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If you want to learn about Jacuzzi hot tubs you've come to the right place. The Jacuzzi hot tub blog is a one stop shop for everything you need to know before, during and after you have purchased your Jacuzzi hot tub. Browse our recent posts below to see what's new.

Making the Most Out of Small Spaces

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs deliver top-of-the-line hydromassage with stylish designs that are perfect for any size backyard. City dwellers and others with modest space will find that the best small hot tubs offer plenty of room and still provide first-class amenities. Jacuzzi® Brand 2-person hot tubs are ideal for small spaces, and with a little creativity, even a cozy nook can be transformed into a personal oasis.

Use the Existing Landscape

If you have an existing patio or deck, this is the perfect spot for your hot tub. Just make sure the area is completely level and your hot tub has the proper foundation. If your yard has an incline, create a terraced garden with the hot tub as the centerpiece. Carve out a flat area, add a retaining wall, and let the hillside provide that secluded feeling. Wherever you place your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, remember to leave room for access to your hot tub’s internal components, like the CLEARRAY® bulb.

Soften the Boundaries

Tall fences and shrubbery can make a small space feel closed in, calling attention to your property’s borders. Use trees or potted plants instead of fencing to create a more inviting atmosphere. If you prefer fencing, consider using a shorter barrier so that you can see the tops of your neighbor’s trees and flowers. Then plant similar colors in your yard, which can “blur the lines” and make their property seem like an extension of your own. If you already have a tall fence, cover it with vines so it blends into the landscape and gives your yard a spacious feel.

Decorate With Plants

Even when you only have a deck or patio to work with, you can still enjoy the soothing sight of flowers. Hang boxes from windows or patio railings and plant cascading blooms to add beauty and ambiance. Flowers like bidens and calibrachoa provide a happy pop of color when in season, or try hardier plants like golden creeping Jenny or bergenia for year-round decoration.

Create a Screen for Privacy

Sometimes, you may want to have total privacy rather than opening up your space and making it appear larger. City residents and those with small lots can create a sense of seclusion and avoid prying eyes by hanging sheer fabric, using tall, potted plants, or putting up a folding screen.

You don’t need an expansive yard to create a sense of spaciousness and a relaxing, inviting mood for your small or portable hot tub. First, talk to your Jacuzzi® Dealership to find the best small hot tubs for sale. Then use our tips and get creative.


FAQ: How Much Do Hot Tubs Cost?

One of the most common questions we get is “How much does a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub cost?” However, hot tub prices may not be as straightforward as you think. Prices are set based on your local market, and of course the model and options you choose. Plus, thanks to financing options, payments can vary as well. Read on for answers to some common questions that can help you get started on your search.

Why doesn’t Jacuzzi® Brand list prices on the website?

The cost of a hot tub can vary depending on the region or city you live in, because pricing is always based on the local market. Even within the same region, hot tub prices fluctuate due to an individual dealer’s current promotions or sales. Dealers may also offer different financing options, and each customer’s payments will vary based on their credit.

What are some signs of quality I should look for, regardless of price range?

To determine if you are getting a quality hot tub, there are a few important criteria to consider. Long-lasting materials, like an acrylic shell and a well-built frame, ensures your hot tub will operate at optimal levels for years to come. Buying from an established brand, like Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, is also crucial. Established brands will have a proven history of solid manufacturing and provide great warranties. Finally, consider the cost of ownership; you’ll want quality parts and design so that you spend less over the long run on wear and tear.

What promotions and financing options are available?

Your local Jacuzzi® Dealership may run special promotions from time to time, such as seasonal sales, instant rebates, and special financing options. These vary by dealership and time of year. Keep in mind that financing is based on your credit rating, so monthly payments will vary from person to person. Visit your local dealer to talk to an expert about their upcoming promotions and financing options.

Why should I talk to a Jacuzzi® Brand expert?

Financing and promotions aren’t the only way to get the best price on a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Your local Jacuzzi® Dealer can help you work within your price range to determine which options are best for you. Plus, with so many models and amenities to choose from and variations in price by region, the best way to get an accurate price quote is to visit your local dealership.

Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs offer health and wellness benefits, including top-of-the-line hydromassage. Your local dealership can help you find the best hot tub for your lifestyle and budget, so plan a visit today.

6 Cold Weather Hot Tub Accessories

Hot Tub Accessories to Warm Up Your Winter

Using your hot tub during cold weather can be one of the best things about owning a spa. Immersing yourself in warm massaging waters surrounded by family and friends provides a unique contrast with the freezing temperatures outside and adds to the experience. When the temperature drops, you can stay warm while enjoying the winter wonderland all around you. There are many hot tub accessories that will compliment your spa and enhance your experience during the winter months.


How to Meditate in Your Hot Tub

Almost everyone experiences stress in their daily lives, from driving in traffic to just having too much to do. You can temper the negative effects of stress with the physical benefits of hydrotherapy, and when you combine your regular spa time with meditation, you’ll discover even more stress relief. Read on to discover essential tips for deeper hot tub relaxation.

Set the Mood

The perfect ambiance is important for successful meditation. Attach your spa caddy to safely set up candles; choose aromatherapy candles with calming scents like vanilla, jasmine, or sandalwood for extra tranquillity. You can also plant aromatic herbs like rosemary or lavender around your spa. Remove distraction and aid in concentration by using your BLUEWAVE® Spa Stereo System to play soft music. Classical and instrumental music are popular choices, or consider using nature sounds to take you away to a seashore, forest, or garden. Finally, if your hot tub has an open-air feel to it, you may want to hang sheer fabric for a more private oasis.

Get Comfortable

Comfort is another essential part of meditation. Warm up the water to a pleasant temperature. While there isn’t one set temperature that works for everyone, 90 to 100 degrees is a good guideline, as you’ll stay warm but won’t be overwhelmed by heat. You can also experiment with the fully adjustable Jacuzzi® Hot Tub jets to find the best settings for you. A circulation cycle or low jet power typically work well. Then choose your favorite seat, set any adjustable pillows to the perfect height, and get ready to de-stress.

Focus and Relax

Start with slow deep breathing and concentrate on becoming aware of each sensation you feel. Notice the warm water enveloping you and the gentle sounds of the music or jets. Ensure your mind stays in the present by returning your attention to your breathing whenever you feel a distraction creep in. You’ll notice that you feel peaceful and satisfied in no time. Beginners typically need to practice before they are able to have deep, completely distraction-free meditation sessions. Start with 5 to 10 minute sessions and focus on having a quality session, rather than a long one, then work your way up to 15 minutes or more.

Meditation provides the body an opportunity to rest and restore itself to its normal baseline. When you meditate in your hot tub, all the benefits of hydrotherapy combine with the power of a clear mind to provide you ultimate tranquillity.

Learn more about different therapies offered by your hot tub.

Best Features of the J-400™ Collection

The J-400™ Hot Tub Collection is known for elegant styling and superior hydromassage performance, and it’s easy to see why. With the Jacuzzi® Brand’s striking visual style and pioneering technology, plus a range of adjustable options, the J-400™ Collection truly takes hot tubs to the next level of excellence.


Our distinctive high-backed design showcases one or two magnificent LED-lit WaterColour™ waterfalls for extra relaxation. Premier ProLite™ series lighting is integrated into the headrests, cup holders, and the bubbling IX jet in the reflexology dome, adding to the refined look. Finally, PowerPro® Jets deliver Jacuzzi® Brand Aqualibrium®—the perfect mix of water and air—to provide the top-of-the-line hydromassage that makes the J-400™ Collection the total package, inside and out.

Ease of Use

Jacuzzi® Brand’s innovative technology provides the best hot tub filtration in the industry. The exclusive CLEARRAY® system uses award-winning UV-C technology to neutralize pathogens and reduce the amount of sanitizer you need; five stages of filtration achieve the cleanest water in the shortest amount of time. The full-color ProTouch™ Top-Side Control Panel makes hot tub use and maintenance even easier with more preprogrammed settings, a user-friendly interface, and precise management of your lighting, temperature, and jets. Connect via the ProLink™ smartphone app and you can set maintenance reminders and even heat up your hot tub remotely. Other breakthroughs include a programmable heater to save energy, smart access door for easy service and repair, quick drain system, and a newly designed exterior indicator light.


