small hot tubs

Cozy Up to Our Favorite Small Hot Tubs

“When our older model hot tub finally gave up, my wife and I decided to get a smaller hot tub. This hot tub is amazing — so comfortably laid out and it has the same pumps as the larger models so there is a lot of power there. Smooth and quiet operation, and I love the touch screen controls and the LED lighting. Highly recommend it!”

Like Owen, from Ontario, Canada, there are shoppers who want a small hot tub. A small hot tub can be more easily installed in a backyard with limited space, on a patio or balcony, or even inside.

And with a cozier environment, couples can enjoy spending time talking and being together. A small hot tub is also an inviting space to relax and recharge by yourself at the end of the day. (We think it’s a great place to start your day, too.)

But just because a hot tub is smaller, it doesn’t mean that it has fewer features. Master Spas hot tubs that are designed for two to three people include plenty of jets, water features, the StressRelief Neck and Shoulder Seat, and the MasterForce™ Bio-Magnetic Therapy System.

At Master Spas, we manufacture premium hot tubs to fit your space and needs — whether it’s entertaining a group of friends or reconnecting with a spouse.

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The TS 240 is a small hot tub that is big on features. It has massage jets, a water feature, and lounge seat.

3 Hot Tubs for Small Spaces

Twilight Series TS 240 hot tub

This cozy corner hot tub is like the sports car of spas. It has all of the premium features that you expect out of a larger hot tub — just in a smaller package. The TS 240, which is a customer favorite, has the popular Master Blaster® Foot Therapy, a cascading waterfall, beautiful lighting, and a lounge seat. 

BY THE NUMBERS

2-3 seating capacity

26 jets

205 gallons of water

78″ x 78″ x 34″ (dimensions)

Check out five-star hot tub reviews for the TS 240.

Twilight Series TS 67.25 hot tub

This petite spa is packed full of features including Master Blaster® Foot Therapy, cascading waterfall, and colorful lights. It’s not only designed to fit small spaces but is also an ideal choice for smaller families.

BY THE NUMBERS

4-5 seating capacity

28 jets

245 gallons

70″ x 84″ x 34″ (dimensions)

Healthy Living Series HL 628 hot tub

This small hot tub has a full lounge seat and plenty of jets to help you relax. It’s a perfect spa for enjoying intimate conversations with your spouse or take time out after a busy day. Among the features of this small hot tub are a waterfall, LED lighting, and optional Fusion Air Sound System.

BY THE NUMBERS

3 seats

28 jets

170 gallons of water

78″ x 66″ x 32″ (dimensions)

Installing a Small Hot Tub Indoors

Some shoppers are looking for a smaller hot tub so that the spa can be installed inside. 

Any hot tub (or swim spa for that matter) can be installed inside your home but there are some things to consider. 

Ventilation and humidity control are very important to plan for when installing a hot tub inside. When the hot tub is in use, considerable amounts of moisture are produced. This moisture can damage walls and ceiling surfaces over time. Check to make sure that your paint, wallpaper, and woodwork can withstand increased humidity levels. In most cases, an exhaust fan is needed. 

Because water may accumulate around the hot tub, it is recommended that a floor drain be installed. For safety reasons, proper floor materials should be installed that are slip resistant when wet. 

For an indoor installation into an existing space, it is best to consult your local Master Spas dealerto determine the exact size of the opening needed to move the hot tub into the room. 

Download our Backyard Planning Guide for more information.

Installing a Small Hot Tub Outdoors

A hot tub is a great addition to your backyard, and a smaller spa can easily fit on a deck, small patio, or even balcony.

But no matter where you choose to install a hot tub, keep in mind that it can weigh as much as several thousand pounds once it’s filled with water and people. 

A solid, level foundation is recommended so that the weight of the hot tub is supported. The recommended foundation is a concrete pad with a minimum thickness of four inches with steel reinforcement bars crossed throughout the pad. Just because the tub is smaller doesn’t mean you need less support!

A brick surface or patio paver surface is acceptable as long as the ground underneath the hot tub has been leveled and filled with pea gravel or sand. This layer will need to be compacted and then the brick surface or patio pavers can be laid on top, followed by the hot tub. Filled hot tubs can weigh as much as several thousand pounds, so some settling is expected because of its weight. 

If you choose to place your hot tub on pavers, it is critical that the surface be even, to reduce unnecessary stress on the frame or shell of the hot tub. 

When it comes to installing a hot tub on a wood deck, it is recommended that you consult a qualified contractor or structural engineer to be sure that the deck can hold the weight
of it. 

Check out these amazing installations for ideas!