How Much Does a Safe Step Tub Cost?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 9, 2018

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The Safe Step Walk-In Tub Company, known to be America’s number one selling walk-in tub manufacturer, has a line of tubs and showers, primarily designed for senior citizens who face mobility challenges.

The company is American owned, operated and all of their parts are made in the United States.

Walk-in tub by gemteck1, on Flickr
Walk-in tub” (CC BY 2.0) by gemteck1

How much does a safe step walk in tub cost?

The cost of a Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co., as according to the official website, will depend on the installation, dimensions and if any rebates are available at the time.  The prices, from what we had found, would greatly depend on the location of the tub inside of the bathroom.  On average, even though there was a wide range of prices, these tubs could cost anywhere from as little as $5,000 for a tub without any additional features to as much as $10,000+ for tub with most of the features available.  Keep in mind this wouldn’t include the professional installation, and if you were to hire their contractor or your own, this could be an additional $5,000 or even more if a contractor deems it’s a complex install job.  All in all, for a grand total, plan on budgeting at least $8,000 to $20,000 to have a Safe Step Walk-In Tub installed.

Keep in mind that this is simply a ballpark, combining the quotes we had found line via various resources such as ConsumerAffairs.com.  To get an exact quote, Safe Step will send out a representative to scope your bathroom to make the measurements and explain what they can do for you in terms of pricing and options.

Refer to our table below to see the installation prices we found posted online:

Customer in...Price Paid
Ohio$8,000 installed
Oklahoma$11,000 installed
California$11,400 for fully-loaded tub
Kentucky$12,000 for tub + another $1,000 for new hot water heater
West Virginia$12,000 installed
Wyoming$12,000 installed
Indiana$13,000 installed
Ohio$14,000 installed on second floor of home
Oklahoma$16,000 installed
Minnesota$18,000 installed
Oregon$18,000 installed

According to this ABC News article, a couple purchased a Safe Step Walk-In Tub for $16,333, but after five months, it began to leak downstairs.  Even though multiple efforts were made to correct it, the tub still leaked.  Eventually, the company offered $1,000 a goodwill gesture and were finally able to fix the leak with new parts and a door.

Safe Step overview

Some of the standard features include a quick release drain, which, unlike a traditional plug located at the bottom of the tub, will be located in an easy-to-reach location to avoid straining your back.  Other features include a door, making it easier to get in and out, a safe water ozone system, which kills bacteria, a 17-inch ADA compliant mounted chair with anti-slip properties, heated seat, and a locking ergonomic handle to make locking the door a breeze.

The company backs it product with a lifetime warranty on the tub, including manufacturing defects, the door seal, faucets, water pumps, heaters and blowers.

What are the extra costs?

Optional features, aside from the standard features mentioned prior, can include a hydrotherapy massage system, MicroSoothe therapy system, lower back heating system, light therapy system, aromatherapy and/or personal hygiene therapy.  Depending on the optional features you’re interested in, adding one or two can easily add a few hundred or thousands to your total bill.

In some cases, you may need to upgrade your water heater in order to fill the tub completely.

How can I save money?

Sometimes, the company does offer a special offer that knocks some money off the total price.  For example, right now, as we write this, they are offering a $1,500 off special, but this could always change.  Always refer to their official website to see if any offers are available.

Call your local dealer to see if they have any cancellation orders or older models.  If so, this is a great way to save up to 50 percent.

Try to hire your own contractor as the dealer’s installers can often be more than a licensed one you can find nearby.  To find multiple contractors with a click of a button, consider getting free quotes at HomeAdvisor.com.  Here, simply talk about your job and reputable, licensed contractors will email you a quote.

Safe Step is one of the many brands that manufacturers walk-in tubs.  Be sure to compare three other brands to compare pricing, features and what it can offer you.

Discounts are available for those who are a member of AARP.


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  1. glenn d herrin (Flint,  Michigan) paid $ and said:

    never got a quote

    Was it worth it? Yes

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