Hot Tubs: Everything you need to Know!



There are three kinds of people: people who want to buy a hot tub, people who don’t know they want a hot tub, and people who can’t tell the difference between a hot tub and a Jacuzzi. 

At the end of this article, you would know all you need to know when choosing a hot tub, regardless of where you fall. 

Hot Tubs 101

Class is in session.

All hot tubs might look the same, but that is far from the truth. There are many hot tub options to choose from at a reasonable price. We would be looking at how these hot tub variants differ and answering pertinent questions brewing in the hearts of hot tub enthusiasts.


Types of Hot Tubs

There are different types of hot tubs, and we can group them based on the following features:

A: Size

Size is an important factor to consider when you are looking to buy a hot tub. Size as a factor leaves you with the following hot tub types. 

  • Portable hot tubs

These tubs are relatively small. They are durable and permanent. Their size makes them more energy efficient when compared to larger models. 

  • Swim or Exercise Spa

These tubs are built into specialized spaces and allow users plenty of room to exercise and swim. They are more expensive, require a lot of space to install and are not the most energy-efficient option. 

B: Shape

The shape does not affect the hot tub functionality but impacts the aesthetics. The style of your home and deco would dictate which of the following best fits when choosing a hot tub. 


  • Rectangular hot tub
  • Circular hot tub
  • Triangular hot tub
  • Square hot tub

C: Location

Where the hot tub would be located in your home determines the type you should consider when choosing a hot tub. Your options based on location are:

  • Outside

If you want a hot tub that’s free for all, you can have it located outside.

  • Inside

This is the ideal option for a private experience. Perfect for you, your significant other and your family. 


D: Material it’s made from

What the tub is made of would affect the tub’s functionality in ways I’d be describing below. Here are some of the common materials tubs are made from: 

  • Laminated PVC or Polyester

These are used to make inflatable hot tubs, and they are the most affordable type of hot type. This is as close to cheap hot tubs as it would get, and they are relatively mobile and easy to set up. 

  • Wooden

Wooden tubs might not have the ‘modern’ features you would expect from other tubs, but they make up for it in style. Also, depending on the type of wood used, the user might be treated to aromatherapy while soaking, 

E: Occupancy

Occupancy talks about how many people can use the tub at a time. It ranges from small tubs for 2-3 people to the more oversized 8 person hot tub. The 8 person hot tub is the largest, most expensive on the market but is the best option if you don’t want to compromise on the fun.

Are hot tubs expensive to run?

How much it costs to run a hot tub depends on several factors. These include but are not limited to the following.

  • Location of the tub
  • Your climate
  • Your energy tariff

Putting these factors and more into consideration, hot tub manufacturers advertise that their tubs run at a dollar daily with about $40 on the high end.

“If you’re from Toronto and are considering owning a hot tub, don’t let the fear of running costs deter you. With proper maintenance and energy-efficient options, hot tubs Toronto can be a luxurious and affordable addition to your outdoor space.” – Founder, Precision Landscaping


Differences between a hot tub and a Jacuzzi

Where to get a hot tub or where to get a jacuzzi? Or are they the same thing? Well, let’s find out. 

Let me put it this way. All Jacuzzis are hot tubs. But not all hot tubs are Jacuzzis. This is because the Jacuzzi is a trademarked brand of hot tubs and other pool equipment. 


And there you have it, the A-Z of hot tubs. In one swoop, we have covered all the important questions you might have had. From where to get a hot tub, how much it costs to run one and the jacuzzi misconception. 

So get yourself a hot tub today and happy dipping! 

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