Key Considerations when Buying and Installing a Jacuzzi Tub
By Mark J. Donovan
||What better way to relieve the stress of long hard day than soaking in a Jacuzzi tub. Whether a Jacuzzi tub in your bathroom or a large outdoor Jacuzzi located on your deck, little can beat the warmth and relaxing benefits of a Jacuzzi. It simply has a way of shedding the hassles of a hectic day.
If you’re considering purchasing and installing a Jacuzzi tub it’s smart to have some idea of what is available on the market for Jacuzzis and how you plan to use one prior to going out and buying one. The installation of a Jacuzzi tub is significantly more complicated to install than your standard bathtub, so if your bathroom remodeling plans include a Jacuzzi tub make sure to talk with your framing contractor, plumber, and electrician prior to purchasing one.
A Jacuzzi tub requires additional framing and the extra weight of it when filled with water may require strengthening of the floor. In addition, a Jacuzzi tub typically requires larger plumbing supply lines and electricity to drive the electrical system associated with the Jacuzzi.
In addition, a specialty store often offers installation services as well, and no doubt they’ll know more about Jacuzzi tubs than the standard employee working at a home improvement center. Also, they will more likely have better access to replacement parts when the time arises down the road for making repairs to your Jacuzzi tub, which inevitably will happen. Pumps and motors are moveable parts that over time simply wear out.
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