Best 4 person hot tubs in the UK 2023
April 25th, 2023 - Estimated read time - 7.5 minutes
Searching for a small to medium size hot tub that’s ideal for a small family or gathering of friends? Wondering what the best four person hot tubs are?
If you’re on the lookout for a quality tub, it’s likely that you’ll be wanting it to be comfortable, come with great hydrotherapy features, water care system and be energy efficient.
We at Jacuzzi have listed what we believe are the top three options to consider in the UK market by including a summary, specifications, factors, pros and cons for each. This will help you work out which 4 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 four 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 9, 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 4 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
How much do 4 person hot tubs cost?
The price for 4-person UK hot tubs can range from around £2,500 to more than £16,000.
The retail price of a 4 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.
Energy efficiency in a 4 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
-and 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.
HotSpring® Envoy™ 4-person hot tub
Looking for a hot tub with a range of hydrotherapy options and room to fit an extra hot tub user? The square Envoy™ hot tub from the HighLife® collection by HotSpring® may be an option to explore.
There’s the ability to switch between seats including a full body lounger and captain’s chair. You can also activate a variety of hydrotherapy jets including the moving Moto-Massage® jet, utilise energy efficient features and choose between a range of design options. This hot tub brings together quality features and hydrotherapy in what Hot Spring® states on their website as their largest luxury lounge spa.
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® Envoy™ features
Seats – Seating for 5
Size – 236 x 231 x 97 cm
Shape - Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – 43 jets and 8 jet types. x1 Moto-Massage® DX, x2 SoothingStream™, x3 FootStream™, x2 Rotary Hydromassage, x3 Directional, x10 Hydrostream™, x2 Rotary Precision™, x19 Directional Precision™
Insulation – High density foam insulation (meets California Energy Commission standards)
Water care - FreshWater® salt system (optional upgrade), no bypass filtration, Tri-X™ filters
Pumps – x2 jet pumps (WaveMaster® 9000 one-speed jet pump, WaveMaster 8200 two-speed jet pump) and x1 SilentFlo 5000™ circulation pump
Lights - Luminescence™ coloured four-zone lighting. Interior and exterior lighting
Warranties – 7 year shell surface, 5 year no leak plumbing, component, No-Fault® heater, cabinet, 2 year light assembly and wireless remote-control battery. According to the HotSpring® website, the servicing dealer may charge a repairperson travel or service fee that isn’t covered by the warranty
Optional extras include - Bluetooth® wireless sound system, cover lifter, Freshwater® salt system
Pros of HotSpring® Envoy™
-Room for extra person – 5 seats
-Insulation meets certified California Energy Commission (CEC) standards.
-Offers variety of shell and cabinet options (x6 cabinet and x3 shell)
-Includes unique Moto-Massage® jet
Cons of HotSpring® Envoy™
-FreshWater® salt system is an optional upgrade.
-You may be charged a travel and labour fee for warranty repairs over a set term.
-Deep seats may be too large for smaller or shorter physiques. May meed to consider using a booster seat.
-Price not stated on website.
Arctic Spas® Kodiak (up to 6 person hot tub)
Searching for a hot tub with room for small people as well as space? The Kodiak hot tub by Arctic Spas® may tick the boxes. It features a lounger, two upright seats (also known as His and Hers shuttle seats) and shallower seats that can act as a great seat for small people or those who want to cool down and be more elevated from the water.
The cabinet is made with western red cedar and there are five configuration types (SDS, Legend Select, Legend, Signature and Prestige) These options have varying numbers of jets and pumps.
The price for the Arctic Kodiak is not displayed on the Arctic Spas® website. You will need to request a price quote online or visit your nearest store.
Arctic Spas® Kodiak features
Seats – Seating for 6
Size – 235 cm x 235cm x 98cm
Shape – Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – Between 20 to 60 jets (depending on configuration)
Insulation – FreeHeat™ perimeter insulation system
Water care – Arctic Pure® system and Progressive Filtration System
Pumps – Aquaflow pump. Between 1 and 4 pumps (depending on configuration)
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® automated and integrated salt water system, Peak ozone system
Pros of Arctic Spas® Kodiak hot tubs
-Capacity for up to 6 people.
