How do I buy a Walk-In Tub?
The walk-in or safety tubs listed on our site are all available for purchase from the manufacturer, or from a reseller online. Some manufacturers also have local dealers throughout the United States or in specific areas.
How are the Walk-in Tubs delivered?
Walk-in tubs, also called step-in bathtubs, are shipped by various methods to your home. Some manufacturers offer shipping insurance as an option when you purchase your tub. Our research shows that the price for shipping a walk-in tub is about $350, but this can vary. Some manufacturers include the shipping in the package price. Others list it separately.
Buying Tip: Be sure to ask about how the tub will be shipped to you, and if the shipping cost is included in the price.
Who installs my Walk-in Tub?
There are three basic approaches to installing a walk-in bathtub which you order online.
- Some manufacturers and distributors provide authorized installers who will do all of the work. For example, Seabridge Bathing and Premier Bathrooms both provide trained installers.
- Some manufacturers and resellers recommend qualified, licensed & bonded installers in your area, even though they don’t provide their own installers. The Walk-in Bathroom Store is an example of a reseller in this category.
- Some manufacturers describe their products as “easy to install,” and say any licensed plumber can install the tub. These companies usually provide detailed installation instructions and information telephone numbers that you or your plumber can call with questions. Both Safety Tubs and Bathing Solutions / Northwest Walk-in Bath are in this category.
Buying Tip: Before you buy, be sure to ask the seller the exact plumbing specifications necessary to fit the tub and any electrical requirements for the motors that power any hydrotherapy jet equipment the tub uses.