What makes a good hot tub?

There are a number of important factors to consider when shopping for a hot tub. From the number of seats, to how many jets and what type of filtration system is used, choosing the best hot tub for your family may seem a bit overwhelming.

When hot tub shopping, there are several key specifications to consider ensuring that you select the best model for both your needs and budget. In the article below, we will review what you should look for in order to make your decision.

Number of seats

It is important to carefully consider the ideal number of seats you would like for your hot tub. While the more seats you have, the more friends and family you can entertain, prices do tend to increase as the number of seats rise. If you have a family of three but frequently have guests visiting on the weekend, you may want a larger model to accommodate everyone. On the other hand, if just you and your spouse are planning on using the spa, there is no need to buy one that will seat six people.


While the number of seats is usually a good indication of size, dimensions can vary. Length and width are important but so is the actual height of the spa. If you are tall, the height of the spa goes a long way in how well you will enjoy it as the shorter the spa is, the less you will be able to immerse your body in the water.


More isn’t always better when it comes to hot tub jets. What is important is how good the hydrotherapy experience is and if the massage programs are customisable. Look at the position and design of the jets and ask about the pump power. This plays an important role in how strong the water pressure will be. The pressure that the pump produces is incredibly important because this is what helps alleviate aches and pains and targets the areas your body needs soothing the most.

Wet Test

Even if you have found a spa that appears to have the perfect specs for your requirements, don’t skip the important step of performing a wet test. This is where your local hot tub dealer will arrange to fill the spa with water so that you can try it for yourself to see how it feels. This is essential to ensure that you will be comfortable with the seating, water jets and if it will be spacious enough for your family.

Now that you know what factors make a good hot tub, learn more about our models by downloading a free hot tub buyer’s guide or check out our vouchers for discounts!

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