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Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs - How to understand the differences between collections

July 18, 2023

Estimated read time - 7.5 minutes


Phil Sharp - Content Writer

Annabella Garwood – Content Manager UK, Jacuzzi Group 

Shopping around for hot tubs for sale in the UK? Do you have Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs on your browsing list and are wondering what makes the range of hot tubs within each collection unique? 

There's quite a few models across the three collections, so it's only natural that you may have many questions on your mind! 

By the time you reach the end of the article, you should have a clear idea about:

-The differences between the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub collections

-Whether a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub is right for you 

-Which collection and model may suit you best 

Jacuzzi hot tub in an autumn english garden

Disclaimer - Prices for Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of writing (July 18, 2023) and may change without notice. 

What should I ask myself when browsing Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs? 

Knowing the answers to a few simple questions will help guide you towards a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub that ticks the boxes.

Here are some simple, useful questions you can ask yourself:

· What’s my budget?  

· How many people will be using the hot tub?  

· Is the hot tub for socialising, relaxation, recovery or all three?  

· Do I want a hot tub that's equipped with the latest technology and features?  

· Do I want a hot tub that offers an introduction to quality hydrotherapy?  

- Do I want a hot tub that's equipped with features to create the optimal hydromassage experience?   

· Do I want to be reclining in a lounger or sitting upright?  

With the answers to these questions in mind, you can now move onto looking at the collections in a little more detail. As you look at each collection, you’ll notice the features, the sizes and levels of technology increase with each collection J-200™, J-300™ , J-400™ and J-LX®.


Handy tip - When browsing overhead images of Jacuzzi® Hot Tub models, those with an odd middle number have a lounger, and those with an even number have no loungers. 

Understanding the Jacuzzi® J-200™ Classic Collection  

A great place to start learning more about Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs is the J-200™ collection. This is our entry level collection for quality and price and features six hot tubs. The J-200™ collection is known for: 

-Quality and value 

-Equipped with the essential features 

-Ideal for smaller budgets, first-time hot tub owners and people with smaller outdoor spaces.  

Jacuzzi hot tub on a raised deck in garden

What do Jacuzzi® J-200™ Hot Tubs come with? 

-Fully recessed ClassicPro™ jets  

-PowerPro® therapy seats 

-Multi-layered insulation for high energy efficiency

-ProFusion™ three-layer shell 

-2 shell colours, 1 cabinet colour 



-LED pin lights 

-Pillows -4 speakers and a head unit on some J-200™ models. An optional extra on the J-235™.

-ProLast™ cover 

-Meet California Energy Commission (CEC) standards 

-SmartTub® technology as standard


What do you not you get with a Jacuzzi® J-200™ Hot Tub? 

-Touch screen control panel 

-PowerPro® jets for better quality hydromassage 

-More shell and cabinet colour options 

-More advanced filtration system 

J-200™ Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Overview 

Now you have an understanding of what you’ll find on a J-200™ Jacuzzi Hot Tub. Here’s an overview of some of the models within the collection that have some standout features that may appeal to you, depending on what you want from a hot tub.  

The J-215™ is a three-seat compact hot tub measuring 193cm x 168cm. This makes it ideal for a few people who want the option to recline or sit upright and like shallow seating.  

The J-235™ is a six-seat hot tub measuring 213.5cm x213.5cm and is our best seller in the UK. It is a bit deeper and comes with a lounger and shallow cooling off/toddler seat.

The J-275™ is a six-seat larger hot tub measuring 229cm x 229cm that’s designed as more or a social hot tub. It includes a full-body lounge seat, and the depth makes it ideal for taller people. 


How much do Jacuzzi® J-200™ Hot Tubs cost? 

Hot tubs in the Jacuzzi® J-200 collection range in price from RRP £6,999.00 to £9,999.00.

Understanding the Jacuzzi® J-300™ Comfort Collection 

Taking the next step up to the J-300™ Collection, not only are you getting a hot tub that’s fitted with patented hydromassage PowerPro® jets, exclusive to Jacuzzi®, you also get more:


-Higher quality features

Jacuzzi® J-325™ hot tub in the UK

What do all J-300™ Hot Tubs come with? 

