Whirlpool tubs provide many benefits, from soothing sore muscles to relieving stress to promoting better circulation. You may be surprised to learn that basic tubs are quite affordable and have the same benefits as more expensive models. Bathing children or pets becomes easier with a whirlpool tub due to its larger size. If you want to be able to switch between quick cleanings and slow soaks, showers can be incorporated into some tub models. Water jets require somewhat more maintenance than air jets, although both prove effective massages.