8 Person Hot Tub
If you love to entertain, an 8 person hot tub is the way to go. And luckily, you've got excellent model options to choose from.
But which model comes with all the features you're looking for?
That's where we come in. We'll review 4 of the leading models on the market today, highlighting the best features of each.
Which one will you choose?
Our Top Choices For 8 Person Hot Tub
1. Rendezvous LS
- Made by Nordic Hot Tubs
- 49 jets
- Dual-pump, adjustable water pressure & flow, ozone water care
- Best value
- Made by Caldera Spas
- 74 jets
- UltraMasseuse® System, UltraMassage® lounge, FreshWater® Salt System
- Best for the ultimate massage
3. Model R8
- Made by Bullfrog Spas
- 189 jets maximum
- JetPak System, 4 premium bucket seats, ozone water care
- Largest number of jets
4. Balance 9
- Made by Master Spas
- 57 jets
- Shoulder & neck massage seat, magnetic therapy system, LED lighting
- Best for magnetic therapy
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Premier Models - 8 Person Hot Tubs
Rendezvous LS - Best Value
Manufactured by Nordic Hot Tubs who have been in the industry for over twenty-five years, Rendezvous LS can provide you with all the luxury of a large hot tub at an affordable price. With seating for 8 people, it's easy to operate and has a simple design making it an ideal hot tub for the whole family to relax in.
The Rendezvous LS has a Dual Therapy System that provides excellent heated water therapy with its 49 water jets and whirlpool currents.
The 49 stainless steel jets with adjustable water pressure and flow means you can tailor your massage to your needs, be it a full body massage to relax or targeted a neck massage and just to focus on specific sore muscles.
This 8 person hot tub has a dual pump system ensuring the powerful flow of water as well as an ozone system to keep the 373 gallons of water it contains, clean.
If you are located in a region that experience cold weather, you can opt for the Nordic Wrap optional feature to help insulate your hot tube and maintain energy efficiency. Other options include various lighting setups such as the LED-backlit Nordic Cascade™ waterfall and LED-lit Nordic Star™ rotational jets.
Cantabria - Best for the Ultimate Massage
Caldera Spas' signature model, the Cantabria is one of the most luxurious and largest hot tubs that would easily accommodate the whole family.
Caldera made it onto our list of best hot tub brands, and this specific hot tub features the UltraMasseuse® System and UltraMassage® lounge with three different jet speeds and six jet sequences, allowing you to customize your spa massage experience with its 74 jets.
This particular spa model has more massage seats than the company's other hot tubs and swim spas.
The adjustable jets allow targeted massage, including the neck and back resulting in a full body massage experience.Caldera Spas
This model has 3 different types of jet pumps and holds 615 gallons of water. When it comes to keeping the hot tub water clean and clear, the Cantabria uses the FreshWater® Salt System which needs minimal maintenance and as it uses far fewer cleaning chemicals than usual systems, the water is more gentle on the skin and eyes.
This hot tub comes with a cover, cover lifter, and steps. The durable yet stylish cabinet is made in 3 different colors, with the shell being available in 5 choices of color. This fabulous hot tub really is one of the best on the market.
Model R8 - Largest Number of Jets
The Model R8 by Bullfrog Spas is a very large hot tub with plenty of space and an open seating layout. It is a great choice if you want to have spa fun with friends and family or if you just like relaxing with more space around you.
This model has foot and hip jets with bucket-style seats. It has several great jet setup options available for its 4 premier seats so you can customize your massage settings with a maximum of 189 jets. When filled it holds 524 gallons of water and has a whole selection of accessories and options available such as filtration pumps for quieter water circulation compared to the jet pumps, ozone system for water cleaning, wifi control, cover lift, sound system, and steps.
The R8 is available in various different colors with the cover and external areas being available in 2 colors. It comes with a selection of warranties, the longest being a lifetime warranty for the spas support structure. To get this luxury hot tub in your backyard or deck area, click the orange button for a quote and installation costs.
Balance 9 - Best for Magnetic Therapy
The Balance 9 hot tub by Clarity Spas and has seats for 8 people. Its 57 massage jets are adjustable so you can really relax and enjoy your spa experience.
This model has fabulous features including a special shoulder and neck massage seat, magnet therapy, a filtration system that is mineral-based, lighting with LEDs, two pumps, optional wifi, and even a waterfall feature.
When it comes to energy efficiency, this hot tub model is constructed of high-quality materials with foam insulation and a well-fitted cover. This can really help trap the heat and maintain the temperature of the 615 gallons of water it can hold.
With excellent warranties on the jets and plumbing available, this luxurious hot tub has had lots of positive reviews from satisfied customers with ease of use and value being the most highly rated features of this hot tub model. If you are looking to shop for a large hot tub this model is definitely worth considering.
96" x 84" x 36"
9' x 7'7" x 38"
7′ 10″ x 7′ 10″ x 38″
94" x 108" x 38"
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How To Choose The Right 8 Person Hot Tub For You
Looking forward to relaxing in a hot tub lounger seat to enjoy the heat of the water right? Access to a relaxing water massage all year round be it summer or winter is a great idea, but there are some factors you'll need to take into consideration when selecting your ideal hot tub or swim spa.
Firstly, what features do you prefer? Bucket or lounger seats? What number and configuration of jets would be best for you? Do you mind if they are not adjustable? What strength of jet pump would be most to your liking? Consider the additional features that are available as well, such as wifi, waterfalls, sound systems, lighting options, steps, cover, and cover lifter.
The shape of the area of the ground or yard your new spa will occupy is another discussion point, as these hot tubs are quite large. Same goes for energy efficiency and costs relating to maintaining your hot tub because this will vary based on hot tub model and manufacturer. It is important to take into account how this will add to the initial purchase and installation costs
The Rendezvous LS, Cantabria, R8, and Balance 9 are all great 8 person hot tubs and we believe each of these is worth a look at if you are thinking of making a purchase. Not everyone knows that hot tub financing is available. If these hot tub prices turn out to be a bit higher than anticipated, it is helpful to know that financing is always an option.
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About The Author
Bobby Gifford // Staff Writer
Bobby Gifford has over 17 years of experience with hot tubs and swimming pools. He has owned one pool and several hot tub brands over the years and has a wide scope of knowledge including buying information, maintenance and industry trends.