Buying a Hot Tub in 2024 – The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started

Buying a Hot Tub in 2024 – The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started

If you’ve been considering buying a hot tub and have finally decided to give back to yourself with a luxury spa, now it’s time to find the perfect one!

The market is filled with different brands, models, sizes, and features, making this new journey both exciting and overwhelming at the same time.

The great news is, finding the right hot tub for your lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard, and in just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to find one that’ll feel like it was made specifically for you!

Keep reading to discover what kind of hot tub might be best for you, and even discover some options that can easily meet your needs.

How to Choose The Right Hot Tub

Hot tubs come in various forms, and which one is right for you will come down to a few aspects. Your,

  • Budget
  • Needs
  • Lifestyle
  • Property size

1. Your Budget

The price of a hot tub can vary, ranging from a few thousand to over $25,000. This variance is generally caused by the features included in the base model, its size, and the quality of materials it’s made of.

Before you begin considering the model you want, it’s important to consider the price range you’d like to stay within.

The great news is there are ways for you to get exactly what you want in a hot tub without needing to compromise in order to stick to your budget.

Take A Break Spas & Billiards offers financing for their hot tubs through Wells Fargo. This can make affording your dream hot tub much easier, ensuring you dont have to sacrifice the features you need your hot tub to have.

2. Your Needs

Hot tubs offer many benefits, ranging from health and wellness to lifestyle. While many of these benefits can be experienced from any hot tub, certain needs will require specific jet configurations or seat styles to be met.

For example, if you suffer from carpel tunnel syndrome, you’ll want to find a model with jets that target your wrists and hands to give you long-lasting pain relief.

On the other hand, if you work a highly taxing job that leaves your entire body aching, you might want a hot tub with an ergonomic lounger that can provide a full-body deep tissue massage, treating your sore muscles from neck to toe.

3. Your Lifestyle

Your lifestyle can have a significant influence over which hot tub would be best suited for you, especially when it comes to the size of the hot tub you’d like.

For example, if you have a large family or love hosting and want to share your new hot tub with your favorite people, a larger hot tub would best match your lifestyle.

On the other hand, if you live a busy life and enjoy unwinding and enjoying some solo time to recharge after you get home, a smaller three-person hot tub would be perfect for you.

4. The Size of Your Property

Above everything else, your backyard will have the most influence over which hot tub is within your range of options.

With spas coming in such a wide variety of sizes, not every one will be the perfect fit for your backyard.

No matter how much you love throwing festive gatherings for your family and friends, if you have a small backyard, a large eight-person hot tub wouldn’t be a good fit for your space.

The last thing you want is to have your backyard feeling cramped and unusable.

Before you start considering the various hot tub models, measure your yard and determine which sized hot tub would be best suited to compliment your backyard space.

The Best Hot Tubs For Your Lifestyle

The size of your hot tub is an important factor that will likely be at the top of your list of “must-haves.”

Once you know if you’d prefer and have the space for a small, mid-size, or large hot tub, it’s easy to find the one with the features that can meet (and exceed) your more personal needs.

Below, you’ll find a list of some of the best hot tubs on the market in a variety of sizes so that you can find a solid starting point for your buying journey.

Small Hot Tubs

Small hot tubs generally consist of seating for three to four people and are great additions to smaller backyards without making your space feel cramped.


This Jacuzzi®️ Hot Tub offers both a stunning and compact design while boasting an exceptional array of hydrotherapy massage jets.

With a full lounger, you’ll be able to easily lean back and relax as the muscles from your neck to your toes are treated to a deep tissue massage that’ll leave you feeling completely relaxed and refreshed.

Enjoy the J-315 solo, or share it with two of your friends. This model easily fits into any lifestyle, ensuring relaxation is available to everyone.


This four-person hot tub is a classic circular design, maximizing the space inside without taking up a lot of your backyard.

The J-210 is an elegant spa that offers a targeted massage for each muscle of your back and includes a cool-down seat for those days when you need to cool off between sessions.


The Capri®️ is a top-tier three-person hot tub that creates the ultimate hydromassage atmosphere for you to soothe your aching muscles with ease.

