Whether it’s to add value to the home or to add an amenity that gives you a way to relax, the installation of a jetted tub offers a few benefits. It’s a task that’s easy to complete with jetted tub manufacturers giving tips on how to best place the tub in the home.
The first thing that you want to do is decide on the size of the tub that you want to install. Select something that offers enough room for the family to enjoy, but you don’t want to get something that’s too big as it could be difficult to install and take up too much space in the home. An easy way to get the right size is to look at the current tub in the bathroom and get one that is of the same dimensions. Find out if there are any building permits needed to install the tub, especially if it’s a larger size than what’s currently in the home.
Before beginning the installation, you need to shut off the water to the tub. There should be a pipe behind the tub that is for waste and overflow. This pipe should be disconnected as well. It’s a good idea to make sure all of the pipes that go to the tub are clean at this point and free of any debris that might have built up over time.
Covering the floor with a large tarp, begin removing the tile that is around the tub. This is an opportunity to change the tile that is in the bathroom if you’re looking for a new appearance in the room. Cut through the drywall to provide a space for the tub to sit. Examine the insulation behind the wall. If it has mold or is moist, then it’s best to replace it before adding the new tub. If not, then you will likely end up needing to replace it in a short time. This would involve removing the jetted tub and the tile once again. If you aren’t adept at electrical work, then it’s best to have an electrician connect any wires that go to the tub. Once the area is clean and the pipes are ready to be connected, you can set the new tub in place. Connect the pipes, turn the water on, and enjoy your new whirlpool.