The Difference Between Jacuzzis and Hot Tubs

Brand name saturation is a thing. That’s why some communities in the southern part of the states call all sodas “Coke” instead of just the one particular soda made by that manufacturer. Or why some call box tissues “Klennex” even if they’re Puffs or a generic brand. It just becomes the norm to encompass an entire industry under one brand name that’s been around for awhile.

Jacuzzi vs. Hot Tub?

The hot tub industry is no exception to this odd happenstance. It’s highly likely that when you hear the word “Jacuzzi,” you think of it as a stand alone product, completely separate from the general hot tub industry — that Jacuzzis and hot tubs need a comparison. In fact, Jacuzzi is simply a brand of hot tub. Sure, that particular brand has different features and components than other hot tub brands, but it is virtually the same product within the same industry.

Rather than focusing on a name, your decision for a hot tub purchase should be based upon the quality and features that fit within your budget and desires. Coleman Backyards stands behind HotSpring and Freeflow spas. Our research into all available brands led us to choose these because we believe them to be favorable in quality, offering a variety of options for varying budgets and needs.

HotSpring Spas

For example, HotSpring offers such a wide range of hot tub options. First of all, their designs can accommodate anywhere from three people to seven people, so you have several options when it comes to size. Additionally, HotSpring works hard toward the goals of unique massage features, innovative water care systems, and energy efficiency.

Freeflow Spas

Freeflow utilizes a unibody hot tub shell, which eliminates the need for a frame and lowers manufacturing costs, making the hot tub itself durable, but also more affordable. Additionally, their portability through a plug-and-play feature makes them ideal for rental properties or vacation homes, so you can move them easily as needed.

Just because you’ve heard the name of a hot tub in conversation, doesn’t mean it’s the best option for your needs and budget. Take time to research what all is available to you. Visit our showroom to see what we have to offer in person and ask us any questions. Make an educated decision so that you get the best hot tub for you and your family!


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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