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.
53 x 30 x 38 inches
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.
30 x 38 x 30 inches
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.
60 x 30 x 42 inches
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.
38 x 32 x 38 inches
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.