Which Hot Tub Size is Right for Me? – 6 Best Hot Tubs For Any Lifestyle

Did you know that a hot tub isn’t just about relaxation and pleasure after a long day?

That’s right, there are plenty of health benefits to be had, such as improved sleep patterns, reduced stress, and fewer aches and pains, among many others.

Selecting a hot tub size that suits your space and lifestyle is one of the most important decisions to make if you feel like treating yourself to a hot tub this winter.

Not only will this help to ensure that it effortlessly complements your backyard, but also is the best hot tub to accommodate you and your loved ones without compromise.

So, how exactly do you know which hot tub size is right for you, and what are some of the best hot tubs on the market?

Read on to dive into the depths of the hot tub world, and make finding your dream spa completely effortless!

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What Influences Hot Tub Sizes

Having a proper understanding of the dimensions of a hot tub is always a good first step before you decide on a size for your hot tub.


This is the longest side of the hot tub, where there is often a slope or a recliner. Check the thickness of the edge and see if the manufacturer has advertised the interior or the exterior length of the tub.


Either shorter or the same size as the length of the tub. This is often the most important deciding factor when it comes to fitting your tub into a specific location in your backyard.


This is different from the “height” of the tub, which is an exterior measure of your hot tub. The “depth” refers to the internal measurement of the tub, from top to bottom.

This is an important consideration because if the depth is too low, it can feel cramped and uncomfortable inside while using.

As a general rule of thumb, your shoulders should be comfortably submerged when sitting in a spa, without the water going above your chin.

To find out which hot tub is best for you based on the various depths, speak with the hot tub experts at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Manitoba to schedule a wet test!

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing The Best Hot Tub Size For You

Your hot tub is going to provide unparalleled comfort and relaxation for many years, so it’s crucial to choose the one that best suits your needs, both currently and in the future.

For instance, if you plan on expanding your family in the next five years, it may be better to consider a family-friendly model as opposed to the smaller unit that would suit your needs today.

1. How Many People Will You Share It With?

The number of people who will be using the hot tub regularly is very important to consider when picking out the size.

Do you want a two-person hot tub or a six-person hot tub? At the end of the day, it is all about comfort and relaxation. A cramped hot tub is never a pleasant experience!

2. Your Backyard Layout

There are many things, including privacy, landscaping, and the view from the tub, to consider when selecting where in your backyard your hot tub will be installed.

It should also be in a place that is not too close to tree limbs, due to the possibility of leaves constantly falling or if branches were to fall due to the elements.

3. The Size of Your Backyard

The size of your hot tub fully depends on the overall size of the backyard you’re working with, as well as where you’d like to place it since there are often not too many ideal places in one backyard.

Prior to investing in a model, we recommend carefully measuring your space to ensure the one you choose fits without leaving your backyard feeling cramped.

4. Purpose and Frequency of Use

Do you plan to use your hot tub mostly for leisure and relaxation, or is it for quality time with your family?

Do you plan to entertain your guests, or is it for specific hydrotherapy purposes?

If you wish to use the tub frequently for entertainment purposes, it is always better to go for a size with enough seating that can easily accommodate the number of people you intend to invite over.

On the other hand, if you and your significant other are empty nesters or don’t entertain family and friends often, you might prefer a more compact model.

5. Your Budget

Last but not least, the amount of money that you can contribute to this project should be considered. It is important to consider not only the buying cost but also the operating cost of the tub, which includes ongoing maintenance as well.

Luckily, there are plenty of options to consider these days, including financing to ensure you don’t have to compromise when it comes to the best hot tub for your lifestyle and space.

Best Hot Tub Sizes to Complement Your Lifestyle

With spas coming in a wide variety of sizes, it can be overwhelming to find the best hot tub for your unique needs.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you, so we’re breaking down six of the best models below for various lifestyles and spaces!

Couples or Intimate Spaces

You don’t need a big yard to enjoy the many benefits of a hot tub. If you’re feeling constrained by a smaller space, a hot tub may still be in your future!

Compact hot tubs can be perfect for kid-free couples, or parents who are embracing quiet relaxation after their children have moved out.

