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The Best Small Hot Tubs
Purchasing a hot tub can be a great investment for both your physical and mental well-being. They provide physical relief through warm water and massage jets as well as give you somewhere to destress and unwind from your day. Hot tubs come in a variety of sizes typically ranging from two to eight people.
If you have a smaller yard, you might have the misconception that you’ll never be able to fit a hot tub there. However, that’s far from the truth. We’re going to look into the best smaller tubs for when a large tub just doesn’t make sense and compare our favorite models.
Takes Up Less Space
There’s no reason why a smaller backyard should restrict your enjoyment and relaxation. If you’re worried about fitting a hot tub in your limited space there’s no need to fret.
Smaller hot tubs take up less space while still making sure your backyard is transformed into a personal oasis.
Suitable For Small Families
If you have a 2-3 person family a large hot tub often doesn’t make sense. If it’s just you and your spouse what will you do with all that extra room in your hot tub?
A small hot tub is more suitable for smaller families. It also creates a more intimate and personal experience.
Having a smaller tub means a smaller to-do list when it comes to maintaining your water quality. A smaller volume of water requires smaller chemical dosages, which in turn leads to a lower chemical cost.
Also, when it comes time to drain and refill, it is much quicker to restart a smaller hot tub.
Smaller hot tubs also have smaller covers which are easier to remove and replace with just one person compared to a larger, more awkward cover.
A smaller hot tub is more lightweight. This means it will be easier to move if need be.
If you want to change up the placement of your backyard, moving a small hot tub won’t be that difficult as compared to a larger one.
Our Picks for the Best Small Hot Tubs
Now that we’ve gone over the perks of small hot tubs, let’s take a look at some of our favorite and best small hot tub models:
This Strong Spas model is a 6ft tub without any lounger. This saves precious real estate that is often required in a small hot tub.
The Dursaport G2B Diamond Plus 36 is equipped with a DuraShield Hard Cover, which is ideal for rental, beach house, and mountain cabin properties.
Although it’s not one of our larger hot tub models, it features quite a variety of massaging jets to provide a hydrotherapy experience.
92 x 52 x 35 in
The Durasport O-22 from strong spas is a special type of spa which we like to call the “intimacy tub”. For smaller rental properties popular amongst couples, this tub is the perfect addition. Not only does it’s small size make it fit in almost any space, but it’s also much easier to maintain, which makes it ideal for a rental property where you won’t be there to perform maintenance all the time.
86.6 x 61.4 x 32.3 in
When you want a premium hot tub but don’t have premium space, the Iris C hot tub is the perfect solution.
Seamlessly fitting into the smallest spaces with ease, the Iris C is our most advanced compact dual lounger hot tub that allows you and your partner to enjoy the pleasure and serenity of a relaxing soak together in a very comfortable environment.
With 77 powerful and strategically placed jets, the Iris C elevates your hydrotherapy experience to soothe sore muscles and ease tension.
84 x 66 x 36 in
Good things do come in small packages! The Triad™ is a compact hot tub that offers best-in-class performance. You’ll love relaxing in the UltraLounge™ with strategically placed, powerful jets and the Flex Therapy Pillow™ for custom neck and should massage therapy that will make tension, stress, and soreness disappear.
Perfect for entertaining, the Durasport G2B Diamond Plus has open seating to provide ample room for seven adults. What we love about this model is that it includes an attached DURA-SHIELD® HardCover that keeps your spa well protected even during long stretches without use. This and its small size makes it ideal for your AirBNB, rental property, or vacation getaway!
Manny has been in the Pool & Spa industry for over 15 years and is considered a pool, swim spa, & hot tub expert. He has been a Certified Pool & Spa Operator (CPO) since 2009 and worked 15 years in aquatic training and development for the largest pool chemical and customer care company. He also has been an outside consultant for the Pool and Spa industry in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles since 2018. In the past few years Manny has become Director of Operations for Epic Hot Tubs with a priority of providing customers with the most reliable information and best service possible.