Closed for Labor Day.

Small Hot Tubs Guide – Finding The Ideal Spa For Your Backyard

Are you worried that your backyard patio is too small for a hot tub?

Fret not, small hot tubs are here to save the day! While many hot tubs boast significant footprints, there are various compact models specifically designed to maximize your usable space (without compromising on quality!).

These small hot tubs are the unsung heroes of accessible hydrotherapy, making it possible for you to add a dose of therapeutic relief to your daily life, even with minimal space.

Curious about where to begin? Keep reading!

In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about these backyard wonders, from the best way to narrow down your options, to diving deep into four stunning models that’ll leave you in awe.

Let’s begin.

Small Hot Tub Buyers Guide

Hot tub size is easily one of the most critical elements to consider when you’re planning your backyard oasis.

Small hot tubs have become popular for an array of reasons, whether that’s because they seamlessly complement a wide variety of backyards, or because they provide an intimate atmosphere that’s the epitome of relaxation and comfort.

Even if you’ve already decided a small hot tub is right for you, here are some factors to consider to help guide you toward the models that best fit your needs.

1. Measure Your Backyard

First and foremost, you’ll want to ensure you know exactly how much space you’re working with. Assess your backyard and picture where you’d like your hot tub to be installed.

Consider aspects such as privacy and accessibility. Once you have an idea of where you’d like your spa to be placed, measure the available space.

Now, reduce the dimensions you have by two feet on each side. This ensures that you will have enough room to maintain your spa after it’s been installed.

2. Consider Your Needs & Lifestyle

Now that you have a better understanding of how large your hot tub’s footprint can be, you’ll want to factor in elements of your lifestyle and personal needs.

This will further narrow down which hot tub would best meet your expectations.

Think of things like how you picture using your spa and the muscles you want the jets to target.

Do you plan on using your hot tub to entertain your closest loved ones, or will it be a romantic escape for you and your partner?

Are you looking for a full-body massage, or are you seeking relief for perpetually tight back muscles?

3. Explore Features

Next, you’ll want to begin looking at the many features available. Each brand will have its own exclusive features, so it’s crucial to do your research and determine what’s most important for you.

For example, if maintenance is top of mind and you want to ensure the process is as easy as possible, a hot tub with an advanced water sanitation system, like the CLEARRAY®️ UV-C system from Jacuzzi®️ hot tubs, is worth considering.

Other features you may want to consider include:

  • Waterfalls
  • Sound systems
  • Smart technology
  • LED lighting
  • Visual elements like accent lighting

4. Set a Budget

Finally, you’ll want to narrow down your budget. If you’re worried about a large upfront payment, don’t be.

Hot tub financing is a very popular option, making it easier to invest in the model you truly desire without compromising, breaking the cost down into more manageable monthly payments.

To learn more about your financing options, get in touch with one of our experts today.

Ultra Compact Small Hot Tubs You Won’t Want to Miss

Now, get into the real reason you’re here: to discover some exceptional small hot tub models!

The three models below are ideal for couples, small families, and individuals dreaming of their new solo escape.

Let’s dive in!

small hot tubs - jacuzzi J-200

J-215™️ Hot Tub

Seats: 3 | Size: 69” x 80” | Lounge Seating

Looking for affordable luxury? Look no further than the J-215™️ hot tub. Boasting a stunning updated cabinet with accent lighting and enough room for three adults, this spa will take your breath away from the first moment you see it.

Peeking into the interior, your excitement will only grow as you spy two forward-facing seats perfect for social visits, and an upright lounger stretching along the other side, for a head-to-toe massage.

Featuring the CLEARRAY®️ UV-C System, standard on nearly every Jacuzzi®️ hot tub, you’ll discover effortlessly clear water.

This system kills up to 99.9% of bacteria using UV-C light and oxygen, significantly reducing the need for additional treatment products.

The J-215™️ hot tub is sure to give your backyard and lifestyle the boost you’ve been craving.

small hot tubs from Jacuzzi

J-315™️ Hot Tub

Seats: 3 | Size: 66” x 76” | Lounge Seating

While this model offers the smallest footprint on the list, it offers a spacious interior that’s packed with top-of-the-line features.

The J-315™️ hot tub is a marvel in the hydrotherapy universe. While LED lighting sets the water aglow to welcome you into its depths, the lounge seat promises a massage experience unlike any other.

Featuring the exclusive HydroSoothe™️ no-splash jetted massage pillow, soothing water cascades down your neck and over your shoulders while gentle jets ease weary neck muscles.

As your upper body eases into relaxation, your legs and feet will be treated to a blissful massage as PowerPro®️ Jets target your hamstrings, calves, and feet.

Envisioning spending some quality time with that special someone? No problem!

On the other side of this spa are two forward-facing seats, each providing a different cluster of jets to target aching back muscles.

With the J-315™️ hot tub, you’ll discover a spa that does it all, seamlessly transitioning from a social haven to a self-care oasis!

affordable small hot tubs with steps

The Mood™️ Model

Seats: 5 | Size: 68” x 78” | Open Seating

Only slightly larger than the model above, the Mood™️ hot tub expands your seating capacity with a cleverly designed bench seat sprawling across one side of this spa.

Roomy enough for you and four of your closest friends, this hot tub will become a social hot spot.

While the two deep-set corner chairs hug your every curve, alleviating pressure from joints while massaging tense back muscles, the bench seat offers three sets of jets for a precision back massage.

Not only is this hot tub one of the most affordable models from the Jacuzzi®️ brand, but it also has a custom suite package that seamlessly complements its base design.

With the package, you can pair your hot tub with matching steps with storage, a handrail, and a cover lifter, completing your spa installation in one fell swoop.

For those seeking an ultra-affordable social escape wrapped in premium materials that offers the same exceptional hydromassage this brand is known for, the Mood™️ hot tub is the one for you.

Have a Bit More Space? Try This Small Hot Tub Model:

At this point, you may be thinking to yourself, “Didn’t you say there were four small hot tubs on this list?”

And you’d absolutely be correct–we sure did.

We understand everyone’s needs are different. For those who have a bit more room in their backyard and want to amp up the shareability of their hot tub, we’ve got just the thing: the J-325™️ hot tub!

small hot tubs for four

J-325™️ Hot Tub

Seats: 4 | Size: 76” x 84” | Open Seating

This small hot tub features enough room for four, and a slightly larger footprint than those models above, boasting a spacious interior you’ll love stepping into.

With its open seating design, this model lends itself well to entertaining, ensuring conversation effortlessly flows as you catch up with your favorite people.

Each seat offers its own unique pattern of jets, ensuring you can enjoy a different massage nearly every day of the workweek, and includes the HydroSoothe™️ massage pillow, promising sweet relief minutes after settling into its welcoming depths.

Paired with the illuminated waterfall, ProLite™️ LED Lighting, and illuminated cup holders, this model will become the focal point of your backyard once night falls.

Wrapped in premium ProFinish™️ cabinetry with optional corner accent lighting, the J-325™️ hot tub adds the perfect dose of elegance to any backyard space.

Small Hot Tubs for Sale in Rochester and Webster, New York

At Ace Swim & Leisure, we’re passionate about transforming backyards into cozy home retreats, bringing soothing relief and relaxation to everyone who walks through our doors.

With nearly 60 years of industry experience, you can rest assured you’re in the best hands, backed by exceptional customer service every step of the way.

From discovering your perfect hot tub to installation and ongoing expert support and service, our team has you covered from day one.

Visit us at one of our two Rochester locations, or our Webster Showroom, and let’s transform your home wellness routine today!

Share this blog post!