Ariel Air Jet Series Walk-In-Bathtub

Last updated date: September 11, 2019

DWYM Score
9.3

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We looked at the top 1 Walk In Bathtubs and dug through the reviews from 4 of the most popular review sites including Pool Advisors, Elderly Care Systems, Freedom Action, Carapelo and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Walk In Bathtub you should buy.

Overall Take

Even though the Ariel Air Jet Series Walk-In-Bathtub has a budget-friendly price tag, it doesn't lack quality or important features. The acrylic and fiberglass materials make the tub durable. Meanwhile, the high gloss triple gel coat allows you to clean the unit with minimal effort. Thanks to the well-positioned 24 jets, you'll also step out of this walk-in tub feeling like you just had a professional full-body massage. In our analysis of 44 expert reviews, the Ariel Ariel Air Jet Series Walk-In-Bathtub placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 11, 2019:
Checkout The Best Walk-In Bathtub for a detailed review of all the top walk in bathtubs.

Expert Summarized Score
8.3
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
5 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The bathtub is made of heavy duty reinforced fiberglass with a resin coat and triple high gloss gel coat. The door is reinforced and there is a safety grab bar while the bottom is textured to stop slippage.
- Pool Advisors
The EZWT 3060 fulfills all the basic requirements of a good walk-in tub. It fills up quickly, gives a soothing bath and drains fast as well.
- Elderly Care Systems
January 11, 2018 | Full review
This tub comes in a wide range of outstanding features that distinguish it from another tub. One, this tub is an ADA-compliant that allows all age and sizes including the disabled to enjoy easy exit and entry from it. With this product, you can hardly get injured or experience any form of accident due to its slip-resistant surface. Also, this tub has a low step-in threshold that gives users easy access to it.
- Freedom Action
March 18, 2019 | Full review
It includes large hydro jets that are positioned at the right places so that they are able to massage your lower back with ease. The multiple air burble jets that it has also ensure that you are able to receive full body massage. It also has electro-safe pneumatic buttons that will control product of whirlpool jets and air jets.
- Carapelo
What experts didn't like
It does not have a quick-drain function.
- Pool Advisors
However, the tub is smaller in size at just 17 inches high x 25 inches wide, which means that it is not meant for tall people.
- Elderly Care Systems
January 11, 2018 | Full review
This tub has complicated installation procedure.
- Freedom Action
March 18, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

This Ariel EZWT-3060-DUAL Series right side model Walk in bathtub includes large hydro jets positioned for lower back massage and multiple air bubble jets positioned for fully body massage. This model also includes electro-safe pneumatic buttons for Whirlpool jets and air jets. Feel at home in the safety of a walk in bathtub, which makes bathing a safer activity.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Ellas Bubbles Companion Massage Walk-In Tub
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 10
2. Spa World Venzi Rectangular Walk-In Bathtub
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 2
3. Ariel Air Jet Series Walk-In-Bathtub
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 4
4. American Standard Value Series Walk-In Tub
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
5. Safety Tubs Jet Massage Walk-In Tub
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Signature Bath Air Injection Walk-In Bathtub
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
7. Spa World Venzi Soaking Walk-In Bathtub
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
8. Ellas Bubbles Malibu Walk-in Bathtub
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 1
9. American Standard Walk-in Tub
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 5

An Overview On Walk In Bathtubs

There’s nothing more relaxing than a long soak in the tub with a good book after a hard day. Unfortunately, for many elderly and disabled individuals, getting in and out of the bathtub can be difficult and unsafe. Walk-in tubs provide a solution for those with mobility issues to continue to enjoy the benefits associated with a nice hot bath.

With a walk-in tub, you get a door that opens along the side of the tub so that you can easily step in the tub without having to ever step over an outer edge. The tub comes with a built-in seat, and once you’ve entered the tub, you can pull the door closed. The door has a tight seal that will prevent the water from leaving the bathtub.

Another feature specific to most walk-in bathtubs is the quick drain. After you’ve finished with your bath, you’ll need to drain the water before you can open the door and step out of the tub. A fast-moving drain ensures that you won’t have to wait long for the water to be released from the tub. If you don’t want the drain front and center, there are models with a right-side drain placement. The Spa World Venzi Rectangular Walk-In Bathtub is a good example of this.

For additional safety, many walk-in bathtubs, like Ella’s Bubbles 60″ x 30″ Companion Massage Walk-In Tub, have slip-resistant flooring and extra grab bars. You won’t have to worry about falls, and you’ll have the extra support you need to get from standing to sitting and vice versa.

Finally, walk-in bathtubs also offer therapeutic benefits with their water jets and in-line heaters, which make them a good choice for just about anyone. The heat and massaging jets work well to relax tense muscles. Bathers also have the option of adding a few drops of their favorite essential oils to further enhance their experience.

DYWM Fun Fact

You may be surprised at some of the silly laws some states still have about bathtubs, including walk-in tubs. For instance, the state of Arizona banned residents from allowing their donkeys to fall asleep in bathtubs. This law was enacted in 1924 and still remains in effect. If you live in Kentucky,  you are required by law to bathe at least once a year. Citizens of California may want to avoid temptation and eat a snack before taking a bath, as consuming an orange while in the bath is against the law.

The Walk In Bathtub Buying Guide

  • When purchasing a walk-in bathtub, one of the first things you’ll want to look for is a hi-gloss fiberglass gel coat. This not only increases the durability of the tub, but it also makes the unit much easier to clean.
  • Make sure the model is ADA-compliant, as this is the best way to know that the tub’s design and special features were created to promote independence while maintaining maximum safety.
  • Always check to see if the walk-in bathtub comes with any warranties, as this can save you a great deal of money down the road. The American Standard Value Series Walk-In Tub not only offers a lifetime warranty on the door’s seal, but it also provides a 10-year warranty on the tub shell and a 5-year warranty to cover the rest of the tub’s parts.
  • If you’re looking to buy the walk-in tub for therapeutic benefits, you’ll need a model with a few extra jets. The Ariel Air Jet Series Walk-In Bathtub is a good choice, as it has a total of 18 air jets and 6 hydro jets.
  • Individuals with arthritis would benefit from a model that has easy-to-use push-button controls. If you find a model that doesn’t already come with the push-button controls, it’s sometimes possible to request an upgrade to have them installed.
  • Look to see if the unit has ozone sterilization. Ozone sterilization not only prevents mold and mildew from growing, but it works to destroy microbiological bacteria that can build up in the jets and potentially make you sick.
  • It is important to remember that price varies based on features. The Ariel Air Jet Series Walk-In-Bathtub falls on the lower end at just under $3,000, while Ella’s Bubbles Companion Massage Walk-In Tub runs approximately $4,700. Both the Spa World Venzi Rectangular Walk-In Bathtub and the American Standard Value Series Walk-In Tub fall in the middle at around $3,600-$3,700.