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Ella's Bubbles Walk-in Tub Reviews

Ella's Bubbles is a company based in Chicago that manufactures and sells acrylic walk-in tubs, as well as shower stalls and kits and other bathroom accessories. This company was founded in 2005 and was named after the daughter of the founder. 

This wonderful company is an OEM distributor of walk in tubs and accessible shower stalls and kits across Canada and the United States. Ella's Bubbles specializes in safety solutions such as safety products for the bathroom, ADA-compliant acrylic and fiberglass walk-in tubs, and barrier-free showers.

About Ella's Bubbles Walk-in Tubs

Ella's Bubbles Elite - Acrylic Inward Swinging Door Walk-In Tub (29.75″W x 52″L) - Ella's Bubbles - Ambient Home

Ella's Bubbles products are carefully manufactured with high-quality industrial-grade materials. They have a number of safety features that are designed according to ADA specifications for wheelchair accessible walk-in tubs. 

In the US, over 240,000 accidents happen in the bathroom every year that result in emergency room visits, and Ella's Bubbles walk-in tubs are specifically engineered to prevent them.

Ella's walk-in tubs also have a number of options available that are ideal for optimal therapeutic relief. Options such as hydrotherapy, air massage therapy, micro bubble massage therapy, and independent foot massage make bathing in an Ella's Bubble's tub an out-of-this-world experience.

Ella's Bubbles has a number of product lines including walk-in tubs. Walk in tubs come in ten different models all meant to accommodate every different body type and specific needs. These wheelchair accessible tubs cater to a wide range of specifications from bariatric tubs for larger people to roll-in shower stalls and those with standard dimension baths.

See Ella's Bubbles Walk-in Tub Collection.

Types of Walk-in Tubs

There are several different types of walk-in tubs available by Ella's. There are lay down, two-person jobs, bariatric tubs, tubs for taller bathers, and one person tubs. Let's take a closer look at them here:

Bariatric Tubs

Bariatric tubs are designed for larger bathers and feature a built in seat. Some people are much larger than others and they cannot fit into standard or regular bathtubs. The bariatric tubs designed by Ella's are engineered for those bodies that weigh 300 pounds or more.

Lay Down Tubs

Lay down tubs (such as the 30" x 72" Laydown); they are designed much like traditional bathtubs except they have a door in the center of them that is a key feature of walk-in tubs.

Ella's Bubble Laydown – Acrylic Walk In Bathtub (32″W x 72″L) - Ella's Bubbles - Ambient Home

Wheelchair Accessible Tubs

Wheelchair Accessible tubs are great for those with wheelchairs who have trouble getting into a regular bathtub. These types of tubs are designed with low step thresholds and inwardly swinging doors that allow for easier entry in and out of the tub. For example check out the Transfer30 Wheelchair Accessible Tub.

Ella's Bubble Transfer 30 – Outward Swing Door Wheelchair Accessible Acrylic Walk-In Bathtub with 2″ Dual Drain (29″W x 52″L) - Ella's Bubbles - Ambient Home

Two-person Tubs

Two person tubs are designed to fit two people at a time, and one great example is The Companion. This can make bathing a better experience for those with loved ones or for those who need assistance while bathing. In a two-person tub the seats are arranged either side by side or facing each other. Ella's has both types of models of different seating.

Ella's Bubbles The Companion Two-Seat Inward Swing Door Acrylic Walk-In Bathtub - Ella's Bubbles - Ambient Home

Combination Walk-in Tubs

Sometimes some walk-in tubs combine both a shower feature and a traditional walk-in tub. Many people love to use to shower and just not the tub itself, so Ella's has designed a combination of the two all-in-one tub.

Features of Ella's Bubbles Walk-in Tubs

Ella's Bubbles walk-in tubs have a great reputation and that is because of all of the wonderful features that they offer. Some of the features come standard and some of them are optional. There are many wonderful standard features in each and every Ella's bubble walk-in tub. 

 For those who want an optimal therapeutic relief experience, the optional hydrotherapy massage, air massage therapy, infused microbubble massage therapy and independent massage therapy options will provide unparalleled health benefits. These features are available as options in all of Ella's models.

Let's take a look at some of the features that come standard in every Ella's Bubbles tub and then a closer peek still at the optional features you can get for your walk in tub here:

Standard Features

Many of the excellent features that you will find in an Ella's Bubbles walk-in tub come standard with your tub. Every Ella's walk in tub is made with an acrylic high gloss shell, a reinforced  steel frame, and stainless steel door. They come with a limited lifetime warranty with free parts for 5 years for the original owner at the same address. 

Other features you will find in every tub include:

Lower Entry Step Up

Low entry threshold is one of the things that make walk-in tubs unique and desirable for many users. Especially valuable for those who are disabled or who have mobility issues and those who are aging in place, the low step up entry makes it easy to get in and out of a bathtub without having to step over a wall that makes it difficult. 

Lower entry step-ups are usually 3 to 5 in high, which makes it easy to get in and out of a bathtub once it is empty.

Heated Backrest

An Ella walk-in tub has a heated backrest that will keep your back warm while you are bathing. This will add to the overall comfort of your experience when using Ella's bubbles walk in bathtubs.

Grab bars

Ella Ultimate Walk-in Tub - Acrylic Walk-In Tub (29.75″W x 59.75″L) with Hydro & Air Jets & Foot Massage - Ella's Bubbles - Ella's Bubbles - Ambient Home

For those who experience mobility issues, grab bars provide an element of safety for the bathing experience. Many of these models contain one to two grab bars so that you can maneuver your body inside the tub and when getting in and out of it. 

Many of those who are aging in place find them invaluable, and they are needed for many people.

