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For seniors and people with disabilities, walk-in tubs reduce risk of injury, provide therapy and help maintain an independent lifestyle. We researched the best walk-in tub companies in Santa Barbara so you or a loved one finds a safe, comfortable product available with professional installation.

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Safe Step
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  • Lowest price guaranteed
  • Available in Santa Barbara
  • Comprehensive lifetime warranty included
  • Professional installation services

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  • Easy-to-grip handrails
  • Hydrotherapy & air jets
  • Fast fill and fast drain
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Select from multiple colors, styles and designs. Soaker and shower-tub combos feature proprietary air jets and heated surfaces. Costs include installation and a limited lifetime warranty. Financing options available.

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American Standard
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  • Free installation estimate
  • Combines high quality with luxury options
  • Wide array of door & installation configuration
  • Hydrotherapy options available

Find soaker tubs, two-seaters and shower-bath combos. Features quick-drain, air jets and whirlpool massage system. Financing options and free evaluations. Costs start at $4,600 to $8,400, not including installation.

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  • Epsom salt compatibility
  • Seamless, fast installation
  • Removal of your old bathtub or shower
  • Available in Santa Barbara

No longer available to new customers. Warranties vary by model. Features included hydromassage, low step-in threshold and wide-opening door.

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Luxury Bath Technologies
  • M-F: 8am - 7pm
  • Sat and Sun: 9am - 5pm
  • luxurybath.com/dealers/santa-barbara-ca/walk-in-tubs
1000 Town Center Dr., Ste. 330
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 870-8429
Hydro Dimensions
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  • A+ BBB rating
  • 16 models to choose from
  • Choose hydrotherapy options to suit your needs
  • Each tub is built to order

Manufactures soaker, shower-tub combo and bariatric baths. Features hydro- and air-massage systems. Comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the tub and parts. Get a quote for pricing. Installation not included.

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American Tubs
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • americantubs.com/locations/california/santa-barbara
Serves residents in
Santa Barbara, CA
(800) 577-8475

Benefits of walk-in tubs in Santa Barbara

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About 1 of every 5 people in Santa Barbara is over 65, and 6% under 65 live with a disability. Walk-in tubs benefit both seniors and others with limited mobility issues who have difficulty using a traditional bathtub or shower.

There are many benefits of walk-in tubs in Santa Barbara:

  • Easy entry and exit
  • Lower risk of injury
  • Hydrotherapeutic treatment of general aches and pains, stress, diabetes, arthritis, poor circulation and other conditions
  • Tub and shower functionality
  • Low-maintenance requirements and easy cleaning
  • Durability
  • Ability to age in place and keep up good hygiene
  • Increased quality of life

Types of walk-in tubs

There are different types of walk-in tubs in Santa Barbara. The ones listed below are the most common:

Type of walk-in tub Description
Soaker Basic model with standard safety features; no jets
Aerotherapy Soaker with air jets
Hydrotherapy Soaker with water jets
Wheelchair-accessible Tub with easier accessibility and adjusted seat for someone in a wheelchair
Bariatric Larger tub for heavy user
Combination A tub combining two or more types (e.g., wheelchair-accessible bariatric tub)

Walk-in tub features

Walk-in tubs in Santa Barbara come with a number of different standard features. These will differ based on the brand of tub. Standard features may include:

  • Low threshold for entry and exit
  • Swinging door
  • Built-in seat
  • One or more grab bars
  • Textured flooring
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • Anti-scald valve
  • More depth than a standard bathtub
  • Multiyear warranty covering the tub and components

Some walk-in tub companies allow you to customize a tub with additional, premium features, extra jets or custom jet placement, light therapy, aromatherapy, heated seat, quick drain and self-cleaning system.

Walk-in tub prices

Most walk-in tubs in Santa Barbara cost between $1,500 and $10,000, depending on the type of tub and the features it includes. A highly customized, luxury walk-in tub may cost up to $20,000 or more.

Type of walk-in tub Cost
Soaker $1,500 - $5,000
Aerotherapy $5,000 - $9,000
Hydrotherapy $5,000 - $7,000
Wheelchair-accessible $3,000 - $10,000
Bariatric $5,000 - $10,000
Combination $7,000 - $10,000

Find out if a walk-in tub company offers monthly payment plans, discounts or specials, making sure these are included on a detailed, written estimate.

Are walk-in tubs covered by Medicare?

As a general rule, Medicare doesn’t cover the cost of walk-in tubs in Santa Barbara. If you have Medicaid through Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, call 1-800-541-5555 to ask if benefits include walk-in tubs.

If you are a disabled veteran, you may qualify for a housing grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help you pay for a walk-in tub in Santa Barbara.

Walk-in tubs installation cost

Getting professional installation of your walk-in tub in Santa Barbara is important. When purchasing a walk-in tub, pay attention to whether installation is included or is a separate cost. Walk-in tub installation ordinarily costs from $700 - $1,500 but may cost more if your home needs electrical or plumbing updates.

Once your walk-in tub is installed, there are few maintenance requirements on your part other than simple, regular cleaning. Ask for cleaning tips from the walk-in tub company.

Finally, make sure you are familiar with the terms of your walk-in tub’s warranty. Different parts of the tub may have different coverages. Request a copy of the warranty before purchasing and read it over carefully, asking for clarification where necessary.

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Safe Step

Safe Step’s walk-in tubs, made in America, are fully customizable and come with a lifetime warranty. Each tub goes through a 14-point quality control inspection during manufacturing and comes with professional installation. The company offers financing, rebates, discounts and a “Lowest Price Guarantee.” Contact Safe Step for a free, no-obligation estimate. Customers are highly satisfied with their Safe Step tubs and recommend them to others.

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Kohler has been a leader in plumbing technology for well over 100 years. Its walk-in tubs, assembled in the U.S., have plenty of safety, comfort and design features and are available with custom finishes and bath walls. Products come with a limited lifetime warranty. Customers love Kohler’s specially trained and certified installers, who complete setup in as little as one day, dispose of old tubs and thoroughly test the bath before leaving.


American Standard

American Standard is a leading North American plumbing and building products manufacturer. Set up a free, no-obligation in-home consultation to learn more about its many walk-in tub models and get an estimate. The company has the largest network of installers in the U.S. and Canada. Customers say American Standard walk-in tubs are relaxing, dependable and full of useful features.

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Jacuzzi walk-in tubs, which fit right into your existing bathing space, have wide-opening and leakproof doors, an ergonomic grab bar, fast filling and draining and Epsom salt compatibility. Professional installation includes one-day setup and removal of your old tub or shower. Customers praise Jacuzzi’s helpful sales representatives and knowledgeable installers.


Hydro Dimensions

Hydro Dimensions offers 16 gel-coat fiberglass walk-in tubs, each with numerous standard safety features. Customers can also upgrade a tub to include a high-speed drain, custom jet placement, heated backrest, sanitization systems, aromatherapy and chromatherapy. Owners of Hydro Dimensions’ walk-in tubs appreciate having a comprehensive lifetime warranty to protect their purchase.

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