Tiger River Spas Reviews

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Are you thinking about purchasing a Tiger River spa? Not sure which spa model to pick? What about hot tub features, have you thought about which ones you want?

The Tiger River Spa brand offers a great collection of good quality yet affordable hot tubs. Produced by the same company that makes the famous Hot Spring Spas, they have everything from plug-and-play spas to luxury feature-rich models, something to suit everyone.

Read on to learn all about Tiger River Spas and reviews of their most popular hot tub models.

Our Top Choices For Tiger River Spas


1. Siberian

  • Seating for 6 to 7 people
  • Love seat, SmartJet® system selector, FootWell® massage system
  • Everfresh® system & Freshwater Ag+ silver ion purifier, ozone injector option
  • Best for luxury

2. Caspian

  • Seating for 6 to 7 people
  • Double bench seat & bucket-style seats, cushioned headrests, Comfort Control® lever
  • Ozone injector option
  • Best for entertaining

3. Bengal

  • Seating for 5 people
  • Plug-and-play /  230V convertible
  • FootWell® system, Wavemaster® jet pump, Silent Flo 5000® circulation pump
  • Best for families

4. Sumatran

  • Seating for 4 to 6 people
  • Plug-and-play /  230V convertible
  • No-Fault® heater, Wavemaster® jet pump, Everfresh® water care system
  • Best value spa

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Price Guide: How Much Do Tiger River Spas Cost?

Tiger River Spas were produced by Watkins Wellness. This large spa business has many years of experience in the industry having been established in the late 1970s. It produces the famous spa brands Hot Spring Spas, Caldera Spas, Endless Pools, Fantasy Spas, and Freeflow Pools.

The purchase price of your hot tub will depend on the model you choose. A large feature-rich spa will set you back a lot more money than a small plug-and-play tub.

Various other factors that you should take into account, that can affect the overall cost of getting a spa, are delivery and installation costs. Again, a plug-and-play spa will have cheaper installation costs since you won't need an electrician to do the wiring.

Prices, as well as stock, will vary from dealer to dealer and the second-hand market, so it is worth having a shop around in order to find the best deal. In general, though, expect to pay around $3,000 to $10,000 for a Tiger River Spa.

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Most Popular Tiger River Hot Tub Models

Tiger River has an excellent line-up of quality hot tubs, with many of the same great features as the Hot Springs brand. Let's take a look at the most popular Tiger River hot tub models.

Siberian - Best Luxury Hot Tub

The Siberian is Tiger River's largest spa, measuring 7'7"x 7'7"x 38" and with a water capacity of 430 gallons. It has plenty to room, with seating for six-to-seven adults, and even features a love seat, making it the perfect spa for large families.

It features a large number of jets and can deliver an awesome massage with its various jet configuration settings you can choose using the SmartJet® system selector.

It has different types of jets including hydromassage jets with directional and rotary nozzles, JetStream® jets, and Precision® jets.

The FootWell® system delivers an excellent foot and lower leg massage.

This is the only model out of the Tiger River line-up that has the AmurTM water feature, so you can lay back and relax as you hear the soothing sounds of moving water.

Standard features of this 230V spa include lights with a light lens, the Silent Flo 5000® circulation pump, Wavemaster® jet pump, and a 4,000W No-Fault® heater. For keeping the water clean and fresh this tub has the Everfresh® system and the Freshwater Ag+ silver ion purifier. You can also get an ozone injector and hot tub cover for this particular model.

Caspian - Best For Entertaining

The fabulous 230V Caspian measures 7'0"x 7'0"x 36".

It's a great choice if you like to enjoy your hot tub experience with plenty of company and has the perfect seating arrangement for a hot tub party. 

It has seating for six to seven people and has a double bench seat and bucket-style seats with cushioned headrests and even has cup holders.

You won't be disappointed when it comes to the jets. This model also has hydromassage jets with directional and rotary nozzles as well as Precision® jets. 

The light lens lets you enjoy a dip at night whilst the Comfort Control® lever lets choose which configuration of massaging jets to use.

The Caspian holds 330 gallons of water and to get this water up to temperature it uses a powerful 6,000W No-Fault® heater.

Other standard features include the Silent Flo 5000® circulation pump and Wavemaster® jet pump. A hot tub cover and ozone injector is also an option for this tub.

Bengal - Best For Families

The Tiger River Bengal has 5 seats including a lounge seat with spa pillows and has cup holders.

Measuring 7'2-1/2" x 6'7" x 33" and with a water capacity of 330 gallons, this is a decent-sized spa ideal for families and those with a smaller budget.

