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As a remodeling contractor who specializes in bathrooms, I've seen a steady increase in interest from my customers in whirlpool bath installations. Homeowners are opting for whirlpools instead of standard bathtubs for a variety of reasons. A whirlpool adds luxury to a bathroom and can also increase a home's resale value. As a bonus for the contractor, substituting a whirlpool tub in place of a standard bathtub can add a tidy profit to a job otherwise limited by size. Most customers who are interested in adding a whirlpool have scant knowledge of the whirlpool tub itself, let alone the installation. Often, their knowledge comes from a "big box" store display, a color brochure, or just having used someone else's