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How to Measure For a Bathtub
When it comes to finding the perfect bathtub, the first step is to determine how much space is available to place a new tub. And you will do so by taking 3 measurements: overall width, length, and height.
Most bathtubs will sit parallel against the wall, so measuring the length of the wall will help you gauge how long your new tub can be. To measure the overall length of an existing tub, include the lip or shelf of the tub in your measurements.
The height measurement will need to include the total elevation of the bath, including the base or legs if applicable. Measuring the height ensures your new bath won’t conflict with any existing outlets or ledges. Keep in mind that deeper tubs often have taller walls to step over so plan accordingly for safety.
Measure the width of the area by measuring out from the wall to the furthest point you expect your tub to be. This will allow you to fit your bath into the space without gaps or overages, especially in an alcove location.
Other Things to Consider
It is also important to keep in mind your bathtubs’ weight and water capacity which is indicated in your new bathtub manual. The basin capacity indicates how many gallons the tub can hold. A US gallon of water weighs 8.34 lbs., so to determine the weight of the water within the tub when full you should multiply the basin capacity by 8.34. Your bathtub manual should also tell you the weight of the bathtub before adding water. Together, the weight of the bathtub and the added weight of the water will determine whether you need to reinforce your floor or not. Also, remember to measure your doorways and hallways to ensure the tub will fit when it’s delivered and installed. You can find all the information needed to plan your bathtub replacement within our specification and manuals.
Generally, the size of the bathing area in the bathroom will determine whether a 5-foot, 6-foot or corner bath is selected. If space is not an issue then other factors can be considered. Most consumers’ compare the features, performance, style, comfort and price of the various baths being evaluated.
When looking at a whirlpool bath you must establish the reference point, which is the suction cover. When standing directly in front of the bath the suction cover should be right beneath you. (The Fresco™ and Mito™ are exceptions to this rule. For these two units the suction cover will be across from you.) Having located the suction cover:
- On an end-drain bath, the right hand or left hand designation refers to the location of the drain.
- On an end-drain bath, the pump and motor location will be at the opposite end from the drain.
- On a center-drain bath, the right hand or left hand designation refers to the pump and motor location.
- An Authorized Jacuzzi Bath Dealer or Distributor can provide you with additional information for your particular application.
A general rule of thumb is that the water heater should be two-thirds the size of the water capacity of the bath. For example, a 60-gallon bath would require a 40-gallon water heater. This rough formula does not take into consideration other demands that might be placed on the water heater. We recommend that a plumber be consulted for your particular application.
Luxury, Comfort, and Espree Collection baths are covered by limited lifetime warranties that apply to the bath and all factory installed-components. A more detailed warranty explanation can be found on the warranties page. (Limitations and exclusions are referenced in the manual.)
Replacement parts and repair parts can be obtained through any one of our nine Master Parts Distributors. Warranty parts are obtained directly from Jacuzzi. Call 1-844-602-6064 or start a chat now to find out more information.
In the event that servicing the pump/motor should become necessary, the access would facilitate this.
Service access can also be helpful for production identification, reset for GFCI outlet, code requirements and more.
A minimum of 12”X 18” direct access to the equipment is needed. (see sect sheet for more information)
The model and serial number is located in three places:
- On a label located on the back page of your Operating/Installation Instructions. (With the warranty information)
- On a white label located on the bath vessel near the pump/motor.
- On the shell under the suction cover. (Rectangular cover/filter inside of bath)
If you need help locating your serial number please contact customer service via chat or 1-844-602-6064.
We recommend a licensed plumber or contractor for installation.
Heaters are only available on whirlpool and Salon spas. The heater will maintain a temperature between 77 and 104 degrees. The heater will not heat up cold water.
For optimal performance, we recommend cleaning after every use.
Raised dam to prevent water leakage over the threshold
Tru-level® base system
Standard integral tile flange
Shower drain with chrome strainer (MB28827) sold separately