Luxury Hot Tubs
Luxury hot tubs vary greatly. Are you searching for tubs to relax in with family or entertain friends, de-stress from the day, or is massage therapy for joint pain your main priority?
We've taken a close look at the luxury features of the best hot tub brands, from the best jet systems to the most comfortable seats, and even party-time extras like Bluetooth audio systems, multicolored LED lighting, and drink coolers.
We're sure the luxury spa series in this review will include hot tub models which are perfectly suited to your needs.
Manufacturer and Series
Number of Luxury Models
1-2 x 240GPM Pumps
3 x Jet and Circulation Pumps
3 x 6BHP Pumps
1 x 2BHP ATS Pump
2-3 x Dual-Speed Jet Pumps
1 x Circulation Pump
2 x 12BHP Jet Pumps
1 x 1.5HP Bubbler
2 x 7HP Pumps
1 x 7HP, 1 x 4HP
2 x 2HP Pumps
Fountain of Youth
Adjustable and Interchangeable Reflections Jets
Custom Crystal LED Backlit Jets
Luxury Party Spa
Energy Efficient Spas
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The 7 Most Popular Luxury Hot Tub Brands
1 - Best Luxury Party Spa - Marquis Spas Crown Collection
Marquis Spas hot tubs include everything from entry-level spas through to the Crown Series luxury models. These high-end tubs are geared mainly towards advanced hydrotherapy. Marquis Spas hot tubs combine durable, luxury shells with a high-flow therapy system – making these spas ideal for a relaxing experience.
Marquis Spas hot tubs include ConstantClean technology, with automatic cleaning cycles to maintain sparkling clear water, while Marquis Spas patented MicroSilk program helps to exfoliate your skin for a silkier feel.
Some Marquis Spas hot tubs even have built-in coolers and twin speakers which connect to the Bluetooth audio system, so you can enjoy some tunes and a cold drink while relaxing in one of the contoured seats.
2 - Best Lounger Massage - Master Spas Michael Phelps Legend Series
The US-made Master Spas brand offers compact model hot tubs as well as luxury tubs and swim spas.
The Master Spas Michael Phelps Legend series features luxury models including the 72-jet 8-seater LSX-900, with one of the best lounger massage seats we've seen. These employ a variety of premium features, including led lighting and Master Spas innovative magnetic therapy system, designed to relieve muscle and joint pain.
Master Spas luxury and premium series units also offer UV-C and ozone sanitation, Bluetooth speakers, advanced lighting options, stereo systems, and individual control of the bubble jets.
Meanwhile, the Master Spas Icynene foam insulation and durable materials in their synthetic cabinet construction provide a combination of longevity and energy-efficient operation.
3 - Best Saltwater Spas - Cal Spas Platinum Range
Cal Spas is the only US-based manufacturer offering an entry-level saltwater sanitation option in addition to their UV-C and ozone water management features.
The Cal Spas Fountain of Youth bubble jets produce a stream of tiny bubbles, increasing the oxygen levels in the water for a silkier feel and rejuvenating effect.
The Cal Spas Adjustable Therapy seat system allows you to control the pressure from the jets.
You can create anything from a low, rolling flow for relaxation to a powerful, continuous burst to relieve stress.
Besides the bubble jets and hydrotherapy control, Cal Spas offers design features such as waterfalls and fountains to enhance your experience.
Additional premium LED lighting packages, Bluetooth speakers, and other desirable upgrades are also available.
4 - Best for Tailored Massage - Bullfrog Spas M, STIL, and A series
Looking to create a hot tub to suit your individual requirements?
Bullfrog Spas gives you full control to design the spa of your dreams.
Their modular system is the most energy-efficient of any model in this series, as well as having the highest (maximum) number of jets.
Bullfrog Spas offer custom configurations of jets and massage therapy for every seat with their innovative system of interchangeable JetPaks.
This unique feature enables you to choose and adjust the seat-back jet systems, with options for everything from deep tissue therapy to stress relief and relaxation.
Every Bullfrog Spas luxury series hot tub also features the company's dual-filter Wellspring system that cycles through 100% of the warm water in your hot tub every filtration cycle.
5 - Best Energy Efficient Spas - PDC Spas Luxury Series
PDC Spas have a great selection of swim spas, alongside hot tub and spa designs from entry-level compact model spas to some of the best luxury hot tubs on the market.
