What is the best large 6-person hot tub I can buy?
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Are you looking for a 6-person hot tub? If you’ve been doing research online or planning to visit retail stores, have you found yourself asking, “Which 6-person hot tub is best?” or “Is a 6-person hot tub right for me?”
Purchasing a larger hot tub is a big investment and there are many options on the market to choose from. It’s understandable that you will have a lot of questions when it comes this decision. This article intends to help you find answers to your questions so you can make the best hot tub investment for your needs.
Here, we’ve listed what we consider to be some of the best 6-person hot tubs on the market. We have compared main features, price, dimensions, pros, cons and more. Hopefully, this will help you determine which 6-person hot tub is best for you.
Some hot tubs in this article may have a seating capacity of more than six seats. Some of these models are not strictly 6-person spas, however, they are a good fit for a review of spas in this class. This article includes models by the brands Hot Spring®, HydroPool®, and Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs and are listed 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 and may change without notice.
What should I look for in a 6-person hot tub?
When you start to explore different 6-person hot tub options, you’ll come to realize that whether it’s brochures, online articles or what you see in store, there is a lot of information to take in. It can be overwhelming to figure out what to prioritize when it comes to what to look for.
Ultimately, you will have your own wish list of what you want to get from your hot tub, whether it’s relaxation, space, hydrotherapy, lounge seats, and more.
The following list will guide you through what we consider to be the main features and questions that you can ask yourself as you’re doing your hot tub search.
- Size — Will the hot tub fit in my desired location? Do I want the hot tub to feel spacious or intimate when all the seats are occupied?
- Seat and seat positioning — Do I want my hot tub to have an upright seat, lounger seat, an added toddler, or cool down seat? Do I want to be sitting beside or opposite the person sharing the hot tub with me?
- Shape — Do I want the hot tub to be round, square, or triangular?
- Jets and hydrotherapy — Do I want to receive a targeted hydromassage? Do I want the massage to be focused on the top half of my body or all over?
- Sanitizer and water care — What sanitizer options are compatible with the hot tub?
- Pump — Do I want a 2-speed pump or a single-speed pump? A 2-speed pump powers heating, low-speed filtering and high-speed jets. This jet type can be noisier and less cost effective to run. A single-speed pump comes in the form of a circulation pump for heating and filtration. The additional and larger single-speed jet pump powers the jets.
- Lighting — Do I want my hot tub to have lights on the interior and exterior?
- Insulation — Do I want a hot tub that will retain heat well? Does the hot tub have insulation around the cabinet and base as well as a good cover?
- Warranty — How long are the warranties for my hot tub? Do I have to pay a service fee for repairs or travel charge for maintenance?
- Extra features — What features and accessories are offered or available as optional upgrades?
Energy efficiency in a 6-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. The next step is understanding what savings you will get when the hot tub is placed in your space.
Helpful questions you can ask yourself include:
- How often will I use my hot tub?
- What will the foundation for my hot tub be?
- What types of heat pumps come with my hot tub?
We recommend you speak to a hot tub salesperson to get the most accurate idea of how the hot tub you purchase can be most energy efficient in your own backyard.
Many Jacuzzi® hot tub models are compatible with the SmartTub® system, which acts as a personal hot tub assistant from your smart device and can operate from a cellular connection. Some of its useful features include the ability to monitor your hot tub’s kilowatt hour (kWh) usage and ‘smart heat mode,’ which learns how much time it takes the hot tub to reach your desired temperature.
Read this article to learn more about Jacuzzi® SmartTub®.
What is Jacuzzi® SmartTub® and will it help me save money on energy prices?
How much does a 6-person hot tub cost?
The average price of a 6-person hot tub can range between $12,000 and $24,000 or more for luxury brands and upgrades.
The retail price of a 6-person hot tub is based on several factors including build quality, where components are sourced, features included, and design. As well as the initial purchase cost, there is also operate costs to consider. We recommend that you speak to a salesperson for the most accurate estimate of what the specific 6-person hot tub you’re considering will cost you to purchase and operate.
Hot Spring® Grandee® 7-Person Hot Tub
Thinking of buying a hot tub that is spacious and ideal for socializing? You may want to check out the Hot Spring® Grandee®, which is the largest in the Hot Spring® Highlife® collection. It doesn’t feature a full body lounger but there are two seats that include the moving Moto-Massage® DX jets and different seat depths, making the hot tub versatile for users of different heights.
Hot Spring® Grandee® Price
Hot Spring® does not display the exact pricing for this model on its website. However, it does show a cost range with the Grandee® model in the $19,000 and up category. You can request pricing online or speak to a salesperson.
Hot Spring® Grandee® Dimensions
Height (cm): 97
Length (cm): 254
Width (cm): 231
Filled weight (lbs): 5,810
Water capacity (liters): 1,725
Hot Spring® Grandee® Features
Seats – Seating for 7 people
Size – 254 x 231 x 97 cm
Shape – Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – 49 jets and 7 jet types including 2 Moto-Massage® DX, 2 SoothingStream®, 2 JetStream®, 3 Rotary Hydromassage, 2 Directional Hydromassage, 10 Hydrostream® and 26 Directional Precision® jets
Insulation – High-density foam insulation meets California Energy Commission standards
Water care and filtration – FreshWater® salt system, 100 percent no-bypass filtration, High Flow Tri-X® filters
Pump – 2 jet pumps — one Wavemaster® 9000 one-speed pump and one Wavemaster 9200 two-speed pump; and 1 SilentFlo 5000® circulation pump
Lights – Exterior multi-color LED lighting with timer and interior customizable LED zone
Warranties – 7-year no-leak shell and shell surface, 5-year cabinet, no-leak plumbing, components, and No-Fault® heater, 2-year interior light assembly and 1-year wireless remote-control battery. According to the Hot Spring® website, the servicing dealer may charge a repair person travel or service fee that is not covered by the warranty.
