Jacuzzi bath wiring
- Minimum average cost: $1, 600 per unit
- Maximum average cost: $13, 000 per unit
The biggest factor to consider in terms of cost is the price of the Jacuzzi bathtub itself. There are some simple models that cost as little as $600. However, some models can cost upwards of $10, 000. The pricing on Jacuzzi bathtubs changes depending on the features the tubs offer. The average price of Jacuzzi bathtubs are based on their size, whether the unit can still be used as a standup shower and the number of jets they include. However, there are also extra features that can raise the cost. This includes a self-cleaning option and an independent heater so that the homeowner's water heater does not take such a beating every time it tries to fill up the tub. The self-cleaning option helps keep the jets and the tubing that runs throughout the Jacuzzi bathtub clean.
Another cost to consider is the price of hiring someone to professionally install the Jacuzzi bathtub. The skill level to install a Jacuzzi bathtub is fairly high. The person needs to have knowledge about plumbing, and this is especially true if the unit can still be used as a standup shower. The cost to hire a professional will vary by company, but it usually costs around $1, 000 to $3, 000 depending on the complexity of the tub.
Not many materials are needed to have a Jacuzzi bathtub installed in a home. Here are the basic materials that will be needed:
Homeowners should keep in mind that some of these materials will be supplied by the contractor.
- Copper tubing
- Anti-scald valve
- Electrical wiring
- Copper ground wire
- Mortar mix
- GFCI outlet
Advantages and Disadvantages
Choosing to have a Jacuzzi bathtub over a regular bathtub has its advantages and disadvantages. The goal for homeowners is to consider both the pros and the cons before making a decision. A Jacuzzi bathtub is a big investment, so it is extremely important that homeowners are sure a Jacuzzi bathtub is the right fit for their lifestyles.
The biggest benefit of having a Jacuzzi bathtub is that homeowners get to enjoy the benefits of an outdoor hot tub indoors. They no longer have to worry about the privacy concerns that come with using an outdoor hot tub. On top of that, Jacuzzi tubs are seen as luxury items and often increase the overall value of the homes in which they are installed. Last but not least, Jacuzzi bathtubs are great at relaxing sore muscles and relieving joint pain in the same way conventional hot tubs do. For many homeowners, this is reason enough to get a Jacuzzi bathtub installed as part of a major or minor bathroom remodel.
Unfortunately, there are a number of cons that come with having a Jacuzzi bathtub installed as well. First of all, Jacuzzi bathtubs are extremely expensive, costing anywhere from $600 to over $10, 000 depending on the features they offer. On top of that, the cost of having them installed is greater than a normal tub. This is because electrical wiring has to be installed and the overall size of the tubs is generally bigger. The tubs can also be extremely noisy when in use. Last but not least, if the Jacuzzi tub does not have a self-cleaning feature, then it will require extra cleaning because even a little bit of water left in the tubing can lead to mold growth and the spread of bacteria.