Ellas Bubbles - Malibu & Zen – Acrylic Outward Swing Door Walk In Bathtub
- Jetting Options
- Faucet Options
- Optional Features
- Item Availability
- Ella Acrylic Walk In Bath Warranty Information
The Ella Malibu/Zen acrylic walk-in bathtub is sized for the average bather and comes equipped with a comfortable wide 20” molded seat and a beautifully custom crafted industrial plastic composite door with tempered glass offering this tub a unique high-end look. A low step-in threshold, textured slip resistant floor, as well as wall and deck mounted grab bars work in unison to allow for easy and safe entry and exit of the tub. The acrylic shell is backed by a solid rustproof stainless-steel frame with adjustable leveling legs, giving you a safe, sturdy, and long-lasting walk-in bathtub. The main difference between the Malibu and Zen are the wave design panels that come with the Zen as well as the wave design on the tempered glass. The Zen features a grooved wave design in its panels that creates a beautiful fluid wave design across the tub and the tempered glass. The reversible end panel included has matching wave patterns to ensure a nice and fluid design all around your tub. An extra panel can be ordered to finish both ends in a free-standing installation option when both ends need to be covered by end panels. All fixtures, options and sizing remain the same between the two tubs.
Size: 29.5″W x 52″L (60″ with Extension)
The Malibu also includes one (1) reversible end panel for left or right corner installation option and one (1) extension panel kit for 60” alcove installations. Additionally, the Malibu has two removable access panels and one toe kick access panel for service access if needed. The Zen has a removeable front apron in place of the two removeable access panels. The Ella Malibu/Zen has a limited lifetime warranty for shell, door and the frame which can be found in the “Downloads”.
One of the best and exclusive features of the Malibu/Zen is its Dual Drain Technology (DDT) which consists of two (2) independently operated 2” gravity driven drains. Each drain is outfitted with its own overflow and stainless-steel cable operated drain opener with extended handle for an easier grip. Typical drainage time is approximately +/-80 seconds at ideal in-home plumbing conditions. Having two gravity driven 2” drains not only provides you with quick and reliable drainage, but also acts as a safety feature in case if one drain fails, allowing you to safely drain and exit the walk-in tub. The two-inch drains can be connected using Tee or Y 2” pipe connectors to the standard 1 ½” or 2” house drain. If possible, it is recommended to connect into 2” or 3” house drain for a faster drainage time. Ella gravity driven Dual Drain drains are fast and reliable because they do not require electric pump. Whereas electrical driven drains may fail due to electrical shorts or power outages.
Our unique gear and shaft driven 3-latch door edges out our competition who typically use a single latch/lever system. A 3-latch door system provides a more secure and watertight door seal than the conventional single latch system, providing you with a leak-free bathing experience.
Ella Malibu/Zen acrylic walk-in bathtubs are available in multiple package options which can be seen under the “Packages” tab. Ella’s Bubbles offers three (3) therapeutic options in terms of jetting systems. Hydro massage, air massage, and/or Infusion Microbubble Therapy. The Malibu/Zen can be ordered with several combinations of these 3 systems. The available jetting options can be viewed by clicking on link Jetting Options & Diagrams. The most popular combination is dual massage: air and hydro massage option, also hydro massage and Infusion Microbubble Therapy. Unfortunately, all 3 therapeutic options cannot fit under the seat of the Malibu/Zen and cannot be ordered as the standard package.Hydro Massage System (Optional)
The hydro massage system includes a hydro pump with an in-line water heater, ecofriendly ozone sterilization, hydro massage intensity dial control, strategically positioned hydro jet system for targeted and effective massaging, and an on/off push control. There is also digital controller option available with the dual massage (air and hydro) package, however the on/off push controls are the most popular choice considering the ease of use. The push controls are designed to rise above the deck for easier push to touch for easy on/off action. Smaller digital controller maybe harder to see and operate by the elderly, however that is a great option for people with specific design requirements.
The hydro massage intensity dial control allows you to adjust the strength of the water stream by adding more or less air into the hydro system. The in-line water heater and ozone sterilization automatically engage when the hydro massage push control is pressed down when turning on your jets.
