Jacuzzi Walk-In Tubs Review
Jacuzzi keeps things simple by only offering two walk-in tub lines: the Jacuzzi Walk-In Tub and the Finestra Bathtub. The Jacuzzi Walk-In is designed to fit in the place of a standard bathtub, so it’s the perfect choice for bathroom renovations as well as for replacing existing walk-in bathtubs. Walk-in tub models feature jets to help relieve sore muscles, a guaranteed leak-proof door that opens extra wide, and their Fast Fill faucet. The Jacuzzi Walk-In Tub also comes in compact and large sizes.
For new construction or complete bathroom remodels, the Finestra Bathtub is available in three sizes:
- 52” L x 30” W x 38.5” H
- 60″ L x 30″ W x 39″ H
- 60″ L x 36″ W x 39″ H
- Jacuzzi offers free, in-home consultations
- Both models have low thresholds, making entry and exit from the bath easy and safe
- Jacuzzi walk-in tubs come standard with an ADA-compliant integrated seat, an ergonomic grab bar for assistance in and out of the tub and a limited lifetime warranty
- Jacuzzi doesn’t offer the variety of models and configurations that some walk-in tub manufacturers do
Jacuzzi Walk-In Tubs Products and Prices
With a walk-in tub, you’ll no longer have to worry about balancing as you climb over the lip of your standard tub, considerably reducing the risk of falling. Built-in features like handrails, seats and textured floors add to the safety of using a bathtub. Given its background, the options that Jacuzzi offers elevates bathing from a cleaning session to a bathing experience you’d find in a spa.
We sorted out the features and average price range for each of Jacuzzi’s walk-in tub models below.
|Salon Spa $6,845 — $8,026||The Salon Spa walk-in tub features powerful jets,
an air injector, pleasant scents courtesy of their
Aromatherapy system and underwater Chromatherapy
lights. Another advantage to the Salon Spa is the Heated Soak system
that warms the water without having to add hot water to your bath
|Whirlpool Bath $5,894 — $6,940||For a massage that is both therapeutic and invigorating,
the whirlpool model offers different jet options to target
the lower back, legs, feet or a combination of all three
|Pure Air Bath $5,894 — $6,940||For a gentle massage, the Pure Air walk-in tub
releases thousands of bubbles filled with warm air.
The optional Aromatherapy system aids with relaxation.
If you want a bubble foot massage, you can have one
with a push of the button without having to fill the tub entirely
|Soaking Tub $4,844 — $5,699||If you need a tub for soaking and bathing
without many features, Jacuzzi offers
the Soaking Tub. The sloped design lets you
sit back and relax in warm water therapy
Jacuzzi Walk-in Tub Features
Both the Finestra and Jacuzzi Walk-in Tub lines come with the RapidHeat in-line heater which maintains the water temperature longer, Fast-fill and Quick Drain which fill and drain the tub two times faster than standard faucets and drains, heated seats and backrests. Both offer jets optimized for massage and both models allow for full body soaks.
When you sit in a tub of hot water, you receive health benefits through passive heating. Several passive heating studies over the past few years prove that a good soak may do your body good by lowering inflammation, burning calories and more. The comfort features in a Jacuzzi walk-in tub enhance the benefits of passive heating.
You may know that magnesium in Epsom salt baths helps with arthritis pain, enhanced sleep, fibromyalgia and easing sore muscles. Jacuzzi is the only walk-in tub maker that is Epsom salt compatible. Salt can clog the motor that powers air or water jets on other brands or rust out the pump or heater.
Finally, the Jacuzzi Walk-In Tub and the Finestra lines offer variations to make it easy to find the walk-in tub that will fit your lifestyle and needs. We’ve included those features in the chart below.
|PointPro Spinner Jets||Each Jacuzzi Walk-In tub features two PointPro Spinner Jets by the drain that focus on smaller muscle groups with a kneading effect stimulating the surrounding tissue of your feet|
|PointPro Jets||Two PointPro Jets under the seat target stress points behind your legs to offer a vigorous deep hydromassage that is strong but not uneven or uncomfortable|
|Micro PointPro Jets||Six Micro PointPro jets in the seat back are positioned to go across the lower back area. A reduced flow rate and maximum maneuverability can relieve muscular tension|
|Air Injectors||Air injectors in the seat, by your feet and by the drain deliver thousands of bubbles against your skin|
Jacuzzi Walk-in Tub Warranty
Jacuzzi doesn’t mention warranties for their walk-in tubs specifically on their website, but for reference, their whirlpool tubs come with a limited lifetime warranty. Labor is covered for one to two years depending on the model and options. Accessories are under warranty for 90 days.
