April 25th, 2023 - Estimated read time - 7 minutes
Searching for a small hot tub that’s ideal for a single person, couple or a compact space? Wondering what the best 2 person hot tub is on the market?
If you’re shopping around for a high-quality option, it’s likely you’ll be looking for a tub that is small, comfortable, equipped with hydrotherapy features, has a great water care system and is energy efficient.
We at Jacuzzi have listed what we believe are the top three options to consider in the UK market. This includes a summary, specifications, factors, pros and cons for each. This will help you work out which 2 person hot tub could be best for you to take a closer look at.
Disclaimer – Some hot tubs in this article may have a seating capacity of more than two seats. These models are still considered by Jacuzzi as being fair comparisons to include in this article. The hot tub brands mentioned are listed in no particular order.
In this article, we’ve used brand names not affiliated with Jacuzzi Group. You can see the list of the brand owners at the bottom of this article. All information, including pricing and product details, was accurate at the time of writing (April 6, 2023) and may change without notice.
Images used throughout the article are from the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub collections and are not associated with adjacent descriptions about other hot tub brands.
What to look for in a quality 2 person hot tub?
Whether it’s brochures, online articles you read or showroom visits to meet with a salesperson, there’s a lot of information to take in as you start browsing hot tub options.
We understand it may feel a bit overwhelming trying to work out features to prioritise and what really matters.
Ultimately the choice of what you want from a hot tub is yours. If you're focused on the best hot tubs on the market, read this article about the top 5 features every quality hot tub should come with.
You will learn about the following specifications and features for the three hot tubs included in this article:
-Jets and hydrotherapy
-Watercare and filtration
Energy efficiency in a 2 person hot tub
When it comes to energy efficiency in a hot tub, you’ll find that different brands will offer different features that they state will reduce energy usage and help you save money. This can be in the form of
-Insulated, heavy-duty cover
-Water care systems
-Award recognition, for example meeting California Energy Commission standards (CEC)
The next step is understanding what savings you will get when the hot tub is placed in your space. Location, foundation, hot tub usage, lighting and temperature are some of the factors that will play a part in the running cost savings you’ll gain.
For more clarity on what cost savings you can expect from a hot tub you’re considering , we recommend you speak to a salesperson.
To learn more about energy efficiency in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub and how you can maximise running cost savings, read this article.
The price for 2 person hot tubs in the UK can range from around £3,000 to more than £9,000.
The retail price of a 2 person hot tub will come down to several factors including build quality, where components are sourced, features and design. As well as the initial purchase cost, there’s the running costs to keep in mind too.
In general, investing a bit more into a quality hot tub option will cost less to run. That’s because it should be equipped with a greater water care system (filtration, UV and ozone), control system, insulation, hot tub cover and more.
You can also read this article to learn more about hot tub running costs in the UK.
Searching for a hot tub that can fit into the corners of small gardens and spaces? The triangular TX 2 person hot tub in the HotSpot® range by HotSpring® may be a tub to consider.
There’s the ability to recline in side-by-side seating, use the moving Moto-Massage® jet and there's a range of cabinet and shell options to choose from. This hot tub offers compact size, hydrotherapy and modern design.
HotSpring® does not display the pricing for this model on its website. You will need to request pricing online or speak to a salesperson.
HotSpring® TX2 features
Seats - Seating for 2
Size - 183cm x 183cm x74cm
Shape - Triangular
Jets and hydrotherapy - 11 jets and types. x1 Moto-Massage®, x1 Directional Hydromassage, x1 Rotary Hydromassage, x8 Directional Precision™ jets
Water care - FROG™ In-line cartridge ready system. (Bromine based)
Pumps - x1 WaveMaster® two-speed jet pump, x1 SilentFlo™ circulation pump (2021 models only, according to HotSpring® website)
Insulation - Fibercor® insulation and density foam core cover
Lights - Multi-colour LED interior lighting
Warranties - 5 year no leak shell, 2 year shell surface, no leak plumping, component, No-Fault® heater, simulated wood, LED light assembly, Frog®, wireless audio system. According to the HotSpring® website, the servicing dealer may charge a repairperson travel or service fee that is not covered by the warranty.
Optional extrasinclude - Lift ‘n Glide® cover lifter and steps
Pros of HotSpring® TX2
-Compact, triangular shape
-Angled and side-by-side seats offers intimacy
-Insulation meets certified California Energy Commission (CEC) standards
-Offers variety of shell and cabinet options (x3 cabinet, x4 shell)
-Includes unique Moto-Massage® jet
Cons of HotSpring® TX2
-Bromine based FROG™ In-line cartridge ready system prevents use of chlorine and can be more expensive than other alternatives
-Pillow for one seat
-You may be charged a travel and labour fee for warranty repairs over a set term.
