Holiday Closure 2016

This has been a wonderful year for us at Aquassure Accessible Baths, and we want to thank our clients, dealers, and partners in business for making 2016 a hit. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2017! Seasons Greetings and our best to you this time of year, and a very Happy New Year!

The staff at Aquassure are going into semi-hibernation starting December 23rd through January 2nd, reopening for regular business hours on January 3rd.

We have an answering service that forwards messages to us, and we will be checking our e-mail regularly. If you have any inquiries or problems, please rest assured, we will still be able to serve you.

Aquassure Accessible Baths Co-Founders Venture into the Dragons’ Den

Accessibility Products Leaders to Appear on Popular Reality Television Show to Pitch the Active Daily Living Spa Slide-in Tub

dragonsdenKELOWNA – Aquassure Accessible Baths, a leading designer of accessible bath products for seniors and disabled persons, announced today that its founders, Matthew Longman and Shari McDowell, will appear on the hit reality television show Dragons’ Den.” The show gives entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their business to five business moguls with the capital and expertise to grow startups into successful enterprises.

Longman and McDowell will pitch their company and their ADL Spa Slide-in Tub. The show will air on February 10 at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television and online at cbc.ca/dragonsden.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share our product with the show’s panel of experts and nearly one million Canadian viewers,” said Longman, CEO, and Certified Aging in Place Specialist, with over 20 years of healthcare industry experience. “The ageing population has created a significant need for innovative lifestyle products that give individuals greater control over their independence and quality of life. We hope to drive awareness of this growing need, and the solutions that we’ve developed.”

Since the launch of Aquassure in 2007, Longman has been a pioneer in the development of accessibility products, designing and enhancing the slide-in bathtub for wheelchair and lift accessibility. The ADL Spa Slide-in Tub is currently the company’s signature product, and features the comfort of laying back and soaking in traditional tub that is elevated, more safety features than a walk-in tub and a designer aesthetic. The company also offers a full line of barrier-free, roll-in showers, walk-in tubs, and bath and safety accessories.

In 2011, Aquassure licensed production of the ADL Spa Slide-in Tub to Best Bath Systems of Boise, Idaho. The company is currently in the process of licensing its sliding door technology and the Aquassure slide-in bathtub to a second manufacturer in the U.S.

“We’re poised for tremendous growth,” said Shari McDowell, chief financial officer. “Our goal is to become the North American leader in universal-design bathtub and shower products that fit every individual and family’s unique situation, with contemporary styling.”

The Aquassure Accessible Baths showroom is located at 1048 Richter Street in Kelowna, British Columbia. For more information about the company, visit www.aquassure.com.

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Media Contact:

Matthew Longman
Shari McDowell
Aquassure Accessible Baths
866-404-8827
info@aquassure.com

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Choosing a Walk-in Tub Handout

Need help trying to choose the right accessible bathroom equipment?

This handout will help!

Buying an Accessible Bathtub is a major decision. It involves a substantial amount of money, and the inconvenience of a bathroom renovation. It is important to fully research the options before you make a decision.

There are four main areas to look at: product choices, the bather, installation and feature/benefit considerations.

  • Part 1 Accessible product choices
  • Part 2 Bather considerations
  • Part 3 Installation considerations
  • Part 4 Feature and Benefit considerations

Choosing a Walk-in Tub Downloadable PDF Handout

World Stroke Day

Today is World Stroke Day and Aquassure Accessible Baths would like to help spread awareness for this debilitating condition that can strike at any time. It is a medical emergency that can happen to anyone, regardless of age or health. You can help protect yourself and others by understanding what stroke is, what its signs are, and what to do if you suspect you, or someone you know, has experienced one. Continue reading

Now You Can Have a Stylish AND Safe Bathroom with Our Accessories

Whether you’re picking out the valve for your shower or choosing the powder coat on your new grab bar, choosing your bathroom accessories can be like finding the right piece to a puzzle. Sometimes you didn’t even know it was missing until you put it in place, and the the whole picture comes to life! At Aquassure we carry a variety of accessories for all needs. If you’re purchasing a shower we can send you away with a complete accessories pack, or piece out your new bathroom to match your walk-in tub. Our catalogue has a detailed list of what we have to offer, but here is a small summary for you to consider. Continue reading

New Affordable High Flow Fixtures from Huntington Brass

We are now offering all of our tubs with a new ¾” high flow valve for faster fill times. This valve is manufactured by Huntington Brass which used to be in Huntington Beach, CA but now headquartered in Cypress, CA. This valve in Chrome has a list price of $942.50 CD which is $52 less than our Moen valve but offers faster fill times and a lever handle diverter instead of the pull rod on the Moen which makes it easier to divert the water from the tub spout to the hand shower for those with arthritis. When you combine this valve with our newly redesigned Escape Plus which comes standard with a 2″ drain you can offer your customers one of the fastest filling and fastest draining tubs on the market!

At 15 gallons per minute – the Escape Plus walk in bathtub will fill in 6 minutes.

huntington brass fixtures

Available for the Escape, Escape Plus and Big E walk-in bathtubs. Not available for the Liberty bathtub.