Let's just say for the moment that money is no object. Space isn't a limitation. Pretend that its the best of all possible worlds and you can buy any hot tub or spa you want. With so many choices available, it can be a true challenge to decide which spa or tub unit you want, so how do you actually come up with enough criteria to actually buy one that you not only want but one that fits your needs and your situation?

Hot tub fit to available spaces



The size of your choice will be based on how many people will be consistently using your hot tub. If you like to entertain or have a large family, having a hot tub or spa that will accommodate 6 people is a reasonable choice. However, if it will be you and your significant other, then you only need a 2 person unit, especially if the unit will be an indoor one.


Number Of Jets

Of course, the jets are what provides the water action in the spa. Once you remove the spa coversand turn them on, you want enough jets to move the water briskly, especially if you like to sit right in front of a jet for the massaging action. This means it isn't actually the number of jets you want but how they act. Some jets even offer adjustment features that allow them to provide different massage actions. Jet placement is also more important than the number of them. Having jets that are properly positioned for the different muscle groups in the body are more effective than a larger number of them.



We all want our hot tub or spa units to be pleasing to the eye as well as comforting to the body. This means we don't want a tub color that will be jarring to the eye such as a bright blue unit in a woodsy type setting where a brown or even a cream color would be more appropriate. Skirting colors are also important to enhance the overall effect and the color for your hot tub or spa coversis just as important as the tub color.


These are a few things to keep in mind when making a choice of which hot tub to purchase. Of course, this being the real world, money and space also come into play but getting the hot tub you want, one that you'll have for years to come, means budgeting your wants and needs ahead of other factors.


Happy Tubbing!
Ethel Elliott


Ethel Elliott

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