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Best Hot Tub for Your Backyard

Written By Erica Moir

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If you are seeking the best hot tub for your backyard, this article will help you determine the right one for your needs. There are many hot tub brands and models on the market so the decision can become a bit daunting. However, with a little help from this article, you can confidently choose the best hot tub for your backyard.


Purchasing a hot tub can improve your life in many ways. There are not only proven health benefits of hydrotherapy but there are many additional physical and mental benefits that can improve your overall well-being. If you have decided to purchase a hot tub to help you relax and unwind or to serve as a place where you can recover after an intense workout or performance, you’ve made a decision that you likely will not regret.


Many Jacuzzi® Hot Tub owners report that when they spend time in their spa, they forget about everything in their life that is causing stress. Instead, they feel a weight lifted off their shoulders as they enjoy the comforting relaxation of a hydrotherapy session. If you are seeking a hot tub to experience some of these same feelings, you’ll want the very best hot tub for your backyard sanctuary.


How do I choose the best hot tub for my backyard?

When you’re seeking the best hot tub for your backyard, many factors will come into play. It’s also important to note the answer to this question is highly personal. What makes one hot tub “the best” to one person may not be the same for another. Ultimately, the best hot tub for your backyard is the one that meets all your desires. That’s why it’s important to consider all your needs before really digging into your hot tub research and shopping experience.


When determining what might be the best hot tub for you, ask yourself what you most expect to gain from your hot tub. For example, you could ask yourself:


  • Do I want a hot tub for relaxation or stress relief?
  • Do I want a hot tub for recovery, to ease tension and body pain, and to soothe sore muscles?
  • Do I want a hot tub to help me reconnect with a loved one or to serve as a place for social gatherings and entertaining?


While the best hot tub for you could certainly achieve many of these things simultaneously, it’s still important to narrow down your priorities when it comes to the best hot tub for your backyard. You will also want to ask yourself some additional questions to help you select the right model for your needs.


For example, you’ll want to address the size of your backyard and where you plan to have your hot tub placed. Since you are planning to have your hot tub outdoors, the weather and climate in which you live may be an important factor to consider.


If you live in an area with extreme weather, you may consider having your hot tub placed under your patio closer to your house or in a gazebo that can offer some protection from the elements. You may also want to consider a hot tub with excellent insulation—and even extra insulation.


All Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are very well insulated. The insulation of a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub completely surrounds the shell and fills the cabinet. This not only helps to keep your operating costs down, it also means your hot tub operation is quieter and you can have peace of mind that your hot tub will work even in the coldest of climates. Beyond this, certain Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs can be equipped with the optional Extreme Cold Weather Package. This upgrade provides an additional factory-installed layer of insulation between your hot tub’s frame and its siding to further conserve heat in extremely cold climates. This package also includes an upgraded hot tub cover that is designed for cold, harsh climates.


When you are seeking the best hot tub for your backyard, you will also want to consider the best hot tub cover. Many people may not realize how beneficial a high-quality hot tub cover can be. It can help lock in your hot tub water’s heat, but beyond that, it can also help you maintain the integrity of your hot tub water. This is because it keeps out dirt, debris, and other contaminants that can disrupt the fine chemical balance of your hot tub water.


It can also serve as a safety measure, ensuring little ones, pets, or critters don’t unintentionally find their way into the hot tub without proper supervision. Overall, your hot tub cover provides another element of protection for your hot tub and helps your hot tub operate efficiently. The importance of a properly fitting cover cannot be overstated when you are seeking the best hot tub for your backyard. 

What features are included in the best hot tub for my backyard?

The features of a hot tub vary by brand and model. However, certain features can truly elevate your hydrotherapy experience.


For example, one of the most important features of the best hot tub for your backyard is the jets. The placement, power, and pressure of the jets all combine to give you a relaxing and comfortable hydromassage. But not all hot tub jets are designed the same so it’s important to find out what type of jets a specific hot tub model has and how those jets are designed to soothe and relax your body.


For example, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are equipped with a variety of different types of jets, each with their own unique function and purpose. Depending on which model you choose, the jets target specific areas of your body from head to toe to deliver a complete hydrotherapy experience.


Because everyone may like their hydromassage a little differently, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs allow you to pinpoint the intensity of every touchpoint. Strategically placed jets target specific muscle groups. You can customize the flow and feel of each jet and individual seat air control allows you to dial the air and water power up or down so you can create the exact massage pressure for every soak.


Versatile Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jets are also designed to target different muscle groups through various types of massage action. Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jets deliver a range of massages, from robust and stimulating to gentle and rejuvenating. This means with every soak, you can relax into targeted relief wherever you need it most.


Aside from specialty jets, you may consider other exclusive features of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs such as one-of-a-kind Infrared and Red Light therapy and smart technology like the Jacuzzi® SmartTub® remote monitoring system.


Infrared and Red Light therapy is available in the Jacuzzi® J-LX® Collection and select models in the Jacuzzi® J-400™ Collection. This exclusive innovation delivers unparalleled hydromassage that simultaneously relaxes and rejuvenates you from head to toe. The FX-IR Seat combines IR + Red Light therapy to provide therapeutic benefits that work together deep beneath your skin’s surface to enhance your relaxation through regeneration and rejuvenation.

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The Jacuzzi® SmartTub® remote monitoring system takes managing and maintaining your hot tub to a whole new level. Through this system, you have the power in the palm of your hand to control your hot tub from near or far. The Jacuzzi® SmartTub® system makes it easy to get your hot tub started so it is ready for you the moment you walk in the door. You can also use it to manage your energy usage and so much more. For example, you can:


  • Adjust the temperature, jets, and lights.
  • Lock down your hot tub and prevent usage.
  • Set up an automated usage schedule.
  • Get real-time notifications and reminders.
  • Track energy usage reports.
  • Pair with Alexa®, Google Assistant™, Siri® and wearables.
  • Enjoy new features that are automatically updated.


The Jacuzzi® Smart Tub® system can also automatically alert your spa dealer if your hot tub needs attention; it can detect power outages, freezing, and overheating; and it optimizes your energy savings with industry-first Smart Heat mode, which learns your usage and lets you control how much energy you use.


You can even enhance your security and savings with the Jacuzzi® remote monitoring upgrade which provides a spa cover sensor, drain and fill sensors, and a water sensor. These sensors further protect your investment and offer more ways to simplify hot tub ownership.


When you are shopping for the best hot tub for your backyard, you want to ensure that it includes all the best features that are important to you, that it is the right size for you and your hot tub guests, and that it serves to not only enhance your backyard, but also your life overall.


A hot tub can vastly improve your quality of life by providing you with a beautiful and relaxing “escape” from the stresses of your day—all in your very own backyard. Keeping this, and the rest of the information presented here, in mind as you shop for your future hot tub can help you make the best decision for your needs. After all, your hydromassage experience is very much an individual experience and one that can differ based on your needs for each soak.


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Disclaimer: The following registered trademarks are owned by companies not affiliated in any way with Jacuzzi Group. Alexa®, Google Assistant™, and Siri® are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective owners. Affiliations: Jacuzzi® is a registered trademark of Jacuzzi Group. All rights reserved.


Medical disclaimer: This information is not intended to prescribe a particular diagnosis or course of action. We are not medical professionals. Please contact your GP or other medical professional for advice if you have any concerns about your current health or well-being.

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About The Author: Erica Moir

Vice President of Designs and Advanced Technologies, Jacuzzi Group

Erica Moir has been with Jacuzzi Group for more than 22 years, working in both the Spa and Bath business... Read Full Bio