The Jacuzzi® brand has become synonymous with exceptional jetted bathtubs that provide a rejuvenating bathing experience, but in fact, that is not all it has to offer. At Jacuzzi Bath Remodel, we install genuine Jacuzzi® products including jetted or soaking bathtubs. Each option provides a unique set of benefits and drawbacks. In this article, we’ll explore some of the pros and cons of soaking tubs versus jetted tubs from Jacuzzi.
Pros & Cons of Soaking Tubs
Soaking bathtubs are a classic option found in nearly every home. They come in various sizes and shapes to accommodate different needs, and they offer two main benefits:
The biggest pro of a soaking tub is the deep relaxation that can be achieved with its use. Soaking baths provide a tranquil space to relax and unwind after a long day. The deep basin allows for full-body immersion in hot or cold water, which helps to make the body feel weightless and relieve stress and tension.
Another pro in favor of soaking tubs is the low maintenance requirements. All Jacuzzi® bathtubs are made from premium acrylic that is easy to clean and highly resistant to stains and cracks. But since soaking tubs don’t have complex mechanisms like jets, they will be easier to maintain in the long run.
The only drawback to a soaking tub is the lack of jets. Jets offer an incredibly refreshing hydrotherapy experience. Although soaking in deep water is relaxing, there is no way to effectively mimic the invigorating effect of massaging jets. If that is what you’re looking for, then a deep soaker will not meet your needs.
Pros & Cons of Jetted Tubs
Jacuzzi® jetted tubs have become a staple when it comes to premium bathing fixtures, and it’s not hard to see why. The biggest benefit of a jetted tub is hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy refers to the use of water for healing, and hydromassage is one of the most useful forms of hydrotherapy. A Jacuzzi® jetted tub can provide an incredible bathing experience, using strategically placed jets to soothe sore muscles and promote relaxation. The massaging action also serves to stimulate blood circulation, which can have positive effects on a bather’s wellbeing.
However, a jetted tub will come with more drawbacks than a deep soaker:
More Demanding Maintenance Needs
The biggest con of a jetted tub is the maintenance. They need to be cleaned every so often to remove buildup and ensure the jets are functioning properly. Certain bath oils and bath salts cannot be used because they can clog the jets and cause issues.
Another con is that jetted tubs usually come with a higher price tag. Although the benefits of hydrotherapy often make the higher price worth it, those with budget restrictions may prefer to stick with a traditional deep soaker.
Choose the Bathtub That’s Ideal for Your Space
Looking to elevate your bathing experience with a new bathtub? Turn to Jacuzzi Bath Remodel for the soaking or jetted bath of your dreams, plus expert installation services in as little as one day. Jacuzzi® products are built for lasting beauty and performance, so whichever Jacuzzi® bathtub you choose, you can be confident you’re making a smart investment. Contact us today to learn more.