Deep Soaking Tubs

Deep Rectangle Soaking Tub with Decorative Rim, Center Drain

Luxuriously Deep Soaker Bathtubs

The term "deep soaking tub" creates different metal images for different bathtub lovers. The common thread: ultra relaxation. To help these shoppers, we have listed all of our deepest bathtubs. Compared to the average tub that has a water depth of 15", these are deep! And we didn't just list our soaking tubs, find massage tubs too.
How Deep is a Deep Bathtub?
We consider any tub 17” or deeper (from tub bottom to of overflow bottom) a deep tub. But it does depend on the bather's size and lounging preference and the room the tub provides. Learn more on Deep Soaking Bathtubs →

Shop Deep Bathtubs by Size:

We have gone through our bathtubs by size and pulled the deepest ones we carry & have listed them below.
- They are listed by size from the smallest to the largest.
- Below the tub size you will see the water depth: from the bottom of the tub to the bottom of the overflow.
- Click on tub picture for more information.
5 Foot (60 Inch) Deep Soaking Tubs
5 ½ Foot (66 Inch) Deep Soaking Bath Tubs
6 Foot (72 Inch) Deep Soaking Bathtubs

How Deep of a Bathtub do You Need?

Due to codes, almost every tub has either a round overflow (2 1/2" hole) or a long thin slit below the tub rim. When the water level reaches the bottom of the overflow it flows into the drain to keep the tub from overfilling. Where the overflow is drilled depends on the tub. Most technical sheets will show the measurement from the bottom to the center of the overflow. Subtracting about 1 ½ from the measurement will give you an idea of how many inches of water the tub will hold. Other technical sheets will give the water depth.
Drawing for overflow
On the above drawing there is 15 1/2" from the bottom of the tub to the center of the overflow. Since water will flow out from the bottom of the overflow hole, this bath will hold just over 14". I have heard that installers have put the overflow cover on upside down, so the slot is at the top. Since the water fills to the top of the overflow hole, water depth would be just under 17".  There is also the option of using a product like Deep Water Bath Overflow Cover ( This is a clear plastic cup with suction cups around the opening and a hole in the side. Place it over the overflow with the hole at the top. Now the water has to go to the top of the overflow before draining out. Works the same as installing the overflow cover upside down.
Sitting in a bathtub, upright or slouch?
To see what depth is best for you, take a look at the technical sheet for the length of the tub at the bottom. Mark the tub length on the floor, sit or slouch against a wall. Measure to see how much water is needed to cover your shoulders. See more on Choosing a Bathtub →

Can a Tub be Too Deep?
Yes. The technical sheet will also give you gallons of water the bath will hold. A general rule of thumb: 2/3 or 3/4 of the water will be hot water, the rest is cold. Let's take a look at one of our deepest tubs – Hydro Systems Monterey. This is a two-person, 72" x 42",  tub with a center (side) drain and two sloping backrests. The floor length is 50" and depth to overflow is over 20", lots of soaking room. This bath will take 90 gallons of water (60 – 68 gallons of hot water). This will be a problem with a 40 gallon water heater, even pushing it with a 60 gallon one.

Deeper tubs can be difficult to get in and out. The extra water depth means a taller tub. If the tub is also going to be used as a shower, think about rim height. Usually over 20" - 21" is difficult to climb over on a daily basis to take a shower.

Tub System?
Hydrotherapy can be found in a soaking tub (non-jetted bathtub)
Soaking in warm water will soothe the body, boost cardiac output, lower blood pressure and improve circulation. Water also hydrates the skin and helps your pores eliminate toxins. These tubs are not jetted, therefore, offer the quietest relaxation option. A perfect cure for busy, hectic lifestyles.
Sometimes a little more than a soaking tub is needed
We have listed all the systems these extra deep tubs have to offer. Most of the tubs we offer are available as soaking tubs. For those that want more massage options; look for whirlpool, air bath or combination of both. The whirlpool will provide a deep tissue massage with water jets. A soft tissue massage is provided by an air bath. And a heater soaker will maintain the water temperature. The bathtub description will indicate what systems are offered. Find out more about all the possibilities see: Spa Tubs → Large Tub Selection Backed with Customer Service
We have a large selection of quality tubs listed on our site which can feel overwhelming as you shop through them. Just call us: we have been doing this for so long we have become tub experts. We work closely with our manufacturers and pride ourselves on our product knowledge. Our experts are here to answer all questions and guide you through your tub selection.

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