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Best Walk-in Tubs in San Antonio, TX

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    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Walk-in bathtubs offer a safe, comfortable and convenient way for seniors and people with limited mobility to bathe themselves. Users can keep their independence and age in place safely. We researched the best walk-in bathtubs in San Antonio to help you choose the one that’s right for you or your loved one.

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      There are approximately 175,000 senior citizens in the San Antonio area, and 11.6% of the local population is age 65 or older.

      A National Institute of Health study showed that San Antonio Emergency Medical Services responded to 13,163 fall-related incidents involving people older than 65 over a four-year period. Around 25% of area seniors live alone, and many residents in neighborhoods like The Dominion, Five Points and Alamo Heights are retirees.

      Walk-in tubs help users stay safe and maintain their independence. With a walk-in tub, users can age in place and reduce their risk of injuries from falling. These bathtubs also offer benefits like hydrotherapy, heated seats and massage jets.

      Walk-in bathtub prices in San Antonio

      Prices for walk-in bathtubs vary in San Antonio, depending on what type of tub you choose and how many optional features you get.

      • Soaker tubs generally include a leak-proof door, seat, a low-entry step, grab bars and textured floors. They cost between $2,000 and $5,000.
      • Hydrotherapy tubs include water jets that circulate the water to provide a therapeutic massage. They cost between $3,500 and $7,000.
      • Combination tubs include air and water jets and cost $5,000 to $10,000.

      Every company on our list includes installation as part of your purchase price, but you might have to pay a plumber to install your bathtub if you choose a different retailer.

      Many of the companies on our list offer monthly specials and discounts, so do your research and ask a sales associate what deals they have.

      Walk-in tubs may seem expensive, but they’re a one-time investment. Paying for assisted living in San Antonio at facilities like Heritage Creek, Brookdale and Independence Hill can cost more than $47,000 a year for a one-bedroom apartment.

      Walk-in tub permits in San Antonio

      Walk-in tub installation requires a plumbing permit, which costs $50. The city of San Antonio requires all licensed contractors to register with Development Services before receiving any permits, and only state-licensed contractors can get permits from the city.

      If your home is in a Historic District, Neighborhood Conservation District or flood zone, there are additional steps you need to complete — make sure to speak with the city government and ask the company providing your walk-in tub if it has experience working in these areas.

      If you hire your own plumber or contractor instead of using the supplier’s installation options, confirm the person you’re hiring is licensed with the state. You also want to check the company's insurance.

      San Antonio walk-in tub FAQ

      What is the cost of walk-in tub installation in San Antonio?
      Typically, installation is included in the price of a walk-in bathtub in San Antonio. However, basic installation costs between $700 and $1,200 on its own, which does not include any remodeling or additional plumbing work.
      Will Medicare pay for a walk-in tub?
      Medicare does not cover walk-in bathtubs. However, some assistance may be available through Medicaid, the Department of Veterans Affairs or your insurance if your doctor deems the tub medically necessary. Always check with your insurance before making a purchase. If you can’t afford the tub upfront, most walk-in bathtub retailers offer financing.
      Where can I buy replacement parts for my walk-in tub in San Antonio?
      If your walk-in bathtub is under warranty, contact the manufacturer directly for any parts or service. If not, find a local plumbing supply store.

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        San Antonio walk-in tub company information

        Safe Showers San Antonio

        Safe Showers offers simple walk-in bathtubs that feature a low step-in, grab bars, a slip-resistant floor, hydrotherapy jets and a hand-held shower wand for convenience. The company has a master plumber on staff who is involved with every installation. It also has experience working with San Antonio’s veteran population and the VA. The company partners with GreenSky and a local credit union to provide financing options.

        • Address: 4219 GateCrest, San Antonio, TX 78217
        • Phone: (210) 655-1111
        • Hours: Call for hours
        • Website: safeshowers.com
        Statewide Remodeling

        Statewide Remodeling exclusively offers Kohler walk-in bathtubs. These tubs feature a low step-in that’s lower than other walk-in tubs on the market and options for extra-wide doors, jet therapy, bubble therapy and heated surfaces to ease aches and pains. One of the company’s certified specialists visits each customer’s home to help design a bathroom that accommodates their new tub. Statewide Remodeling offers a written, money-back satisfaction guarantee.

        • Address: 1111 Arion Parkway, Ste. 120, San Antonio, TX 78216
        • Phone: (210) 920-7188
        • Hours: Call for hours
        • Website: statewideremodeling.com
        Legacy Bath & Kitchen

        Legacy Bath & Kitchen designs, manufactures and installs walk-in tubs. It customizes these bathtubs with features like bubble jets, hydrotherapy jets, handrails, showerheads and seating. Legacy works with customers to create a walk-in tub that fits their bathroom and accessibility needs.

        • Address: 15719 US-281 N., San Antonio, TX 78232
        • Phone: (210) 361-3587
        • Hours: M - F: 9am - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 2pm
        • Website: legacybathandkitchen.com
        Texas Bathtub Refinishers

        Texas Bathtub Refinishers specializes in helping people with disabilities or limited mobility. It is a VA-approved vendor that installs ADA-compliant products. The company works with and repairs more than a dozen different walk-in tub brands. Texas Bathtub Refinishers performs full-service installations that include tearing out and disposing of your old tub. All of the company’s walk-in tubs come with faucets, fixtures and a hand-held shower wand with wall mount.

        • Address: 1327 Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78212
        • Phone: (210) 804-1189
        • Hours: Call for hours
        • Website: bathtubrefinishing.com
        Genie Bath Systems

        Genie Bath Systems designs and installs walk-in tubs. Its tubs feature doors on either side, a hand-held showerhead, air and water massage jets, an ADA-compliant seat and nonslip floors. These bathtubs have no grout and are nonporous, which makes them easy to clean. The company offers financing and discounts, including one for military members and veterans. It installs tubs in as little as one day and offers lifetime warranties.

        • Address: 2463 Freedom Drive, San Antonio, TX 78217
        • Phone: (210) 504-2950
        • Hours: M - F: 8:30am - 6pm
        • Website: geniebathsystems.com
        Bath Expo San Antonio

        Bath Expo is the only dealer in San Antonio that offers Jacuzzi brand walk-in tubs. These tubs feature ADA-compliant heated seats, 100% leak-proof doors, fast fill, low step-ins, hydromassage jets and slip-resistant flooring. The company has financing options available. Its certified, on-site installers complete installations in as little as one day.

        • Address: 4332 Tejasco Drive, San Antonio, TX 78218
        • Phone: (210) 224-2284
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 4pm
        • Website: bathexpotx.com
        by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

        Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.

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