How Many Seats Does Your Hot Tub Need?

There have never been more choices available than today for shapes, sizes, and styles of hot tubs. After you have made the exciting decision to purchase a hot tub for your home, the next step is taking a moment to uncover the primary reason why you want a hot tub. Is it for entertaining friends and family, relaxation or helping to relieve muscle pain and other physical ailments? Once you know for sure what your main purpose for your hot tub will be, you can move on to the next important decision – how many seats does your hot tub need.

In the article below, we will highlight what factors to consider so that you can make the best decision for your lifestyle and needs.


First and foremost, the number of seats your hot tub has will influence the size of your hot tub. Before you start considering the number of seats you would like, you will need to decide where you will install your hot tub so you know exactly how much space you have.

Once you have your measurements in hand, these are the top factors to consider for deciding how many seats your new hot tub should have.

Location Design

Space measurements are one thing, but your vision for your hot tub area is another. Do you want a gazebo or outdoor extension of your home to entertain guests? If so, you will need to consider the location layout and how much space will be required for bathers to enter and exit the tub in addition to where and how much space is available to serve drinks and snacks. Once you have considered these location decisions, you will have a better understanding of how much space is left for your hot tub and whether you should choose a 4 seater, 6 seaters or even larger.

Who Is Using Your Hot Tub?

While you do need to consider the number of people that will be using the hot tub on a regular basis, seat layout is just as important and will accommodate your bathers. If your frequent users have a wide range of sizes, you may want to consider multi-level seating. If your hot tub will mostly be used to socialize, you may want to skip a model that comes equipped with a lounge chair to maximize seating space. When shopping for your hot tub, look at the seating closely and imagine who will be using it and ask yourself, if there will there be enough space in-between the seats for your bathers to be comfortable.


If your main purpose for your hot tub is to relax and enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy alone, with your significant other or perhaps another couple, there is no need to go for a large multi-seat hot tub design. Instead, make the most out of your investment by choosing a hot tub that offers customized massage programs tailored to the areas of your body that you wish to target the most. There are also some benefits to owning a 2 or 4 seater hot tub including a smaller footprint and lower energy consumption.

Now that you know what to consider when deciding how many seats to get with your hot tub, check out our Hot Tubs page to browse the different styles we have available.