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Thread: Walk in Bathtubs - anyone purchase one?

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    Super Member DebsShelties's Avatar
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    I am looking into getting one, have an estimator coming out to do the measurements on both of my tubs - in case it won't do in one bath it can go in the other one.
    What is the opinion of those who own them please, do you like it overall, what kinds of problems if any have you had etc.

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    I will follow this thread as I'm curious also.

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    My MIL considered getting one, but opted for an open shower, partly due to cost, partly do to having to manipulate the handle and sit in it while it drained.

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    I have a elderly friend that has one. He uses the shower feature only. After falling in the regular tub and not able to get up....this tub is if nothing else peace of mind. They are pricy but worth it in my opinion.

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    do a search on the company you are about to use and read any complaints. I thought of using one Home Depot had in the front of their store until I did that.

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    We used Bathfitters for MIL. They took out an old (ugly and damaged) cast iron tub and put in a nice walk-in shower. She has room for a shower bench and has a handheld showerhead. It has worked out great and was around 5K including nice glass doors.

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    My friends just put one in and they LOVE it. They did put in a water heater just for that tub and also a water system that links their other water heater so they would always have hot water; it works beautifully. They feel it is the best thing they did; his wife is quite 'stove' up with muscle problems and she is doing better and better each day.

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    My friend has one and LOVES it. She lives with pain everyday and had a hard time getting in and out of her old tub. She says she can get in and out now with no problems and it helps reduce her pain. She says it was one of her best investments.

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    Thought about this when my grandmother was alive. They are nice, but expensive. It was more cost effective for me to install a walk-in shower (splurged, and turned it into a sauna as well!!) and a hot tub on the deck out back. Gram easily got in and out of both on her own initially, and the walk in shower made it much easier for her aides to help w/ her bathing when she got to the point when she needed help.

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    I considered one for my late DH. The cost was too much for us and I couldn't figure out why anyone would want to sit there waiting for it to drain!!! Seems you'd be cold. We had a larger shower and just added a shower stool for him to sit on and handles to hold onto. It was easy for me to hop in with him and shower him.

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