Outward swing refers to the door of the walk in bathtub that swings outward toward the outside of the tub, like a car door.
This option requires additional space in the bathroom and allows the most room to maneuver inside the tub An Inward door takes up the least amount of space and is the most common option.
Acrylic and Gel Coat Shell are both good options , but our focus has always been on acrylic walk in bathtub production as acrylic is the better material option.
It is important to understand the benefits of acrylic tubs over gel coat tubs since gelcoat depends on craftsmanship, experience, and the quality of materials used.
Be cautious about cheaper gelcoat walk in bathtubs available on the market as they may not have plenty of layers of gelcoat sprayed on and polished to perfection to achieve the long lasting, easy to clean surface.
Gelcoat does have more versatile options and sizes that cannot be achieved with acrylic because of the nature of the material and the process of making it.