Are you looking for a large hot tub with plenty of and asking yourself what the best 6 person hot tub is and if a tub of this size is right for you?
If you’re searching for a quality tub, chances are you’ll be wanting it to be spacious, comfortable, energy efficient and have a great hydrotherapy and water care system.
We have listed what we believe are the top three options to consider in the UK market by including a summary, specifications, factors, pros and cons for each. This will help you work out which hot tub may be best for you.
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A QUALITY 6 PERSON HOT TUB?
Whether it’s brochures, online articles you read or showroom visits to meet with a salesperson, there’s a lot of information to take in as you start browsing hot tub options. We understand it may feel a bit overwhelming trying to work out features to prioritise and what really matters.
Ultimately the choice of what you want from a hot tub is yours. If you're focused on the best hot tubs on the market, read this article about the top 5 features every quality hot tub should come with.
You will learn about the following specifications and features for the three hot tubs included in this article:
- Jets and hydrotherapy
- Optional extras
HOW MUCH DO 6 PERSON HOT TUBS COST?
The price for 6 person hot tubs in the UK can range from around £4,500 to more than £21,000.
The retail price for 6 person UK hot tubs will come down to several factors including build quality, where components are sourced, features included and design. As well as the initial purchase cost, there is also the running costs to keep in mind too.
In general, investing a bit more into a quality hot tub option will cost less to run. That’s because it should be equipped with a greater water care system (filtration, UV and ozone), control system, insulation, hot tub cover and more.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN A 6 PERSON HOT TUB
When it comes to energy efficiency in a hot tub, you’ll find that different brands will offer different features that they state will reduce energy usage and help you save money. This can be in the form of:
- Insulated, heavy-duty cover
- Water care systems
- Remote-controlled apps
- Award recognition
The next step is understanding what savings you will get when the hot tub is placed in your space. Location, foundation, hot tub usage, lighting and temperature are some of the factors that will play a part in the running cost savings you’ll gain.
For more clarity on what cost savings you can expect from a hot tub you’re considering, we recommend you speak to a salesperson.
To learn more about energy efficiency in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub and how you can maximise running cost savings, read this article.
HOTSPRING® GRANDEE™ 7-PERSON HOT TUB
Thinking of buying a hot tub that is spacious and ideal for socialising? You may want to take a closer look at the HotSpring® Grandee™.
It is the largest in the HotSpring® Highlife® collection. It doesn’t feature a full body lounger but there are two seats that include the moving Moto-Massage® DX jets and different seat depths, making the hot tub versatile for users of different heights.
HotSpring® does not display the pricing for this model on its website. You will need to request pricing online or speak to a salesperson.
HOTSPRING® GRANDEE™ FEATURES
Seats – Seating for 7 people
Size – 254 x 231 x 97 cm
Shape - Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – x43 jets and x6 jet types. Includes x2 Moto-Massage® DX, x2 SoothingStream™, x3 FootStream™, x2 Rotary Hydromassage, x2 Directional Hydromassage, x30 Directional Precision™ jets.
Insulation – High density foam insulation (meets California Energy Commission standards)
Water care – FreshWater® salt system, no-bypass filtration, Tri-X™ filters
Pump – x2 jet pumps (Wavemaster® 9000 one-speed pump, Wavemaster 200 two-speed pump) and x1 SilentFlo™ 5000 circulation pump
Lights – Luminescence™ coloured four-zone lighting
Warranties – 7 year shell surface, 5 year no-leak plumbing, components, No-Fault® heater, cabinet, 2 year light assembly and wireless remote-control battery.
According to the HotSpring® website, the servicing dealer may charge a repairperson travel or service fee that is not covered by the warranty.
Optional extras include - Bluetooth® wireless sound system, cover lifter and spa steps
PROS OF HOTSPRING® GRANDEE™ HOT TUBS
-Inward facing seating utilises space and spacious footwell
-x2 Moto-Massage® DX jets (unique to HotSpring®)
-Insulation meets certified CEC standards.
-Variety of seat depths cater for different heights and sizes
-Variety of cabinet and shell options (x6 cabinet, x3 shell)
-Wireless touchscreen control
CONS OF HOTSPRING® GRANDEE™ HOT TUBS
-No raised child seat
-Price not stated on website
-You may be charged a travel and labour fee for warranty repairs over a set term
-FreshWater® salt system is an optional upgrade of £400
VILLEROY AND BOCH® A8L SIX-PERSON HOT TUB
Considering a 6 person hot tub that combines design and versatility for socialising? The A8L hot tub by Villeroy and Boch® allows you to change a set of jets from one seat to another and place them in seats of varying heights.
