This provides the same features as a walk in bath tub. It's marvelous! It uses less water and besides, I can no longer get in and,out of a regular bathtub. Too dangerous for me, this is so easy.. set in shower. Make sure there is an easy way for emptying it. Don't cover up the drain if possible. I place a large piece of clear tubing from Home Depot that I placed underneath so that when I turned the knob to empty the tub, it actually flowed into the tube and down the drain.