A range of premium, fully adjustable PowerPro® Jets provide your ideal hydromassage, while readjusting, super-soft headrests position your body perfectly so you can maximize the benefits. You can also personalize the color and flow of your waterfalls using the advanced control panel to create exceptional ambiance. Plus, the optional, fully integrated BLUEWAVE® 2.0 Spa Stereo allows you to play any music you choose via Bluetooth or AUX connections. All of these great options mean you can customize your spa experience to the last detail.

The J-400™ Hot Tub models reflect all the best qualities of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, including the performance and reliability the brand is known for. Visit your local dealership for help with choosing which spa from this definitive collection is right for you.


Model Comparison: 6+ Seaters

The Jacuzzi® Brand offers many large hot tub models ideal for socializing or entertaining, while also providing more seating and hydromassage options for personal use. Whether you’re looking for a 6+ person hot tub for family bonding, a private sanctuary after a long day’s work, or a spa that will be the focal point of the party, our hot tubs are the perfect fit.

J-585™ Hot Tub

Hailing from the latest collection in our hot tub comparison, the J-585™ offers a stunning design backed by legendary performance and seats up to seven adults, creating a stunning centerpiece for your yard or patio.

  • Unique curvilinear style, designer exterior, and architectural lighting with dual back-lit waterfalls
  • PowerPro® jets provide powerful, adjustable massage
  • Specialty RX Jets with more back coverage and hip jets
  • CLEARRAY®, plus 5 stages of water filtration, achieves the cleanest water in the shortest amount of time
  • Measures 91” x 91” x 36”, with 42” elevated edges

J-495™ Hot Tub

Our roomiest Jacuzzi® Hot Tub model has seating for 8-9 adults, so you can enjoy a solo hydromassage or have room for the whole family.

  • Sleek, elegant design with distinctive high-back silhouette provides ultimate comfort
  • PowerPro® jets deliver fully customizable massage
  • Specialty RX Jets for your neck and back, FX-L Jets for deep-tissue massage, and PX Jets for your wrists and hands deliver a full range of hydromassage options
  • Includes an exclusive illuminated IX jet in the soothing foot dome
  • CLEARRAY®, plus 5 stages of filtration, achieves the cleanest water in the shortest amount of time
  • Graceful WaterColour™ waterfalls cascade down your neck and shoulders and provide a relaxing ambiance
  • Measures 90” x 110” x 41”, with a raised back 46” high

J-385™ Hot Tub

Indulge your senses with this 6-7 person hot tub, featuring a smart design with a variety of seating options.

  • Comfortable ergonomic seating with adjustable headrests, so you can find your perfect position
  • PowerPro® jets deliver balanced yet versatile massage
  • Specialty FX-L Jets provide a mid-back deep-tissue massage
  • Exclusive BX Jets deliver a bubbling hydromassage to the calves
  • CLEARRAY®, plus 4 stages of filtration, helps make it easy to keep your water clean
  • Water Rainbow® waterfall, LED ProLites™, and glowing cup holders create a distinct ambiance
  • Measures 91” x 91” x 38”

All Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are customizable in a range of shell and cabinet styles, and you can select additional options that will turn your dream spa into a reality. Download our free brochure to learn more about our models that seat six or more people. Or see your local Jacuzzi® dealer to compare hot tubs, test your favorites in-store, and get answers to all your questions.

The Jacuzzi Warranty and How It Covers Your Hot Tub

Jacuzzi offers the best comprehensive hot tub warranty in the industry. Our spas are made with the highest quality materials and engineering, and we stand behind our products. While each collection has a specific warranty, here are some of the general ways the Jacuzzi® Brandy warranty supports your hot tub’s excellence.

