We are putting a new tub in our son's bathroom. The saleslady sold us on the idea of an air tub because it is somewhat gentler. Also, from something else we thought that it when the water drains, it wouldn't hold excess water like the jets that would get brackish. One of the plumbers at our house, said he would never get an air tub because the air bubbles make the water cool too quickly and because it would still hold water in the "jet" area that could become brackish. We have to make a quick decision as the air tub has been ordered and if we're going to change our minds it has to happen immediately. Any opinions? Thanks

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HI Danelle-
We will have to remodel Alexander's bathroom in the near future and wouldn't hesitate to install a whirlpool/jacuzzi tub. Our house came with a large one upstairs and he LOVES using it all winter. No problem with the jets so far but any and all appliances will require maintenence eventually. I imagine what your plumber says is probably true, air cools the warm water in an air tub.

hope this helps
cheryl
We have had a whirlpool tub for 17 years now and have never had a problem with water in the jets. We also have an inline heater which keeps the water warm. We have a double wide Hydro Systems tub. I've never heard of an air tub so I don't know what makes it different.

Susan
The air tub shoots air (bubbles) and the whirlpool/jacuzzi shoots water. The idea is the same. We were a little concerned that the water jets might hurt as the DMD progresses. I'm glad to know that your boys enjoy using theirs. Thanks for responding.
Water jets shouldn't hurt them, you can turn the jets down to lower settings if you desire. xox

Danelle Dickerson said:
The air tub shoots air (bubbles) and the whirlpool/jacuzzi shoots water. The idea is the same. We were a little concerned that the water jets might hurt as the DMD progresses. I'm glad to know that your boys enjoy using theirs. Thanks for responding.
On ours and I am assuming on most you can turn off the jets and position the individual jets. Right now Jon doesn't really use the tub too much because he can't get out of if, but we are going to look into and overhead lift system so life will be easier.
We have included a track system in our future plans. We have a wonderful local company that combines disability equipment with a construction company. They went over our plans and helped design our son's bathroom so the track would go from our son's bed to the bathroom and over a changing/table therapy, the toilet, and the tub. They even visited our site to tell us where to put in the blocking and answer other questions. All of this was free. Talk about service. They have guaranteed that they will get all my business.
Thank you both for your input. We're trying to project what our needs will be, and your help is invaluable.

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