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

Incorporating Aging in Place to Your Home Updates or Purchase Decisions

Whether renovating or considering purchasing a new home, plan for a lifetime of joy there. Aging in Place is the growing new standard of living. Instead of eventually moving on to a facility, more and more people are able to choose to stay at home. To do this you must make your home accessible, safe, enjoyable, and most importantly, livable for many years to come. This involves some thoughtful planning throughout the whole home. Every time you replace, renovate, or update a room or appliance, consider this guide and incorporate the features of aging in place standards in your job. This alleviates the need do it (and pay for it) all at once.

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Choosing a Walk-in Tub – Part 4: Features

Four part blog on Choosing a Walk-in Bathtub

Fill and Drain Time.

stopwatchIt can take a long long time to fill and drain your tub and when you are wet, you might quickly get cold waiting for the tub to drain. Make sure that your tub has fixtures that fill the tub quickly. Best Bath walk-in tubs will fill in under 6 minutes. Slide-in bathtubs like the Aquassure ADL Spa will fill in less than 3 minutes. Some other very popular walk-in tubs may take up to 15 minutes to fill.

Drain times range form 90 seconds to 5 minutes or more. 2″ drains and multiple drains speed drain time. Continue reading

Choosing a walk-in bathtub – Part 2: Bather Considerations

This second part looks at who will be using the tub and makes recommendations based on the bather’s mobility and bather preferences and types of bathing systems available.

Is a walk-in tub right for you?Woman exiting Walk-in BathtubWalk-in bathtubs require the bather to be able to walk to enter and exit the bathtub. If the bather has declining mobility or a high likelihood of needing assistance to bathe, then a walk-in bathtub might not be the right choice. A better choice might be a barrier-free shower or a slide-in bathtub, like the Active Living Spa tub. Continue reading