The Best Small Hot Tub For Small Spaces

As soon as Spring hits it’s a desperate attempt to get our outdoor spaces looking beautiful again, and maximising every opportunity in the dry, and sun as possible! British weather is not the most forgiving, but having an outdoor sanctuary has become even more important in our post pandemic world. Yet, despite the unpredictable weather, a small hot tub in the UK is surprisingly one of the most popular items for relaxation in a garden.

Admittedly, they aren’t known for being the smallest garden items, however, if you have a small space and are shopping around for the right one, keep reading as we take a look at some of the best hot tubs for small garden spaces, and how to best prepare for their arrival!

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Lay-Z-Spa Tahiti Airjet Tub

inflatable small hot tubLay-Z-Spa Tahiti Airjet Tub

The Lay-Z-Spa inflatable hot tubs became one of the hottest, go-to brands during the start of the pandemic in 2020. Their inflatable jacuzzi spas sold out everywhere. These neat hot tubs are perfect for small spaces as they mostly seat 2 to 4 people. This airjet Lay-Z-Spa is one of the cheapest finds, currently on sale for only £285.00, RRP £600. 

It has an automatic heating system to protect the unit, whilst you can up the ante of the massage system in line with how you feel during your soak!

Wave Pacific 4 Person Square Inflatable Tub, 95 Massaging Air Jets

small hot tub for 4 people

Wave Pacific 4 Person Square Inflatable Tub, 95 Massaging Air Jets

For a small space, arguably a square hot tub is the best option as the circumference takes up less space, and it’s easier for fitting into tighter spaces. This compact tub is perfect for a patio space or decked area. It benefits from a whopping 95 massaging air jets to help you unwind in pure luxury, and relaxation.

Tiny 2 Person Small Hot Tub

tine small hot tub on the side of a pool in the sunshine

Tiny 2 Person Hot Tub

Suddenly, outdoor space is no longer an issue… The Tiny 2 Person tub is one of the smallest, bijoux hot tubs on the market!

This highly versatile tub will fit into most garden spaces, even narrow courtyards may be able to take this. It might be small, but it certainly doesn’t lack any of the luxuries that the larger ones provide, with an underwater colour changing system and hydrotherapy jets.

This small jacuzzi tub takes 2 people.

Whilst it is at the more expensive end of the spectrum it solves the size issue for so many outdoor spaces where a traditional hot tub would deny you of this luxury.

Inflatable Hot Tub MSpa

Inflatable Hot Tub MSpa

This 2 person hot tub is a neat size for the most intimate of spaces, whilst it provides ample room for two to share. Slightly rectangular, the shape makes it perfect for fitting into more obscure areas.

Fitted with 104 air jets, with plenty of space to relax, rejuvenate and unwind. This inflatable jacuzzi is affordably priced at currently £599.99 in the sale, a great choice for couples, small families and even those who wish to enjoy the space on their own.

Yukon 16 – Jet 2 – Person Spa Small Hot Tub

man lying in small hot tub that looks like a bath on the side of a lake

Yukon 16 – Jet 2 – Person Spa

This spacious, yet compact 2 seater narrow hot tub features a full sized spa that can be enjoyed alone, or as a pair. The neatness of this spa means it won’t obstruct too much of your garden space, helping you to maximise the space that you do have.

The best part? It features multi-coloured LED lights and a built in studio system so you can truly relax in style whenever you fancy an escape from reality. 

Small Hot Tub Fitting Tips

Measuring The Space

The first step to the successful fitting of a hot tub is by measuring up your small garden space and working out what size tub it will take. You do not want to be overly generous with this measurement as the difference in mm really matters! Make it accurate, and ensure that there is still some leverage around where the sides of the jacuzzi tub would fit so it doesn’t damage the walls.

Creating The Perfect Foundation

The surface that you fit the hot tub on needs to be solid so it can support the weight of the tub, and water once filled. Avoid situating it on top of rough surfaces. The perfect foundation is one with decking, gravel and paving slabs. Even plastic tiles are a great way to cover existing uneven surfaces without being too costly.

Don’t Forget Water & Power Supply!

There’s no hot tub experience without the power, and water! When it comes to installation, ensure that the area it’s situated in is near to power, a garden hose and close proximity to a drain. You’ll only need a power supply if it’s mains connected, you won’t need to worry about this if it’s portable or inflatable. If it does need a power supply, then you should always consult an electrician to safely link it up. 

Easy Access

You’re desperate for that hot tub for your small space, but at what cost? If it’s wedged between a wall and you have to climb over all sorts to get in, you might need to rethink your options. It should have easy access, this is especially important during the winter months, and it will avoid carrying an array of mud, dirt and debris into the clean hot tub!

Small Hot Tub Maintenance

Hurray, your compact hot tub is in place, and it fits! This is one of those luxury purchases that should last for many years to come, but you do need to carry out proper maintenance on it to get the most out of it. 

It does depend what brand and model you go for as they all come with their own individual care instructions. But, there are some universal hot tub maintenance tips that will help you to keep it in great condition throughout the seasons. 

Maintain Recommended Water Levels

Just like a swimming pool, we need to keep on top of the correct water levels to ensure there are no nasties that could make us ill. You should regularly test the water 2-4 times a week for best results. You will need to ensure the water levels are kept balanced for chlorine, bromine, pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness. Best practice levels will be identified on the care instructions that come with your hot tub. 


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