-Range of patented PowerPro® hydromassage jets (including FX jets) 

-ProAir™ lounge seat (on the J-375™) 

-Multi-layered insulation for high energy efficiency  

-ProFusion™ three-layer shell 

-x2 shell colours, x2 ProFinish™ cabinet colours

-Up to 5 stage water filtration (including CLEARRAY Active Oxygen™ technology

and ProClarity® circulation pump 


-ProLite™ LED interior and exterior lighting 

-Hydrosoothe™ head massage pillow

-x4 speakers and a subwoofer

-ProLast™ cover 

-Meet California Energy Commission (CEC) standards 

What do you not get with a Jacuzzi® J-300™ Hot Tub? 

-High back design 

-Adjustable pillows 

-Greater variety of hydromassage jets 

-Touch screen control panel 

-Premium waterfall 

-ProClarity® filter (an extra stage of water filtration) 

-Full chromatherapy features (ability to change colour, brightness and transitions) 

-Titanium heater 

-Status indicator light 

-SmartTub® as standard  

J-300™ Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Overview 

With a better idea of what J-300™ Hot Tubs are equipped with, lets take a look at some of the models that have some key differences within the collection. 

The J-315™ is a three-seat hot tub measuring 168cm x 193cm. Its compact size includes PowerPro® jets, lounger and its shallow depth makes it ideal for shorter people or children. 

The J-335™ is a six-seat hot tub measuring 213.5cm x 213.5cm and is a bit deeper than the J-315™. Equipped with PowerPro® jets, it offers variety of seating including a compact lounge seat and cool down/child seat. 

The J-375™ is a larger 6 seat hot tub measuring 231cm x 231cm and maximum depth in this collection. It comes with a ProAir™ massage lounger, (exclusive to this model) a larger footwell and a variety of hydromassage seats that feature a range of PowerPro® jets. 

How much do Jacuzzi® J-300™ Hot Tubs cost? 

Hot tubs in the Jacuzzi® J-300 collection range in price from RRP £9,999.00 to £14,999.00.

Understanding the Jacuzzi® J-400™ Designer Collection  

The J-400™ Designer Collection encompasses all that Jacuzzi® offers when it comes to design, performance and hydrotherapy.

The features you will not find on the J-200™ and J-300™ hot tubs, you will in almost every case find on J-400™ models. (Except if they are features exclusive to that collection)


This collection is known for:

-Superior comfort and hydromassage jets and features 

-Best in class technology 

-Additional features as standard 

-Elegant styling

Jacuzzi® J-475™ on a deck

What do all Jacuzzi® J-400™ Hot Tubs come with? 

As you may now be aware, what doesn’t feature on a J-300™ will likely be included as standard on a J-400™ hot tub. 

-High back design (for privacy and an encompassing feel in hot tub) 

-Adjustable pillows (to suit your body shape) 

-Greater variety of hydromassage jets including the RX therapy seat (which uses the best of Jacuzzi® Hot Tub jet technology) 

-Touch screen control panel 

-Premium illuminated wide sheet waterfall 

-6 stage filtration including ProClarity™ filter (an extra stage of water filtration) 

-Full chromatherapy features  

-Titanium heater 

-Status indicator light 

-SmartTub® as standard 

-Meets California Energy Commission (CEC) standards


J-400™ Collection Quick Overview  

Here’s a summary of some differences between a couple of models within this collection. 

The J-435™ is a 6-seat hot tub measuring 213.5cm x 213.5cm with deeper seating. It includes a lounger, a variety of PowerPro® hydromassage seating and a footwell. 

The J-475™ is a 6-seat hot tub that’s slightly larger measuring 231cm x 231cm. It is our bestselling model within the J-400™ collection. The J-475™ includes a lounger and is generally more spacious. Each seat has a different set of hydromassage jets, there is a cool down seat and a large foot dome area. 

The J-495™ is the largest hot tub offered by Jacuzzi® and can seats up to 9 people. It measures 231cm x 279cm, includes a lounger, cool down seats, hydromassage seat variety, a bench to seat a few people and is an all-round hot tub for capacity, luxury, quality hydromassage and socialising, 


How much do Jacuzzi® J-400™ Hot Tubs cost? 

