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People looking for a hot tub will look for one based on its dimensions (length, breadth, depth, height, area, or volume) or its capacity. Online listings, on the other hand, may simply specify one or the other, making it difficult to compare sizes. How do you know what dimensions you need for a 6 to 8-person hot tub, for example, to ensure it will fit in your backyard? 

The usual size of a 6-8-person hot tub is 80-90 square feet, with different variations. To fill a hot tub of this size, you’ll need up to 600 gallons of water. 

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Whether you want a 6-8-person hot tub but aren’t sure if you have the room, keep reading. We’ll go through the typical measurements of a unit of this size and how you may be able to make it work in your yard. 

 

What Is the Size of a 6-8 Person Hot Tub?

A hot tub that can accommodate 6-8 people is considered a bigger item, with the following common dimensions:

  • Length: 7′-9′
  • Width: 7′-9’2″
  • Height: 36″-38″
  • Area: 49′-81’2″

How Much Water Does a Hot Tub for 6-8 People Require?

The length, breadth, and height of a hot tub aren’t the only proportions to consider. Consider the unit’s volume as well as the amount of water required to fill a hot tub of this size. A 6-8 person hot tub will typically contain 300 to 600 gallons of water. 

A 6-8 person hot tub takes up how much space?

Due to a combination of local construction requirements and the space required to install the unit’s support equipment, a hot tub should be anticipated to take up more room than indicated by its square size.

To put up a 6-8 person hot tub, you’ll need the following amount of space:

  • A level area where a surface pad capable of holding the weight of the hot tub may be installed (i.e., cement).
  • The distance between overhead electricity wires (typically at least 10 feet)
  • A distance between the hot tub and the power panel (typically at least 5 feet)
  • Water spilling over the edge requires a place with suitable drainage.

Additionally, you should leave at least a foot of space on each side of the hot tub to allow for the installation and removal of the cover. If the pump, filter, and heater aren’t already integrated into the hot tub cabinet, you may need to build a separate enclosure.

 

Making a Large Hot Tub Fit in Your Backyard

You may be afraid that a 6-8-person hot tub would not fit in your yard or your home now that you know how huge they can become. Fortunately, there are a variety of options for fitting a huge hot tub into your area.

If possible, use an in-ground option.

When it comes to in-ground hot tubs, the size and design possibilities are almost endless. An in-ground jacuzzi will cost more in the long run, but it has the huge advantage of being able to be built to the exact size and proportions that best suit your yard.

Furthermore, an in-ground unit is much more visually attractive than an above-ground one, which might seem bulky. 

Select a Unique Shape

Above-ground hot tubs come in a range of styles and sizes. If you’re concerned that a 6-8 person hot tub would be too big for you, have a look at the many types available to see if any of them will be a better fit:

  • Square
  • Rectangular
  • Round/Circular
  • Triangle

Rectangular hot tubs have more entry/exit ports than other forms, which is advantageous if you intend on having numerous people use the unit at the same time. However, it is narrower than a traditional square hot tub. 

Note that triangle-shaped hot tubs are more frequent in smaller apartments, so you’re unlikely to find one that can accommodate 6-8 people. 

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Take into consideration portable hot tubs.

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For those searching for a seasonal hot tub that is also economical, inflatable units like this Intex 6-Person Home Outdoor Round Tub are a great option. These kind of hot tubs also have the advantage of being easier to dismantle should you need to relocate them.

If saving space is an issue for you, choose a hot tub that incorporates the pump and heating equipment within the cabinet, eliminating the need for a separate structure to store the equipment. 

This may assist to minimize the amount of room required for the full hot tub. Wellis units, for example, have a special foam integrated into the cabinet to protect the pump and heating components from harm caused by the cold.

Consider putting in a hot tub inside.

You may surely put a hot tub inside your house rather than in your garden. For individuals who have the interior room but not the yard area to accommodate a hot tub of this size, an indoor unit might be a great option.

Indoor hot tubs provide the following benefits:

  • Maximum discretion
  • There’s no need to take up valuable yard space.
  • 365 days a year, easy access

However, there are a few of drawbacks to consider:

  • Because the equipment is heavy, it might be difficult to transport and install inside the house without paying for expert installation.
  • Because of the moist atmosphere generated by the tub, specific ventilation and dehumidifiers are required, which might be loud.
  • To minimize mold and mildew development, the space must be made watertight before installation.

If you want to build an indoor hot tub, particularly one that can fit 6-8 people, construction will almost certainly be required. Because of the intrusive nature of this form of building, think about all of the criteria for a safe and efficient installation before selecting. 

Think about getting a smaller hot tub.

Homeowners who like to entertain big groups of people may not want to hear this, but a smaller tub may be preferable regardless. As previously said, tubs that fit 6-8 people may need up to 90 square feet of space and 600 gallons of water to fill, so if you don’t have the capacity for any of the other suggestions, you may be out of luck. 

However, there are several advantages to choosing a smaller hot tub: 

  • Water chemistry is easier to control.
  • They occupy less space.
  • You will save money on your monthly water cost compared to if you had a unit that could accommodate 6-8 persons.

Furthermore, if you choose the smaller hot tub, you may find that it is plenty to amuse your visitors. 

In conclusion

A 6-8 person hot tub would likely take up 80-90 square feet of space and need up to 600 gallons of water to fill. However, with a unit of this size, it may be difficult to accommodate the complete system in your yard.

Fortunately, there are many design options for fitting a huge hot tub into your space:

  • Install an in-ground tub that can be customized to suit almost any form.
  • Consider a non-traditional hot tub design.
  • Invest in an inflatable hot tub.
  • Choose a hot tub with a cabinet that stores the pumping and heating equipment.
  • Consider purchasing a smaller hot tub.

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