Shell Surface and Structure

Your warranty covers blistering, cracking, or delaminating of the interior surface of the spa. It also covers the shell in case of water leaks. To ensure your warranty covers your hot tub, use appropriate cleaning materials, as damage caused by improper care is not covered.

Equipment and Controls

Our industry-leading warranty covers your hot tub in cases of pump, heater, and control system malfunctions; for example, failure of the seals around the pump or a broken heating coil. The defect must be caused by a deficiency in the workmanship or materials. Thus, things like activating the jets without sufficient water, which can damage the pump, would not be covered by the warranty.


The warranty covers your ProEndure™ synthetic cabinets in cases of failure that would not have occurred in properly constructed cabinetry. This does not cover normal wear and tear of the finish, however, with minimal maintenance your spa skirt will stay looking fresh for years.


Like the shell, your hot tub’s plumbing components are covered in case of leakage or cracking due to a defect in the materials or the way they were crafted. One common way to damage your plumbing that would not be covered is to let your hot tub freeze—yes, it happens! Keep your water circulating or drain and winterize your spa.

What You Can Do

Ensure you maintain proper water chemistry, clean with appropriate materials, and use Genuine Jacuzzi® Hot Tub parts when necessary. This is not only important for keeping your spa under warranty, but also for your own personal enjoyment of your investment.

Thanks to your warranty, your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealer will be able to help you coordinate with authorized service technicians to repair any damage or defects. Your hot tub warranty, plus proper care and maintenance, will give you peace of mind that your new investment provides you with years of enjoyment. Talk to your local dealer if you have questions.

4 Foundation Types for Hot Tubs

You’ve made your purchase, and you’re excited to start enjoying your hot tub. Before delivery, don’t forget one very important step: Make sure you have the proper foundation on which to install it. Here are four hot tub foundation ideas that will ensure your hot tub is positioned correctly and looks great.


A concrete surface is an excellent base for your hot tub as this material is extremely sturdy and long-lasting. If you have an existing patio made of concrete bricks, make sure it’s in good condition and is level (not angled for drainage). A customized poured concrete pad is an even better choice. Having a single slab rather than multiple blocks will increase the durability, and you can customize the size and shape to fit your spa’s specific dimensions. 


Decks can be an easy choice, as they are already level and solid. Most well-built decks can handle a hot tub, but make sure you have proper supports, as a fully loaded hot tub can weigh more than 4,000 pounds. You should always have an existing deck inspected before your hot tub is installed. 

Gravel or Crushed Rock

Gravel is a simple and inexpensive spa base, provided it’s used properly. You’ll need to do some digging to accomplish this foundation. Grass and topsoil should be removed and the ground should be level. You can then add the gravel; pack it down as much as possible and level it. For a more polished look, add patio pavers.

Spa Pad

You can purchase a prefabricated hot tub foundation pad that will rest over a spot in your backyard and keep your spa level. You will still need to clear the area of grass and topsoil, but laying a spa pad is an easy way to get a luxurious-looking base. Check out Jacuzzi® Brand’s high-tech polyethylene spa pad for superior quality.

Your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealer will work with you to ensure you have the proper hot tub foundation before installation. Check out our tips on hot tub placement and landscaping for more help creating your perfect retreat.


Find the Most Visible Constellations in Fall From Your Hot Tub

One of the best parts of enjoying outdoor hot tubs is relaxing at the end of a long day, looking up at the night sky and gazing at the stars. As you unwind in the warm water with friends or family, follow these easy guidelines to see if you can find some popular autumn constellations:


The famous winged horse in Greek mythology, Pegasus can be seen from the end of summer through autumn in the northern hemisphere. The constellation is a square of four bright stars known as the Square of Pegasus, with a line of stars representing the head and neck of the horse sticking out to the right. You can use the North Star (the brightest star in the Little Dipper) to find it. Draw an imaginary line from the Big Dipper to the North Star in the Little Dipper. Next, track the same line an equal distance to connect the North Star to the middle star of Cassiopeia, which looks like the number 3 or letter W. Keep going in that direction to star hop to the Square of Pegasus.

