Walk-in Tub Types

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What are walk-in bathtubs? Walk-in bathtubs are an alternative to a traditional bathtub. Walk-in tubs have doors on them. They open up so the user doesn’t have to step over a leading edge like you might find on a conventional bathtub. Walk-in bathtubs can be safer alternatives for elderly and/or disabled individuals, but there are many different types of walk-in bathtubs. If you’re considering a new walk-in type tub, you need to know your options.

Soaker tub

The soaker tub is a basic model and does not have any air or water jets. It includes a leak-proof door and a low-entry step-up. Grab bars are sometimes included but may be an optional feature. A seat is molded into the tub. Most soaker tubs also include a hand-held shower head that fits into its place at the front of the tub. All soaker tubs listed in this comparison have anti-slip floor and seat finishes.

Aerotherapy tub

This includes everything that the soaker tub includes plus allows for water circulation therapy via air jets. For a person who goes more than one week between soaks, air jets are recommended because once you are done bathing, you can turn the jets back on for a moment or two in order to dry out the pipes and prevent bacteria. You cannot do that with the hydrotherapy jets (but the ozone cleaning system can help with that).

Hydrotherapy tub

This includes everything that the soaker tub includes plus it allows for water circulation therapy with water jets. If the hydrotherapy option is chosen, it usually includes some air jets, as well.

Bariatric tub

This is a tub specifically made with the larger individual in mind and includes everything that the soaker tub includes. It may be available in the soaker tub, aerotherapy and hydrotherapy models.

Wheelchair-accessible tub

The wheelchair-accessible tub has an outward facing door and allows for the transfer of an individual from the wheelchair into the bath tub. The tub seat is generally lower in height than the other tubs.

Combination walk-in bathtub

This tub has both air and water jets (aerotherapy and hydrotherapy), includes everything that the soaker tub includes plus may also may include chromatherapy (color lighting) and aromatherapy (essential oil infusions).



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Custom Walk-in Bathtubs for the following cities in Illinois:

Cook County, Illinois: Berwyn; Blue Island; Burbank; Calumet City; Chicago; Chicago Heights; Country Club Hills; Countryside; Des Plaines; Elgin; Evanston; Harvey; Hickory Hills; Markham; Midlothian; Northlake; Oak Forest; Oak Lawn; Palos Heights; Palos Hills; Park Ridge; Rolling Meadows
Dupage County, Illinois: Addison; Aurora; Bartlett; Batavia; Bensenville; Bloomingdale; Burr Ridge; Carol Stream; Clarendon Hills; Darien; Downers Grove; Elk Grove Village; Elmhurst; Glen Ellyn; Glendale Heights; Hanover Park; Hinsdale; Itasca; Lemont; Lisle; Lombard; Medinah; Naperville; Oak Brook; Oakbrook Terrace; Roselle; Schaumburg; St. Charles; Villa Park; Warrenville; Wayne; West Chicago; Westmont; Wheaton; Winfield; Wood Dale; Woodridge
Kane County, Illinois: Algonquin; Aurora; Barrington Hills; Bartlett; Batavia; Big Rock; Burlington; Campton Hills; Carpentersville; East Dundee; Elburn; Elgin; Geneva; Gilberts; Hampshire; Hoffman Estates; Huntley; Montgomery; North Aurora; Pingree Grove; St. Charles; Sleepy Hollow; South Elgin; Sugar Grove; Wayne; West Dundee
Lake County, Illinois: Antioch; Barrington; Barrington Hills; Bannockburn; Beach Park; Buffalo Grove; Channel Lake; Deerfield; Deer Park; Forest Lake; Fox Lake; Fox Lake Hills; Fox River Grove; Fox River Valley Gardens; Gages Lake; Grandwood Park; Grayslake; Green Oaks; Gurnee; Hainesville; Hawthorn Woods; Highland Park; Highwood; Indian Creek; Ingleside; Island Lake; Kildeer; Lake Barrington; Lake Bluff; Lake Catherine; Lake Forest; Lake Villa; Lake Zurich; Lakemoor; Libertyville; Lincolnshire; Lindenhurst; Long Grove; Mettawa; Mundelein; North Barrington; North Chicago; Old Mill Creek; Park City; Port Barrington; Riverwoods; Round Lake; Round Lake Beach; Round Lake Heights; Round Lake Park; Third Lake; Tower Lakes; Venetian Village; Vernon Hills; Volo; Wadsworth; Wauconda; Winthrop Harbor; Zion
McHenry County, Illinois: Algonquin; Barrington Hills; Bull Valley; Cary; Crystal Lake; Fox Lake; Fox River Grove; Lake County; Greenwood; Harvard; Hebron; Holiday Hills; Huntley; Island Lake; Johnsburg; Lake in the Hills; Lakemoor; Lakewood; Marengo; McCullom Lake; McHenry; Oakwood Hills; Port Barrington; Prairie Groves; Richmond; Ringwood; Spring Grove; Trout Village; Union; Wonder Lake; Woodstock
Will County, Illinois: Aurora; Beecher; Boilingbrook; Channahon; Crest Hill; Crete; Crystal Lawns; Elwood; Fairmont; Frankfort; Frankfort Square; Homer Glen; Joliet; Lockport; Manhattan; Mokena; Monee; Naperville; New Lenox; Park Forest; Peotone; Plainfield; Rockdale; Romeoville; Sauk Village; Shorewood; Steger; Tinley Park; University Park; Wilmington; Woodridge