Outfitted with Sundance®️ Spas exclusive Accu-Ssage™ Therapy Seat, your muscles will melt into the ergonomic seat, effectively combating tension and stress with each soak.


The Embrace®️ from Fantasy Spas®️ offers a truly unique corner design, ensuring it easily fits into the corner of any yard, making it ideal for anyone struggling with limited space.

This three-person spa is easy to use, coming as a Plug-N-Play option, ensuring you can enjoy your first relaxing soak shortly after it’s delivered. With two different massage configurations to target your back, one of which includes gentle jets to massage your aching wrists, you’ll feel completely refreshed after each and every soak.

Mid-Size Hot Tubs

Mid-size hot tubs are models that easily fit five or six adults, making them a family favorite across the country.


The J-375™️ is a six-person Jacuzzi®️ hot tub that maximizes your relaxation without compromising on your quality family time.

An elegant lounger stretches along one side of the spa and is paired with FX-L jets to target the small muscles in your wrists, providing a full body release.

This model boasts an impressive range of jet configurations, ensuring everyone in your family can easily find a seat that’s tailored to ease their tense muscles wherever they’re experiencing pain.


This Sundance®️ Spas model is the pinnacle of elegance, boasting high-end finishes that will leave everyone in awe as they enter your backyard.

With a full-length lounger on one side of the spa and five ergonomic seats circling around the spa, you’ll be able to enjoy a quality massage while sharing your spa with your friends or family.

The Claremont®️ has elevated relaxation by pairing Silent Air injector jets for a gentle, soothing massage experience with SunScents®️ Aromatherapy technology to surround you with the soothing scent of your choice.


The Splendor®️ from Fantasy Spas®️ will make your smaller backyard feel huge. With its circular design, this spa allows you to share your hot tub with five of your friends without needing a lot of space.

With a whirlpool jet, the water will be swirling around you as you enjoy a relaxing back massage. Take this even further by choosing a seat across from the jetted footwell to ensure your feet can be treated to a soothing massage at the same time.

Large Hot Tubs

If you have the space and want to maximize the number of people you can invite over for a spa session, then a large hot tub is for you. These spas include seating for up to nine people, ensuring you can easily share it with everyone you love.


If you’re looking for one of the biggest spas on the market, the J-495™️ from Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs is for you. This model boasts enough seating for nine, with bench seating along one side to make sharing a side-by-side massage easy.

No compromises were made in this spa, with a show-stopping upright full-body massage option tucked into one corner and a complete jet-lined floor, ensuring everyone in your spa will be enjoying an unmatched massage experience from any seat.

Pair that with the 5-Stage Filtration System and CLEARRAY®️ Active Oxygen™️ System, and your hot tub will not only keep you completely relaxed but make maintaining your spa a breeze!


This Aspen®️ is a Sundance®️ Spa model that has an impressive seating range that’s fit for eight adults and includes six different massage options spread throughout the spa.

With three upright seats offering a full body massage, you’ll be able to easily pair your needs with a seat every day of the week, ensuring your most weary muscles are being treated to a soothing massage that easily targets just the right spots.

How Can I Be Sure That I’ve Chosen the Right Hot Tub?

A hot tub is an investment, and you should be completely confident in your choice before it ever ends up on your doorstep.

While doing your research, exploring your options in person, and having a professional help you find your ideal spa can go a long way, there’s really only one way to be one hundred percent certain you’re going to love the model you’ve chosen.

By trying it!

There’s no better way to ensure your hot tub has the perfect jet configurations to target your aching muscles or that it’s comfortable to be in than by actually going for a soak.

That’s why you should always ensure you get to enjoy a wet test in your chosen spa before buying.

Scheduling a private wet test will let you get an immersive experience in your potential spa without requiring you to buy it first. If you can’t do this at the dealership you’re working with, you’ll want to start looking for another one!

You wouldn’t buy a car without trying it first…so why take the risk with a hot tub?

Buying a Hot Tub in Salt Lake City

Ready to explore your option in person?

With four convenient locations throughout Utah, including one in West Jordan, American Fork, Springville, and Spanish Fork, you’ll be able to easily find the model of your dreams and test it out before you buy.

Contact your local showroom, or visit our experts in-store to make finding your new hot tub simple.

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