What’s in a Size: Choosing the Right Size For Your Hot Tub

You’re in the process of designing your ideal hot tub. Now is the time to decide on size. Would it be better to go with a bigger size? Or would it be better to get something smaller? Which size will complement your backyard or patio design the most? There is no right or wrong answer when choosing a size, which might make it even harder for you to decide. When you have inspected and compared all the functionality aspects of your potential hot tubs, there are a few critical aspects that could help you decide on the best size for your tub. This post will explore a few questions that will help you determine these important aspects.

1. Who will be using the spa?

The most important thing that you will need to take into consideration is who and how many people will use the hot tub. This question will help you estimate the space and dimension that are needed for you, your family, and your guests to comfortably sit inside your hot tub. Generally, the most popular dimension for a hot tub is 7 square feet or a small two-persons tub. However, the best way to find out whether a hot tub is spacious enough for you is by doing a soak test. Ask your tub dealer to allow you and/or your family to test the tub ─ a good dealer will usually have a private room set-up for this. Use the soak test to determine the tub size that will provide the most comfort for you and your loved ones.

2. How often will the spa be used?

This question ties into your budget. By knowing how often the spa will be used, you will be able to decide which tub size is best for you. If you will often use it with many guests, then a bigger size tub will be ideal. However, if you will rarely use the spa, you might consider to get a smaller tub ─ even if you will use it with many guests ─ as your guests might not dip into the tub at the same time. Smaller tub requires less maintenance and cleaning, and thus, might be more suitable for those who are not looking into using the spa frequently.

3. How much space do you have?

Where will this hot tub be installed? If you only have limited space to place your hot tub, then you have to be precise in measuring the tub that will fit. You must not only look for a tub that will fit however, you will also need to find one that will suit your available space. A hot tub that takes too much space will prevent you from effectively maximizing your space; it could also cause a safety hazard if it deducts the necessary space needed to install proper safe flooring.

4. What is your budget cap for the hot tub?

Last but not least, you will of course needs to decide on the most suited tub size based on your budget. While bigger hot tub might not cause linearly more (for example, a 50% increase of size will usually lead only to 20% increase in price), you will need to consider the budget cap that you set for yourself. Avoid overspending on your tub by asking your retailer for advice on getting the size that you want but for lesser price.
We hope that by reviewing all of the questions listed, you will be able to choose and compare your tub size options effectively. At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, we understand the struggle that a new tub owner is facing. With our experience and expertise, we are able to help you at every step along the way to ensure that you purchase, install, and maintain your hot tub in the best possible way. For more information or to book a free consultation, feel free to call us at 905-294-8030 or email us at online@seawaypoolsntubs.com.


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