Tip: It can be difficult to picture, as it’s actually upside down! 


The Square of Pegasus can be used like the Big Dipper to find other treasures in the sky, including one of the most well-known fall constellations: Andromeda, wife of Perseus. When you’ve found the Square of Pegasus, this array of stars is easy to spot, as it’s actually connected to it. From the topmost star in the Square, Andromeda looks like a “V” jutting upward in the sky. This astral array contains a whole galaxy, and is the farthest celestial object you can see with the naked eye. 


The constellation known as “The Hero” is one of the brightest groups of stars found in the fall and winter in the northern hemisphere. Perseus follows just below Cassiopeia through the night sky. To find him, think of a raised arm and two legs, rotated slightly. He’s probably celebrating his victory over the sea monster sent by Poseidon to kill Andromeda. Perseus won Andromeda’s heart, and the two were immortalized in the stars by the gods.

This fall, enjoy the crisp night air in your outdoor spa as you challenge your family to see who can find the most constellations, or relax with your special someone and impress them with your knowledge of the galaxy. Check out our easy outdoor hot tub ideas for more tips on creating the perfect ambiance with lighting, plants, and that feeling of seclusion that makes your spa the perfect oasis.

Read about how to find more constellations here.

Everything You Need to Know About Spa Pumps

Are you in the market for a hot tub or spa pump? Pumps are an essential part of your spa, and there is more to them than you might think. Most Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs have two separate pumps, for circulation and jet power, and select models even have up to three jet pumps! These power the jets by pulling water through a filter and then pushing it out the jets in our signature 50/50 air-to-water ratio. Circulation pumps pull water through a separate filtration system, treat it with UV light, heat it up, and push perfectly warmed, crystal-clear water back into the hot tub. Here are some elements you’ll want to consider when shopping for the perfect spa pump. 

Jet Power

The horsepower controls the pressure of the water coming out of the jets. The more jets you have, the more horsepower you will need. Keep in mind that higher horsepower doesn’t always mean a better spa; jet placement and design are important to consider. In hot tubs with more than one jet pump, there is a diverter knob that allows you to redirect the jet power to particular seats. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs use top-of-the-line engineering to create cost-effective systems with flow control and the right amount of jet power for each hot tub model.


Traditional spa pumps are one-speed or two-speed, depending on how many levels of jet power the spa has. If your spa uses the same pump for circulation and jet power, you’ll want a two-speed pump that you can set at a very low level to circulate the water when the tub is not in use. However, many modern tubs have separate circulation pumps to keep the water sparkling. For the newest technology in spa pumps, consider a variable-speed pump, which uses a type of motor similar to that used in hybrid cars. These are typically quieter and produce less heat and vibration, resulting in reduced wear and tear and a longer lifespan.

Energy Use

With growing concern about energy use in all facets of life, Jacuzzi® Brand has been producing a variety of new hot tub features. First-class insulation, LED lights, and expertly engineered jets are just some of our latest design innovations. Programmable circulation pumps filter the water efficiently, and some even reduce energy usage by transferring motor heat to the water. For jet power, variable-speed pumps are a great option for energy savings—because they can be set to any speed, they are more efficient than set one- or two-speed pumps. Check our website for more about energy-saving features on Jacuzzi® Brand spas and hot tubs.

By learning a little about spa pump parts, you’ll be able to buy the best one for your hot tub. Purchase Jacuzzi® Genuine Parts to ensure your pump continues to operate at peak performance and that you don’t void your warranty. Your local dealership can put you in touch with an authorized service technician.


What Is Water Alkalinity and Why Does It Matter?

Water alkalinity is a measure of your water’s ability to neutralize acids. It’s an important part of balancing pH levels and is often called a “buffer” because it helps the water resist drastic changes in pH. Unbalanced alkaline levels can have an adverse effect on your hot tub’s appearance and even affect your skin. Read on to learn more about this important part of hot tub water care.

