One Person Hot Tub
Buying a hot tub can be expensive and rather confusing, so how do you know which spa company produces the best option for you? Do you go for an inflatable hot tub or a traditional hot tub?
If you are looking to buy a one-person hot tub and are after more information, look no further. We will be reviewing some of the most popular single-person units from the best hot tub brands on the market today.
Continue reading to find out all about one-person hot tubs so you can decide which model best suits your needs.
Our Top Choices For One Person Hot Tub
1. Nordic Hot Tubs’ Bella MS
- 15 jets
- Nordic Dual Therapy System,110V/ 220V conversion, Nordic Cascade™ waterfall
- Optional Northern Lights Package™, Nordic Wrap™
- Best for features
2. Hudson Bay HBSL
- 19 jets
- LED-lit cupholders, Balboa control panel, HeatFlow™ Manifolds
- Best value hot tub
3. Aleko Natural Pine Hot Tub With Charcoal Stove
- No jets or pump, does not require electricity to run
- Charcoal heater doubles as a cooking stove
- Heat-retaining cover
- Best rustic-style hot tub
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Price Guide: How Much Does A One Person Hot Tub Cost?
The purchase price of a hot tub depends on several factors such as size and features. Larger hot tubs are generally more expensive and the more features you have, for example if you want more jets, the greater the price tag.
Your location can also impact the price. Different hot tub dealers may have various special offers or discounts available, also if it's possible to buy from a factory outlet the price can be much lower.
One or two-person hot tubs are the smaller-sized spas on the market, so they are generally the lower end of what you should expect to pay for a spa. Inflatable hot tubs and plug-and-play spas have minimal installation requirements compared to a traditional hot tub and so will cost much less overall.
In general, most spa companies do not list their purchase prices on their websites. Since the majority of hot tubs have customizable options and upgrades available, customers usually have to request a quote. For smaller-sized hot tubs, expect to pay something in the region of $2,000 to $4,000.
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Most Popular One Person Hot Tub Models
Not many spa companies produce single-person hot tubs, many make a two-person hot tub as their smallest model, so you may have a wider set of options and features if you opt for a slightly larger tub. If you don't have room or budget for that, then let's take a closer look at some of the most popular one-person hot tubs that you can buy.
Nordic Hot Tubs Bella MS - Best For Features
Although it does have enough room for two people, the Bella MS by Nordic Hot Tubs is quite narrow so is probably a better fit for one person.
Measuring 34" x 83" x 38.5" it can easily fit through most doorways so can be set up inside or outside with minimal hassle.
The Bella MS still offers plenty of leg space and has a decent number of jets for a small spa, fifteen in total so it can deliver a deep massage.
It has the Nordic Dual Therapy System which is a combination of powerful jets with direct pressure and a whirlpool water flow for a great hot tub experience that can be adjusted on the simple to use control panel.
For a more powerful massage, this tub can be converted to a 220V tub. To heat up the water, the 220V option lets you upgrade to the 4kw from the 1kw water heater for the 110V tub. To help maintain the water temperature it has standard foam insulation but you have the option of upgrading to the Nordic Wrap™ which is a good idea if you live in cooler climates.
The Bella MS has led lights on the sidewall but you can upgrade the Northern Lights Package™ which includes LED lights that illuminate the water jets, cup holders, and the backlit Nordic Cascade™ waterfall which creates the perfect ambiance for relaxation.
This lovely little luxury item comes in a great choice of colors. There are four options to choose from for the interior and four other color options for the exterior hot tub cabinet.
Hudson Bay HBSL - Best Value Hot Tub
Hudson Bay Spas have a delightful 1 person hot tub which is perfect if you are after a traditional hot tub experience and if your available space is limited, as it measures 36" x 80" x 32" with a rectangular bathtub shape.
Lay back and relax to the soothing sounds of the beautiful backlit waterfall whilst your sore muscles are massaged by nineteen stainless steel jets including more than three back jets.
This model even has an LED-lit cupholder so you can enjoy your favorite beverage during your spa experience.
Powered by a single 1 horsepower pump, the HBSL has a Balboa control panel which is incredibly easy to use. The tub's acrylic interior comes in white and the exterior cabinet is a mocha color. It also comes with a locking cover.
This model is ozone-ready and other standard features include HeatFlow™ Manifolds, foam insulation, multi-layer fiberglass reinforcement, and an ABS bottom for erosion protection. Hudson Bay spas are all made in the US and use anti-fungicide tubing in the plumbing which helps prevent germs from building up and keeps the water cleaner.
Aleko Natural Pine Hot Tub With Charcoal Stove- Best Rustic Style Hot Tub
Aleko's natural pine hot tub is a great choice if you are looking for something a bit different and rustic in style. It features a charcoal heater that not only warms the water but also doubles as a cooking stove so may be appealing to those who love camping and the outdoors.
This hot tub measures 76" x 31" x 28" and is made with beautiful natural pine wood. Enjoy soaking in the hot water and resting those tired feet as the charcoal stove heats up the water.
The charcoal heater takes up to six hours to heat the water up.
It has a combustion improvement feature that helps ensure a consistent flame and vents to keep the fire burning. It is easy to clean up as it has a device for catching all the ash which you simply empty when you are done.
This hot tub also comes with a heat-retaining cover that helps maintain a warm temperature between uses. The water does require treatment with chemicals to keep it clean and germ-free.
This Aleko tub uses no electricity so won't add anything to your power bills but if you are after jacuzzi-style massage jets and a sound system, then this tub may not be for you.
34" x 83" x 38.5"
36" x 80" x 32"
76" x 31" x 28"
1 x 1HP continuous duty pump
1 x 1 HP pump
110 V or 220 V
Number of Jets
Best For Features
Best Value Hot Tub
Best Rustic Style Hot Tub
One Person Hot Tub Alternatives
So far we have looked at the more traditional style spas. There are 1 person hot tub alternatives you can consider if you are on a very tight budget, are stuck for space, or want a very portable hot tub.
A small inflatable hot tub is easily set up and then emptied when you are finished plus they are much cheaper than a traditional spa costing as little as a few hundred dollars. These tubs don't usually have seats though and aren't suitable for use at a colder temperature.
Inflatable hot tubs use air jets to make the bubbles rather than water jets like other spas so if it is hydrotherapy you are after then an inflatable hot tub may not be the best choice.
If you want a 1 person hot tub for indoors or have little space for a tub on your property, you could consider getting a spa-style bathtub with water massage jets, so you can enjoy a massage in your own bathroom. There will be no issues with how to fill or drain the bathtub, or heat the water as the hot water comes from your own home's supply.
The Final Verdict - Making The Best Choice For You
Single-person hot tubs can be tricky to find since the majority of the big spa brands offer two-person hot tubs are their smallest models.
If you want to keep installation costs down, consider a plug-and-play spa which are easy to set up. All you need is a level floor that can take the weight. The hot tub can then be filled using a garden hose and plugged into a standard electrical socket. Unlike a traditional tub, these types of hot tubs are portable and easy to take with you if you move house.
You could also consider getting a spa-style bathtub with water jets, fitted in your bathroom. If you have a very small budget or want an easy-to-set-up portable hot tub, an inflatable hot tub may be the answer for you.
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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.