Followup on the previous question.
I am thinking of replacing the old standard tub with a whirlpool when
remodel the bathroom. One of the contractor who estimated the entire
remodel would cost $12000 and about $2000 extra for whirlpool tub.
However, I am concerned about my well water. The water is very hard
and the wall next to the bathtub usually turns orange in a few months
if not weeks. And the pressure is very low.
How do I improve on the pressure and the quality of the water just
enough and how much would that cost me?
Why didn't you ask the contractor? Low pressure could be anything
from the pressure switch setting which takes a turn of a screwdriver
to fix to old galvanized piping that needs to be replaced through the
whole house. Fixing the hard water requires either a water softener
or a new well into an aquifer that doesn't have those problems. You
can find the price of water softeners online. The labor obviously
depends on how difficult it is to install it where it needs to go,
local labor rates, permits, etc.
On Sep 2, 2:18 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am having one of the contractors back to discuss these potential
work. Thanks for the tip. Water pressure is important to me. Taking
showere these days has been very unstatisfying. But a new well seems
I've been watching this since I also really need to redo the bathroom
but am not happy with the cost. But I researched doing a whirlpool tub
instead of a regular tub and you don't want to do it. Look for old
threads about whirlpool tubs or start a new one.
They are dirty. There is just no real way to clean them. The water
gets left in the pipes, mixed with discarded skin cells and oil, in
the dark, and is a perfect growth medium for all kinds of bacteria and
fungi. The jets themselves need you to clean them with a toothbrush.
You'll use it a few times and then maybe once a year, and you'll turn
it on and gunk will flow out from the pipes.
After doing the research, I won't even use one when I go on vacation.
I used to have something that slid over the side of the tub and jetted
the water - I'll have to dig that out of the basement and see it it
I saw a Pipeless Spa Bathtub from "Sanijet Pipeless Hydrotheraphy".
Their products do not have pipes. Instead they recycle water through
small jets at various locations in the tub. Smaller models are priced
around a little over $2000. I assumed we can just fill the tub with
clean hot water each time we use the tub. I am not sure how powerful
the jets are though.
There may be other vendors that offer similar technology. I will do
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