The Jacuzzi®️ Mood™️ Hot Tub

If you’re in need of a smaller hot tub but want to maintain additional seating, the Mood™ model may be your perfect fit!

This hot tub has enough seating for five, but measures 78” x 68” with a depth of 32” and boasts an elegant bench seat along one side to maximize seating.

With its compact size and rectangular shape, this model is easy to fit in smaller backyards while still providing a more social atmosphere for those days you feel like sharing.

Best of all, this model is ultra-affordable and can be paired with a Suite Package that includes steps with storage, a handrail, and a cover lifter for effortless access!

See it in action below!


The J-315™️ Model

If you want a truly compact model but crave the luxury of lounge seating, the J-315™️ model is the best hot tub for you!

This model comes in at 76” x 66” x 32” and is wrapped in premium cabinetry to bring a hint of class and elegance to your backyard the moment it’s installed.

With a lounger along one side and two upright seats long the other, you can enjoy a full body hydromassage, while engaging in lively conversation with your loved one.

Explore the power of this hot tub in this quick video!

Families and Mid-Size Backyards

If you’re looking to amp up your family time at home, a hot tub with extra seating is a must!

Not only do spas bring unparalleled relaxation, but they’re also the perfect tech-free zone, making it easier than ever to reconnect with your teens!

Here are two models that are sure to stun!

The Soul™️ Model

Another model from the Jacuzzi®️ Play™️ Collection, this square, six-person hot tub boasts a premium feel at an affordable price point.

The Soul™️ Hot Tub includes both lounge and upright seating, making it the perfect combination between relaxation and entertainment.

This model measures 78” x 78” with a depth of 36”, ensuring you can easily tuck it into a corner to maximize your usable backyard space, while enjoying a comfortable environment to sink into.

This model also comes with the optional Suite Package. See the video below to learn more.

J-225™️ Hot Tub

Are you looking for a model that boasts a robust interior perfect for your kids to splash around in?

If so, look no further than the J-225™️ model! This hot tub has been designed with an open seating plan, allowing for an unobstructed center.

Not only does this allow for your kids to have plenty of space to play in, but also makes it one of the best hot tubs for those families in need of a little extra space, or those who love to entertaining guests after the kids have gone to bed!

With its subtle accent lighting and stunning exterior, this model is sure to leave guests in awe! Check it out in the video below.

Socialites with Spacious Backyards

Last on our list, are the best hot tubs for anyone who adores entertaining guests and has a spacious backyard to comfortably accommodate a larger model.

The J-355™️ Hot Tub

Shareability doesn’t need to mean forgoing a luxurious shoulder-to-toe massage. With the J-355™️ model, you’ll discover the best hot tub to meets every one of your needs!

This rectangular model boasts enough seating for six and includes a full lounger tucked into one side.

With the 84” x “91” x 38” size of this hot tub, you’ll discover an interior that has been thoughtfully designed to promote social entertainment, while also supporting intimate nights with your loved one.

With a small bench next to the lounger, you can enjoy a side-by-side massage with your partner, or enjoy a lively evening with your closest friends!

See it in action below.

The J-495™️ Model

Last but not least is the largest model on our showroom floor; the J-495™️ Hot Tub! This nine-person hot tub is the ultimate spa to share with friends and family.

With its impressive rectagular size of 91” x 110”, this model is certainly ideal for larger spaces, but there’s something particularly special about its depth.

This model includes seats with different heights, ensuring every person can enjoy a comfortable experience while boasting an eye-catching high-back design for added privacy and elegance.

Best of all; with various therapeutic seats, this open seating model didn’t compromise on your massage experience, outfitted with two seats offering full body massages!

You’ll fall in love with this model in minutes!

Shop Hot Tubs in Manitoba

Looking to find the best hot tub for your lifestyle? Visit Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Manitoba today to get started and find the perfect spa for your family and backyard!

We have hot tubs in all sizes, from compact two-person hot tubs to larger spas that can comfortably seat six people or more for countless hours of entertainment, leisure and enjoyment!

Contact us today or visit one of our three showrooms in Winnipeg and Brandon.

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