How big is a hot tub? What size hot tub to choose

Posted by Tom Smith

how big is a hot tub

When treating yourself to a new hot tub, there are a few things you need to think about. One of those elements is hot tub size. In this blog, we’re answering these questions, how big is a hot tub and which size to choose?

Hot tubs are a fantastic addition to your home. Having a hot tub in your home is great for whenever you want to relax.

How big is a hot tub?

Hot tubs come in all different sizes, so it’s up to you which one you choose. When you’re selecting the perfect hot tub for you, you need to make sure that you check how big the hot tub is.

There are many features that can increase the size of a hot tub. Some of these features can include the number of seats and loungers. Loungers aren’t included in every spa, but they can be an excellent addition.

The average hot tub is 7 feet by 8 feet. Although, it’s possible to get hot tubs much smaller and much bigger than this.

Small hot tub dimensions (2 -3 person hot tub)

Typically, small hot tubs will seat between 2 – 3 people. These are the perfect hot tub size for couples who want to relax at home. Small, 2-person hot tubs dimensions are around 5 by 6 feet.

Smaller hot tubs are great for people with less room available. However, smaller hot tubs are usually only suitable for you and your household rather than your guests. Many homeowners prefer to purchase larger hot tubs so that there is extra space for guests to relax too.

Small hot tubs are the perfect way to spend an evening. Just because you’re choosing a smaller hot tub doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the impressive features. Here are some small 2 – 3 person hot tubs for you to consider.

small 2 3 person hot tubs

Large hot tub dimensions (6 – 8 person hot tub)

Large hot tubs are great for get-togethers with family and friends. Typically, large hot tubs can seat between 6 – 8 people. If there are just a couple of you using the spa, you’ll have loads of room to relax. Imagine yourself bubbling away while enjoying the sunshine.

Large hot tub dimensions are typically around 7 by 8 feet. Here are some options for large hot tub models for you to consider.

If you’re looking for a 4 – 6 person hot tub, we also have a wide range of medium hot tubs for you to check out. Medium hot tub sizes are around 6 by 7 feet, although typical hot tub dimensions vary depending on the brand. These are often known as standard hot tub sizes.

Deep hot tubs

Something that many people don’t think about is the height of the hot tub. You can actually get some hot tubs that are deeper than the standard models. Many swim spas are also available in deeper models. Here are some deep hot tubs to have a look at.

large hot tubs

Hot tub space requirements

You will need to make sure that you have more space in your garden than the actual hot tub’s dimensions. This allows you to move around the outside of the spa and allows you to meet electrical requirements for your spa.

Depending on the type of hot tub you choose, you’ll have to meet certain requirements. You can find out more about these here.

You will need to ensure that the hot tub space has level, solid ground. It’s going to carry the weight of your hot tub and therefore needs to be strong enough. Don’t worry if you’re not totally sure about where to place your hot tub – our team will be happy to help you. Check out our rectangular hot tubs and ex-display hot tubs.

You’ll also need to think about the delivery process of your hot tub. Will our delivery team need to think about any tight corners, overhead obstacles, outdoor taps or window ledges? If yes, we may need to bring specialist equipment to deliver the hot tub efficiently. Make sure you ask your hot tub dealer if delivery is included in the price.

Hot tub distance from home

Your hot tub will need to be close to the home to meet electrical requirements. Additionally, it’s usually recommended that you place the hot tub near the home and close to a wall. Being close to a wall can help to reduce the wind, which can help to keep the spa water warmer. This helps to reduce running costs.

All of our spas are sold with a hot tub cover and cover lifter too, which helps to keep the water clean and reduce your hot tub running costs.

deep hot tubs

Other hot tub features to consider

Have you thought about purchasing a hot tub heat pump? Heat pumps can help to speed up the process of water heating and reduce your energy bills. Find out more about saving with a hot tub heat pump.

Once you’ve decided how many seats you need and ensured that you have enough space, you can think about other features. Ask our team about additional spa features.

We hope this blog has been useful and answered the question, how big is a hot tub? Ultimately, it’s your choice how big your hot tub is as long as it has all the features you need and can be installed in your garden.

Our friendly team will be more than happy to help you find the perfect hot tub model for your home. Why not visit us in the showroom? Get in touch with us to book an appointment, and it won’t be long before you’re enjoying the ultimate relaxing experience with stunning LED lighting around your spa. Take a look at our hot tubs with Bluetooth speakers.