Why It Matters

Low alkalinity is the more serious of the two extremes. It can cause rapid fluctuations in pH, because the water can’t as easily counteract the effects of acids, like acid rain or naturally occurring minerals. Such an environment has a cascade of effects on your hot tub’s appearance: it can damage and erode its surfaces, while also corroding metal parts, a perfect storm can result in unsightly stains. Low-alkaline water also won’t be able to balance the amount of phosphates, which feed algae, resulting in water that is green.

Too-high alkalinity can also result in green water, for a different reason: It can reduce the effects of the chlorine you use to keep algae under control. And while low alkalinity causes erratic pH, high alkalinity typically causes stubbornly high pH levels that are very difficult to lower. A high-pH environment can result in high calcium levels, making the water cloudy or causing “scale,” a hard, crusty mineral build-up.

Both high and low alkalinity at their most extreme can cause burning eyes and itchy skin. At less acute levels, water alkalinity can irritate the top layer of skin, causing it to feel dry and making it more susceptible to damage.

What You Can Do

Total alkalinity should be kept at 80–120 ppm. To raise low alkalinity and stabilize your pH, use sodium bicarbonate over a period of time. To lower high alkalinity, you can use a pH reducer or muriatic acid. Better yet, prevent mineral build-up and cloudy water from the start with ProtectPlus, which inactivates damaging minerals. For green water, use a shock treatment and work on restoring your hot tub’s overall pH balance. Once balanced, use a non-chlorine stabilizer like brominating tablets to control algae and bacteria.

As a general rule, always rinse off after your dip using warm water, not hot, and patting your skin dry instead of rubbing. See “How to Keep Your Skin Healthy After Soaks” for more tips on skin care.

Monitoring alkalinity in the water is an important part of hot tub maintenance. Unbalanced alkaline levels and pH can decrease the life expectancy of your hot tub and lead to costly issues down the road. Don’t skip this significant water maintenance step.

The History of Hydromassage

The soothing power of water has been appreciated for thousands of years, from the relaxing heat of geothermal springs to the calming sound of a waterfall or bubbling brook. However, it took an innovative family and a challenging health problem to launch the modern hot tub industry.

Hydromassage Pioneers

The Jacuzzi brothers immigrated to California from Italy in the early 1900s and were inventors from the start. Their passion for creation led to their first success: the first enclosed cabin monoplane, which was used by the U.S. postal service. Next came an ingenious water pump that transformed agriculture. Fortune seemed to be smiling on the family. But in the 1940s, debilitating rheumatoid arthritis struck the 15-month-old son of Candido Jacuzzi. Searching for relief for his small son, he redesigned the agricultural pump to work at home in the bathtub. The concept of an at-home spa was novel and extremely popular. A legendary company was born.

Wonderful Whirlpools

That first pump is now known as the Jacuzzi® J-300™ pump, and it was the beginning of a revolution in water therapy. Demand for the pump continued to grow, and in 1956 the Jacuzzi company was officially formed. However, the portable pump was just the beginning. In 1968, Roy Jacuzzi created the first self-contained hydrotherapy tub, and the whirlpool bath business boomed. Incorporating the first-ever built-in jets, “The Roman” personal whirlpool provided an unparalleled experience of relaxation and massage.

A Cultural Phenomenon

The Jacuzzi family had hit on a big idea, and they pushed it even further. With the inclusion of heating and filtration systems and the creation of larger tubs, the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub as we know it today was created. In the 1970s, the first family-sized tub was introduced, and in the ‘80s the hot tub moved outside alongside the pool and patio, becoming a backyard sensation. However, Jacuzzi never forgot its beginnings changing the health of a child.

Latest Innovations

Today, the Jacuzzi® Brand remains at the forefront of hydromassage as a health and wellness benefit. Exclusive PowerPro® jets are designed to swirl and spiral, bubble and more, along with jets for volume and jets for precision. The ergonomically designed RX Jet Lounge Seat delivers a fully adjustable experience, while the PowerPro® Therapy Seat provides personalized massage from head to toe. As research into the benefits of water massage grows, the Jacuzzi® Brand will continue to develop cutting-edge products. 

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