Portable Hot tubs are a popular option for those who want to enjoy the benefits of recreation and hot water therapy without committing to the permanent installation and cost of an in-ground pool or in-ground hot tub. One of the essential factors to consider when purchasing a portable hot tub is its size. The size of a portable hot tub can impact its cost, portability, and functionality. This article will discuss the various sizes of portable hot tubs available in the market, their pros and cons, and considerations for choosing the right size for your needs.
Portable hot tubs come in a range of sizes, with the most common being small (~ 5′ x 7′), medium (~ 7′ x 7′), and large (~ 8′ x 8′ or bigger). Small hot tubs typically have a capacity of 2-4 people and range in size around 5 feet in width. They are the most affordable and easiest to move, making them a great option for those who have limited space or want to take their hot tub with them when they sell they move. However, small hot tubs may not be suitable for larger groups or those who want more legroom.
Medium-sized hot tubs are the most popular among portable hot tub buyers. They typically have a capacity of 4-6 people and are typically 7 foot by 7 foot sqaure. Medium hot tubs strike a balance between affordability, portability, and functionality, making them an excellent option for most people. They offer more space than small hot tubs, making them suitable for larger groups, but are still easy to move and store.
Large hot tubs are ideal for those who want maximum comfort and space. They typically have a capacity of 6-8 people and are typically 8 ft by 8 ft square or larger. Large hot tubs are the most expensive and heaviest of the three sizes, making them less portable. They are best suited for those who have a dedicated outdoor space and want to enjoy the benefits of a hot tub with friends and family. There are some larger hot tubs that, although not common, are available in 8 ft x 10 ft or 8 ft x 11 ft that are considered more “party spas” if you are looking to go BIG.
When considering the size of a portable hot tub, it’s essential to consider your specific needs and circumstances. If you have limited space, a small hot tub may be the best option. On the other hand, if you have a large outdoor space and entertain frequently, a large hot tub may be the best fit. Medium-sized hot tubs are a great option for most people as they offer a balance of functionality, affordability, and portability. Another consideration is the layout or seating configuration. Hot tub with loungers (laydown seat) typically fit less people because the lounger takes the place of two seats. Non lounger or all-bucket seat hot tubs fit more people.
In addition to the size of the hot tub, other considerations to keep in mind when choosing a portable hot tub include the location of your outdoor space, your budget, and your intended use. It’s important to ensure that your outdoor space can accommodate the size of the hot tub you choose and that you have easy access to electricity and water (hose bib). You should also consider your budget, as larger hot tubs can be more expensive, and the cost of maintenance and operation can also vary based on the size.
Finally, the above mentioned hot tub sizes are what you can expect from almost every hot tub manufacturer, however, here are a list of articles we’ve written about more unique shapes and sizes available in the market;
- Best Party Spas and X-Large Hot Tubs
- Hot Tubs for 1-2 People
- Best for Corner Hot Tubs
- Best Round Hot Tubs
- Best Dual Lounger Hot Tubs
- Best Swim Spas
- Longest Swim Spas
- Deepest Swim Spas
- Best Dual Temperature Swim Spas
For more information on how to research and compare party hot tubs before purchasing please visit our hot tub buyer’s guide pages. You can also click on the pink boxes at the top right of every page to get a free local quotes from dealers in your area. Or click our “Spa Buyer’s Consult” link above to get one on one expert advice on the best hot tubs available in your area.