We're adding a master suite with a bathroom large enough to
accommodate a whirlpool (jetted). I'm not convinced that we will
use a whirlpool often enough to justify a huge expense, so I'm
curious about your collective experience with "low end" whirlpools.
I'm trying to keep the cost of parts (tub+motor, faucets, drain
assembly, in-line heater, timer, trim kits) under $2000 - 2500.
So far I've looked at the Jacuzzi Espree at Lowes, and at several of
Kohler's lower priced models (such as Devonshire-1357, and models
1157 and 1148). All but the Devonshire are 72x36, using 65-80
gallons. The Devonshire is a 5' tub.
I plan to use an in-line heater and drop-installation with a tiled
surround. Our contractor will install the tub.
What is your experience with any of these models? Or any other
What size hot water tank would you recommend? Special plumbing
(like 3/4" pipe)? Is a 1 or 1.25 hp motor adequate?
I'd appreciate any and all advice!
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