Pros/Cons of Freestanding AIr Bath
HI all. We're trying to nail down a few of the big decisions for our new home build.
For the MBa, we love the classic look of a freestanding/pedestal tub. But in these forums we've also discovered air baths. I've looked on a few of the websites and discovered that there are freestanding air bath tubs.
I haven't really been in a bath tub since I was maybe 10 years old, so I figure if we're going to have a tub it might as well have some therapeutic benefit.
Wondering if the freestanding pedestal-style air bath tubs perform as well as, and are reasonably priced, or should be just avoid fall in love with the idea and move on to something else?
Are air baths hugely priced over regular soakers?
Will a freestanding tub (air or otherwise) be hugely different in price over a drop-in? (Manufacturers don't see to post pricing info)
Will a freestanding air bath lose heat faster than a drop-in style tub?
Who is the good names in reasonably-priced solid performing air baths? Not looking for weird stuff like aroma therapy or chroma therapy of build-in speakers. Just a solid hot soaking soothing bath.
On a related note. Settle an argument for me. Do people shower before getting into the tub? The idea of soaking in a rolling stew of your own filth just skeeves me out. I'd like to believe people shower clean first before sitting in a tub for a half hour. eh?