The Ella Malibu/Zen has fourteen (15) strategically placed hydro jets in order to deliver optimal therapeutic relief while you bathe. Nine (9) upper seat area fixed jets work to provide relief to your back, hips and thighs. While the four (6) lower area adjustable jets massage your feet and your calves. The specially designed and placed foot area 2 hydro jets are moved all the way down to the floor allowing the bather to be in relaxed position for maximum foot massage enjoyment. Feel free to compare the jetting in our competitor tubs and you will find out that this is another exclusive feature and unique feature available only in Ella’s Bubbles walk in tubs.
The ozone sterilization helps to keep your tub cleaner and clear of bacteria build-up. The in-line water heater helps to maintain the bathing temperature at constant level; however, it does not guarantee your hot water level in the water tank. It is suggested to upgrade to the largest available 75-gallon water heater to assure enough hot water. Please consult with your contractor to assure enough hot water for your walk-in tub.Air Massage System (Optional)
The air massage system includes an air pump with a 3-speed variable push control and strategically positioned air jet system for optimal therapeutic relief. A digital controller option is also available with dual massage (air and hydro) package however the on/off push controls are the most popular choice considering the ease of use. The push controls have a raised design for easy push on/off action. Smaller digital controller may be harder to see and operate by elderly however that is a great option for people with specific design requirements.
The Ella Malibu/Zen has sixteen (16) air jets strategically placed in order to deliver optimal therapeutic relief while you bathe. These jets are designed flush with the acrylic shell in order to ensure maximum comfort. Eight (8) upper seat area fixed flat design jets work to provide relief to your back, hips and thighs in addition to the eight (8) floor jets in the lower foot area which deliver a gentle massage to your feet and legs while you bathe. Sixteen (16) jets in total, all strategically placed to give you the best bathing experience imaginable.
The air massage system also includes the auto-purge feature. This feature engages automatically 20 minutes after the pump has been turned off to purge water out of the air jet lines. The auto-purge will engage automatically and run for 120 seconds to ensure your system is clear and free of moisture and excess water helping to prevent the mildew build up.Infusion™ MicroBubble Therapy (Optional)
Ella Infusion™ MicroBubble Therapy consists of a single microbubble jet connected to a hydro pump and microbubble tank system. The high-pressure hydro pump along with the microbubble tank brakes down the water molecules into billions of tiny bubbles which are then sent out through the single jet, filling your walk-in tub with billions of tiny bubbles, providing you with an unequivocal moisturizing and exfoliating therapeutic experience. These bubbles moisturize and exfoliate your skin while you bathe.
Infusion™ MicroBubble Therapy is a calming experience that offers many added benefits to your bathing experience. It is a process of infusing the pressurized water with billions of micro sized, oxygen rich bubbles. These bubbles whirl around your body to help you rest and unwind. The stimulation of the epidermal layer of your skin can also promote restfulness and the release of muscle tension. Feel your muscles release built up tension as billions of tiny bubbles burst to help clean, exfoliate and hydrate your skin.
You can view all available jetting options for the Petite below under “Jetting & Diagrams”.
- Dual – Air + Hydro
- Hydro + Microbubble Therapy
- Microbubble Therapy
- Soaking (no jets)
1. Ella 2 Piece Fast Fill Faucet
The Ella 2 Piece Fast Fill Faucet with pull out multi-function hand shower is perfect for your walk in bathtub or any bathtub where fill time matters. The fast fill 2 piece fills at a rate of up to 18 GPM (gallons per minute) based on in house plumbing conditions. If desired, the pull out hand shower can be used for shower while the bathtub is filled to stay warm.
2. Ella 5 Piece Fast Fill Faucet
The Ella 5 Piece ¾” Fast Fill Faucet with pull out multi-function hand shower in chrome finish is perfect for your walk-in bathtub or any bathtub where fill time matters. The fast fill 5-piece fills at a rate of up to 18 GPM (gallons per minute) based on in house plumbing conditions. If desired, the pull-out hand shower can be used for showering while the bathtub is filled to stay warm.
