There’s a big difference between a vigorous jetted-tub experience and a soothing bubble bath. The good news is that combination baths are available.

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Q: My husband and I are planning a bathroom remodel complete with a new bathtub. He wants a strong whirlpool tub, while I want to relax in a soothing bubble spa tub. Since his-and-hers tubs are out of the question, can you please help us with this bathroom bathing standoff?

A: It’s easy to see why you are both protecting your ground — or, in this case, your water. There’s a big difference between a vigorous jetted-tub experience and a soothing bubble bath.

The bad news is that if you go with one or the other, someone is going to be unhappy. The good news: combination baths are available.

A combination tub includes both bathing systems. This means you can have your bubble bathing and your husband can have his whirlpool. Plus, other bathing options are available that include built-in heaters, lumbar support and textured-bottom surfaces.

Combination tubs can be pricey, so figure out all the numbers first to meet your budget.

Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call” and a LEED green associate. For more
information, visit eddelgrande.com.