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Indulge in Luxury: Exploring the Best Large Hot Tubs
Indulge in Luxury: Exploring the Best Large Hot Tubs
Written by Kimberly Giraldo
Updated over a week ago

If you are thinking about buying a hot tub to enjoy with all your family members or for socializing with friends, you may have started exploring large hot tubs. First, this article will explain what a large hot tub is. While this is a common term, you might be surprised to learn what defines the large hot tub category. Furthermore, this article will break down the various types of large hot tubs. It will also help you determine what you look for when shopping for large hot tubs to ensure you choose the best model to suit your needs.

What is a large hot tub?

The definition of a large hot tub can vary by type, brand, and model. The exact size and how many bathers a large hot tub can accommodate will vary depending on the brand, model, and type of hot tub you’re considering. For example, a large inflatable hot tub may have different dimensions than a large traditional portable hot tub.

The two may also accommodate a different number of bathers. Even within the same category of hot tubs, such as portable hot tubs, some companies’ large models may accommodate six to eight bathers, while others’ models may be able to accommodate nine or more bathers at one time.

When you are shopping for a large hot tub, you’ll want to determine how many people will most often be using the hot tub at any given time. This can help you determine just how big you will need your large hot tub to be.

If you are looking for a large hot tub model from a specific brand, that company’s website can often help you find the largest options it has to offer. For example, multiple Jacuzzi® Hot Tub models fall into the large hot tub category, and you can conveniently search models by size online.

In the case of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, the large hot tub category consists of models that can accommodate six or more bathers, depending on the collection. The new Jacuzzi® J-LX® model, for example, features an open seating layout with seven ergonomic seating options, while the J-495™ Hot Tub features up to nine seating options.

The configuration of seats or seat selection can impact the number of bathers that can fit in your large hot tub at one time. Open seating refers to more upright seating that is well-suited for entertaining and socializing with guests in your hot tub. Lounge seating is exactly what it sounds like — it is a more reclined seating option that positions your body for a more complete hydromassage experience from head to toe.

While this is ideal for hydrotherapy, a lounge seat takes up more space than open seating. So while a large hot tub may be the same size in terms of dimensions, one with open seating will fit more bathers at one time than one with a lounger.

It’s important to differentiate between the size of the model itself and how many bathers it can accommodate. Large Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed to accommodate many bathers while not taking up much more physical space than a small or medium hot tub. This allows you to make the most efficient use of your backyard space while still adding a large hot tub that can accommodate your family and friends.

For example, as mentioned above, the Jacuzzi® J-LX® model with open seating has up to seven ergonomic seating options. On the other hand, the Jacuzzi® J-LXL® model with a lounger has up to six seating options. However, the dimensions of these two distinct models are exactly the same — 91 by 91 by 34 inches.

While the dimensions in this case are identical or in many cases very similar, the bather capacity and the hydrotherapy options can be different based on the model and seating layout. In your search for the best large hot tub for your needs, consider these options as you determine which model will meet your needs for hydrotherapy and socialization.

If you are looking for a large hot tub model that makes maximum use of your backyard sanctuary, a large Jacuzzi® Hot Tub may be a perfect option for you. That is because Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are uniquely designed to maximize your hydromassage experience with a minimal footprint. For example, most Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs fall into these four categories, based on seating capacity and dimensions:

2-3 Seats — 76 by 66 inches

4-6 Seats — 84 by 84 inches

6-7 Seats — 91 by 91 inches

8-9 Seats — 91 by 110 inches

As you can see, the largest model is not that much different in size than the smallest one. However, the additional space of the larger models can provide more massage combinations for you, your family, and your friends.

What are some features of the best large hot tubs?

If you’re looking to indulge in luxury, you’ll want to ensure the hot tub you choose has the best features. That is what really sets the best large hot tubs apart from others.

You’ll of course want to select a hot tub model from a reputable luxury brand that is well-known for its high-quality products. The value of a luxury model from a credible and reliable hot tub company will far outweigh the initial buy-in cost when you consider longevity, ease of use, and top-notch features.

