Exploring the Round Hot Tub Trend

Exploring the Round Hot Tub Trend

In the world of hot tub culture, trends come and go. One recent trend that has gained momentum is the round hot tub. While these spas seem eye-catching and innovative at first glance, there are several reasons why round hot tubs may be less desirable compared to their standard shaped counterparts. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this trend and why you may want to consider conventional options for your relaxation needs.

Space Efficiency

One of the primary advantages of square or rectangular hot tubs is their space efficiency. These hot tubs are designed to make the most of the available space, fitting perfectly on decks or in backyards without wasting any room. Round hot tubs, on the other hand, often leave awkward gaps or wasted space around their edges, making them less efficient in terms of square footage used. For homeowners with limited space, a square or rectangular hot tub (or even a corner hot tub in particularly small spaces) is a much better choice.

Seating Capacity

Round hot tubs generally offer less seating capacity compared to their square or rectangular counterparts of the same size. Square and rectangular hot tubs can comfortably accommodate more people due to their straighter edges and the ability to place benches and seating in a more organized manner. When you have friends or family over for a soak, you’ll appreciate the extra seating space provided by conventional designs.

Comfort and Legroom

In square or rectangular hot tubs, the design allows for ample legroom for users to stretch out and relax comfortably. Round hot tubs, however, often compromise on legroom due to their circular shape. The corners of conventional hot tubs offer additional space for users to sit, stretch their legs, and experience a more comfortable and relaxing soak.

Jet Placement

Proper jet placement is essential for an effective and enjoyable hydrotherapy experience. Square and rectangular hot tubs typically offer better jet placement options, as they can be strategically positioned along the straight edges to target specific muscle groups effectively. In round hot tubs, the placement of jets can be more limited, potentially resulting in a less satisfying hydrotherapy experience.

Aesthetics and Customization

Square and rectangular hot tubs provide more opportunities for customization to suit your preferences and aesthetics. You can easily integrate them into the design of your outdoor space, aligning them with straight edged decks and patios. Round hot tubs can be more challenging to incorporate seamlessly into a design plan and can sometimes appear as an afterthought.

While round hot tubs may have gained popularity as a trend, it’s essential to consider the practicality and functionality of these spa options. At Texas Hot Tub Company, we have been serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 1958 and are committed to offering our customers the best hot tub experiences. 

Square and rectangular hot tubs have stood the test of time and continue to be a preferred choice. Before jumping on the round hot tub fad, we encourage you to explore the benefits of our wide range of hot tub options. Be sure to visit us at one of our showrooms in Austin, Lewisville, Fort Worth, or Dallas to discover the possibilities.


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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