The Best 4-Person Hot Tubs For Couples & Small Families in 2023

4-person hot tubs are one of the most popular sizes, and it’s no surprise they’re beloved by many.

These hot tubs offer compact sizing without compromising on shareability, making them an appealing option for many, especially for couples and small families.

If you’ve been thinking about buying a hot tub and think a 4-person model may be the right fit for you, keep reading.

In this article, we’re going to discover who these hot tubs are best for and explore six stunning options worth considering. In the end, we’ll tell you exactly how to determine which model will be your perfect match!

Read on to discover your dream 4-person hot tub!

Is a 4-Person Hot Tub Right for You?

This is likely one of the first questions you’ve asked yourself as you’ve begun your hot tub journey, and it’s an important one to ask.

The size of your hot tub is a crucial element to your long-term enjoyment, and with spas lasting upwards of 20 years, you’ll want to give it some serious thought before investing.

So how do you know if a 4-person hot tub is the right fit?

First and foremost, these hot tubs are perfect for small families, self-care enthusiasts, and couples alike.

While they are small enough to fit into a variety of backyards, they still offer enough room to share when you’re feeling generous.

Before settling on this size hot tub, you’ll want to consider if your needs will change in the coming years.

Do you plan on expanding your family in the coming years?

Do you dream of inviting groups of family and friends over to enjoy it?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may want to consider a larger size to suit your changing needs.

The last thing you want is to feel bound by the size of your hot tub in the future.

Additionally, if you have a smaller backyard, you’ll want to ensure a 4-person hot tub can fit into your available space.

While they are smaller and can fit in plenty of backyards, you don’t want to get caught with a hot tub that leaves your yard feeling cramped (or doesn’t fit at all!)

6 Stunning 4-Person Hot Tubs to Update Your Backyard

Now that you’ve been able to identify if a 4-person hot tub will align with your needs long-term, let’s dive into some of the best models in this size category.

Jacuzzi®️ Hot Tubs

Jacuzzi®️ Hot Tubs are easily one of the most recognizable on the market, with industry-leading technology and a rich history!

In fact, this brand was the first to bring hot tubs to the general public, and has been amplifying what you can expect from a spa for over 60 years.

This brand offers two hot tubs in the 4-person category.

J-225™️ Hot Tub

This newly re-designed model is sure to leave you in awe, with its spacious open seating and four jet-line seats tucked into each corner.

With the J-225™️ Hot Tub, you can enjoy premium cabinetry with elegant accent lighting, adding a hint of class to your backyard while illuminating your space after dark.

Better yet, with its CLEARRAY®️ UV-C System, and 2-stage filtration system, maintenance will be a breeze.

Get a sense of everything this hot tub has to offer in this short video:

J-325™️ Hot Tub

If you’re looking for something with some extra features, the J-325™️ Hot Tub would be a great model to consider.

This model is great for social visits during the day, while moonlighting as the ultimate intimate escape in the evening with its side-by-side seating along one side.

Turn up the heat with the stunning LED lighting and illuminated waterfall as you enjoy the soothing sensation of water massaging your neck with the HydroSoothe™️ Massage Pillow.

Best of all, this model comes equipped with the ProStream™️ circulation pump, maximizing the efficiency of this spa.

Sundance®️ Spas

If you’re looking for another industry leader with various patented designs and a history of premium quality, Sundance®️ Spas is sure to please.

With unique jets, exclusive technology, and a wide range of models to choose from, this brand can effortlessly meet the needs of nearly anyone!

Explore four luxurious options below.


Were you hoping for a 4-person hot tub that includes a lounger?

If so, you’ll love the Bristol™️ model. This model has a full lounger spanning one side, paired with a conveniently located seat directly beside it for quiet moments of intimacy.

This spa includes an asymmetrical dome to ease weary feet after a long day at work while you settle into either corner seat, enjoying one of the four different jet combinations.

To make this model even more appealing, it includes a MicroClean®️ filtration system and proprietary horizontal filter to keep water ultra-clean!

Explore this model further in this video:


If you’re looking for a truly unmatched hydrotherapy experience, the Marin®️ model provides it.

Outfitted with nine different style jets, each with its own unique design to expertly treat various muscles, your entire body, from shoulders to toes, will be eased into complete relaxation.

Elevate your experience even further by engaging your senses with the Silent Air®️ Injector Jets that include SunScents technology, filling the air with your chosen aromatherapy!

