional expenses that could have easily been avoided. Most reputable companies that you can purchase walk-in tubs from offer some amazing professional installers that you can hire to have come and do the work for you – but don’t feel like you can’t find your own professional! When looking for an installer, don’t hesitate to ask them to see a copy of their plumbing license to make sure that they truly are trained to do the work. It’s always best to read over reviews and even speak to other customers that have worked with the installer to see how their work is done and if it has been done properly over time.

These are just a few of the things that are most important when you’re searching for a walk-in tub that fits your needs and your budget, but it’s also where Access Tubs comes in.

Access Tubs is an exclusive manufacturer and distributor of walk-in tubs for Costco, plus; it’s one of the top distributors in the United States. Access Tubs is dedicated to providing consumers with the highest standard of excellence when it comes to the products they produce; Access walk-in tubs are assembled in the United States and are manufactured with the highest quality materials and components available. With this being said, Access Tubs is constantly researching the most common demands for senior care and handicapped accessibility to design the most useful and beneficial products possible.

Here is a list of the models that are available from Costco produced by Access Tubs:

The 3053 Hydro Jetted tub is designed to fit into your shower stall or previous bathtub area with no issues. This tub is designed to help you unwind and relax by soaking in a warm bath with water massage jets turned on, all without struggling to get up or down.

Costco Walk-In Tubs

Price

$2,699.99

Product Dimensions

53 x 30 x 38 inches

Product Weight

180 pounds

Capacity

54 gallons

Key Features

  • 17-inch opening to allow for easy entry and exit to the tub, plus this tub features a low threshold to allow you to easy enter the tub without having to climb over any walls.
  • This tub has a safety grab bar located on the inside corner of the tub to assist you in entering or exiting the tub. This rail can even off you support in positioning yourself onto or off the tub seat.
  • The power assist auto drain allows your tub to fully drain in approximately 1-minute, making for a warmer wait time than any other walk-in tub out there. Plus, it’s designed to be easy to use without the fear of straining your back to reach underwater or requiring a lot of muscle to operate.
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    A protective overflow drain gives you the security and safety of never having to worry that the tub will overflow with water.
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    There are 12 power jets to provide for a therapeutic element to your bath. This massage system stimulates the lymphatic system, enhances blood circulation, and helps eliminate toxins from the body. There is even an option to have a legs-only massage in case you don’t want to submerge yourself in the water fully.

Cons

  • The button to the power assist auto drain is located right next to the door, so it’s easy to hit it while in the bath accidentally.
  • The tub can hold 54 gallons of hot water, so if you don’t have a big enough water heater, you can end up running out of hot water before the tub has finished filling.
  • It can take quite some time for the tub to fill, and since you have to sit in the tub while it fills it can be incredibly chilly.

The 3053 Dual Jetted tub is designed to fit in the place of your old shower or bathtub without any hassles. This tub has 12 hydrotherapy jets and 26 bubble massage jets to give you the relaxing sensation of being at a spa in the comforts of your own home.

Costco Walk-In Tubs

Price

$2,899.99

Product Dimensions

30 x 38 x 30 inches

Product Weight

186 pounds

Capacity

68 gallons

Key Features

  • 17-inch opening to allow for easy entry and exit to the tub, plus this tub features a low threshold to allow you to easily enter the tub without having to climb over any walls.
  • This tub has a safety grab bar located on the inside corner of the tub to assist you in entering or exiting the tub. This rail can even off you support in positioning yourself onto or off the tub seat.
  • The power assist auto drain allows your tub to fully drain in approximately 1-minute, making for a warmer wait time than any other walk-in tub out there. Plus, it’s designed to be easy to use without the fear of straining your back to reach underwater or requiring a lot of muscle to operate.
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    A textured floor helps create an anti-slip protection to give you a peace of mind when entering or to exit the tub.
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    There are 12 power jets to provide for a therapeutic element to your bath. This massage system stimulates the lymphatic system, enhances blood circulation, and helps eliminate toxins from the body. There is even an option to have a legs-only massage in case you don’t want to submerge yourself in the water fully.
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    There are also 26 bubble massage injectors to give you a soft, but invigorating massage. The bubbles are infused with warm water to give you a warming sensation as the bubbles burst against your body. The enveloping bubble is enhanced by the aroma infusing aromatherapy system and calmness of the chromatherapy system.

Cons

  • This tub is able to hold 68 gallons of water, so if you have a smaller water heater, you can run out of hot water before the tub is full.

The 3060WCA Air Jetted tub is designed to be wheelchair accessible and one of the most relaxing, spa-like tub designs on the market. This walk-in tub is equipped with 16 air jets and aromatherapy to allow for one of the most peaceful bathing experiences ever, all while being incredibly safe for anyone who uses it.

Costco Walk-In Tubs

Price

$4,399.99

Product Dimensions

60 x 30 x 42 inches

Capacity

80 gallons

Key Features

  • This tub has a 34-inch wide door for easy access by all, including those who might be in a wheelchair.
  • The seat 21-inches is high to allow for easy up and down by all users.
  • There is a built-in safety grab bar to ensure the utmost safety for any user getting in or out of the tub.
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    This tub features 16 massaging air jets that will inject the bath water with therapeutic bubbles to gently massage the key muscles groups. This system allows you to sink into a deep, hot, bubbling bath to relieve stress and to soothe any aching limbs.
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    The auto drain system will drain the tub in under 60 seconds to limit the amount of time you’re left sitting in the cold after a bath.

Cons

  • This tub can hold 80 gallons of hot water, meaning that if you don’t have a big water heater, you can run out of hot water before the tub is completely filled.
  • The buttons to operate the bubbles and jets aren’t labeled as clearly as they could be.

The 3238 Dual Jetted tub is designed with a wide swinging door to allow for the most comfortable entry and exit for a walk-in tub. This tub has six adjustable chrome water massaging jets and 16 air jets to give you a spa-like experience.

Costco Walk-In Tubs

Price

$3,699.99

Product Dimensions

38 x 32 x 38 inches

Capacity

53 gallons

Key Features

  • This tub features a wide swinging door with a safety grab bar located conveniently on the door to allow for the user to easily and safely get into the tub.
  • This tub features a slip-resistant floor and an ergonomic seat to provide a safe and comfortable bathing experience.
  • This tub combines the benefits and power of both the whirlpool and air bubble massage systems to create a deep body jet massage. The Jets are arranged perfectly to target all the key areas of the body that might require a massage. This dual jet system envelopes your body in a soothing embrace of water and a girl but gentle bubble massage.

Cons

  • This tub doesn’t fill up very quickly, which can be a cold experience waiting for the tub to fill with water.
  • It’s not elderly friendly because the buttons are not clearly labeled. They should be knobs and dials that are clearly labeled instead of a couple of buttons.

Costco is not the first place you would go to purchase a walk-in tub, but after doing some research, they have some of the best walk-in tubs on the market. So, if you are looking for a walk-in tub that won’t break the bank and is built with high-quality materials and built to last you should consider purchasing an Access Tub from Costco – you won’t be disappointed.

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