The A8L could be a tub to take a closer look at if design, appearance, and a lounge seat is a priority for you. This hot tub is in the Premium Line of the five collections on offer.
According to the Villeroy and Boch® website, this hot tub meets or exceeds CEC standards.
Villeroy and Boch® does not display pricing for the A8L on its website. You will need to make contact with a dealer for more information.
VILLEROY AND BOCH® A8L FEATURES
Seats – Seating for 6 people
Size – 239 x 239 x 97 cm
Shape - Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – x6 JetPaks (including stainless steel jets)
Insulation – Full foam insulation (meets CEC standards)
Water care – Automatic filtration system and ozonator
Pump – x2 pumps (2-stage pump)
Lights – Interior and exterior lighting
Warranties – 4 year warranty for equipment, cabinet, JetPak therapy system, shell surface and structure, pump, heater, control system, patented parts and equipment, leaks beneath spa shell, 2 year warranty for spa cover, pillows, lighting, stereo and ozone system. Refer to Villeroy and Boch® website for more warranty details. On the Villeroy and Boch® website it also states that the servicing dealer may in some cases charge a travel mileage fee.
Optional extras include – Stereo system, cover, HiFi audio systems
PROS OF VILLEROY AND BOCH® A8L HOT TUBS
-Interchangeable JetPak can be transferred to your preferred seat
-Includes x6 neck cushions
-Hot tub meets CEC standards
CONS OF VILLEROY AND BOCH® A8L HOT TUBS
-Changing a JetPak to a different seat may be an inconvenience if hot tub is occupied
-Lounger seat takes up more space
-No child seat
-Fewer cabinet, shell and base options (x2 configurations)
-You may be charged a travel mileage fee for warranty repairs
JACUZZI® J-475™ 6 PERSON HOT TUB
Looking for a hot tub that combines quality of build, hydromassage, comfort and design? You may want to take a closer look at the Jacuzzi® J-475™ from the Designer Collection. This hot tub can seat up to six people, includes a full body lounger and the range of seat depths caters for people of different shapes and sizes (including a shallow cool down or child’s seat).
The J-475™, being in the top of the range collection, includes the highest quality features offered by Jacuzzi and exceeds California Energy Commission standards by 32%.
The retail price (at time article was published) for the Jacuzzi® J-475™ in the UK is £19,999 (Including VAT).
JACUZZI® J-475™ FEATURES
Seats – 6 seats
Size – 231 x 231 x 95 cm (110.5cm at back)
Shape - Square
Jets and hydrotherapy – 55 PowerPro® jets
Insulation – SmartSeal® full foam insulation
Watercare - CLEARRAY® 6-stage water filtration system.
Pumps – x2 jet pumps, x1 circulation pump
Lights – Interior and exterior lighting
Warranties – 10 year shell structure, 7 year shell surface, 5 years cabinet, 4 year equipment, controls and plumbing
Included features – Illuminated diverter knobs (also used as cup holders), adjustable pillows, ProFinish™ Cabinetry and SmartTub® system, BLUEWAVE® Bluetooth® stereo system
Optional extras – Optional corner lighting, CLEARRAY® PRO3TECT™ low output ozone generator, ProLast™ covers.
PROS OF JACUZZI® J-475™ HOT TUBS
-High quality of build and hydromassage
-Lounger and large foot dome (only Jacuzzi® Hot Tub which offers this combination)
-J-475™ exceeds CEC energy efficiency standards by 32%
-High back design feature for protection and privacy
-Good warranties and no callout charges within warranty period
CONS OF JACUZZI® J-475™HOT TUBS
-Fewer shell and cabinet colour options (x2 colour, x2 cabinet)
-Lounger takes up more space
-Pricing not displayed on website
SUMMARY – IS A SIX-PERSON HOT TUB RIGHT FOR ME?
We hope this article has helped you gain some useful insight on what we consider to be the best 6 person hot tub options in the UK.
Of course, there are many options on the market and some models listed here can actually fit more than 6 people. We believe these were the fairest comparisons to provide you with in this article.
If you have a large or growing family, frequently entertain guests or simply love the thought of extra room, a hot tub with six seats is a great option to consider purchasing.
If you have a small family, feel the hot tub may feel too spacious or now realise you could eliminate a few seats, then a hot tub that can seat around 4 people could be better for you.
As well as size, deciding which hot tub is best for you comes down to personal preference. This may include cost, size, jets, hydromassage and remote-control system technology. Or, you may simply want a hot tub that offers the best features and specifications the brand has to offer.
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