Hot tubs in the Jacuzzi® J-400 collection range in price from RRP £15,999.00 to £19,999.00. 

Jacuzzi J-LX

Understanding the Jacuzzi® J-LX® Infrared and Red Light Collection   

The Jacuzzi® J-LX® collection is our most recent hot tub collection, which introduces patented Infrared and Red Light therapy into the Jacuzzi® brand. This range is made up of 2 hot tubs, the J-LX®- an all-seater hot tub and the J-LXL®- a lounger hot tub. 

The Jacuzzi® J-LX® collection is known for:  

-Patent pending Infrared and Red Light therapy technology 

-New, Ultra contemporary geometric design 

- Exceeds California Energy Commission (CEC) standards- our most energy efficient hot tub 


-Dramatic exterior lighting 

-Infinity-edge waterfall 

-ProLast cover  

- SmartTub® system as standard 

-CLEARRAY® Active Oxygen system  

-The full colour ProTouch screen control 

-6 stage filtration  

-Dual layer insulation 

-FX-IR seat 

-RX Jet Therapy seat  

-1 shell colour, 2x cabinet colours 

-Exceeds California Energy Commission (CEC) standards- our most energy efficient hot tub 



Now you have an understanding of what you’ll find on a J-LX® hot tub, here’s an overview of some of the models within the collection that have some standout features that may appeal to you, depending on what you want from a hot tub.   

Measuring 231cm x 231cm, the J-LX® hot tub offers ample space for seven people to indulge in its luxurious features. The sleek and minimalist design showcases clean lines that beautifully frame the open seating layout. With seven ergonomic seating options, everyone can find their ideal position for ultimate comfort and relaxation.  

The J-LXL®, a hot tub that combines sophistication with functionality. Measuring 213.5cm x 213.5cm, this six-seat hot tub features a luxurious full-body lounger for the ultimate relaxation experience. Its modern design showcases striking elements, including a sleek exterior and an impressive infinity-edge waterfall.  


Both the J-LX® and J-LXL® hot tubs are priced at RRP £17,999. 

Jacuzzi® Infrared Swim Spa


There you have it, the need-to-know information to understand the differences between three Jacuzzi® Hot Tub collections. To help narrow down your options, we recommend you ask yourself these questions:

- Which Jacuzzi® Hot Tub collection is catching your eye?  

- Are you basing your thoughts on the size of the hot tub?  

-Maybe it’s about where in your home or garden are you going to put it?  

-Is it coming down to the unique hydrotherapy that Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs can offer?  

-Could it be that price remains the key driver?  

-Or is it just simply the look of the tub?   


If you’re looking for an entry level to the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub brand and want a product that will provide you with quality, necessary features to a fair price point, and feel like you’re making a visit to the masseuse when you sit back and relax, the J-200™ collection is worth considering and a great place to start. 

If you’re searching for a hot tub that offers more hydrotherapy features, comfort, extra design elements and you feel like you’re on a trip to see the physiotherapist, then a model within the J-300 collection could be better suited to your wants and needs.

If you are searching for the ultimate in hydrotherapy and design and all the features offered for Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, then the J-400 collection could be the one that meets all of your expectations.   

If you are interested in a brand-new design, along with never before seen Infrared and Red Light therapy- The Jacuzzi® J-LX® collection Hot Tubs, is the only collection in any hot tub brand that can offer you these benefits. 

Overhead shot of a Jacuzzi hot tub in garden

Hopefully this article has given you a clear understanding of the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub collections and what makes them different.  

If there's one or a few models that you want to take a look at, we recommend you arrange a time to visit your local showroom and test some hot tubs out for yourself.

This means you can really get a feel for the seating and hydrotherapy. It really is one the best ways to make you feel confident in your buying decision!  

Are there any other questions that have sprung to mind? We recommend you download our Hot Tub Brochure to learn more.

You can also find answers to more questions you may have by browsing our growing collection of Learning Hub Articles.

Another option is to find your local Jacuzzi® Hot Tub showroom and speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable team members. You'll find them at more than 30 locations around the UK.