Jacuzzi Walk-In Tubs In-home Consultation
You can call Jacuzzi or fill out a short form on Jacuzzi’s website to set up your appointment for a free in-home consultation. Having a salesperson visit your home to take measurements accurately helps prevent you from buying a tub that won’t fit well in your bathroom. You can have all questions answered at this consultation as well, and you don’t have to order anything on the spot. When we contacted the company, the U.S.-based customer service agent who spoke with us was both kind and knowledgeable, answering all of our questions without any sales pressure.
Jacuzzi Walk-In Tubs Complaints
With an A- rating from the Better Business Bureau and thousands of sales, Jacuzzi has only had six complaints lodged against them in the past three years, and they have responded to each one of them. Most complaints were about walk-in tubs in general rather than Jacuzzi itself. Customers didn’t’ like how long it took to fill the tub and how expensive walk-in tubs are.
Consumers on ConsumerAffairs rates Jacuzzi at 4.2 out of 5-stars with over 200 customer reviews. Customers speak positively about Jacuzzi employees, in particular, the consultants that do the free in-home estimates and the installers. Customer service agents get high marks for their after-the-sale assistance. Many agree that having a Jacuzzi walk-in tub has noticeably improved their quality of life.
Jacuzzi Walk-In Tubs Q&A
Does Medicare cover the cost of Jacuzzi walk-in tubs?
As of July 2018, Medicaid does not cover the cost of walk-in bathtubs because they are not considered to be durable medical equipment.
What are the cons of buying a Jacuzzi walk-in tub?
The most prominent safety feature walk-in tubs bring to the table — the door — also has a downside because you can’t fill the tub with water before entering it, which could leave you a bit chilled. You not only have to wait for the water to get to the right level, but you could also have difficulty adjusting the temperature to fit your comfort level.
Some walk-in tubs feature heated seats to help the bather stay warm while waiting for the tub to fill and drain. Jacuzzi walk-in tubs have in-line heaters to maintain the water temperature.
How much water does a standard Jacuzzi walk-in tub hold?
The average walk-in tub holds 50 to 55 gallons of water. While this is more than a standard tub, it’s comparable to a shower, which uses about seven gallons a minute. The built-in Jacuzzi RapidHeat in-line heater is a water-saving feature that maintains the water temperature at an average of 104 degrees. The temperature in an unheated walk-in tub drops to 98.6 in 10 minutes, requiring the bather to add more hot water to remain comfortable.
The Jacuzzi Fast Drain technology drains the water in half the time it takes a standard tub to empty, which is a plus for your comfort while you wait to be able open the door.
How do I determine the water heater size I will need for a Jacuzzi walk-in tub?
A general rule of thumb is that the water heater should be no less than two-thirds the size of the water capacity of the tub. For example, a 60-gallon tub would require a 40-gallon water heater. We recommend that you consult a plumber to calculate precisely what size water heater you’ll need for a walk-in tub so you won’t shortchange the rest of your household while bathing.
Can I control the jet power in my Jacuzzi walk-in tub?
Jacuzzi makes it easy to adjust the water and air flow through a knob on the control panel. Raised push buttons also make operating the light, air, and whirlpool systems extremely easy.
Does Jacuzzi have any special offers?
Jacuzzi offers special pricing from time to time. At the time we published this review, the current promotion offered $1,500 in savings, special financing and low monthly payments.
Where are Jacuzzi walk-in tubs manufactured?
Jacuzzi manufacturers their tubs in Valdosta, Georgia so you know your tub will meet U.S. standards and license requirements.
Conclusion on Jacuzzi Walk In Tubs
Buying a walk-in tub is an investment in your continued independent living. The Jacuzzi name has been synonymous with luxury bathing for decades, and the company continues to pioneer new technology to improve their products. While their selection may appear limited compared to our picks for the best walk-in tub brands, it’s easier to narrow down your choices from a few solid American-made tubs with various therapeutic benefits.