Arctic Spas® Arctic Fox
Considering a 2 person hot tub with extra room and made by a brand that designs hot tubs that can deal with cold weather conditions? The Arctic Fox® by Arctic Spas® features two upright seats (known as His and Hers Shuttle Seats) as well as a lounger and small seat which can act as a cool down or child seat.
The depth of the hot tub is greater than what you’ll find on many other options in this size range on the market, and the cabinets are made with western red cedar. There are two options to choose from - the Prestige or Signature (which is equipped with more jets and pumps).
The price for the Arctic Fox hot tub is not displayed on the company website. You will need to request a price quote online or visit or speak to a salesperson.
Arctic Fox Features:
Seats– Seating for 4
Size– 217cm x 174cm x 98cm
Shape – Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – Signature x30 jets Prestige x15 jets
Watercare– Arctic Pure® System and Progressive Filtration System
Pumps– Aquaflow pump. (x2 pumps with Signature. x1 pump with Prestige)
Insulation – FreeHeat™ perimeter insulation system
Lights– Northern Lights LED system
Warranties – Lifetime warranty for spa shell, 10 year warranty for cedar cabinet,5 year warranty on equipment, plumbing and shell surface. Visit the Arctic Spas website for more warranty details.
Optional extras include – Spa Boy® saltwater system, Peak ozone system
Pros of Arctic Fox
-Extra space and range of seating types
-Cedar wood cabinet for authentic, rustic look
-Designed to withstand very cold climates, including Canada and UK
-x5 shell colour options
-Lifetime spa shell warranty
Cons of Arctic Fox
-Less intimate with angled seating
-Smaller or shorter hot tub users may need a booster seat in the deeper seating
-Limited lighting on exterior
-Swapping seats may be more challenging due to barriers within the shell and seating design.
-An excess fee is applied to all warranty costs after 30 days from delivery.
Jacuzzi® J-315™ Hot Tub
Searching for a comfortable, compact and quality hot tub that can fit into a small space? The Jacuzzi® J-315™ Hot Tub from the J-300™ Comfort Collection could be an option to consider.
With a square design, room for three people, and full body lounger, this hot tub provides quality hydrotherapy (including patented PowerPro® jets) and its shallow depth accommodates for people with smaller physiques. This hot tub also exceeds California Energy Commission standards by 35%.
The retail price (at time article was published) for the Jacuzzi® J-315™ in the UK is £8,999. (Including VAT)
Jacuzzi® J-315™ features:
Seats– Seating for 3
Size– 168cm x 193cm x 80.64cm
Shape – Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – 23 PowerPro® jets
Watercare – 4 stage filtration system including CLEARRAY Active Oxygen™
Pumps – x1 jet pump, x1 circulation pump
Insulation - SmartSeal™ full foam insulation and ProLast™ cover
Lights– ProLite™ LED lighting interior and exterior-B
Warranties – 10-year shell structure, 7 years shell surface, 3 years equipment, controls and plumbing components 5 years cabinet. No call out charges.
Optional extras - include SmartTub® remote control system
Pros of Jacuzzi® J-315™
-Energy efficient – J-315™ Hot Tub exceeds California Energy Commission standards by 35%.
-Quality PowerPro® hydromassage jets and water care
-Good warranties and no call out charges within warranty period.
-Shallow seating options – Allows smaller and shorter people to feel comfortable in seats.
-Compact height dimension makes it easier to deliver on its side to small spaces
Cons of Jacuzzi® J-315™
-Taller people may feel too elevated in shallow seats
-Fewer customising options – x2 colour and x2 cabinet
-Stereo not included
-Pricing not displayed on website
Summary - What 2 person hot tub is best for me?
We hope this article has helped you gain a clearer picture of what we consider to be the best two-person hot tubs available in the UK market.
Deciding which option is best for you comes down to personal preference. In general, people often buy 2-person hot tubs for different reasons, it could be for space, access or intended use.
If you’re looking for a hot tub that you can play, splash around in and is fairly spacious, an open seating option may be the right choice for you. If you’re looking for a hot tub for quality hydromassage and to relax in, you may place a greater focus on the jet technology and different seats within the tub.
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Disclaimer: The following registered trademarks are owned by companies not affiliated in any way with Jacuzzi Group. HotSpring®, Hot Spot®, FROG®, Moto-Massage®, No-Fault® and SmartJet™, Directional Precision™, Fibercor®, WaveMaster®, SilentFlo™, No-Fault®, Lift ‘n Glide® are trademarks owned by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation
Arctic Spas®, FreeHeat™ and SpaBoy®, Arctic Pure® System and Mylovac™ are trademarks owned by Spa Logic Inc.
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