walk in tubs – Universal 5 ft. by 30 in., 2017

Sold exclusively at Home Depot, the Universal 5-foot x 30-inch left-drain walk-in Whirlpool and air bathtub is available with either an inward or an outward door.

Universal LD walk-in whirlpool and air walk-in tubs are made of industrial grade fiberglass with a triple gel coat made of Lucite XL acrylic. This tub has eight-point laser precision for leveling the stainless steel frame. It includes an in-line friction heater, offset center drain and a four-piece chrome faucet set. The four-piece Roman faucet set includes a hand-help showerhead, a tub filler spout and two temperature knobs

The tub has a 21-inch wide seat that is 17 inches high and a low 5.5-inch threshold. It includes a built-in grab bar and textured flooring to add comfort and safety. Universal’s Auto Drain technology makes it possible to drain the step-in bathtub in 60 seconds or less.

Universal’s walk-in bathtub for seniors has 13 water jets and 26 air jets that are activated by the touch of a control button. The hydrotherapy’s jets are 360-degree directional and adjustable with an in-line friction heater. The air therapy uses color-matched jets, a three-speed blower and a built-in heater, along with an automatic purge system for self-cleaning. Additionally, this step-in tub by Universal uses the O3 Ozone Ozonator.

The warranty on the Universal 5-foot x 30-inch left-drain walk-in Whirlpool and air bathtub is 10 years for both structural and surface issues. The pump, blowers, plumbing and equipment only have a one-year warranty. The door seal has a lifetime warranty.

Because the Universal walk-in bathtub is sold by Home Depot, it is easy to find locally, and the price of an in-home estimate is always credited back into the final cost. The Universal walk-in whirlpool and air bathtub has some good standard features like the faucet set and in-line heaters. However, the warranty isn’t the best and should be read carefully.