Choosing Your Hot Tub or Swim Spa

Choosing Your Hot Tub or Swim Spa

Choosing Your Hot Tub or Swim Spa

Choosing Your Hot Tub or Swim Spa

Choosing Your Hot Tub or Swim Spa

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A HOT TUB OR SWIM SPA

Every part you see—and even those you don’t—is important to the overall value of your investment. When buying a hot tub or swim spa, consider the quality of the materials, dimensions and seating options, and entertainment features, as well as the warranty.

JETS & MASSAGE

JETS & MASSAGE

Quantity does not always equal quality; balancing jets and airflow to the number of pumps and the amount of power is critical. If massage is your priority, don’t stop at back jets; there are also jets for the legs, feet, hands, and neck.


Look for adjustable jets to fully personalize your massage. Jacuzzi® jets are adjustable and deliver the ideal mix of air and water using the Aqualibrium® Formula that can be as gentle or vigorous as you prefer. Those looking for a swim experience, seek models with powerful water currents and adjustable speeds powered by their own pump separate from hydrotherapy jets.

QUALITY MATERIALS

QUALITY MATERIALS

Designed for reliability, every part you see—and even those you don’t—is exceptionally engineered with the best materials to ensure a superior product.


Find a durable, acrylic shell that is stain and scratch resistant.


Research long-lasting cabinetry, such as synthetic wood, that is UV-resistant to withstand weather and stay beautiful longer. Models with energy-efficient engineering will also make usage more affordable in any climate.


Look for an intuitive control system that is easy to use, even in the dark.

WATER MANAGEMENT

WATER MANAGEMENT

Sparkling clean water is a priority for all spa owners—and choosing a hot tub or swim spa with excellent filtration can keep maintenance to a minimum.


Explore more sophisticated systems with multiple levels of filtration that greatly reduce the amount of time required to keep water fresh and clean.


Look for hot tubs and swim spas that use technology to simplify water care. For example, the CLEARRAY Active Oxygen™ clean water system is designed for ease of use and exceptional performance, making it simple to maintain clean, clear water.

PORTABLE VS. IN-GROUND

PORTABLE VS. IN-GROUND

Portable hot tubs and swim spas are versatile when it comes to placement, whether you vault it into the ground, build a deck surround or place it on a patio. Thanks to advanced filtration and cover options, they’re easy to maintain, and they typically have comfortable, versatile options for seating and jets.


In-ground hot tubs and pools are flexible regarding shape and size, and can seamlessly blend into your landscaping.These hot tubs and pools typically offer bench seating and a single back and/or calf jet, and need to be heated as used.

Dimensions

DIMENSIONS

To determine what size hot tub or swim spa you need, consider how many people you want to seat, for what purpose you’re using it, and the area in which you are placing your spa. Keep in mind that seating capacity does not always determine outer dimensions; moving up to a model that seats more may only change the exterior dimensions by a few inches while giving you a lot more room inside your hot tub or swim spa.

SEATING

SEATING

Often, your seating configuration determines how frequently you use your hot tub or swim spa. It’s that important.


A large model provides a central gathering place for family and friends. The larger the swim spa or hot tub, the more options you’ll have for both open seating and targeted hydromassage in one.


Lounge seats and therapy seats are made for relaxation; loveseats are perfect for two. Cool-down seats sit higher above the water line and are great for children or taking a break from the warm water. And, more seats equal more massage combinations.

COVERS

COVERS

Your hot tub or swim spa cover is an important step in water care, keeping debris from the water, helping to maintain heat and adding an aspect of safety when your spa is not in use. Make sure the cover is designed specifically for your model; the more tightly it fits, the better it will shield your water from the elements.

ENTERTAINMENT & CONVENIENCE

ENTERTAINMENT & CONVENIENCE

Many types of swim spas and hot tubs today have options available for entertainment and remote monitoring.


Easily tap into your playlist with wireless entertainment features that let you control your music from anywhere. On many Jacuzzi® models, you can play music from your phone from up to 30 feet away with our BLUEWAVE® technology.


Wireless technology also allows you to control the lights, temperature, and jets remotely. Our SmartTub™ System App enables you to do all this and more from your smart device on select Jacuzzi® Hot Tub models.

WARRANTY

WARRANTY

A good warranty is an indicator of a swim spa or hot tub’s quality. A manufacturer that is willing to stand by its products knows it won’t typically need to replace them. Look for a comprehensive warranty that lasts at least 5 years and covers not only the shell and surfaces but also interior parts like the pump, heater, and controls. Be sure to read the fine print, and go with a trusted company to ensure they’ll stand behind their guarantees.