When remodeling your bathroom, there are lots of decision to make. One of them is choosing the bathtub! Today, bathtubs come in all shapes, sizes, as well as features, like a bubble tub, a whirlpool, or a jetted tub. There and advantages and disadvantages to having a jetted bathtub.


Bear in mind, there are differences between a bubble tub, a whirlpool tub, and a jetted tub. To help you decide if a luxurious jetted tub is right for you and your family, let’s look at the pros and cons.


Some Pros to having a jetted bathtub include:


  • Jetted bathtubs are wonderful to relieve stress and help you relax after a long day. They are also a recommended part of a health or physical therapy routine. Hydrotherapy soothes muscles and joints.
  • If you get a high-quality whirlpool bathtub, it may have self-cleaning features. That makes cleaning easy and more convenient. A running water pump can also help reduce bacteria and make it mold resistant.
  • Decide how much noise is acceptable to you. Swirling water is not quiet!
  • A heating element allows the user to set the water temperature and maintain it during a bath.


Some cons include:

  • Jetted tub installation can be involved and expensive.
  • Jetted tubs can be slightly more expensive than a whirlpool tub.
  • Don’t expect a targeted massage.
  • In addition, be aware that a jetted tub may require additional bathroom floor supports.


While bubble tubs are available, whirlpool and jetted are the most popular. A typical jetted tub can cost between $1,000 and more than $5,000 for high-end jetted bathtubs. That doesn’t include the cost of installation. Unless you get a heating element in your jetted tub, electrical and gas energy for heating the tubs could increase your utilities bill. Jetted tubs are usually big and deep and require a lot of water which may also increase your water bill.

A jetted bathtub can be a luxurious and relaxing addition to your bathroom. Once you consider the pros and cons you can make the best decision for your home. For your bathroom remodel and installation of a jetted tub, you need to call a licensed, experienced plumber. Call Fite Plumbing at 317-271-5400 to make an appointment. You can also schedule an appointment on the web. We can help you install that jetted tub!

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