Hot Tub Types

Not all hot tubs are exactly the same. Over the past 50 years hot tubs have evolved and become available for all kinds applications.   They can actually be divided into 7 distinct types which are widely available for purchase both online and thru traditional retail.   The three biggest points of differentiation between these seven types are budget (cost), purpose, and aesthetics.  We have listed them here in order of popularity from highest to lowest.  There is a detailed description of each type available for reference. In the descriptions we break down the advantages and disadvantages of each type when compared to traditional hot tubs (portable hot tubs) since they remain the most popular type.

  1. Portable Hot Tubs (acrylic)
  2. Rotationally Molded Hot Tubs (roto-mold)
  3. Swim Spas and Exercise Spas
  4. In-ground Hot Tubs
  5. Inflatable Hot Tubs
  6. Soft sided Hot Tubs
  7. Wood Hot Tubs