Why Ergonomics Matter in Hot Tub Design

There are many reasons to invest in a hot tub, but many people choose to buy a hot tub for two reasons: relaxation and pain relief. To meet these goals, you need to pay attention to more than just shape and size when on your quest for the perfect hot tub. You need to look at all of the features, including the seat design. Other than jets, seat design is really the hot tub feature that will make or break your hot tub enjoyment. This is why ergonomics matter in hot tub design.

What are ergonomics?

“Ergonomics” is a word that you may have seen used a lot, but nobody has really taken time to explain. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, ergonomics is “an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely.” You will often hear this in reference to a work environment. For example, some people use an ergonomic split keyboard and an ergonomic vertical mouse. These are designed to decrease hand and wrist pain when using a computer for a long time. There are also ergonomic chairs to ease tension in your back. This is where ergonomics in hot tub design comes in.

Ergonomics in Hot Tub Design

Think of the last time you used a public hot tub, maybe at a hotel or a gym. What were the seats like? Were they comfortable, or were they just a ledge around the side of the hot tub? At a public hot tub, it is likely the latter. If you’re looking to buy a hot tub for personal use, you don’t want just a ledge around the outside of the hot tub. You want a comfortable seat to sit in so you can really relax and get the pain relief you need.

This is why ergonomics matter in hot tub design. You don’t want a ledge around the hot tub, and you also don’t want a seat that will make your pain worse or keep you from total relaxation. With ergonomics in hot tub design, the seats are designed to be the best fit for the most bodies. 

Finding an Ergonomic Hot Tub

The Jacuzzi® brand was founded to help a family member find pain relief from rheumatoid arthritis, so this goal really matters in their hot tub design. All Jacuzzi hot tubs have ergonomic seating to provide maximum comfort, relaxation, and pain relief. 

However, not all hot tub seating is equal, even within the Jacuzzi brand. Everyone has a different body, and what is ergonomic for one person may not be ergonomic for another. That’s why you should always check out a hot tub in person before making a purchase.

If you’re ready to find an ergonomic Jacuzzi hot tub that is right for you, come stop by one of Texas Hot Tub Company’s award-winning showrooms. Our team will be happy to help you find the right fit for your body and your home.


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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