3. Thermostatic Control Valve 5 Piece Faucet Set
The 5 Piece Faucet Set includes a deck mounted thermostatic control valve, spout, pull-out hand shower, spout diverter, and pull-out shower diverter. The defining feature is the Deck Mounted Thermostatic Control Valve, which has an anti-scald feature that keeps the water at a consistent temperature and prevents water from suddenly shifting to unsafe temperature levels. Fill time with this faucet is 7-8 gallons per minute based on your home plumbing conditions.
4. Huntington Brass 5 Piece Fast Fill Faucet Set
The Huntington Brass 5 Piece Fast Fill Faucet Set includes a spout, pull-out hand shower, hot and cold on/off levers, and a diverter. This fast fill faucet has a fill rate up to 18 gallons per minute based on your home plumbing conditions. ¾” supply lines offer a higher rate of water flow compared to standard ½” lines. Please keep in mind that flow rate can vary based on your homes plumbing conditions and water pressure.
5. Jandon Retro 5 Piece Roman Faucet
The Jandon Retro 5 Piece Faucet Set includes a spout, pull-out hand shower, hot and cold on/off levers, and a diverter. The ½” supply lines allow for a fill rate of 12-16 gallons per minute based on your home plumbing conditions.
When it comes to controls we offer two options: Push Control or Digital Control. Our push controls are easy to use push down buttons that will operate your chosen jetting and any additional features such as the Chromatherapy LED light. The digital control is our more modern option, giving you a digital keypad from which to control your jettings and additional features such as Chromatherapy LEDs and heated seat & backrest. Both are excellent options and provide all the functionality needed to fully enjoy our walk in bathtubs.
2. Heated Seat and Backrest
Advanced radiant heaters provide soothing comfort directly to the seat and backrest so you can be sure to remain comfortable and warm while your walk-in bathtub fills. Gone are the days of being cold while waiting for your tub to fill with this wonderful option. A simple to operate easy to reach push button on/off switch comes installed when this option is selected.
3. LED Chromatherapy
LED Chromatherapy includes an LED light and an easy to use on/off push control. The LED light cycles through various colors and illuminates the entire water for a beautiful and soothing experience. Color has often been used in the past as treatment for illnesses. Since 1876, people used light waves to rid the mind and body of ailments and this is what is referred to as Chromatherapy. It is believed that each color has a different healing property. The included push control allows you to control the LED light, you can choose to have it cycle through a spectrum of colors or you can manually cycle it to your favorite color and have it hold there.
4. Ozone Sterilization (for single hydro massage package)
Ozone is a proven water disinfectant. NuWhirl’s micrOzone generator targets tub plumbing where water can remain after baths, creating a higher concentration of ozone than many larger units. Its size—the smallest in the industry—means simple and ﬂexible installation.
5. Infusion Microbubble Therapy
Our easy to use aromatherapy system can help you relax and recuperate. Relaxation can be induced by all five senses, especially smell. This is why we offer this feature as an option on any of our tubs with our hydro jet system. The aromatherapy system works by infusing oil into the hydro jet lines and fills your tub with the decadent scent that you have chosen creating a pleasant aroma for you to enjoy and relax in.
1. Seat Pillow, Raiser (U Shape and Standard)
Our dual massage walk-in tubs have two air jets in the center of the seat. The U shape pillow is designed to accommodate these two bidet jets. If you want to cover bidet jets, you can utilize the regular seat pillow. This luxuriously thick pillow is incredibly comfortable and can be used as riser or additional seat support in all walk in bathtubs. The interior material is washable and can be removed.
2. Headrest & Neck Support
3. Ella 4-Fold Glass Shower Screen in Chrome Finish for Walk-In Tubs
Lifetime limited* warranty on shell, frame, door and parts to original purchaser.
Labor or installation is not covered.
Thermostatic control valve faucet is covered for 1 year due to water quality variations.
Non-Ella brand faucets covered under manufacturers original warranty.
See Downloads for warranty certificate. Ask your sales agent to add the warranty changes to the invoice at the time of purchase.
