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BOCA vs. Ella’s Bubbles

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by Danni White ConsumerAffairs Research Team
Ella's Bubbles and BOCA Walk-in Tubs

What is the difference between BOCA and Ella’s Bubbles?

BOCA walk-in tubs come standard with a long list of safety features, air and water jets and a 2-inch step-in. The company also offers a wide variety of upgrade options. Ella’s Bubbles walk-in tubs also come with both air and water jets and plenty of options for upgrades and configurations, including independent foot jets for a relaxing foot massage.

  • BOCA is best for customers looking for a luxurious bathing experience in addition to a safe, accessible walk-in tub.
  • Ella’s Bubbles is best for those who want fast drainage and plenty of options for accessibility.

Reputation on ConsumerAffairs

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Overall star rating4.94.6
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Basic tub starting price$6,930$4,000
Installation includedAvailable for additional costDIY or local contractors (contractor network provided)
Financing offered
Discounts offered
In-home quotes requiredVaries by location
Warranty - LaborOne year from factory-trained installerDepends on installer
Warranty - PartsLifetimeFive years
Warranty - TubLifetimeLimited lifetime
boca walk-in tub logo$6,930Available for additional costVaries by locationOne year from factory-trained installerLifetimeLifetime
ella by ellas bubbles logo$4,000DIY or local contractors (contractor network provided)Depends on installerFive yearsLimited lifetime

Available walk-in tub types

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Soaker tub
Wheelchair-accessible tub
Bariatric tub
Tub/shower combo
Two-seat tubs
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Tub features

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Step-in height2 inches6 inches
Fast drain
Quick filling
Grab bars included
Number of hydro jets1011 to 20
Number of air jets1813 to 20
Chromotherapy offered
Heated seats option
Heated backrest option
Remote control option
Showerhead options
boca walk-in tub logo2 inches1018
ella by ellas bubbles logo6 inches11 to 2013 to 20

Services included with installation

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Bathroom door resizing
Old tub removal
Wall repair and repaint
Electrical wiring
Flooring touch-up
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    BOCA walk-in tubs are highly customizable, with numerous upgrades and configured air and water jet options. In addition to luxury bathing options, BOCA offers wheelchair-accessible, bariatric and two-seater walk-in tubs, and all tubs are designed with an internal frame that allows for a 2-inch step-in.

    BOCA can also upgrade your tub with a sound system, which helps the company stand apart from some of its competitors.

    BOCA sells several models of walk-in tubs and showers, including:

    • Petite Narrow: This model fits in small bathrooms and through narrow hallways, and it could be the right fit for you if you have a mobile home. Recommended maximum user height is 6’2”, and it can fit people who weigh up to 210 pounds.
    • Petite Short: This is BOCA’s standard replacement for a 48-inch shower stall. It fits people up to 6 feet tall who weigh up to 280 pounds.
    • Standard: BOCA’s most popular model fits in most homes. It fits people up to 6’2” tall and 280 pounds.
    • Wide: This model has a wider seat and a larger door for wheelchair or walker access. It fits people up to 6’4” tall and 450 pounds.
    • Deep Soaker: This model lets you fill the water to above your shoulders, and it can accommodate people up to 6’2” tall and 320 pounds.
    • Two-Seater: This tub features two seats facing each other with separate controls.
    • Wide/Deep: This model has a larger seat and door for wheelchair and walker access. It fits people up to 6’6” tall and 450 pounds.

    What BOCA customers say

    Of the company's positive reviews, customers were most likely to mention BOCA's great customer service and its tubs’ accessibility, especially for those with disabilities or injuries. Customers were overwhelmingly happy with the service and product provided by BOCA, so there are few complaints. However, of the company's 3-star reviewers, a couple expressed dissatisfaction in the 90-degree angle of the seat and the slippery floor surface.

    The tub was very nicely put together. They did their job very well and didn't them take that long. The tub is very convenient and we like having something that my husband could sit down in and just bathe himself.”

    Juanita of Jacksonville, AL

    Ella’s Bubbles

    Ella’s Bubbles carries a wide selection of walk-in tubs with various sizes and accessibility options. Luxury upgrades include heated backrest and seat, air bubbles, chromotherapy and ozone sterilization.

    Ella’s Bubbles was the first walk-in tub manufacturer to offer a two-seater for two people to bathe together, and the company currently offers three companion models. It also offers exclusive dual-drain technology that includes two 2-inch drains for a super-fast drain time.

    Ella’s Bubbles offers a 360-degree swivel tray that attaches to the tub to hold your book or glass of wine while you’re bathing. The company also has lay-down and hoist transfer walk-in tub models, which are hard to find from other manufacturers. The tubs are made of acrylic, which is nonporous and impervious to mold and mildew.

    Ella’s Bubbles walk-in tubs come in multiple lines:

    • Stainless steel door walk-in tubs
    • U-shape outswing door walk-in tubs
    • L-shape outswing door transfer walk-in tubs
    • Lay-down walk-in tubs
    • Two-seat walk-in tubs
    • S-Class walk-in tubs
    • Ultra S-shape door walk-in tubs

    Each line has multiple models to choose from, with the models varying in size and features. Consult a contractor before purchasing a tub to ensure it fits in your bathroom and matches your current plumbing configuration.

    What Ella’s Bubbles customers say

    Reviewers of Ella's Bubbles are typically very happy with the company's customer service, jets, pain-management features and price. DIY installers found the installation process easy and straightforward. Negative reviews are primarily from customers who experienced installation, delivery or ordering issues.

    I ended up purchasing the tub with the outward swinging door and microbubbles. The sales guy was Nick, and he was wonderful to talk to. I told him what I wanted, and he sent me a couple of examples, and I picked the one I wanted. My experience was wonderful.”

    Collette of Phoenix, AZ

    Bottom line: BOCA or Ella’s Bubbles?

    Both BOCA and Ella’s Bubbles offer a wide range of sizes and accessibility options for walk-in tubs. While BOCA has many more options for customization and unique luxury upgrades, Ella’s Bubbles has expanded their wheelchair-accessible offerings to include a hoist transfer walk-in tub model, and they have three options for two-seater tubs. Ella’s Bubbles tubs are acrylic, while BOCA uses fiberglass and gel coat material. Ella’s Bubbles also has a unique tempered glass and stainless steel door that looks stylish and modern.

    • BOCA offers a long list of upgrades not found elsewhere, such as a sound system and a Vibrosonic massage feature.
    • For those who need a hoist transfer tub or want to choose which way the door opens, Ella’s Bubbles has you covered.

    Walk-in tub costs are based on many factors, including the size of your bathroom, the size of the tub and the features you choose. Most companies work with you to help you find the best way to pay for your walk-in tub.

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    by Danni White ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    As a member of the ConsumerAffairs research team, Danni White is committed to providing valuable resources designed to help consumers make informed purchase decisions. Danni specializes in content strategy and development, with over a decade of professional writing and research experience.