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.

 

 

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

Options for your slide-in bathtub

The Aquassure Slide-in Bathtub has several options to choose from.

  • Door opening
  • Fixture choice
  • Cabinet Base Finish
  • Hydrotherapy Jets
  • Shoulder and Seat Belt
  • Extension Handle
  • 3-wall Surround
  • Custom options
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Left door Aquassure slide-in bathtub

The Aquassure slide-in bath is available in a left or right opening door.

 

 

 

 

Fixture Choice.

The Aquassure Slidein bathtub has 3 main fixture choices. Continue reading

Thermostatic vs. pressure balance valves

There are two main types of plumbing fixtures for both bathtubs and showers: thermostatic valves and pressure balance valves. Additionally, there is a modified thermostatic control called a temperature limiter.

Thermostatic Controls

The temperature is pre-set and the valve will return to the pre-set temperature again when the water is turned back on. The temperature is calibrated so you have precise temperature control. You can visually set the temperature with the calibrated temperature dial. Continue reading

Shower Bay – Temporary Shower without Remodeling

shower-bayShower Bay portable showers from Forward Day are the newest product for Aquassure Accessible Baths, and we’re proud to add this unique unit to our collection. The Shower Bay offers a true shower experience without expensive home renovations or dangerous transfers in and out of regular tubs and showers. The unique design allows for quick assembly of the shower in any room of the home, bringing the shower to the bather. Continue reading