We are starting to think about replacing our 2-piece fiberglass tub/shower surround with a better tub. Husband likes to take hot baths after rock-climbing, and we definitely need to keep the shower feature. I measured our existing tub, and it certainly confirmed my sense that this was one shallow tub! There is only 10.5" from the bottom of the tub to the overflow, so improving on that feature should be pretty easy.
However, the length of the alcove--from wall to wall--is only 58" and the alcove tubs all seem to be 60 inches. Is our alcove within the standard deviation, or are we going to have to find an unusually short replacement tub? One of the walls is an exterior wall, and the other houses the plumbing, so I don't imagine we'll make any adjustments to the size of the alcove. The current tub is 32" wide, with an extra 3.5 inches theoretically available for a wider tub. Any suggestions??