If you’re thinking of buying a hot tub and have a large family at home, or enjoy socialising, you may be asking yourself ‘Which is the best large hot tub for me?’
You may also be wondering if you can strike a happy balance of quality and size. The answer is yes, you can!
In this article, we review three large hot tubs from three different brands in the UK market. With each brand we include a summary, specifications, key factors, pros and cons for each. This will help you work out which option may be most ideal for you. We have listed these brands in no particular order.
Disclaimer - 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 (June 28, 2023) and may change without notice.
What is a large hot tub?
In the UK, a large hot tub generally refers to a tub that has space for six or more people to sit in. These large tubs are ideal for larger families or groups of friends who want to enjoy a relaxing soak together. They can range in size from around 228cm in length and width, and more than 1 metre in height.
Large hot tubs and extra large hot tubs, especially quality options, are usually equipped with powerful jets that can help ease sore muscles and promote relaxation. They may also come with additional features such as LED lighting, built-in sound systems, and Bluetooth® connectivity.
When choosing a large hot tub, it's important to consider factors such as
-and maintenance needs
As an example, many models require a solid and level foundation, access to an electrical outlet, and regular water treatment and replacement.
Ultimately, a large tub can allow you to unwind and socialise with loved ones in the comfort of your own property.
What to look for in a quality large 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 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 options included in this article:
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 tub is placed in your space. Location, foundation, 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.
Looking for a large hot tub that has plenty of room for socialising, jets and range of seating? You may want to check out the LSX 900.
The LSX 900 is the largest Master Spas® hot tub in the Michael Phelps Legend Series. It comes with a range of seat styles and jet configurations including Xtreme Lounger seat and Xtreme Therapy seat. There are some other features less common on other hot tubs such as its Master Force™ Bio-Magnetic Therapy System and EcoPur filtration that uses minerals including copper and zinc for water purity.
Master Spas® does not display pricing on its UK website, but they do display estimated monthly operation costs. You will need to request pricing online or by visiting a dealer.
Master Spas® LSX 900 features
Seats – Seating for 8
Size – 275cm x 239cm x 97cm
Shape - Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – 72 jets
Insulation – Full foam insulation
Watercare – EcoPur filtration system and ozone
Pump – x3 pumps
Lights – Orion Light System™ – internal lighting
Warranties – 10 years spa structure, 7 years shell surface, 5 years equipment, plumbing and jets, lifetime warranty for DuraMaster Polymer™, 2-year parts, 1 year lighting, ozonator, Mast3rPur™ system, audio equipment
Optional extras include - Mast3rPur™ Water Management System, QuietFlo Water Care System™ circulation pump, external lighting, Fusion Air hot tub stereo sound system, wireless Bluetooth® speaker
Pros of Master Spas® LSX 900 hot tubs
-10-year warranty spa structure
-Master Force™ Bio-Magnetic Therapy System
-Range of hydrotherapy seating to target different areas of the body
-x3 shell and x5 cabinet colour options
Cons of Master Spas® LSX 900 hot tubs
-Hot tub pricing not displayed on website
-Owner may be charged travel expenses for a service call out
Prism™ Hot Spring® 7-person hot tub
Looking for a large hot tub that’s designed for entertaining, socialising and multiple ways to relax? 7-person Prism™ hot tub from the Hot Spring® LimeLight® collection is an option you may want to take a look at.
It comes with a number of different seat types including a lounger, captain’s seat and a side-by-side bench seat. The Moto Massage® DX jet doesn’t feature on this hot tub but there are nine jet types that make up the different configurations from the neck to footwell area.
HotSpring® does not display pricing for hot tubs on its website. You will need to request pricing online or contact a dealer.
Prism™ Hot Spring® features
Seats – Seating for 7, including lounge seat
Size – 279cm x 231cm x 97cm
Shape - Rectangular
Jets and hydrotherapy – 73 jets including FootStream™ XL, XL Dual Rotary, XL Single Rotary, XL Directional, Standard Dual Rotary, Standard Single Rota, Standard Directional, Rotary Precision™, Directional Precision™
Insulation - FiberCor® insulation and density foam core hot tub cover
Watercare – Two filters, FreshWater® Salt System Ready
Warranties – 7 years no leak shell, 5 years shell surface, no-leak plumbing, no-fault® heater, component, 3 years cabinet and interior light assembly
Optional extras include – Cover lifter and steps
Pros of Prism™ Hot Spring® hot tubs
-x3 cabinet and x5 shell colour options
-Range of seating
-Meet California Energy Commission standards and APSP 14 energy efficiency standards
Cons of Prism™ Hot Spring® hot tubs
-Pricing not displayed on website
-You may be charged a travel and labour fee that is not covered by the warranty
Jacuzzi® J-495™ 9 person hot tub
Searching for a hot tub that ticks large size, quality hydrotherapy and the bells and whistles? TheJacuzzi® J-495™in theDesigner Collectioncould be the entertainer-style big hot tub you’re looking for.
This 9-seat model doesn’t come with a lounger, instead all seats face, equipped with patented PowerPro® jets face inwards and the large footwell means there’s no need to worry about feeling cramped and crowded.
The retail price (at the time article was published) for the Jacuzzi® J-495™ in the UK is £19,999 (Including VAT)
This hot tub was awarded a WhatSpa Best Buy 2023 Award.
Jacuzzi® J-495™ features
Seats – Seating for up to 9 people, including pivot lounger
Size – 229cm x 279cm x 104cm (116cm back)
Shape - Rectangular
Jets and hydrotherapy – 71 PowerPro® jets
Insulation - SmartSeal® full foam insulation and ProLast™ cover
-Good warranties and no call out charges within warranty period
-High back on one side creates feeling of privacy
Cons of Jacuzzi® J-495™ Hot Tubs
-Less cabinet and shell options than you may find on other hot tubs
-Pivot lounger vs full body lounger
Summary – Is a large hot tub right for me?
Hopefully this article has given you a better understanding of what we consider to be the best large hot tubs on offer in the UK market.
Working out which one could be the perfect hot tub is best for you does come down to personal preference. We find that people often buy large hot tubs for a number of reasons. It could be for socialising, a growing family, entertaining or even turning the jets off and using as a mini pool. These large hot tubs are often considered by people who are deciding whether they should buy a large hot tub or a small swim spa.
Interested in the Jacuzzi® J-495™ and want to try it out for size, comfort and space? Click the ‘Find my dealer’ button to locate 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.
Master Spas®, Mast3rPur™, DuraMaster Polymer™, Master Force™ Bio-Magnetic Therapy System, Orion Light System™, QuietFlo Water Care System™ are trademarks owned by Master Spas is a trademark owned by Master Spas Inc.HotSpring®, LimeLight®, Prism™, FootStream™ XL, Rotary Precision™, Directional Precision™, FiberCor®, FreshWater®, WaveMaster®, SilentFlo 5000™ and Moto Massage® DX jet, are trademarks owned by HotSpring® is a trademark owned by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation.
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