Are you looking to add a hot tub to a small patio, screened-in porch, or a wide-open backyard? Whichever choice that may be, choosing the perfect size hot tub is an important decision.
With our large selection of hot tubs, you have a lot of options. In this article, we walk you through how to pick out the perfect size hot tub, so you can find the right configuration for you and your family. It’s so much more than how much space you need around the hot tub.
You want to think about the following:
- How many people will be using the hot tub?
- Who will use the hot tub most frequently?
- When they will use it.
- How many seats do you need?
- Where will I be installing the hot tub?
- How much space do I want around the outside of the hot tub?
- Will I have enough space to perform any future maintenance?
- Do I want a lounge seat?
To help you figure it out, we’ve got some suggestions.
What are My Size Options?
When it comes to hot tub size, we’ve got options for 2-3 people, 4-6 people, and 6-8+ people.
You want to consider how many people will use your hot tub at any given time. Do remember that the bigger the hot tub, the more the cost goes up. What’s more, even hot tubs that have the same number of seats can vary in size, sometimes significantly.
While it may seem that a few inches here and there won’t make a big difference, they can have implications for how you use your new spa. For example, if the hot tub is too big for your space, it won’t work. You also want to consider how much space there is to walk around the hot tub. Can you get in and out comfortably?
When you visit either of our showrooms, we can help you chose your perfect size hot tub to fit your needs and your budget.
How Do Hot Tub Seats Affect Size?
You also want to consider the number of hot tub seats in your perfect size hot tub. They affect the overall size of your hot tub.
For example, you can choose an intimate lounger spa or one built for larger groups.
How do you decide how many seats are best? First, decide how you will use your spa. Think about what kind of seating you prefer. For example, some hot tub models come with a lounge seat enabling you to put your body in a reclining position.
We find many of our customers love the feeling of stretching out in a lounge seat. It’s worth mentioning, though, that lounge seats take up more room than a regular upright seat. So, the decision becomes whether you want to maximize the number of seats, or you want to have different seating options in your hot tub.
The Depth Matters, Too
Finally, consider how deep of a hot tub you want.
Our hot tubs come in a variety of depths. This can affect the step-over height as you enter and exit the hot tub. The depth of the seats can vary, providing for a deeper or shallower water level.
This is just another reason why it’s so important to think about who will use the hot tub most often, and what’s comfortable for you.
Now that you have some basic information on how to find the perfect size hot tub, it’s time to take some measurements. Measure where you want to install it. This is just like measuring your living room for a new sofa.
If you have questions on how to measure for your new Hot Spring Spa, please feel free to ask.
Ultimately the decision on the perfect size hot tub is what meets your needs, is most comfortable, and fits into your budget.
The best way to make sure you’re getting the right hot tub is to get in one. You can visit either of our stores and check out our showroom to find your perfect size hot tub!