Ella’s Bubbles Walk-in Tub – Review 2021

Ella’s Bubbles is a Chicago based manufacturing company that specializes in walk-in tubs. Since 2005, Ella’s Bubbles has sold, designed, and engineered acrylic tubs and gel coated fiberglass tubs to thousands of satisfied customers.

They specialize in walk-in tubs and offer a large assortment of makes and models to meet any customer desire. 

Features and Models

Ella’s Bubbles offers 4 main categories of walk-in tubs—inward swinging door, outward swinging door, two-seater, and wheelchair accessible. What unites the tubs is the signature door and low entry threshold. This signature feature is what sets walk-in tubs apart from other tubs.

Amazon (as of this writing) carries about 200 hundred walk-in tubs from Ella’s Bubbles. There’s a huge amount of variety of additions and choices built from 4 basic walk-in tub types. Many of the differences are purely size, however, Ella’s Bubbles offers a number of amenities to maximize your walk-in tub experience.

No matter which of the four types you choose, all of the tubs come with potential upgrades. Thermostatic control valve, heated seat, seat cushions, Infusion microbubble kits, headrest, and several faucet designs are some of the possible added features. Ella’s Bubbles make it their goal to give their customers the safest and most relaxing walk-in tub experience. 

Ella’s Bubbles is one of the only walk-in tub manufacturers to offer a two-person tub. The seats are set facing one another and offer couples a relaxing, singular experience. The two-seating tub can also save water by allowing both partners to bathe simultaneously. It’s a unique tub that shows Ella’s Bubbles’ commitment to walk-in tubs and expanding their offerings. 

Pros and Cons


-Enormous selection for any need

-Company specializes in only walk-in tubs and accessories

-4 different faucet types

-Safety a company priority

-Aromatherapy optional

-A wide number of affordable tubs available


-Must arrange own installation plans, even if through their partner

-Few choices in seat size

-No mood lighting options

How much does an Ella’s Bubbles walk-in tub cost?

Walk-in tubs from Ella’s Bubbles start at about $2,400 for the cheapest tub. The largest, two-person walk-in tub runs around $8,500. This cost does not include installation. Discounts and promotions are run regularly so if price is important to you, be sure to look for a deal. 

Typically, the installation cost for a walk-in tub is several thousand dollars. The cost of a walk-in tub installation runs that high because a contractor must come in and remove the existing tub and subsequently make modifications in the bathroom before installing the new tub. It can take several days to complete all the electrical and plumbing changes.

Ella’s bubbles recommends a 60 gallon water heater for their tubs. Since many homes have a water heater that’s 40-50 gallons in size, this is an extra expense. This expense is not always discussed up front and can be a thousand dollars or more. While many of the spa systems come with an inline heater, that heater is meant to maintain the existing water temperature as the spa system runs. It does not heat filling water.

What Warranties come with an Ella’s Bubbles Walk-in Tub?

Ella’s Bubbles walk-in tubs come with a 5 year warranty on the pump components, the material components of the tub, and the electrical components. However, all the door seals sold with Ella’s Bubbles tubs come with a lifetime warranty.

How long does an Ella’s Bubbles Walk-in Tub take to fill up and drain?

Per the Ella’s Bubbles information about their tubs, it can take 8-10 minutes to fill. This time will be different depending on your water pressure. In houses with weaker water pressure, the fill time will be longer. An upgraded model with a heated seat can make the fill time more comfortable since there will always be a small wait.

Thankfully, the Ella’s Bubbles walk-in tubs come with a dual drain system. This means the tubs come with two 2-inch drains. The extra drain makes the time to remove water from the tub much faster than similar walk-in tubs. The drain time is only a few minutes.

How many jets does an Ella’s Bubbles Walk-in Tub come with?

Since there are many models of walk-in tubs sold by Ella’s bubbles, you will need to check the specific model. The soaking tubs come with no jets at all. Most of the spa systems come with more than twenty water jets and air jets. 

Do I need to hire a plumber to install an Ella’s Bubbles Walk-in Tub?

Yes. Ella’s Bubbles has a network of contractors that are familiar with their products and trusted partners of Ella’s Bubbles. Ella’s Bubbles will connect you to one of their preferred plumbers, but it’s also possible to find your own. If you do find your own, they may not be as familiar with Ella’s Bubbles walk-in tubs specifically.

Walk-in tubs are installed regularly throughout the country and their installation processes don’t differ a great deal from brand to brand.

A poor installation is responsible for more walk-in tub breakdowns than any other source. Be sure to do your research to find out if the plumber you want is a good one. It’s worth the effort. 

Can I get questions answered about an Ella’s Bubbles Walk-in Tub before scheduling an in-home appointment?

Ella’s Bubbles does not do in-home appointments. Because the installation companies are local to your area, you will not need an Ella’s Bubbles representative to visit you. You can call Ella’s Bubbles at 1-800-480-6580 to have your questions answered. Also, their contact page at https://ellasbubbles.com/contact/ contains information about ways to contact them.