PDC'sLuxury series features five models of spa tubs, which seat between five and seven people.
The PDC Spas brand offers a 35-year warranty on their energy-efficient luxury spas.
Each of the hot tub models in their premium and luxury spa series features body-cradling seat designs for added comfort, along with EverPure ozone cleaning, Air Massage air therapy, and cascading water spouts to add a little show to your entertainment.
Luxury models come equipped with between 96 and 143 strategically-positioned therapeutic hot tub jets, taking massage therapy to the next level. Meanwhile, PDC Spas are also some of the most energy-efficient hot tubs on the market, saving up to 32% more than other hot tub brands with their TemperLok pump-heated cabinets.
6 - Best Customization - Catalina Spas Luxury Range
Catalina Spas manufactures a host of swim spas and hot tub models and excels in customization.
Luxury is a must with each Catalina Spas product.
There are eight models in the Catalina Spas Classic range and six models in the Luxury range, each of which can seat up to six people.
Catalina Spas Luxury lifestyle series spas have a wide variety of custom features and colors.
Everything from cupholders, LED-backlit magnetic pillows, various sanitization systems, HydroFalls, and a Bluetooth sound system can be chosen by the buyer.
The Catalina Spas Gecko K-100 Control system allows you to alter the settings of your spa and run automatic cleaning programs, making maintenance a breeze.
7 - Original Luxury Brand - Jacuzzi J500 Series
Considered by many to be one of the most iconic and best hot tub brands, Jacuzzi has five tubs in their premium series J-500 range.
Jacuzzi tubs come with attractive exteriors, relaxing water features, and other high-end Jacuzzi-patented features.
Jacuzzi's J575 (six seats) is my top pick from their spas.
It's a benchmark in luxury, with 49 innovative PowerPro FX Directional Jets, ProEdge Waterfalls, and interior illumination as standard.
From relaxation to therapy, its core features make the J575 a great choice.
The J-LX Collection is Jacuzzi’s more energy-efficient line and is built to exceed California Energy Efficiency standards.
Jacuzzi designs its spas to utilize heat from the motor to warm the hot tub water and create a relaxing soak, rather than that excess heat being wasted.
Jacuzzi brand hot tubs use a multi-stage filtration process in most models, as well as UV-C light to neutralize pathogens and an (optional) ozone system upgrade.
Factors To Consider
Hot Tub Price
The cost of a luxury hot tub varies from $12,000 for the basic tub to over $16,000 for some of the top-of-the-line spas, with custom upgrades adding considerably more to the cost.
Because most luxury hot tub models come with a multitude of features and opportunities for customization, including cabinet color, hot tub manufacturers rarely list the cost of hot tubs individually online.
If you want to view more specific pricing in your area, click the button below. Your preferences help match you with the hot tub brands that sell exactly what you're looking for and you get to choose from the lowest quotes.
What Size and Style?
When looking at the luxury end of the hot tub market, most of these tubs cater to larger numbers of people, so the available space in your backyard may be a factor. Depending on your lifestyle, models or series with the right number of seats and your choice of desirable upgrades shouldn't be hard to find.
We have not included inflatable hot tubs in this review as these do not truly fall into the luxury hot tub brands category in terms of size, use of durable materials, etc. Inflatable hot tubs also lack the number and quality of jets found in rigid spas, in addition to requiring more regular maintenance.
Which Therapy Options?
The style of seats, arrangement and function of jets, and level of user control all affect the type of hydrotherapy you can expect in a hot tub. If massage is a serious priority for you, consider choosing a hot tub with a lounger seat that has more jets aimed at the thighs and calves, as some models only focus on the upper body. Spas with pulsing and rotational massage jets cost a bit more but these features allow almost any style of massage to be replicated.
Selecting The Perfect Hot Tub
To help your search, we have reviewed the best hot tub brands who carry a variety of luxury features, exciting extras, and creative customization options. In the end though, the variation specification and features between hot tub models makes for a very personal choice.
Key aspects such as how many seats you need, the type and arrangement of jets, and your preferred extras, means your dream tub may be very different from your neighbor's. The questionnaire below gauges your personal preferences and helps match you to the spa brands that carry the exact criteria you're looking for. Get started today!
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.