Optional extras – Bluetooth® music system, CoolZone™ cooling systems, Fresh Water® III ozone system, cover lifters and spa steps
Hot Spring® Grandee® Pros
- Inward facing seating utilize space and spacious footwell
- 2Moto-Massage® DX jets (unique to Hot Spring®)
- Insulation meets certified CEC standards
- Variety of seat depths cater for different heights and sizes
- 5 cabinet and 3 shell options
- Wireless touchscreen control
Hot Spring® Grandee® Cons
- No lounger
- No raised child seat
- May be charged a travel or service fee by servicing dealer
- FreshWater® salt system is an optional upgrade
HydroPool® 670 Platinum 6-Person Hot Tub
Looking for a 6-person hot tub that can accommodate a wide range of heights with corner seats that deliver a variety of targeted neck, back, wrist and calf hydromassage options? The HydroPool® 670 Platinum features these and a never-float lounger designed to form around the body. The HydroPool® 670 Platinum is available in a 35 Jet Gold Series and a 45-jet Platinum Series.
HydroPool® 670 Platinum Price
According to the HydroPool® website, the HydroPool® 670 Platinum starts at $18,195.
HydroPool® 670 Platinum Dimensions
Height (cm): 99
Length (cm): 213
Width (cm): 213
Dry Weight (lbs): 794
Volume (gals): 305
HydroPool® 670 Platinum Features
Seats – 5-6 person
Size – 213 x 213 x 99 cm
Shape – Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – 50 hydrotherapy jets
Insulation – Hydrowise Triple Thermal Shield
Watercare and filtration – HydroClean Filtration Pump; Pure Water System standard
Pumps – 2 hydrotherapy massage pumps
Lights – Optional HydroPool® Northern Falls package adds waterfalls and strategically placed lighting
Warranties – 10-, 5-, 3-year
Included features – Pure Water System standard, automated wellness program and HydroClean filtration pump
Optional extras – Tranquillity package, HydroFlex Air Therapy, Northern Falls Package, Chromotherapy Package and I-Command Wi-Fi
HydroPool® 670 Platinum Pros
- Never-float lounger
- 10-year warranty option
- HydroPool® Self Cleaning System
HydroPool® 670 Platinum Cons
- HydroPool® Surround not available
- No swim area
Jacuzzi® J-475™ 6-Person Hot Tub
Looking for a hot tub that combines quality hydrotherapy, comfort, and design? You may want to consider the Jacuzzi® J-475™ model from the J-400™ Collection. This hot tub can seat up to six people and includes a full body lounger. The range of seat depths is designed for people of different shapes and sizes (including a shallow cool down or child’s seat).
The J-475™ is featured in the top of the range collection, includes the highest quality Jacuzzi® features and exceeds California Energy Commission standards by 32%.
Jacuzzi® J-475™ Price
The MSRP price (at time article was published) for the Jacuzzi® J-475™ is $22,500. Pricing can be requested via the website. Dealer price varies; contact a local dealer for specific pricing.
Jacuzzi® J-475™ Dimensions
Height (in): 37.5
Length (in): 91
Width (in): 91
Dry Weight (lbs): 925
Volume (gals): 440
Jacuzzi® J-475™ Features
Seats – 6-7 seats
Size – 231 x 231 x 95 cm (110.5cm back)
Shape – Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – 55 Jacuzzi® PowerPro® jets
Insulation – SmartSeal™ full foam insulation
Watercare and filtration – CLEARRAY Active Oxygen® Clean Water System
Pumps – 2 jet pumps, 1 circulation pump
Lights – Waterfall light, underwater and exterior lights
Warranties – 10-year shell structure, 7-year shell surface, 5-year cabinet, and 4-year equipment, controls and plumbing
Included features – Illuminated diverter knobs for use as cupholders, J-400™ lounge, waterfall, ProFinish™ Cabinetry, CLEARRAY Active Oxygen® Clean Water System, and ProLast™ covers
Optional extras – SmartTub® remote monitoring system, ProLast™ Extreme cover, SmartSeal™ insulation, integrated BLUEWAVE® spa stereo, premium speakers and amplified sub-woofer
Jacuzzi® J-475™ Model Pros
- Good warranties and no call out charges within warranty period
- Optional upgrade to include Jacuzzi® SmartTub® system app that shows you how your Jacuzzi® hot tub is performing, from monitoring energy usage and adjusting settings to reducing utility costs. It also enables remote operation of spa functions
- Highest quality water care system offered by Jacuzzi® hot tubs
- Quality range of features included
Jacuzzi® J-475™ Model Cons
- Lounger takes up more space; less legroom for someone sitting on smaller seats
6-person hot tub right for me?
Hopefully this article has provided you with useful information when it comes to deciding which best 6-person hot tub will be right for you. There are many options on the market and some models listed here can accommodate more than six people.
If you have a large or growing family, frequently entertain guests, or simply love the thought of extra room, a hot tub with six seats is a great option to consider purchasing.
If you have a small family, feel the hot tub may feel too spacious or think you could eliminate a few seats, then a hot tub for around four people could be better for you.
While size is important, deciding which hot tub is best for you comes down to personal preference and other factors such as cost, size, features, and jets.
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