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How to Choose the Best Five to Six-Person Hot Tub

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So you’re looking to buy a hot tub that’s not the smallest on the market, but that probably isn’t the biggest, either. You’re thinking you want to seat five or six people at once, whether those people are family members, friends, or neighbors you’d like to invite to benefit from your spa ownership. Maybe you’re not sure what size is best for you, so you’re starting in the middle to see where you land.

Along with how many people you’d like to be able to enjoy the spa at once, it’s also important to consider where you’d like to put your spa. The space you have available will also inform your hot tub size choice. For the sake of this article, we’re going to consider a six-person hot tub a medium-sized spa.


Six-Person Hot Tub Dimensions

How big is a 6 person hot tub? A spa designed to hold and comfortably seat up to five or six people is usually sized somewhere between 6 ½-9 feet in width and/or length. Most often, they’re slightly rectangular in shape, or potentially squared, and seat three people on each side, with a variation of foot space and jets. Some common dimensions you’ll find are 6’8” x 7’4” and 7’4” x 7’4”.


How Many Gallons in a Six-Person Hot Tub?

If you’re trying to decide how many gallons of water your spa is going to require to fill, the average six-person spa can hold between 300-450 gallons, and as long as you’re diligent in your water care, will only require draining and replacing two to four times a year.


How Much Does a Six-Person Hot Tub Weigh?

Medium-sized spas of about this size generally weigh around 500-1,000 pounds empty and up to 5,000 pounds+ when filled with water and people. It’s important to keep these numbers in mind when making a decision on which spa you plan to buy. This is why it’s important that you’ve chosen the spa’s location ahead of time. If you plan to place your spa on a deck or other raised structure, it’s important to make sure it can support your spa.


Six-Person Hot Tub Layouts

There are a number of ways in which a six-person spa might be laid out. Most commonly, this spa has a jetted seat in each of four corners, and then another one on each of two sides, while the other sides allow for entry/exit steps, and filter placement. In some cases, a spa might have a lounge seat that allows for one person to lounge, while two additional seats are located in each corner and side of the spa. This usually turns it into more of a 5 person spa. It is rare for spas of this size to offer more than one lounge seat. If you are looking for a 5-6 person spa with 2 loungers, it’ll need to be bigger.


Six-Person Hot Tub Prices

As with the pricing range for smaller spas, the range for six-person size is fairly wide, starting anywhere between $6,000-16,000, depending on brand, options, and level of spa quality.


Can I Get a Six-Person Plug and Play Hot Tub?

A plug and play spa is one that does not require specific 220V electrical wiring, which means it can be plugged into a regular GFCI protected outlet. This is possible because a spa of this type only has one pump. This is only possible for small and extra-small sized spas. Once a spa capacity passes four-five people, the pump capacity has reached its limit. The only exception to this rule might be an inflatable spa that is portable, but that’s an entirely different type of therapy anyway. If you’re looking for a spa that is big enough to seat six people, a plug and play spa is not going to be a good option for you.


Five to Six-Person Bullfrog Spas Models

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Take a deep breath and unwind in this premium-level, space-saving spa. Four custom-chosen JetPaks are backed up by two therapy pumps—offering the ultimate in powerful therapy. This luxury spa is fitted with a multi-function auxiliary control and includes more seating and premium features than any space-saving spa on the market.

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Cozy up with your spouse or invite friends over to enjoy this mid-size spa without giving up luxury and space. The A7L comes with five JetPaks that are personalized to meet your needs to create the ultimate hot tub experience.

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Enjoy a quiet night star-gazing or entertain a small group of friends in this space-saving spa. The A6 comes equipped with four JetPaks, selected by you, to ensure your hot tub experience is personalized and perfect.

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Indulge yourself after a long day with this lush spa. Customized with four Jetpaks for the ultimate hot tub experience, the R7L promotes comfort and relaxation at a price you can afford.

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Bask in the warm water and enjoy a personalized hydromassage in the R6. This hot tub fits up to seven to eight people and is designed for smaller spaces, without forfeiting space and relaxation.




When it comes to investing in a hot tub, there are two things you shouldn’t compromise: comfort and therapy. The X7L is designed to comfortably accommodate up to six adults while providing the ultimate hydrotherapy experience. Designed with a full-body lounger and jets in the right places, this hot tub will help you relieve aches or relax and unwind after a stressful day.

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The STIL7 represents a new concept where modern spa design meets usability and comfort. Designed with two dedicated lounges, your choice of three JetPak® massages, and flexible open-concept seating that can be enjoyed in an upright or reclined position in any seat in the spa, the STIL7 is the ultimate in form and function.


Six-Person Hot Tub Reviews


Read what others have to say about the best hot tubs for 5-6 people.


“The purchase of my A7L has been life changing. The spa is luxurious and relaxing. The JetPaks are very innovative. Each seat in the spa has a different therapy system from lower back to neck and shoulder. The @ease chemical system is just that easy to maintain. Bullfrog Spas is a first class spa.” – Tammy W.


“Took one time using the spa to know that we made a great choice. The spa is fantastic, it is comfortable and the jet packs are excellent.” – Edward V.


“The M6 has been great for our family. It has the beautiful aesthetic and features seen on other M Series models and fits perfectly on our patio in a backyard with limited space.” – Drew D.


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AUTHOR - Bullfrog Spas

Bullfrog Spas is a premier brand of personalized premium hot tubs. With proprietary hydromassage technology and an eye for contemporary design, Bullfrog Spas is revolutionizing the concept of the portable hot tub and providing a relaxation experience unlike any other. Discover the award winning spa of the future today.

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