It’s a numbers game: Hot tub dimensions
Having your hot tub is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Imagine …
- Slipping into the soothing, warm water after a stressful day at work.
- Enjoying an invigorating hydromassage early in the morning to jumpstart your day.
- Easing your muscles after a strenuous run on the slopes.
Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? But before all the enjoyment can commence, you have to choose your perfect hot tub. And one of the more important – though perhaps least exciting – factors you’ll have to consider as you’re shopping is the dimension of the hot tub you’re looking at.
So let’s take a closer look at hot tub sizes and all the things you need to think about while you’re shopping:
Seats and Categories
Most hot tub manufacturers break up the hot tub lines they produce into three general categories: small, medium, and large, based on the number of people each spa holds.
Small hot tubs: 2-4 people
Medium hot tubs: 5-6 people
Large hot tubs: 7 or more people
As you’re considering, think not just about the number of people in your home who are likely to use the hot tub, but also if you’re likely to entertain frequently. If you are, you’ll want a larger hot tub so you can more comfortably accommodate the crowd.
Dimensions and Placement
Now that you’ve decided how big of a spa you’d like to have, you need to make sure it will fit in your desired location. You’ll want to know the exact measurements of the hot tub you’re chosen but in general, these guidelines will help you decide:
Small hot tubs:
5’4” – 7’ long
5’4” – 6’8” wide
29” – 35” tall
Medium hot tubs:
6’6” – 7’9” long
6’4” – 7’9” wide
33” – 38’5” tall
Large hot tubs:
7’ – 9’ long
7’ – 9’2” wide
36” – 38” tall
The size of the hot tub itself is only one factor. You’ll also need to allow room to maneuver the cover, room to access the panel that conceals the pump and heater, and most especially, you’ll need to make sure your chosen location can be reached by the team delivering your jacuzzi. Is there a wide enough path? Are any tree branches in the way that might need to be trimmed back? What about fencing? Your hot tub can be turned on its side during delivery, but there’s still a lot to consider.