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How To Choose Your Perfect Hot Tub Size and Shape – Practical Guide


You’ve fallen in love with the luxurious and unrivaled experience that is the hot tub.

We completely understand, – hot tubs are second to none as endless sources of pleasure and stress relief. You deserve one in your home, but deciding which hot tub size and shape can be a conundrum! With so many models and sizes, it can be difficult to determine which one is your perfect fit.

Maybe 4-person hot tubs are just the thing you’ve been looking for. They’re spacious enough for your small family but not so large that they overwhelm your backyard. Or perhaps you need a large model to complement your growing family, such as the J-495™️ hot tub that features a rectangular design and enough seating for nine adults!

But the dilemma does not end there. In fact, there are so many hot tubs shapes and sizes to choose from that it’ll make your head spin – rectangular, square, round, custom-made, you name it!

Check out our short guide on how to choose a hot tub so that all your needs are satisfied, and your enjoyment guaranteed!

Think About the Primary Use of Your Hot Tub

You need to choose the hot tub size and shape according to how you intend to use it. For example, if you intend to use it as a family, a 4-person round hot tub would be a great choice. The rectangular shape works really well too, depending on the other features of the surrounding area.

In case you’re focused on one-person hydrotherapy, a triangle option could turn out to be the best choice. Nevertheless, a round spa is the best in maximizing the available space, whether you choose to install it in the privacy of your home or as a part of your backyard getaway.

Consider How The Cost May Change Based on Hot Tub Size

When considering purchasing a hot tub, it’s crucial to understand the average costs based on size. While price can vary significantly based on features, quality, and brand, here’s a quick guide to what you can expect:

  • Small Hot Tubs (2-4 guests): For a compact spa suitable for a few people, prices generally range from $6000 to $13,000.

  • Medium Hot Tubs (4-6 guests): A mid-sized model, which comfortably accommodates a small group, will typically cost between $9,000 and $17,000.

  • Large Hot Tubs (7-10 guests): For larger gatherings, these spacious tubs are priced from $15,000 to $25,000+.

Each price bracket reflects the size and capacity of the hot tub, catering to different needs and preferences. To make the most of your budget, consider purchasing your hot tub during a sale event. These typically happen around holidays and often during the end of the year.

family playing in a small hot tub - 4-person hot tub size

Carefully Plan the Hot Tub Installation Location

Choosing a perfect hot tub shape mostly depends on the characteristics of the area where you intend to install it, as well as the space you are limited to. A small hot tub might not fit in your bathroom, but could work neatly near the outside patio. Just imagine spending magical summer nights with friends, gushing over your very own spa hideaway in the privacy of your backyard!

Also, pay attention to the position of the other outdoor items relative to the hot tub. For safety reasons, It is not a very good idea to place the hot tub near the kids’ backyard playground, even if the tub is not in use at the moment.

Visual Appeal Does Matter

At the end of the day, the practical circumstances you cannot change override your wishes when choosing a hot tube shape. A perfect spa experience can only be achieved if you are content with both the appearance and the performance of your hot tub.

People are visual creatures, which is why aesthetics affects our level of enjoyment to a great extent. A simple “I just love the way it looks” could change your decision from a rectangle-shaped hot tub for 2 to a 4-person round hot tub!

Ready to Indulge in Your Own Hot Tub Oasis? Visit Aqua Paradise!

Aqua Paradise staff is here to answer all of your spa and hot tub-related questions and will go above and beyond to make all of your spa dreams come true.

We’ve got you covered if you are unsure about your preferred hot tub characteristics, performances, or installation, and we also offer a variety of hot tub accessories for your new hot tub. It is time for the ultimate treat for your body and soul and some much-needed me-time. It is time for Aqua Paradise! Visit your nearest showroom today!


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