There’s nothing more relaxing than spending time in a hot tub.
But before buying and installing one, you want to know how much it weighs.
How Much Does A Hot Tub Weigh?
Inflatable and plug-and-play hot tubs can weigh as little as 200 pounds (90 kg).
Large wooden and in-ground hot tubs can weigh from around 225 to over 2,000 pounds (102 to 907 kg).
Dry Weights Of Various Hot Tub Models:
- AquaRest Spas Select 150 – 234 pounds (106 kg)
- Sierra DLX 5-Person – 244 pounds (110 kg)
- Coronado DLX 7-Person – 478 pounds (216 kg)
- Elite 600 – 295 pounds (133 kg)
- Futura Spas 8-Person – 645 pounds (292 kg)
- Sirius 7-Person – 960 pounds (435 kg)
- Belize UltraRay UVC-700L – 650 pounds (294 kg)
- LifeCast Sonoma – 525 pounds (238 kg)
- LifeCast Riviera – 435 pounds (197 kg)
- Big Kahuna TV Hot Tub Spa – 1,900 pounds (861 kg)
How Heavy Is A Hot Tub Full Of Water?
You can quickly figure out heavy a hot tub will be when water is added with some simple math. Take the number of gallons it holds and multiply it by 8.3, which is the weight of water per gallon.
For example, a large hot tub that holds 400 gallons would add roughly an extra 3,300 pounds in weight.
Once you know what the maximum weight of a hot tub is, you can install it in the most appropriate place.
Installing a hot tub in a home allows homeowners to entertain and spend quality time with friends and family members.
Four different types of hot tubs are available:
The first type of tubs are portable, prefabricated hot tubs, also known as plug-and-play hot tubs. They are usually installed above ground.
Hot tubs made from wood, such as cedar, teak, or redwood are the second type of hot tub that have been around for a long time. These natural looking tubs are stylish, larger, and are much more durable and are heavier than many other types of hot tubs.
Inflatable hot tubs are made of light materials, such as vinyl, and are the third type of hot tubs available. They have become extremely popular in recent years.
They are much more affordable, lighter, and more portable than the other types of hot tubs, which gives owners even more flexibility. But they are not as sturdy as other types of hot tubs and don’t last as long.
The final type of hot tub is the in-ground hot tub. This is a much more permanent, durable tub, which also has a higher price tag.
These in-ground hot tubs are constructed from heavy-duty materials, like concrete or gunite. They often include tiles, water jets, and water heaters, among other options.
~ Fun Fact ~
Hot tubs have made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for many reasons. One of the most unusual records set in a hot tub in recent years took place in 2012. Twenty-six people from twenty-six different countries managed to squeeze into a ten-person hot tub!