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Question re; sliding glass door orientation for bathtub

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I had a bathroom remodeled and the contractor placed the single sliding door at the foot end of the tub rather than the end with the fixtures. This means that you have to enter the tub from the foot end. The downside is that you can't access the fixtures without actually being in the tub. I asked the contractor about it and this was his answer:

"The door was installed so that you can get into the shower without water splashing on you and bouncing out of tub. By installing this way you can get into tub and close the door before entering into the water. Beyond that, the solid panel is more water proof than the door itself so that is why the solid panel is in the direct water footprint so it helps to avoid spillage. This is how the doors are normally installed.

I'd love to hear from anyone else who has had single-sliding doors installed in their tub what their experience has been. Thanks in advance

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