The Walk-In Bathtub Store’s showroom in a vintage Victorian house on Donnelly Street in Mount Dora is warm, inviting, and fragrant from vases of cut flowers, scented candles, and potpourri.
Sharon Jones, showroom manager of The Walk-In Bathtub Store, invites residents to the store, where they can sit and experience the tubs firsthand.
“We wanted to create an atmosphere where customers felt comfortable, relaxed, and under no pressure to make a quick decision to buy,” says owner Lisa Arden. “For the elderly and those who have mobility challenges, these tubs can mean the difference in whether they are able to bathe at all, and being able to age in their own home rather than perhaps having to go into a nursing home or assisted living facility.”
Easy access bathtubs are not inexpensive, and the professionals at The Walk-in Bathtub Store realize this is a major purchase both monetarily and emotionally.
“We want it to be a pleasant experience, and one that is well thought out,” Lisa says. “We carry the full product line from eight different American and Canadian manufacturers, and we believe we have the perfect tub to fit every need, and every person.”
With just one exception, The Walk-In Bathtub Store carries no products imported from China or elsewhere. Instead, they do business with North American manufacturers that they know adhere to certain quality control standards and who will stand behind their guarantees.
Once you decide a walk-in tub is for you, there are seven walk-in bathtubs to choose from and one slide in bathtub perfect for those who are wheelchair bound or who can’t lift their feet to step over any threshold. The tubs all feature wide doors, low thresholds, chair high molded seats, anti-slip floors, and built in grab bars and are available with air massage or water jets. Some even offer extra options such as aromatherapy, light therapy, and speed drains.
When you visit the Walk-In Bathtub showroom, you’ll notice one of the tubs is filled with water, allowing customers to experience the therapeutic effect of hydrotherapy.
“Hydrotherapy is unbelievably beneficial for arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, neuropathy, bladder problems, skin conditions, and a host of other physical ailments,” says showroom manager Sharon Jones. “In fact, even the IRS acknowledges the medical value of walk-in tubs, and if our clients obtain a prescription from their doctor, their purchase is exempt from sales tax.”
According to Lisa, there are very few showrooms where someone can actually see and sit in an easy access tub prior to purchase.
“Most people purchase walk-in tubs from an in-house salesperson who asks for however much money he or she thinks they can get, usually between $13,000-$30,000, or from the Internet, in which case they have to rely on whatever the vendor says about the tub to be accurate, which unfortunately it often is not. There is really no substitute for physically seeing the products before making a decision.”
As an added benefit, The Walk-In Bathtub Store has recently acquired a shuttle bus they will be using as a mobile showroom. It will have four of the most popular tubs on board, and will travel the State of Florida. It is also equipped with a wheelchair lift. If you can’t come to them, they will come to you.
The Walk-In Bathtub Store’s mobile showroom is a convenient way for area residents to see what the store has to offer.
“Please visit with us,” Lisa says. “We have a sincere desire to assist those that face bathing challenges, service the senior community with care, and offer only the top quality products available. The Walk-In Bathtub Store is in business to make a profit, but we intend to do so in an honest, equitable, straightforward, and ethical manner that allows us to sleep well. We believe that people do not become less intelligent as they age, and we pledge to treat every one of our potential clients with respect, and as we expect to be treated ourselves. Call us today, you’ll be glad you did.”
The Walk-In Bathtub Store
822 N. Donnely Street, Mount Dora, FL 32757
(800) 465-1202 • www.walkinbathtubstore.com
We offer 100% financing on all products.