Installing a whirlpool tub is a great way to update a bathroom and make bathing a more relaxing experience. The combination of heated water and pressurized jets is just the thing to ease aching muscles. These tubs offer many of the same benefits found in stand-alone spas without the expense of purchasing and installing an outdoor unit.
|What you can expect|
|Range per bathtub:||$2,483.86||$4,976.68|
|Range for this type of project:||$2,484||$4,977|
Whirlpool Tub Installation Cost
Cost of cultured-marble bathtub, in skirted alcove style with 8 jets. Multiple color options available for full customization to your space. Dedicated electrical circuit connection required. Ten-year limited warranty guarantees exceptional quality.
Basic Labor for Whirlpool Tub Installation
Standard labor cost to install whirlpool tub unit. Ledger strip and leveling supports will be installed, and bathtub aligned and secured to wall and deck. Plumbing and electrical connections will be made. Surface demolition, structural modifications, and refinishing surrounding surfaces will incur additional costs. Planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup are included.
Job Supplies for Whirlpool Tub Installation
Standard supplies and materials used in the installation process, such as connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
Removal of Whirlpool Tub Installation Waste
Appropriate disposal of all related project debris, including old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
Removal of Bathtub (Optional)
Existing bath will be safely and thoroughly detached from adjacent components, removed, and disposed of appropriately.
|cost to install a whirlpool tub|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per bathtub||$2,802.10|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 bathtub||$3,670.50|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 bathtub||$2,444.06 - $4,896.94|
Whirlpool jets can be designed to push either air or water from their spouts. Water jets recycle the water in the tub. There are also a variety of sizes and shapes available to match almost any space. Whirlpool tubs are available in fiberglass, acrylic or the much heavier cast iron option. Fiberglass is the most economical, while acrylic proves to be more durable.
In addition to the price of the tub, the cost of installation can vary based on a number of factors. The size of the model and the amount of space available for placement can have an impact, particularly when modifications are necessary to make it fit. Extra support may be needed to handle the weight of the water, and there may be plumbing costs if the tub isn't matched to an existing faucet location.
Installing a whirlpool tub is a challenging task that can lead to costly repairs if not done correctly. A professional has the experience to determine any issues that must be addressed before and during installation. These larger units need more support to handle the extra water weight. It's best to leave installation to a professional to avoid surprise expenses and prevent potential damage to the home.