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What Hot Tubs Are Best?
What Hot Tubs Are Best?
Written by Kimberly Giraldo
Updated over a week ago

Upon your decision to purchase a hot tub, you want to ensure you get the maximum value for your investment. A hot tub can serve as a self-care escape that doesn’t even require you to leave your home to enjoy. It can bring you and your loved ones years of relaxation, entertainment, connectivity, and fun. A hot tub is a great way to bring family and friends together for socialization as well as to enjoy solo when you simply need to soak away the stress of your day.

So as you are shopping for your future home spa sanctuary, you’ve probably already decided that you want the best one you can afford. This is a smart choice for many reasons. Ultimately, the best quality hot tubs are designed with all the bells and whistles to enhance your hydromassage experience. They are also well-made from the best companies with the finest reputations. When you purchase a premium hot tub from a reliable brand, you will have peace of mind that your hot tub will provide you with pleasure and relaxation for many years.

This article will help answer the question, “What are the best hot tubs?” It will also help you discover answers to questions such as, “What are the best hot tub features?” and “What is the best hot tub for me?

You may also be wondering about the best types of hot tubs. This article will also delve into that topic. Finally, this article will equip you with information to help you determine the best hot tub for your needs. Whether you are seeking hydromassage for pain relief and recovery after high-performance training or activity, you are looking to reconnect with a loved one, or you want to accommodate your large family and or friends in your hot tub, this article can also help you find the best hot tub for you.

What are the best hot tubs?

There are many types of hot tubs. Three common types are inflatable hot tubs, in-ground hot tubs, and portable hot tubs. This article will focus on the best portable hot tubs. As an example, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs fall into the portable hot tub category. This is not because they are easily transported. It is strongly recommended that any portable hot tub be transported, delivered, and installed by professionals.

Many factors contribute to the craftsmanship of the best hot tubs. Here are a few elements that you should keep in mind when shopping for the best hot tub:

Brand reputation and longevity — A hot tub is an investment that you should have and be able to enjoy for many years to come. But just as with any significant investment, quality should be top of mind. If you want to ensure you’re purchasing the best hot tub, make sure to choose a model from a reputable brand that has been in the industry for a long time. The brand name should speak for itself when it comes to the quality and life of the products.

Durable materials — A well-made hot tub begins with superior materials that are made to last. When you are looking at hot tub pricing, you may notice a vast price difference between an inflatable hot tub and a top-of-the-line hot tub model from a luxury brand. There are many reasons for this price difference, and once again, it comes down to quality and longevity.

For example, a typical inflatable hot tub is made with thick reinforced vinyl or latex. They are more durable than their name might suggest. However, they cannot compare to the premium materials that Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are made with. For example, a Jacuzzi® ProFusion™ Shell features the highest quality acrylic, a bonded vapor barrier, and a resin composite layered together for the ultimate durability that can withstand both heat and cold.

Furthermore, excellent insulation is a key factor in the best hot tubs. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs feature insulation that completely surrounds the shell and fills the cabinet. This not only helps ensure quieter operation, it provides reliability even in the coldest of climates. A hot tub with the best insulation can also help you keep your operating costs down. It is worth noting that all Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs exceed the California Energy Commission standards for spa energy consumption.

Superior equipment — At the end of a long day, you want your hot tub to be ready when you are. You don’t want to have to hassle with difficult or hard-to-use equipment. You simply want it to perform. The best hot tubs have high-performing equipment that does most of the work to keep your hot tub operating efficiently and effectively. So all you have to do is turn it on, get in, and let your hydrotherapy massage take all your troubles away.

When you are shopping for the best hot tubs, look for the best quality water management systems and filtration systems. These are both key to helping maintain the health of your hot tub water. So you don’t have to stress about whether your hot tub is ready. All that’s left for you to do is relax.

Ease of use and technology — Just as you will want to select a hot tub that has high-performing equipment, you’ll want your hot tub to be easy to use. As you explore your options, you may choose a hot tub that has a straightforward touch panel that allows you to customize your spa experience at the touch of a button. You may seek a hot tub that features a variety of technological advances to elevate your hot tub experience.

For example, most Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are compatible with the exclusive Jacuzzi® SmartTub® System, which makes monitoring and managing your hot tub from your smart device as easy as can be. Ultimately, it’s important to understand the amenities that your hot tub is equipped with so you can maximize the pleasure of your spa session.

Warranties and financing options — The best hot tubs will also provide you with ease of mind and won’t cause you financial stress. Remember, you want a spa to relax, not worry. When you have excellent warranties, you can focus more on the fun and relaxing aspects of your hot tub rather than thinking about what could potentially go wrong. If you purchase your hot tub through a reputable manufacturer or authorized spa dealership, you can ask for warranty details of your hot tub’s parts and equipment.

What are the best hot tub features?

Beyond these factors, there are additional features to consider. If you are looking for the best hot tub, you will want the best features that make your soak even more luxurious. Here are a few of the top features that the best hot tubs will have:

Stunning Design — A beautiful and stylish hot tub can be an enhancement to your backyard or home sanctuary. The best hot tub for you will be one that matches your aesthetic style. Your spa experience should be evoked as soon as you lay eyes on your hot tub. Once you do, you will know you’re just steps away from melting into the relaxing experience of a hydromassage. The best hot tubs will offer beautiful shapes and designs as well as color options so you can design your spa oasis to suit your style.

Aesthetic Elements — Beyond the design, shape, and color choices of your hot tub, other aesthetic elements are visually pleasing as well as lend themselves to summoning you into stress-free bliss. For example, envision soothing lighting that you can customize to your liking, music that can set the stage for your soak, and a gently bubbling waterfall that can gently cascade over your shoulders as you settle into your hydromassage.

Specialized Jets — It’s very likely that you’ve decided to purchase a hot tub not only for relaxation but also for health and wellness purposes. The best way to experience this is through a hot tub with superior specialized jets that are thoughtfully placed throughout the hot tub. The best hot tubs will feature a variety of types of jets, each with their own distinct function to help you soothe tired and tense muscles as you slip into spa bliss.

In addition to specialized jets, certain Jacuzzi® Hot Tub models offer exclusive Infrared and Red Light therapy, which strategically targets deep tissue within the lumbar region of the lower back. This next-level hydrotherapy, available only in Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, gives you an unparalleled massage that both invigorates and relaxes you.

What is the best hot tub for me?

When it comes to the best hot tubs, it’s really about choosing the hot tub that best suits your specific needs. If you have a large family or like to socialize, the best hot tub for you may be a large luxury hot tub. Athletes may opt for a swim spa, which combines the best of a swimming pool, a hot tub, and a fitness trainer. This is a great option for families as well since a swim spa essentially serves as a year-round play pool. On the other hand, couples may prefer a more intimate hot tub for date nights a deux. One thing is for sure, there is a hot tub to suit any need and preference.

To find the best hot tub for you, start by making a list of your priorities and what you most hope to get out of your hot tub experience. Then you can start to narrow down choices with preferences such as seating style, size, features, and other aspects. This is a rather fun part of the hot tub shopping journey. Of course, visiting a spa showroom to see various models and even experience them when they are filled and operating is also advised before making your final decision.

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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