You may not think much about getting ticks or chiggers when you are out in nature but this is a reality in much of the tropical and temperate world. Definitely in the southern US.
Here we have embodied the ideal device - it even has a little built in seat - where a person can inspect hisorherownself before slipping blissfully into hot bubbling whirling tick- and chigger-defying water.
Rusticity has its limits.
This tub will be installed about 1.5 feet up from the floor so that I can contemplate nature while bathing.