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As a part of our Satisfaction Guarantee, any item that arrives in less than perfect condition or missing parts will be handled at no extra cost.
We appreciate your patience with us as product availability has been severly affected throughout the nation. Some of our items may go out of stock unexpectedly as every state is dealing with this virus differently. Our suppliers are working had to maintain the level of service to continue to provide products as they are needed. In the case of an unexpected inventory change from our suppliers we will contact you expeditiously to resolve the situation.
This limited lifetime warranty is extended to the first purchaser to be free from defects in workmanship and material under normal use and conditions from the date of the original purchase. This warranty is nontransferable and applies only to the original owner and to the original installation place – address only and does not extend to products previously used as display models or products that have been modified or repaired by anyone else but Ella’s Bubbles. The warranty is void if the ownership or original installation location is changed (tub is relocated). This warranty relates to all fittings and components included with the tub from the manufacturer. The bathtub shell, frame, door, door seal, and finish are covered by limited lifetime warranty under normal use and conditions. All supporting equipment, motors, pumps, fixtures, electronic controls, faucet, waste, overflow, and all plated finishes, are covered by a limited lifetime warranty. This warranty is nontransferable and applies only to the original owner. The finish warranty does not apply to fading, cracking, delaminating or blistering due to excessive wear, sun fading or scouring due to cleaning. This warranty shall not apply to any failure resulting from negligence, abuse, misuse, misapplication, alteration, modification or improper maintenance. The warranty of the door and the door seal is valid only if the alignment of the bathtub and the door is done correctly, and the alignment of the door is not changed by applying the bather’s weight on the door which may result in misalignment of the door and the door leak. Should service be required for any reason of any defect or malfunction of the product, Ella’s Bubbles will ship the part to the original customer’s address without charge (subject to verification of the defect or malfunction). Ella’s Bubbles will not be liable for any incidental expenses or material charges in connection with removal or replacement of the product or parts. Delivery time is based on parts availability and location. Normally parts are sent out immediately. Emailed or mailed photos of defective product and description of the problem is required.
All mailing notification must be sent via certified mail to:
Ella’s Bubbles, LLC.2101 S. Carpenter Street Chicago, IL 60608
Warranty can be sent via email.
The Manufacturer will not be responsible for any water damage to structures or property for any reason including but not limited to manufacturer defect or improper installation. Manufacturer will assume no responsibility for the loss of the system, inconvenience due to loss, damage to real or personal property or any other consequential damage. Manufacturer will not be liable for any incidental expenses or material charges in connection with removal or replacement of the purchased part or any part or parts of the system. This warranty shall not apply to any type of failure resulting from negligence, abuse, misuse, misapplication, improper installation, alteration or modification, chemical corrosion or improper maintenance. Ella’s Bubbles reserves the sole authority to make any type of warranties or representations concerning its products and will not be responsible for any warranties or representations made by any outside source including dealers, retailers, distributors or contractors. Ella’s Bubbles does not warrant the installation or replacement of any of our products/parts. Items include: all plumbing or electrical related connections, improper or negligent installation of the product. Alteration made of, or alterations or modifications made to the system, may cause the product or the system to malfunction. Such problems are not covered by warranty.
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Ella’s Bubbles and seller hereby disclaim any liability for special, incidental, or consequential damages. Some states/provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of special, incidental or consequential damages, so these limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights, which vary from state/province to state/province.
Disclaimer: Limited lifetime parts warranty does not apply to thermostatic control valve (TCV).
TCV warranty has a (1) year limited warranty which does not cover cartridge malfunction due to contaminated water with calcium, iron or other found heavy particles in the water resulting in cartridge getting stuck and TCV not operating properly. The TCV must be protected with filter or mesh in the water lines which must be cleaned periodically. Ella's Bubbles offers cleaning service for the cartridges for a nominal fee: labor +shipping. The cartridge cleaning is done at Ella's Bubbles facility, or it can be done by the contractor hired by customer. The removal and cleaning of TCV should only be performed by a licensed and insured contractor or plumber. Non-Ella brand faucets covered under manufacturers original warranty and are not covered by the Ella Walk-In Bath Warranty.