Whirpool Tubs and Air Tubs: More Than Pampering.

We all know that soaking in a tub with soothing jets of air or water not only feels great, but also does wonders for both body and mind. It's an investment may actually pay off in better health, a more relaxed state of mind and more energy.

Frank Webb Home carry a range of tubs to suit both your personal style and your pocketbook. Check out our slide show below for a sample of the luxurious tubs you'll see in our showrooms.

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A visit to Frank Webb Home will answer all your questions, and our knowledgeable consultants can quickly help you decide which type of tub is right for you. Select a showroom near you and stop by -- or make an appointment to ensure that a showroom consultant is available to discuss your project when you come in.

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The Difference between Whirlpool Tubs and Air Tubs

Most people don't learn that there are two types of jetted tubs until they begin shopping for one. Even then, it can be difficult to ascertain the difference -- and to decide which one is right for you. The simple definition relates to the mechanism each uses; whirpool tubs shoot jets of water, while air tubs shoot jets of air. This difference, however, affects two major areas: sensation and upkeep.

Sensation: Whirlpool tubs, which most of us remember from the start of this trend many years ago, offer deep massaging pressure focused on specific areas of the body. They are often the choice, for example, if you have arthritis or you are an athlete who often needs to sooth aching muscles after a workout.

Air tubs also provide a soothing massage, but they use more numerous, less concentrated jets to shoot millions of tiny, warmed bubbles through the water. The sensation is gentler, but very pleasant and therapeutic in its own way; in most major manufacturers' air tubs, the jets are actually arranged to provide maximum relaxation.

Maintenance: Here's where air tubs, which are "self-drying", gain ground with some consumers. After you're done bathing you can drain and then turn the jets back on to dry the tub. Water jets can be cleaned as well, but the jets can't be operated while the tub is empty, which makes cleaning just slightly more complicated.

A note about style: Both types of tubs also come in a wide variety of shapes and styles to suit every home. When it comes right down to it, like so many remodeling questions, the answer just comes down to personal preference.

Talk to an expert at any Frank Webb Home. All of our consultants are rigorously trained in the differences between tub models, manufacturers and technologies and can quickly help you choose the tub you'll love.