Bathtub Technology

By July 27, 2016Blog

Our Melbourne Plumbers Are Experts in Bathtub Technology

There has never been a greater time to be a homemaker, with great leaps forward in bathtub technology being made all the time.

Innovations in bathtub design

A hot bath is an amazing way to relax and unwind after a long day. Baths are also more water efficient than showers, particularly as many of us tend to shower for too long. Investing in a bathtub which implements some innovative technology can make the experience even better, and may see you cutting back on water bills.

The whirlpool bathtub

Also known as hydro-massage baths, these are equipped with several water jets which circulate water around the bathtub. These help keep temperatures consistent without constantly fiddling with taps.

Bubble massage bathtubs

These create a bubble bath sensation by releasing air bubbles through small jets in a soothing way. This is better for your skin and the environment than chemical bubble bath formulas.

The indoor hot tub

These are equipped with built-in heaters to keep the water at your preferred temperature for as long as you need it without having to adjust the taps constantly. This reduces stress on your hot water service and makes sure you are focused on relaxing!

High-tech marvels

Bubbles and heat might not do it for you. Luckily, there are some higher-tech options which should keep even the picky bather satisfied.

Chromatherapy bathtubs

These feature an array of internal lights to dazzle you as you bath. Coupled with whirlpool technology, these unique tubs allow you to enjoy an authentic spa experience in your own home.

 Massage Bath
Enjoy a lovely massage as you unwind in your massage bath after a long day!

Sliding faucets

Some newer bathtub designs feature faucets which are manipulated by a sliding bar rather than two taps. This allows you to have greater control over the incoming water temperature and reduces the amount of fiddling you have to do.

Smart tech

Part of the growing ‘internet of things’, smart tech technology allows you to adjust your bathroom settings from an app on your smart phone or tablet. You can program a set of unique preferences which you simply select each time you have a bath, and the whole thing will be taken care of for you. Every member of the household can have their own preferences ready to go! Endless smart tech features are available, such as voice systems and lighting control. High-end systems are increasingly incorporating this fantastic technology.


Choosing to invest in a new bath tub is exciting. As the anticipation builds for that first hot bath, you should learn how to maintain your new system. Be aware of the drains it is connected to and how it might impact your overall plumbing system, which is sensitive to changes in water use.

Installing a large system such as a bathtub will require professional skills and tools, so call us if you are on the cusp of making a purchase. Failing to take the proper precautions during installation can result in burst pipes or damage from leaks, which is something we will make sure you don’t have to deal with. Our Melbourne plumbers are experts in bathtub technology, and we look forward to installing your new bath!

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