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Above Ground Hot Tub: Luxurious Options for Elevated Relaxation
Above Ground Hot Tub: Luxurious Options for Elevated Relaxation
Written by Kimberly Giraldo
Updated over a week ago

As you are exploring the idea of becoming a hot tub owner, you will be presented with a multitude of options. There are many ways to seek hydrotherapy through a hot tub — including above-ground, in-ground, and even inflatable models.

This article will share important information about above ground hot tubs to help you select the right one for you. If you are looking for an above ground spa, this article will also provide you with suggestions for selecting the best luxurious options for elevated relaxation. Read on to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about a luxury above ground hot tub.

What is an above ground hot tub?

Just as it sounds, above ground hot tubs are installed on top of the ground. This is different than an in-ground hot tub, which is built into the ground, similar to a traditional in-ground swimming pool. Above ground hot tubs are also called portable hot tubs. When you think of a traditional hot tub, you likely are envisioning an above ground hot tub. Typically, with an above ground hot tub, there is no need for construction into the ground or installation of underground plumbing. However, electrical wiring may need to be run.

This makes hot tub ownership easy and attainable. You can simply purchase an above ground or portable hot tub and have it delivered and installed in an existing area of your home or backyard. An above ground hot tub can be placed on a level, stable foundation such as concrete, a deck that can support its weight, or a prefabricated spa pad, which can be purchased at outdoor retailers or via reliable online sources.

Your local hot tub dealer can help you with the specifics of the foundation that will be right for your hot tub. It is also important to check with local zoning authorities when adding a deck or other foundation.

Many 110v/120v above ground hot tubs can be simply plugged into a standard American outdoor wall outlet that has a 20-amp dedicated electrical circuit. Portable hot tubs that are 220v will need to be hardwired with a dedicated 220/240v dedicated circuit. This can be installed by a professional electrician. While these are general facts, you should consult the owner’s manual of your specific hot tub to verify the proper electrical requirements before having it delivered and installed. You can also speak to your local authorized Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealer who can help you answer any questions.

What are above ground Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs?

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs fall into the above ground or portable hot tub category. That makes a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub a convenient way to add elevated relaxation to your home or backyard without the hassle of major construction that would be required for an in-ground hot tub.

You can simply choose the above ground Jacuzzi® Hot Tub you love, and then have it delivered and installed. Before you know it, you can be enjoying the luxurious hydrotherapy that comes standard with every Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

As the pioneer of innovative hydrotherapy, the Jacuzzi® brand takes your hot tub experience to the most luxurious level through a series of incredible standard features and optional upgrades. If you are looking to achieve the most elevated and luxurious hot tub experience, you are in good hands with a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

That is because Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are all built with quality and integrity and made with you in mind. For decades, the Jacuzzi® brand has created breakthrough products that engage your senses, nurture your body, and restore your mind like no other. In addition to bringing to market the highest quality products, the Jacuzzi® brand is the first to offer innovations such as Infrared and Red Light therapy in a hot tub application. Jacuzzi® Specialty Jets also provides you with an optimal massage that boosts circulation and releases endorphins. This results in a hydrotherapy session that leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated from head to toe.

What luxurious options do Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs offer?

There are a variety of Jacuzzi® Hot Tub models that deliver elevated relaxation, whether you are looking for an intimate hot tub for two or a large hot tub that can accommodate a large family and friends. The Jacuzzi® brand also features a variety of hot tub collections so you can choose exactly the right hot tub to suit your needs.

For example, the all-new Jacuzzi® J-XL® Collection features two models, both that feature Infrared and Red Light therapy, which takes hydrotherapy and relaxing wellness to the next level. The FX-IR seat in the Jacuzzi® J-LX® and Jacuzzi® J-LXL® models offers our most advanced hydrotherapy by combining full-back and neck hydromassage with near Infrared and deep Red Light therapy on the lumbar region of your lower back. If you’re seeking elevated relaxation via the ultimate hydromassage, the Jacuzzi® J-LX® and Jacuzzi® J-LXL® models are excellent options.

The Jacuzzi® J-LX® model features six to seven seats with an open seating plan. The Jacuzzi® J-LXL® model features five to six seats with a lounger. Either model is ideal for social soaking with an intimate group of friends, loved ones, and family.

If you have a large family or want a hot tub for entertaining and socializing with friends, you might consider the Jacuzzi® J-495™ model, which is part of the Jacuzzi® J-400™ Collection. This luxurious option offers seating for eight to nine, with a variety of Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jets and Specialty Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jets that combine to take your massage experience to new heights.

Other excellent options within the Jacuzzi® J-400™ Collection include the J-445™ model with seating for six and the J-435™ model, which has seating for five to six and includes a lounger. For those looking for a more complete head-to-toe massage experience, a lounger is a luxurious option to consider. Models in the Jacuzzi® J-400™ Collection can also include Infrared and Red Light therapy.

For those who are seeking a hot tub for solo solace, couples time, or for bonding time with a small family, the Jacuzzi® J-300™ Collection and the Jacuzzi® J-200™ Collection offers many choices. For example, the J-325™ model, which is a 120v “plug and play” model, features four to five seats and up to eight Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jet and Specialty Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jet varieties that deliver superior hydromassage. The J-315™ model in this collection has seating for two to three, with a lounger.

The Jacuzzi® J-200™ Collection also offers a variety of luxurious options with pleasing aesthetics, rejuvenating hydromassage, and the legendary comfort for which Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are known. The hot tubs in this collection are also the most affordable, allowing you to enjoy a luxurious hot tub option that delivers elevated relaxation — all without breaking your budget.

The J-200™ Collection features a range of hot tub sizes, from the J-215™ model, which features two to three seats with a lounger, to the spacious J-285™ model, with seats for six to seven bathers. Hot tub options in the J-200™ Collection offer proprietary jets with stainless steel accents and a variety of standard options as well as upgraded features that will complete your relaxing spa experience.

What luxurious features do I need for elevated relaxation?

Consider some of the luxurious features that can enhance your elevated relaxation while also creating a beautiful aesthetic for your backyard or home sanctuary.

Design — The design of your hot tub should blend seamlessly with your existing backyard or in-home spa space. Choosing the design of your hot tub can include shape and size as well as options such as acrylic and cabinetry color.

Lighting — Exterior lighting can help light the way to your spa experience, while interior lighting is another aspect of your hot tub’s aesthetics. Consider mood lighting, color-changing options, and other customizations that can illuminate your hot tub experience.

Waterfalls — Hot tub waterfalls are a beneficial way to elevate your spa soak. Imagine the soothing feeling of the water gently cascading down your neck and over your shoulders. Combine that with the relaxing sounds of flowing water as well as the visual pleasure of an illuminated waterfall. A waterfall feature can serve to evoke all your senses during your spa experience.

Convenience — Your hot tub should never be a hassle. Ease of use cannot be understated. When shopping for luxury features, consider all the ways that your hot tub can provide you with stress-free convenience and ease of use. Some examples include tool-free cabinetry for easy access, straightforward touch controls, technology that makes hot tub management simple, and high-quality hot tub covers that can conserve your water’s heat while saving you time and money.

Don’t forget, it’s often the little things that are the most important. Built-in drink holders, comfortable backlit headrests, and other accessories can elevate your relaxation time in a big way.

When you are exploring luxurious above ground hot tubs for elevated relaxation, you’ll want to do plenty of research. You’ll also want to visit a nearby authorized hot tub dealer. A professional spa dealer can help you discover the most luxurious options for your needs.

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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