Jetted tub vent cover options
I tried to search, and perhaps I'm using the wrong terms, but I haven't found any threads on this question. The pic is the house I'm in the process of purchasing. We had a great inspector, but were informed that the vent/grate cover on the tub surround is necessary for venting the motor of the jetted tub.
My question is, does this a/c vent thing have to be the item that covers this area and provides ventilation? I could purchase a slightly fancier grate/vent cover, I suppose, but what other (relatively inexpensive) options are there?