In choosing your hot tub and planning for your installation, the question of how much space you will need is a big one (pun unintended!)
Planning for Your Hot Tub
- Will my hot tub be located indoors or outside?
- How much space do I have available on my deck or patio? Measure carefully and then re-measure to be sure.
- What are the measurements of door openings, fence gates or deck stairs for getting my hot tub to its destination? Check the dimensions of your [planned or purchased] hot tub’s length, width, and depth.
- Will it pass through interior doors or exterior gates? Check the weight of your hot tub both empty and filled with water. Will your deck, patio, or room floor support its considerable weight?
If you’re comparatively shopping, you’ll notice that most hot tubs are square or rectangular (the 320 is the only Beachcomber we offer in a circular shape) and have a footprint between 6 and 8 feet. Keep in mind, you will need additional space of 1 to 2 feet around at least two sides of the hot tub to allow for maintenance.
We also have a variety of capacity options, accommodating anywhere from 2 to 8 people, with the average size designed for 5 to 6 adults. So consider the number of people that will be making regular use of your tub. If you are planning on using it for yourself and your spouse, a smaller 2-4 person capacity will be perfect. If you have a family of five and are looking for something you can enjoy socially with your kids, look for a hot tub that fits more. And if you have small children, finding a model with a cooling bench is important as it allows smaller bodies to safely perch higher above the water.