You can use the Jacuzzi Standard walk-in bathtub as a basic soaker, but Jacuzzi is known for its hydrotherapy, and it combines its patented water jets with air jets to provide a luxurious at-home spa experience in its safe step tub. It has the standard safety features of walk-in tubs. You get a low threshold so you can safely step in or out of the tub. The textured, slip-resistant floor prevents falls even when the tub has standing water in it, and the grab bar gives you stability as you enter or exit the tub.
Although the Jacuzzi Standard has a wide entrance, it isn't considered a handicap bathtub because you don't have direct access to the built-in seat. A nice walk-in tub with wheelchair access is the Universal Tubs model. This walk-in tub is designed to fit in almost any standard bathtub alcove, at 52 inches long and just shy of 30 inches wide. The height of this walk-in tub is 37 inches, so it can hold up to 63 gallons of water. This is the standard size of a walk-in tub and the bestselling version of this Jacuzzi model, but the company also sells a compact version and a large version of this model. Jacuzzi also sells a trim kit so you can customize the installation of your walk-in tub to fit a specific space perfectly.
The jets are half water and half air, so you get a balanced mix of massage methods. You get plenty of other features too with this Jacuzzi walk-in tub to give you that spa experience, including a built-in LED chromotherapy system, which turns your bathwater different colors. There's also an aromatherapy system that delivers soothing scents to help you relax, a polished chrome faucet and a handheld shower. The controls are within reach on the side of the tub, so you can easily control how vigorous your massage is – or you can turn all the jets off for a calm soak.
The cost of a safe step tub with these added therapy features is higher than that of a traditional tub or a basic soaker walk-in tub, but it comes with strong warranties to protect the investment. The frame is steel and the tub shell is made with acrylic materials, and both are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.