Hey Google, What Size Hot Tub is Right for Me?

Hey Google, 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 the right size of hot tub that suits you 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 fits into your backyard seamlessly, but also so that the different hot tub size can accommodate you and your loved ones without compromise.

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 as the same size as the length of the tub. 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 that is different from the internal depth of the tub. When 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!

How Many People?

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!

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 placed on. 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.

The size of your hot tub fully depends on the place you pick, since there are often not too many ideal places in one backyard. Pick out a place and a size that makes the hot tub as close as possible to your backdoor, so you will be only a few steps away from the warm comfort of the spa, especially during the winter months.

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 where a 4-person hot tub would be ideal? 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 that is slightly higher than the number of people who intend to use it for. While 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.


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 that includes ongoing maintenance as well.

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!

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