Size is certainly an important factor to consider when shopping for a spa or a hot tub. The space you have at home to accommodate a hot tub should be one of the first aspects to determine as you begin your search. Next, you’ll want to consider how many people will be using the hot tub at any given time. If you are asking a specific question such as “how many people can fit in a 7x7 hot tub,” you may be surprised to hear that the answer can vary. Read on to learn more about the sizing of a hot tub and why dimensions aren’t the only determining factor when it comes to how many people it can accommodate.
A “7x7 hot tub” commonly refers to a one that is seven feet by seven feet in width or 84 inches by 84 inches (84x84). You may find dimensions listed in centimeters also. In this case, that would equate to 213 centimeters by 213 centimeters (213x213). A 7x7 hot tub is considered a medium-sized hot tub and generally is the most popular size.
A 7x7 Jacuzzi® hot tub can generally accommodate six to seven people. However, this is also dependent on seating. For example, the Jacuzzi®J-235™ model in the J-200™ Collection is 84x84x36 inches and has seating for six people. However, it also incorporates a lounger. A lounger can often take up more space in a hot tub, but there are multiple benefits of a lounger for those hoping to maximize their hydrotherapy experience. On the other hand, the Jacuzzi® J-245™ model in the J-200™ Collection has the same dimensions but offers open seating (no lounger). Due to this, the Jacuzzi® J-245™ model can accommodate up to seven people.
The same applies with the Jacuzzi® J-300 Collection, which features similar sizes and an even wider array of standard and optional features. The Jacuzzi®J-335™ model in the Jacuzzi® J-300 Collection, for example, is 84x84x36 inches and incorporates a lounger. This hot tub model can accommodate seating for five to six people. The Jacuzzi®J-345™ model in the Jacuzzi® J-300 Collection has the same dimensions but offers open seating rather than a lounger. This model can accommodate up to seven people.
When considering what size hot tub you would like and how many people you want to accommodate at any given time, you’ll want to consider how important a lounger or open seating is to you. While an open seating model can accommodate more people at once and is great for social soaking and family time, a hot tub with a lounger can provide the next level of hydrotherapy massage.
Quite simply, open seating in a Jacuzzi® hot tub offers more massage options and makes communicating with others in the hot tub easier while a lounge seat offers a full-body massage option and a more secluded spa experience. Either option can be accommodated in the same size hot tub so your decision may simply come down to preference.
In every Jacuzzi® hot tub model, every aspect is designed to ensure soothing relaxation thanks to a multitude of Jacuzzi® PowerPro® jets that are strategically placed to target specific muscle groups. The versatility of the Jacuzzi® PowerPro® jets deliver a range of massages — from robust to stimulating to gentle and rejuvenating so you can customize your hydrotherapy experience with each soak depending on your specific needs.
When looking for a specific size hot tub, consider more than dimensions. Asking yourself the following questions can help you determine the best size hot tub for you while also ensuring all your needs and desires are met:
How much space do I have to accommodate a hot tub?
How many people will be using the hot tub?
Do I want to use my hot tub for socialization or relaxation? While “both” is certainly the common answer to this question, consider the priority or how often you want to use it for one reason or the other.
Will I use my hot tub for a relaxing soak, or do I want a deeper more full-body hydromassage experience?
A visit to a local Jacuzzi® hot tub dealer can help you determine which size and model may be best for you. This will also give you an opportunity to physically see the sizes, shapes and jet orientation of the various Jacuzzi® hot tub models. Finally, if you are coming to the end of your hot tub shopping experience, consider a wet test before making the purchase. A wet test, where you go in and physically experience the hot tub when it is filled up and active, will give you a much clearer idea of how you can enjoy the hot tub once it’s truly yours.
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Medical disclaimer: This information is not intended to prescribe a particular diagnosis or course of action. We are not medical professionals. Please contact your GP or other medical professional for advice if you have any concerns about your current health or well-being.