The Safety Tubs Value Series SS6030 soaking walk-in bathtub strikes a good balance between comfort and safety, without compromising on either. This bathtub includes several features required for it to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, such as the 17-inch seat height and nonslip floors.
Design and Style
This walk-in tub has a low threshold, so it's easy to step in and out of it. It also includes a built-in, chair-height, contoured seat that's easy to sit on and stand up from. It has an integrated grab bar to give you stability as you enter and exit the tub, and the textured floor gives your feet better grip so there are fewer opportunities to slip and fall. This walk-in is great for people with limited mobility, but it doesn't quite qualify as a handicap bathtub, because it's difficult to move from a wheelchair into this tub.
Aside from the included safety features, the Safety Tubs Value Series offers whirlpool features to upgrade from the basic soaker. Choosing from air, water or a combination, the six jets are adjustable, and you can even set them up to do a legs-only massage. Even without the added whirlpool option, you can enjoy a long, hot soak in the 37-inch-deep tub, which holds up to 75 gallons of water. This is the same size as a traditional tub, so it easily fits in a 60-by-30-inch alcove.
Safety Tubs' walk-ins are less expensive than many other safe-step tubs, so it's a relatively affordable option. To make your tub even more luxurious, you can add more features. For example, there's an air-jet system that gives you a gentler massage than water jets, a quick-draining system so you don't have to wait as long for the tub to empty, chromotherapy to light up your water in different colors, a neck pillow or a handheld showerhead.
This Safety Tubs model is available in white or biscuit, which are the most common neutral colors for a bathtub. The door has a watertight seal, which is important to ensure your bathroom floor doesn't get wet.
If you notice a leak, you can contact the manufacturer about the door seal's limited lifetime warranty. All of the other components of this tub are protected by a limited 10-year warranty.
The Final Verdict
The Safety Tub Value Series walk-in bathtub line offers an all-around full set of features and options at a relatively affordable price compared with other tubs. Its warranty may seem limited compared to that of some other tubs, but it offers a lifetime warranty on the door seal, an essential component of a walk-in bathtub.