Extension panel

The extension panel makes it possible to fit your walk-in tub in many areas. These extension panels will allow for an alcove style placement arrangement, making the appearance of your tub visually appealing.

Quick drain

Ella's bubbles walk-in tubs contain a dual drain technology that features two (dual) 2 inch tub drains that rapidly remove the water from your tub so you can get out of it quickly rather than having to wait for extended periods of time. 

This dual drain technology can be fitted for many different households with existing drain pipes.

Anti-slip floor

Ella's Bubbles come standard with an anti-slip floor which is comprised of a textured floor surface that prevents slipping and falling while bathing. 

You may also want to get some floor mats for the outside of the tub to prevent falling down when you do exit the Bubbles walk in tub.

Mold Resistant Gelcoat

The surface of Ella's bubbles tubs is finished with a gelcoat finish that is resistant to mold and mildew. This surface is also not easily scratched and is very easy to clean. It also makes for an ergonomically pleasing sensation, so you all enjoy touching the surface of your walk-in tub.

Optional Features

HydroMassage system

The hydro massage system is powered by a one horsepower pump that blasts and circulates water throughout a number of hydrotherapy jets (up to 24). This system features an inline heater that is designed to keep the water warm for the whole time while you are bathing.

The water jets in the system are strategically placed to provide optimal therapeutic relief with up to 12 upper seat jets and 8 lower seat jets and 4 foot area jets. This system also includes an ozone sterilization feature which prevents the jets from growing bacteria. 

All in all, this system will provide water massage to your entire body while you are bathing which is ideal for treating many physical ailments. The Ultimate tub is a great example that includes this feature.

This system will help take away your aches and pains from a variety of conditions including arthritis, headaches, joint pain, insomnia, muscle pain, backaches, and will even help relieve cold and flu symptoms.

Ella Ultimate Walk-in Tub - Acrylic Walk-In Tub (29.75″W x 59.75″L) with Hydro & Air Jets & Foot Massage - Ella's Bubbles - Ella's Bubbles - Ambient Home

Air Massage System

This system has an air pump motor with a variable speed control that provides massage through the use of air introduced into the water jets. Air massage system includes some of the same features as the hydro massage system, including an inline water heater. 

With this system, you can essentially have a whirlpool like environment while you are bathing,  and you can also get this system combined with other optional systems.

Infusion Microbubble Therapy

This air bubbles system is a feature that is unique to Ella's bubbles walk-in tubs. The infusion microbubble therapy system is comprised of a single small jet that is engineered to infuse your bath with billions of microbubbles. Ella's bubbles walk in bathtub claims that this stimulates your skin and creates a very relaxing environment while bathing.

Handheld Shower 

Ella's bubbles have options for handheld shower fixtures. You can get a handheld shower fixture when you order your tub, and use your tub as a shower. You may not always want to just take a bath and if you just want to get cleaned quickly, having a shower is desirable.

Ella's Bubbles Shower Column Kit for Walk-In Tub Deck Mount Faucets - Ella's Bubbles - Ambient Home

Outdoor Swinging Doors

Ella's bubbles walk-in tubs with outward swinging doors come in six different models, and each one of them accommodates different body types and the needs associated with them. Outward swinging doors allow for more room when entering or exiting the tub and they provide trouble free transfer from a wheelchair. 

You may not want to get an outward swinging door in bathroom spaces where the tub is closer to the wall. 

Ella's Inward Swinging Doors

Ella's walk-in tubs with inward swinging doors come in four separate models, such as the Bubbles Elite model, which is ideal for those who have smaller bathrooms. An inward swinging door permits the door to swing inwardly when opening and closing, so that you don't have to open the door outwardly to conserve space when using them.

Ella's Bubbles Elite - Acrylic Inward Swinging Door Walk-In Tub (29.75″W x 52″L) - Ella's Bubbles - Ambient Home

Pricing of Ella's Bubbles Walk in Tubs

Prices of Ella's bubbles tubs range from 2 to $3,000 for a lay down model and $4 to $8,000 for full size walk-in tubs. This does not include the price of installation for these tubs, however. All of the optional features in Ella's do cost more than a standard tub. 

However, they are well worth it when you consider the overall health benefits you are going to get a walk-in tub for. Hydrotherapy and air massage are not just a luxury although they may feel good; they provide optimal therapeutic relief for your body and if you are aging in place or disabled it can help you live longer and feel better.

You will find that for what you are getting, Ella's tubs are moderately priced and much more inexpensive than other forms of therapy that you could get from a doctor's office. 

You may use Ella's bubbles walk-in tubs for years, and they do have long-lasting lifespans, so for the rest of your life, you could get the benefits for your health that could cost much more and not be as effective.

Ordering an Ella's Bubbles Walk-in Tub

Ella's Bubbles Elite - Acrylic Inward Swinging Door Walk-In Tub (29.75″W x 52″L) - Ella's Bubbles - Ambient Home

There are plenty of different models of Ella's Bubbles walk in tubs to choose from. Before you order an Ella bubbles walk-in tub you will want to consult with a contractor to get the best price for installation. If you are shopping for a new contractor in your area, you will want to compare them by reading the reviews on their websites to start with. 

If most of their customers seem pretty happy with them and have rave reviews, chances are you are going to be happy with them as well. You will want to get an estimate in writing from the contractor before you order your walk-in tub from Ella's.  

Once you have an estimate in writing from your contractor and you have selected the tub that you are going to order, then you are ready to make the leap. 

Once you have ordered your tub and your contractor has installed it, the health benefits that you are going to receive and the safety and comfort will last a lifetime.

To learn more, check out our walk-in tubs resource page.

Or check out our ultimate walk-in tubs buying guide.