What’s more is that with the power of UV-C light, you can soak in confidence knowing your water is being cleaned with the same technology used by hospitals and water treatment plants.

Get a deeper look below!


Another model that offers it all, the Montclair™ hot tub, includes both upright seating and a lounger, allowing you to soak any way you please each time you step into the water.

With intimate seating, this hot tub is perfect for those seeking ways to reconnect without sacrificing space to entertain their family and friends.

As with any Sundance®️ Spas model, this hot tub was made with longevity in mind.

Featuring a RigidBond™️ Shell and a synthetic base, the Montclair™️ model has improved energy efficiency and durability, ensuring years of enjoyment.

Watch this short video to learn more about this stunning model.


Last on our list is the Prado™️ hot tub, a 4-person hot tub with a large open seating arrangement, providing ample room for anyone with young kids.

With the open center, they can easily splash around unobstructed, all while you settle into a corner and enjoy a quality hydromassage.

To make installation effortless, this model features a plug-and-play option, allowing you to plug it into a standard outlet.

Additionally, with UV-resistant synthetic cabinets, you can expect to enjoy the stunning elegance this model brings to your backyard for many years to come.

Discover the power of this compact model here:

5 Factors to Consider When Buying a 4-Person Hot Tub

Did one of the options above pique your interest? Maybe multiple models did, and now you’re stuck trying to decide which one is number one on your list.

Whatever the case, narrowing down your options is a fairly simple process and can be done by considering five factors.

1. Your budget

Above everything else, your budget will be a significant factor in determining which hot tub is your best option.

If you’re worried that means you’ll be left turning your back on your dream model, don’t be.

Hot tubs are an investment and should be treated as such. That’s why many dealerships, like ourselves, offer financing options.

This breaks your payment down into easily affordable monthly payments, making it much easier to choose the model that’s right for you.

2. Energy Efficiency

After narrowing down your budget for the hot tubs itself, you’ll want to consider the operating costs you’ll need to pay each month as well.

By considering the energy efficiency of any potential hot tub, you’ll be able to find one that has the features needed to reduce its energy demands to keep maintenance fees to a minimum.

3. Space and Location

We touched on this above, but with how crucial this element is, it’s worth repeating.

The available space in your backyard will play a vital role in your hot tub selection. Adding a hot tub to your backyard should elevate your space and transform it into your own personal paradise.

If your hot tub is too large, you risk your backyard becoming cramped and crowded, reducing the overall usability of your space, and that’s if it even fits!

Measure your space before shopping.

4. Maintenance Needs

Hot tubs require care to maintain their quality, efficiency, and even their safety.

Before investing in a hot tub, consider the maintenance requirements and if you’d be able to meet them, or how you would get them met if you couldn’t (such as a hot tub service).

Some of the maintenance needs you’ll need to consider include:

  • Testing and treating your water
  • Draining and cleaning your spa
  • Performing inspections
  • Cleaning the filters
  • Maintaining your cover

Check out our hot tub maintenance checklist to get a deeper look into how to best care for your spa.

5. Features and Accessories

Finally, you’ll want to consider the features and accessories you simply can’t imagine your hot tub missing.

This can include aspects like waterfalls, LED lighting, lounge seating, and aromatherapy technology.

When it comes to accessories, you’ll want to consider aspects like a cover, steps, or a handrail.

Can You Try a Spa Before You Buy?

Buying a hot tub is a personal journey, and it’s crucial it’s comfortable to be in. At Imagine Backyard Living, we want every person who walks through our doors to be completely confident in their choice.

This is where wet testing comes in.

Wet testing is precisely as it sounds, testing out your hot tub while it’s filled with water, just as it was meant to be!

This process allows you to get a feel for a hot tub of interest before you invest, ensuring you end up with a hot tub you absolutely love.

To schedule a wet test, contact us, and we’ll be happy to set up a time and date for you to stop by and try one out yourself!

4-Person Hot Tubs for Sale in Scottsdale

If you’re ready to take the leap and upgrade your backyard enjoyment, the experts at Imagine Backyard Living are here to help!

Our bright showroom is filled with high-quality hot tubs from industry-leading brands, and we’re passionate about helping the residents of Scottsdale and the surrounding areas find their perfect spa.

Contact us, or visit our showroom to get started today!

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