The best things in life have the absolute perfect fit. Ahhh… the comfort of your favorite pair of jeans. Oooh… the leg room of your newest vehicle. Awww… the sweet love of your dearest little grandkid’s arms around your neck. There are so many areas in life where having the right fit makes every day enjoyable. From clothing to vehicles, baseball gloves to the perfect little black dress, things that fit well work well. Did you know the same goes for hot tubs? It’s true! There is a perfect DFW hot tub size that is right for you. So, how deep is a hot tub?

The Difference Between Height and Depth

When searching for your perfect hot tub, it’s a great idea to have a professional fit you to the spa that’s right for you. There’s a standard range for hot tub height, usually between 34 and 42 inches high. This is measured from external measurements — where the hot tub meets the ground all the way up to the lip of the spa. But height doesn’t accurately reflect the space on the inside of the hot tub. The internal measurement is called depth. And the depth of your spa is where you need to fit best. It’s the measurement of the internal depth of your spa shell that holds all that luxuriously warm water. As a hot tub lover, you want the perfect fit where you will spend all your time relaxing. Deeper spas fit taller individuals, while more petite people may prefer a hot tub that is not quite as deep.

When shopping, try a test soak in multiple sizes of hot tubs. Also consider others who may be sharing your spa with you. You can expect the internal footprint of your spa to be about 5 inches less than the total height. For instance, a 38-inch tub has a depth of 33 inches. A 42-inch tub will have a depth of around 37.5 inches.

How Do I Know What Hot Tub is Best for Me?

With so many hot tub makes and models on the market, how can you know what spa is your perfect match? That’s where we can help. As experts for over 60 years in the business, we know how to fit you to your ideal spa — one that meets the needs of every individual in your family. With an investment of this magnitude, it’s important to get a hot tub that is not too short, not too tall, but exactly the right fit to the length and proportion of your body. During your private test soak, the customer care professionals at Coleman Backyards will fit you to the spa that is just right for you. You can request any information that you would like about each hot tub, including height and depth dimensions. Our qualified staff will fit you perfectly to the spa of your choice — with all of the features and seating that work splendidly for you and the ones you love.

Call us today at 1-800-880-4820 or visit our website to schedule your free test soak. Or stop in anytime at one of our three convenient locations in Ft. Worth, Grapevine, or Plano. We carry the best options from Hot Spring and Freeflow spas. You’ll love the selection. Even better, you’ll love the feeling of slipping into your perfectly-sized spa in your own backyard paradise.


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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