Another model with plenty of jets, the Tiger River Bengal has JetStream® jets, Precision® jets, and hydromassage jets with directional and rotary nozzles, which you set to different massage patterns with the SmartJet® system selector to create your ideal hydrotherapy experience.

It comes as a 115v plug-and-play hot tub but it can be converted to 23oV if you want more power. This will require an electrician for the installation at your house. To heat the water, the 115V option comes with a 1,500 W water heater and the 230V option, a 6,000 W water heater.

This quality spa model has a light fitting to illuminate the control box at night and also has the FootWell® system, Wavemaster® jet pump, and Silent Flo 5000® circulation pump. Option extras include an ozone injector and hot tub cover.

Sumatran - Best Value Spa

Last, in the Tiger River line-up is the Tiger River Sumatran.

This hot tub model is the smallest in our line-up, it can hold 330 gallons of water, measures 6'6" x 6'6" x 33", and can accommodate four to six adults. Lay back and relax as the heat of the water

The Tiger River Sumatran has a corner bench seating and bucket-style seats with cushioned rest plus it has the whole plethora of jets, JetStream® jets, hydromassage jets with directional and rotary nozzles, and Precision® jets, so very much delivers when it comes to hydrotherapy.

Like the Bengal, you have the option of going with the 115V or converting it to 230V which requires an electrician to fix the wiring at your site.

The Tiger River Sumatran hot tub has a No-Fault® heater, Silent Flo 5000® circulation pump, Wavemaster® jet pump, IQ 2020TM spa control box, Everfresh® water care system, filtration system, and optional ozone system and hot tub cover.

Seating Capacity






7'7"x 7'7"x 38

7'0"x 7'0"x 36"

7'2-1/2" x 6'7" x 33"

6'6" x 6'6" x 33"

Water Capacity












115V or 230V

115V or 230V


4,000 W

6,000 W

1,500 W

(115 volt)


(230 volt)

1,500 W

(115 volt)


(230 volt)

Best For

Best Luxury Hot Tub

Best For Entertaining

Best For Families

Best Value Spa

How Do Tiger River Spas Stack Up Against The Competition?

If you are wondering about how this hot tub brand compares to other popular brands out there like Hot Springs, then next, let's take a look at some of the pros and cons of choosing this particular hot tub brand.


With similar technology to Hot Springs hot tubs for example the moto massage, this spa brand has a great jet system for an excellent hydrotherapy experience and has had lots of great customer reviews.

The JetStream® jet is designed to target a strong massage on specific body areas, in particular the lower back, hips, feet, and legs.

The Precision® jets, create a small narrow stream of water and are grouped together in order to deliver an extremely soothing massage targeting the shoulder, neck, and back areas, whilst the FootWell® system found in the Bengal, Caspian, and Siberian tubs deliver soothing foot hydrotherapy.

The rotary and directional hydrotherapy jets are fully adjustable so you can set the intensity of the massage plus these nozzles are also interchangeable for maximum versatility.

The hot tub cabinets are all made from SureWood®, a polymer that is rigid and combines the natural redwood look with durability and resistance against the elements.

These quality hot tub models all feature the Everfresh® water care system plus the Freshwater Ag+ silver ions water purifier so you can use fewer harsh chemicals to keep your hot tub water clean and fresh.


When it comes to replacing parts, since these models are a few years old now there may potentially be issues with getting those replacement parts however, in general, there are plenty still available on the market.

Finding out the cost of a spa will usually require you to contact a store or dealer to get a quote and you may have to shop around to find the best deal. If you are sold one second hand make sure you get it checked out properly, as you don't want to realize that you've been sold a dud once money has changed hands.

There are plenty of positive customer reviews however some customers have had problems with leaks and being left with a water-logged yard. Water leaks into the foam are apparently particularly difficult to fix. Another customer posted about an issue with the water not getting to heat.

The Final Verdict

Produced by the famous Wellness Watkins Spa Company, which also makes top hot tub brands such as Hot Spring Spas, Tiger River has a delightful collection of energy-efficient hot tubs with plenty of great features.

Whatever your hot tub requirements, you will be sure to find something suitable in the Tiger River line-up. There are plenty of great deals to be had on the second-hand market, some dealers also throw in spa accessories and a new cover. Customer after customer have found Tiger River hot tubs to be reliable and a good investment.

I hope my review has helped you to work out which Tiger River spa model to go for. Don't worry about wasting your energy spending loads of time contacting dealers, instead let us do the search for you! Simply fill out the questionnaire to find out about the lowest prices in your area.

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.