Converting a whirlpool tub to standard tub ?

Old 12-02-05, 09:17 AM
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Converting a whirlpool tub to standard tub ?

I have a whirlpool tub that is not used as a whirlpool. When the tub is used, the jets are uncomfotable to lean against. Is there a simple way to remove the whirlpool "stuff" and convert this into a regular tub ? The material of the tub is the fake marble - I think it is marble dust mixed with resin and pored into a mold.

Right now, I am planning to tear out the old tub, and replace the unit with a new tub, but if there is an easy way to convert it...
Old 12-02-05, 09:56 AM
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I cannot see any viable way to do this. You would be removing the jets which means you have to patch the holes with a watertight material. Fiberglass would probably be the only thing that would accomplish this. Then there is the cosmetic aspect. I see no way of matching the marble effect. Overall, it sounds like bad idea that would be costly and unsightly. Good luck.

One other thought. You may be able to trade your old tub with someone or get a discount by trading it in (not sure if this is done). Worth a try though.
Old 12-02-05, 08:26 PM
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That is what I figured.

I had seen some advertizing about recoating old tubs, and I thought that maybe the holes could be covered, and then the whole tub recoated - but it would be simpler to just replace it.


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