That said, here are some of the features that can help elevate your hot tub experience:

Ambiance and Aesthetics — Your hot tub can serve as a central focal point of your backyard oasis, so naturally aesthetics are important. When exploring the best large hot tubs, you’ll want to ensure that the design of the model suits your preferences and enhances your backyard. Many luxury hot tub models include aesthetic features such as lighting, waterfalls, and other unique design aspects that can elevate your hot tub experience.

Strategically Placed Specialty Jets — Let’s face it, you want a hot tub for the relaxing and rejuvenating properties of warm, bubbly water soothing you as you soak and socialize. This experience is achieved and greatly enhanced through a hot tub’s jets.

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, for example, feature a variety of Jacuzzi® PowerPro® and Specialty Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jets, each with their own unique function that you can customize for your exact hydromassage needs. When indulging in a luxury hot tub specifically for hydrotherapy, the importance of premium jets cannot be understated.

Furthermore, models in the Jacuzzi® J-LX® Collection feature exclusive Infrared and Red Light therapy, which strategically targets deep tissue within the lumbar region of the lower back. This first-of-its-kind therapy is available only in Jacuzzi® products, which takes indulging in luxury to the next level.

High-Quality Water Management Systems and Filtration Systems — When shopping for your large hot tub, you’ll also want to consider the best available water management system and filtration systems. The best and most effective of these systems can make maintaining your hot tub nearly hassle-free.

For example, the Jacuzzi® CLEARRAY Active Oxygen® System combines ozone and UV-C technology, which works harder to clean* the water longer. With this system, ozonated water is exposed to a UV-C bulb to energize the molecules, unlocking Active Oxygen to clean* the water.

Furthermore, the Jacuzzi® 5-Stage** filtration process provides cleaner* water, which equates to fewer water changes and less effort on your part.

Easy-to-Use Technology — A relaxing solo soak or a night of socializing with family and friends in your hot tub should be nearly effortless. When seeking the best large hot tub, you’ll want to ensure the model you choose is easy to use and manage.

With many Jacuzzi® Hot Tub models, this can be achieved through standard ProTouch™ Control, an innovative illuminated touchscreen panel that allows you to manage your hot tub experience by adjusting your water temperature, engaging your hydrotherapy jets, tracking maintenance, and more.

Beyond this, many large Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are also compatible with the optional upgrade of the Jacuzzi® SmartTub® remote monitoring system. This allows you to sync your smart device with your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, so you can remotely manage your spa from afar. At the touch of your smart device screen, you can:

-Adjust the temperature, jets, and lights of your hot tub

-Lock down your hot tub and prevent any unwanted use

-Set up an automated usage schedule

-Get real-time notifications and reminders

-Track energy usage reports

-Pair with Siri***, Alexa***, Google Assistant***, and wearables

-Enjoy new features that are automatically updated

-Automatically have your spa dealer receive notification if your hot tub needs attention

-Detect power outages, freezing, and overheating

-Optimize energy savings with industry-first Smart Heat Mode, which lets you control how much energy you use

-Receive notification if your cover is open

-Be alerted when water is detected near sensitive components via sensor

-Save time with the drain and refill sensor that detects when your hot tub has finished filling, finished draining, or when your spa’s water level is too low

Where can I find large hot tubs for sale?

The best large hot tubs can be found at authorized hot tub dealers near you. If you have a specific brand in mind, you can search for a local spa showroom in your area that carries that brand.

When purchasing a large hot tub, oftentimes spa dealers can help you find the best value for your money. They can also help ensure you have solid warranties to protect your investment as well as provide you with information about available financing options.

As you explore the best hot tub option for you, factor in this information. Being well-informed and educated about the best large hot tubs is a great way to jump-start your spa shopping experience.

* UV-C technology is standard on all models. Clean is defined as the removal of microscopic (down to 3-micron level, varies by model) debris from the water. The CLEARRAY® Active Oxygen® System utilizes various technologies to achieve cleanliness. One of them is ozone, which aids in the grouping of smaller debris to form larger clusters that can be more easily captured in the filtration process.

**Stages of filtration may vary by collection.

***Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Affiliations: Jacuzzi® is a registered trademark of Jacuzzi Group. All rights reserved.

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.

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