-Seating options includes full body lounger.
-Designed to withstand cold climates, including Canada and UK.
-Variety of jet and pump configurations to suit different preferences and budgets.
-5 shell colour options.
-Lifetime spa shell warranty
Cons of Arctic Spas® Kodiak hot tubs
-Lower configured options (Prestige and Signature) look less aesthetically pleasing with hot tub shell covering some jet positioning
-Price not stated on website
-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-435™ (up to 6 person hot tub)
Looking for a hot tub that combines compact size with high quality features, hydromassage options and design? The Jacuzzi® J-435™ from the J-400 Designer Collection could tick the boxes for you.
This hot tub features seating for up to six people, (including a seat that’s ideal for children or cool down seat) PowerPro® jets a lounger, a high-back seat and a raised design on one side for added privacy. The J-435™ is considered to be one of the most popular Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs.
The retail price for the Jacuzzi® J-435™ in the UK is £15,999. (including VAT)
Jacuzzi® J-435™ features:
Seats – Up to 6 seats
Size – 213.5 x 213.5 x 95 cm (110.5cm at back)
Shape - Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – 47 PowerPro® jets
Insulation – SmartSeal® full foam insulation
Water care - CLEARRAY® 5-stage water filtration system
Pumps – x2 jet pumps, x1 circulation pump
Lights – Interior and exterior lighting
Warranties – 10 year shell structure, 7 year shell surface, 5 years cabinet, 4 year equipment, controls and plumbing
Included features – Illuminated diverter knobs (also used as cup holders), adjustable pillows, ProFinish™ Cabinetry and SmartTub® system, Bluetooth® speaker.
Optional extras – CLEARRAY® PRO3TECT™ low output ozone generator, ProLast™ covers.
Pros of Jacuzzi® J-435™ hot tubs
-Good warranties and no call out chargers within warranty period
-Highest quality hydromassage and water care system offered by Jacuzzi
-Quality range of features included
Cons of Jacuzzi® J-435™ hot tubs
-Fewer colour and cabinet options. (x2 shell, x2 cabinet)
-Lounger and diagonal position seating takes up more space. Less legroom for someone sitting on smaller seat.
-Pricing not displayed on website
Summary – Is a 4-person hot tub right for me?
We hope this article has helped you build a clearer picture of what you can expect from four-person hot tubs and what we believe are the best options to consider in the UK.
Of course these hot tubs mentioned can actually fit more than 4 people but for the majority, the main seats and features are housed within four seats.
Many people are drawn to top level hot tubs in this size range for the technology that comes with the product, this includes technology for jets, water care, insulation, build, design and general look and feel.
If you have a small family or you’re a couple and want room for a bit of socialising, then a quality hot tub with at least 4 seats is a great option.
On the other hand, if you have a growing family, don’t want to be too restricted to seating or you simply know that you only need a very compact sized tub, then perhaps you’re better to look at quality options for larger hot tubs or small ones that seat 2 to 3 people.
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Interested in the Jacuzzi® J-435™ and want to try it out for size and comfort? Click the ‘Find my dealer’ button to find the nearest Jacuzzi store or dealer near you.
Disclaimer: The following registered trademarks are owned by companies not affiliated in any way with Jacuzzi Group. HotSpring®, Moto-Massage™, Precision™, Hydrostream™, Soothingstream™, Quartet™, Footstream™, Rotary Precision™, Directional Precision™, FreshWater®, Luminescence™, Tri-X™, Envoy™, FreshWater®, WaveMaster®, SilentFlo 5000™, No-Fault® heater, and HighLife® are trademarks owned by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation. Bluetooth® is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
Arctic Spas®, SpaBoy® and Pulse™, FreeHeat™ and Artic Pure™ are trademarks owned by Spa Logic Inc
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