Choosing the Right Size and Design for Your Hot Tub

When it comes to hot tubs there are many sizes and designs available which can make it difficult to decide which one is right for you. To help narrow down your choices and get the most out of your purchase, here are some tips from our experts at the A-TEX Family Fun Center on how to choose the right size and design for your hot tub!

Desired Number of Hot Tub Users

When choosing a hot tub, the desired number of users is an important factor to consider. Depending on the size of your family or social group, you may need a larger hot tub in order to accommodate everyone comfortably. In general, it is recommended that there should be at least 25 square feet per person for optimal comfort and enjoyment.


It’s also a good idea to consider any special requirements that you may have when it comes to your hot tub. If anyone in your household requires extra room due to their size or medical conditions, such as arthritis or mobility issues, then you will want to select a larger model that offers more space and accessibility options.

Available Space in Your Backyard

When it comes to choosing a hot tub, the amount of available space and different features in your backyard are important factors to consider. When looking at the size of the hot tub, it’s important to take into account not only the overall spa footprint but also the added space requirement of accessories such as steps. Some models come with built-in steps while others feature manual or hydraulic cover lifting systems so considering these added elements will be an important consideration in your final decision. 

Design Options and Features

Hot tubs come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors to suit practically any space. From round and rectangular models to loungers and elevated spas with benches, hot tub steps, and built-in seating, you’ll be able to find the perfect spa for your needs. In addition to the shape and size of your hot tub, you’ll need to consider the number of jets that will be included in the spa. 


Jetted hot tubs provide massaging action through strategically placed water jets that target different muscle groups. The number of jets in your hot tub will depend on how many people will be using it, as well as what kind of hydrotherapy or massage therapy you’re looking for. For example, if you plan on having multiple users then you may want to select a model with extra jets so that everyone can have their own individual massage experience. 


When it comes to other features available on hot tubs, there is no shortage of options! You can find hot tubs with built-in sound systems, LED lighting, customizable temperature control settings, programmable cleaning cycles, and digital displays that are easy to use. We always encourage anyone who is looking for a hot tub to identify the features they know they’ll want as it will help narrow down the selection and help you find your perfect spa with ease.


Maintenance Requirements & Energy Efficiency

When considering a hot tub, it’s important to keep in mind the long-term maintenance requirements and energy efficiency of the model you select. Hot tubs require regular upkeep and cleaning in order to keep them running at optimal levels, so it’s important to factor in time for maintenance when selecting a model. Many spas come with automated features that help simplify the process such as self-cleaning cycles, automatic water filtration, and even LED lighting that indicates when maintenance is needed. 


When it comes to energy efficiency, we always recommend investing in a quality hot tub cover as they are crucial for keeping out debris and conserving heat. Over time, this add-on will help reduce power costs and enhance the energy efficiency of your spa. You can have some peace of mind knowing that modern hot tubs have gone through rigorous design improvements since the hot tubs of the past and are much more energy efficient than their predecessors.  This means that your new hot tub will result in cost savings for you in the long-term.


Overall, selecting the right size and design for your swim spa is an important decision that should be given careful consideration. At A-TEX Family Fun Center we are committed to finding you your perfect hot tub so that you can enjoy maximum savings over time without compromising on comfort or enjoyment. If you have any questions or would like to tour our showroom we encourage you to stop by one of our 4 convenient locations!