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Everything You Need to Know about 7 to 8-Person Hot Tubs

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If you’re looking for a hot tub that’s well-suited for backyard parties and family gatherings, you might be considering a seven to eight-person spa that’s big enough to accommodate a crowd. But knowing you want a larger model and figuring out the logistics of fitting the right spa in your space can get tricky if you don’t plan for it in advance.

So how do you know what questions to ask? Here are the key details to consider when investigating spas and the specific benefits you’re looking to get from your purchase.


7-8 Person Hot Tub Dimensions

Generally, a spa built to seat up to eight people is considered a large spa and can range in size from seven to nine feet. This is a fairly significant difference between small or medium spas. Smaller models are intended to fit into tighter spaces and might squeeze users in a bit tighter, but larger ones are made specifically to hold more people more comfortably. This is likely to be the case for your eight-person hot tub options. Common dimensions you might see for an 8 person spa are 7’10” x 7’10” or 7’7” x 7’7” on the smaller side.


How Many Gallons of Water Does an 8-Person Hot Tub Hold?

Typically, an eight-person spa is going to hold somewhere around  475-650 gallons. That’s can be almost double the amount of water compared to the amount held in smaller spas, so keep in mind that a bigger spa will require more water.


How Much Does an 8-Person Hot Tub Weigh?

Unless you are working with an inflatable model, it’s vital that you understand the weight requirements for your spa before it’s installed. First, so you can ensure that you’re placing it on a foundation that is able to hold under the appropriate amount of weight, and second, so you understand that more water and more people using the spa means that water requires more chemicals and maintenance. (But don’t worry, Bullfrog Spas has worked hard to provide a number of simple water care solutions.)

The dry weight (when the tub is empty) is likely to be somewhere around 750-1000 lbs. When filled, the spa will weigh somewhere in the range of 6,000-6,500 lbs. That’s not a lightweight piece of patio furniture, so keep that in mind when designing the placement of your spa. Recommended foundations are 4 inch thick concrete, concrete pavers, pea gravel, or a reinforced deck.


8-Person Hot Tub Layouts

When it comes to large-sized hot tubs, the layout options open up tremendously, giving you more choices than any of the smaller category spas. The most common layout is going to be square, with a full-size seat in each of four corners, then a seat between each corner, for a total of eight and sometimes nine seats. In some cases, you can get even fancier and get a 7 person hot tub with a lounger. These spas are can be slightly more rectangular than square and may even feature a double lounger on one end, allowing for three other seats on either side.


8-Person Hot Tub Prices

When it comes to large hot tubs, your pricing is even broader than the other categories because there are many more add-on options and other personalization choices. And, of course, there’s the question of brand. For a basic idea, the base price of an eight-person spa can start anywhere from $8,000 to $20,000 and up.


7-8 Person Bullfrog Spa Models

Bullfrog Spas offers a number of large, seven to eight-person hot tubs that can be personalized with the JetPaks of your choice, along with a number of other fantastic options so your spa is custom fitted for your needs.

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Enjoy two premium therapy seats, the incredible double JetPak® love seat, or any of several other comfortable and versatile seating options in your new M7 hot tub. With intuitive controls, simple water care, and the patented JetPak Therapy System™, all in a mid-size footprint, your M7 by Bullfrog Spas will be a perfect choice.

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Invite your family and friends over for a fun night of laughs and entertainment. The A8 allows for up to eight people to fit comfortably and includes 6 personalized JetPaks for the ultimate hot tub experience.

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The R8 features an open layout and premium corner seats, complete with wrist, hip, and foot jets for a truly indulgent spa experience. With plenty of room to stretch out, the R8 comes with four customized JetPaks and comfort at a price you’ll love.



The X8 hot tub provides the ultimate hot tub experience at half the price. Enjoy soothing hydrotherapy with the option to listen to your favorite music. With an open seating layout and ample room this is the perfect hot tub for a large family or a hot tub party with friends. The X8 seats up to eight adults comfortably.


8-Person Hot Tub Reviews

Read what others have to say about the best hot tubs for 7-8 people.


“We have the larger spa that seats 6-8 people, is very spacious, and has a great sound system. We have a large family, many kids and grandkids, and they love to use our spa.” – Albert B.


“Excellent hot tub! Spacious, easy to maintain, and very beautiful. I would highly recommend this spa to anyone who is in the market for a hot tub.” – Matt B.


“This is our second spa in two decades and our first Bullfrog. It’s fabulous! Very spacious and lots of jets! Highly recommend! ” – Harold T.


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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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