Very happy with my tub! At times I wonder what is really behind these other postings?
It's interesting to follow some of the comments here, so I still drop in to see the comments!
1) My representative made it clear, before the sale, that the lifetime guarantee was for the original owner, and what it covered. I cannot speak for every rep, obviously. It seems reasonable to me, since a tub won't last 10 lifetimes.
2) In case of fire, opening the door to drain the water onto the floor does not seem like such a bad idea. And if there is a worry about water damage, I suspect that fire damage would eclipse that concern. If the emergency is for a "nature calling" concern, then that is indeed a problem that cannot be alleviated by ANY walk-in tub, unless you are athletic enough to climb out safely. It is best to take care of certain things before sitting down in the tub.
As I see the various complaints, at times I wonder what is really behind the postings. Still very happy with my product!
Pros & Cons
Easy to Use
Should have bought a Safe Step Tub to begin with...
If only we had bought a Safe Step Tub to begin with... we may not be in the trouble we're in now. My neighbor just had one of these installed and it's a night and day difference with what we bought.
My husband (an ex-plumber) ordered a tub from Home Depot and installed it himself. He's probably had the tub our for one reason or another at least 4 times. My neighbor had hers installed with a warranty and it looks like it's worth every penny of what she paid.
Overall, Still Pretty Impressed
I recently bought a safe step tub. I was impressed by the installation men. They came on time and worked all day (14 hours) to install the tub. They did a good job and cleaned up resonably well when they finished. However there are a few problems with the tub. First what they call the bidet outlet doesn't outlet anything, the drain leaks a little, I was told that a 60 gal. water heater was adequate--may be in the south but here in North Dakota were the water comes into the heater at 40 degrees my 80 gal. heater barely manages to keep up. In addition they did not tell me that my 3/8 copper pipes were not adequate--it takes forever to fill. Also they said it had a fast drain--fast compared to what--a fast glacier?
Also one should never turn on the water jets until they're covered with water, unless you're planning on cleaning your bathroom.
Pros & Cons
Arrived on Time
Exactly what I expected + some!
Existing water heater not adequate
Takes time to fill with my 3/8" pipes
Biggest Mistake Ever!
Biggest mistake ever made , very poor install cut four holes in ceiling and did not properly repair or even match up paint or texture of finish when done. highly overpriced product and work is sub contracted to whoever they get to install. have now had repaired properly by another contractor. my advice DON't DO it , look elsewhere for this purchase and install.
Pros & Cons
Works like it is supposed to
Took a lot longer to fill than I had hoped for
The tub is really, really great. As far as looks and how easy it is to use, it's wonderful. Although, it does take a long time to fill up. Takes my tub almost 15 minutes to fill. That's almost twice as long as my previous tub.
Other than the fill up time, draining the tub is the only other drawback. It's great to ease my pains and pretty easy to use. It just takes some getting used to when sitting and waiting. I've figured out that it is smarter to let the faucet run until it gets warm, before you get into the tub and shut the door. Otherwise you get some pretty cold feet and legs.